I Built this Website to Help You Pass the NZDF Aptitude Test.

Kia ora, my name is Luke and after passing the NZDF Entrance Test, I built this website to help you on your path to becoming a member of the NZ Defence Force. How? By offering you 3x full-size practice tests to help you better prepare & pass the NZDF aptitude test.

About - NZ Defence Force Practice Tests

Complete Online

Complete on your phone, tablet, desktop/laptop with instant results, explanations, randomised questions & timer providing you the closest setup as the assessment.

Full-Size Practice Tests

All tests have the same number, difficulty & types of questions as the official NZDF assessment providing you with the closest practice experience.


Instant Access

Online exams are emailed to you within 5 mins, allowing you to start practicing straight away.

Difficulty Levels

All tests have the same level of difficulty as the entrance test so you will know what to expect and to also help you identify your strengths & weaknesses.

Support Provided

Explanations are provided for all questions plus I am happy to help you with questions you may have or if you get stuck on a question.

Support NZ Business

After creating aptitude tests for other services such as for the NZ, Victoria & QLD police, helping thousands of recruits like yourself, I’ve now done the same for the NZDF. Based in Chch.

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All payments are made through Paypal with either your Paypal account or credit/debit cards = quick & easy payment through a trusted provider.

Money Back Guarantee

I’m confident these exams can help you & understand trust is hard to build online these days. If you’re not happy for any reason, I offer a full refund. 

Unlimited Access

Complete the NZDF Practice Tests as many times as you wish. 

The Problem with the SHL Practice Tests

The SHL tests (official test providers) are great but there are only one practice test for each section & they don’t show you the answers nor provide explanations to the answers. 

Not great if you’re worried about passing the entrance test.
I built this website to fix these problems.



“I want to give a huge thanks for making some affordable practice materials for the entrance test, it was really helpful leading up to my test (which I did really well in). Your exams coupled with the like for like ones from the SHL website really created a great practicing environment, I believe set me up for success. So, thank you!” – Jacob

How to Access the NZDF Practice Tests?



Select the practice exams below that best suit your needs, either individual or the combo package.


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NZDF Aptitude Practice Tests 2024

All practice tests have; the same number & types of questions found on the official assessment, includes explanations for each answer, timers & random questions providing you with the closest practice experience.


Combo Package

– 3x General Ability (30 Qs each)* 
– 3x Deductive Reasoning (18 Qs each)
– 3x Inductive Reasoning (18 Qs each)
– 3x Numerical Ability (18 Qs each)
– 5x Mechanical Comprehension (25 Qs each)
– Answers & Explanations Included
All questions differ to the individual deductive, inductive & numerical exams.

Individual NZDF Practice Tests

Deductive Reasoning

– 3x Practice Tests
– 18 Questions Per Test
– Includes Answers & Explanations
Sample Questions

Inductive Reasoning

– 3x Practice Tests
– 18 Questions Per Test
– Includes Answers & Explanations
Sample Questions


– 3x Practice Tests
– 18 Questions Per Test
– Includes Answers & Explanations
Sample questions

Mechanical Comprehension

– 5x Practice Tests
– 25 Questions Per Test
– Includes Answers & Explanations
Sample Questions


– 3x Practice Tests
– 30 Questions Per Test
– Includes Answers & Explanations
Sample Questions

Take a Free Sample NZDF Practice Test

Have a go at answering some sample questions from my NZDF Aptitude Practice Tests. Sample tests include answers, results and timer. No sign up required.

Deductive Reasoning
Inductive Reasoning
Numerical Ability
Mechanical Reasoning

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I’m proud of these practice exams and I am 100% confident they will help you pass the entrance exam. If you’re not happy with your purchase, send an email, and you’ll receive a full refund within 24 hours.

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What Happens if I don’t Receive the Practice Exams?
There are 3 possible causes why:
1) The email with the practice tests ended up in your spam folder. Please check there first.
2) Very occasionally, the email account associated or entered on the Paypal payment page is incorrect or no longer in use. I can’t do anything about this except wait for the customer to get in touch via the email on the contact section of this website.
3) Finally, every week I have to re-new the auto-emailer license (Sundays) and occasionally I forget! I do receive an email when the auto-emailer stops working so I fix it and send out any customer emails ASAP.

How Do I Pay Without Using Paypal?
 Drop me an email, and I’ll send across my bank details for direct bank transfer. I’ll email you the exams before you make the payment.



“Thank you for touching base with me. The content is amazing and its really going to give me that extra boost I need to pass. Thank you so much I’ll make sure to shout out if i need any assistance. Thanks. – Nelson”


“I actually did so much better than I expected, I really surprised myself. I actually don’t have any feedback on how you could improve the tests or website, your tests were exactly like the test which was super helpful. Thank you so much again” – Stacey

FAQs - NZ Defence Entrance Test

The information below is based on my experience sitting the NZ Defence Aptitude Test in September 2023. 
Have a question that I haven’t covered below? Message me in the contact form at the bottom of page.


You will have two tests to complete; the General Ability & the Mechanical Comprehension

  • The General Ability test has 30 Questions and you have 36 minutes to complete it.
  • The General Ability test is made up of Deductive, Inductive & Numerical Questions presented in a random order.
  • Questions are presented in a RANDOM order and are all multi-choice.
  • The Mechanical Comprehension test has 20 Questions and you have 15 minutes to complete it.
  • In both tests, you will NOT be able to go back to answer previous questions. 
  • The tests are designed to measure certain skills and to help determine which areas of the Defense Force you will be best suited for, an officer for example. 

