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Force average pass rate for Inspectors' exam is 54 per cent

Forces’ pass rates for the Inspectors NPPF Step Two Legal Examination chart have been published.

Cheshire, Gwent, Norfolk, Lancashire and Lincolnshire were the top five performing forces in the 2022 Inspector exams.

Officers from all 43 regional forces, as well as BTP, had taken the exam which had an average pass rate of 54 per cent.

The best performing force was Cheshire where 29 out of 35 entrants passed the exam – working out at a 82.9 per cent success rate.

Gwent were close behind with a success rate of 82.6 per cent – although low candidate numbers meant their numbers were redacted from the list to avoid identification.

In total there were 674 female candidates and 1,418  male candidates with females having a higher success rate of 57.4 per cent.

Meanwhile, there were 1,802 white candidates and 226 candidates from an ethnic minority group. 234 candidates did not disclose their ethnicity.

The Inspectors NPPF Step Two Legal Examination is not the only step to become an inspector – officers will still need to be assessed against rank specific competencies and matched to Inspector vacancies.

The exam consists of 150 multiple choice questions answered over a three hour period.

Cheshire Constabulary’s Deputy Chief Constable Chris Armitt said: “It is fantastic to see the force at the top of the charts and for our officers’ hard work and determination to be rewarded in this way.

“The fact that so many of our officers took and passed the exam is indicative of the high level of ambition and talent within the force.”

  Number of Candidates attended Number of candidates successful Success rate (%)
Avon and Somerset 55 29 52.7
Bedfordshire 20 14 70.0
British Transport 38 16 42.1
Cambridgeshire 20 9 45.0
Cheshire 35 29 82.9
City of London 24 5 20.8
Cleveland 25 11 44.0
Cumbria X X 73.3
Derbyshire 15 8 53.3
Devon and Cornwall 51 30 58.8
Dorset 19 10 52.6
Durham 31 16 51.6
Dyfed-Powys X X 66.7
Essex 62 30 48.4
Gloucestershire X X 58.3
Greater Manchester 86 54 62.8
Gwent X X 82.6
Hampshire 64 31 48.4
Hertfordshire 41 26 63.4
Humberside 29 14 48.3
Kent 55 39 70.9
Lancashire 43 33 76.7
Leicestershire 35 20 57.1
Lincolnshire X X 73.7
Merseyside 50 34 68.0
Metropolitan 664 291 43.8
Norfolk X X 78.9
North Wales 19 11 57.9
North Yorkshire 32 21 65.6
Northamptonshire 21 14 66.7
Northumbria 60 30 50.0
Nottinghamshire 28 16 57.1
South Wales 67 40 59.7
South Yorkshire 34 19 55.9
Staffordshire 26 15 57.7
Suffolk X X 42.9
Surrey 31 19 61.3
Sussex 51 34 66.7
Thames Valley 46 30 65.2
Warwickshire X X 55.6
West Mercia 33 23 69.7
West Midlands 122 48 39.3
West Yorkshire 92 56 60.9
Wiltshire 22 15 68.2
Total 2,262 1,222 54.0

 

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