I took it this year and didn’t make the cut. However, since there isn’t any information out there on what the test was like, I decided to put some info up here.
The test goes for 3 hours. You have 100 General Knowledge questions. There is also a section on editing a story, a section on story structure, a bit where they test logical reasoning, a section with pictures where they test if you can recognise people or not, and a section about grammar and punctuation. That’s all I remember since you can’t take the paper with you and they don’t tell you your score.
Get good marks on the general knowledge section. There will be a huge focus on WA news over the past year – on business and sports and the like. The other sections were easy but I didn’t get much on the GK questions because they more about WA than about anything else and I haven’t watched the local news for over a year.
So if you plan on taking it in 2010, start now. Just watch the 7 pm ABC news segment everyday.
I hope that helps. And I hope that the others who took the 2009 test got through ok. Good luck for the interview round. 😀