This is a difficult question to answer, as everyone is coming from a different place, however I will say a few things:

  • The questions do not become harder as you go along. I actually found the first couple of questions to be challenging and in hindsight, wish I had spent some more time on.
  • I found I could answer all of the questions with some time to spare. I’ve done aptitude tests where this wasn’t the case so don’t feel like you need to rush. 
  • The verbal reasoning questions were all very similar and were asking you to work out the order of things (see practice deduction questions above). I have made sure there are plenty of these types of questions in my practice tests so you should be well prepared.

The software is quite straight forward and user friendly. There will be some practice questions before the test to familiarise yourself, one for each section ie, abstract, verbal & numerical.

Each question has 5-6 multiple choice responses and you simple select the answer by clicking on it. 

I created the practice exams based on my experience sitting the NZ police entrance test so I am very confident the practice questions are the same format as the entrance test.

If you take the time to go through the explanations to the questions you get wrong, and then keep practicing until you are passing the practice tests with ease (see study guide below), I am confident you will do well come exam day (assuming you perform well under pressure!).

Yes, definitely have a calculator on hand as well as pen and paper!


Study Guide - How to Get the Most Out of the Combo Tests

Quick summary:

  • Completing the practice exams over and over again in the same day loses it’s benefits so avoid doing this.
  • Spread your practice across multiple days/weeks.
  • The tests are designed so it’s difficult to answer all the questions within the time limit. If some questions look too hard or are taking too long to answer, take a guess and move on.
  • The more time you put in to prepare, the better chance of getting a higher mark.

Step 1: Start with the 1st Combo Full Test

  • Make a note of the date and score you received.
  • Don’t look at the explanations yet
  • Think about your approach; were you trying to answer all the questions and rushed some answers? Did you feel like you spent too much time on some questions and should have moved on sooner? Take note about how your approach went what you could do to improve.

Step 2: Determine What Your Strengths & Weaknesses Are

  • Work out how many correct answers you had for each section by tallying up your correct answers and take the percentage.
  • What sections did you do well in? What sections require improvement?
  • If you passed all sections with ease, you’re in a good place to pass the entrance test. If this is you, I would recommend waiting at least a day before taking the second combo test. Why? After the first test, your nerves will probably be settled and you don’t want that. You want to feel some pressure while taking each test, so you can then work on becoming comfortable with that pressure.
  • If you have weaknesses to improve, read on:

Step 3: Improve Your Weaknesses

  • Take the 1st individual test of your weakness. 
  • Take note of your score and compare it you the same section of the combo test.
  • Any questions marked incorrect, take the time to understand where you went wrong. This is the important step! If an explanation doesn’t make sense, email me and I’ll try to help further.
  • Once you have looked through the explanations and understood where you went wrong, repeat the #1 individual test (the one you just took).
  • If you scored higher, great work. If you scored the same or even lower, you have to ask yourself what happened. Where did you go wrong? You have to take the time to dig deeper and see where you went wrong.
  • If you struggled with other sections, then repeat above.

Step 4: Take the 2nd Combo Test

  • Make sure NOT to take the 2nd combo test on the same day as the first (see above for why).
  • Take note of the date you took the test and your score.
  • Again, break down your score as a percentage for each individual section of the test.
  • Compare your results to the 1st combo test.
  • Evaluate how you went.

Step 5: Take Stock of Your Situation

  • Did you improve your overall score compared to the 1st combo test.? Did you improve your individual section score compared to the first time?.
  • If you did not, you need to repeat steps 2 & 3 for the 2nd combo test.
  • You have one more full test to take, so take it when you have put in the time to understand where you are going wrong.
  • If you then do not pass the 3rd combo test, you may need to think about other options to improve your situation. Do you know someone who can help you improve? (go through the questions you are struggling with) or Maybe get a tutor?
  • If these options are not available, then keep going through my practice tests and I would also recommend, sourcing other aptitude tests to further practice on.

Why I Created NZDF Aptitude Test Practice

My name is Luke and I built this website to help recruits like yourself who are on the path to joining the NZ Defence Force.

How? By Offering you extra practice material specific to the NZDF Aptitude Test at an affordable price.

I sat and passed the NZDF entrance test in 2023 and then produced the practice questions found on this website from the entrance test. I am 100% confident my practice questions will help you to prepare to pass the test. So much so, I offer a money back guarantee with no time limit.

How did I get the idea to create this website?

Back in 2018, I applied into the Victoria Police (Australia) and later withdrew my application. However, after sitting their aptitude test, I realised there was an opportunity to help other candidates who were in a similar situation to me when I prepared for the test; they wanted extra practice with similar questions to the official aptitude test.

Since then, I created a series of practice exams for the following organisations: NZ PoliceNZ Fire FightersVictoria PoliceAustralia Federal PoliceQLD PoliceWA PoliceVIC FirefightersNSW Firefighters and QLD Firefighters, helping thousands of recruits like yourself pass their entrance test.

Over that time, I’ve received some great feedback such as from Jacob:

“I want to give a huge thanks for making some affordable practice materials for the entrance exam, it was really helpful leading up to my exam (which I did really well in). Your exams really created a great practicing environment, I believe set me up for success. So, thank you!”

I find helping others to be rewarding & I’ve proven to be quite successful at creating quality aptitude tests. I’m proud of the work I create and am happy to help you out if you’re stuck on a question or wanting advice to prepare for the test. Drop me a line below.

All the best,


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