Recruitment 2021 - Results of the special tests registration process

Following the 2021 recruitment campaign, the Police are pleased to note that many candidates have registered for the special police test. Indeed, during the registration period from October 20 to November 03, 2021, 735 candidates registered to take the admission tests for police formation in the career level B1 and C1.

In the coming months, the candidates will undergo a series of tests to determine their suitability for the job and to establish a ranking for the 200 future trainee officers foreseen in the recruitment plan for 2021.

Considering the number of applications, the Police is optimistic about achieving this recruitment target and thanks all applicants for their interest, wishing them good luck for the next steps in the recruitment process.

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Following the experiences of the first recruitment wave in 2020, the procedure of the special test has been adapted. In this context, the new Règlement grand-ducal du 29 juillet 2020 déterminant les modalités de recrutement du personnel policier modifié par le Règlement grand-ducal du 4 novembre 2021, entered into force on November 13, 2021.

As it has already been the case, the special test is based on 3 main steps:

  • A sports test ;
  • Standardized and automated tests;
  • Psychological tests and an interview in Luxembourgish.

The sports test is the first stage of the special test. It is eliminatory: its success is a sine qua non condition in the candidate's career, a failure resulting in the automatic dismissal of the candidate. The elements of the sports test can be consulted here:

The second stage consists of standardised and computer-based tests:

  1. French and German language tests are carried out in computerised form and are intended to assess language skills in the areas of reading comprehension, listening comprehension, grammar, vocabulary and standard sentences.
  2. In addition to these, there is now a general knowledge test (in German and French) in the form of multiple choice questions on the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the organisation of the Grand Ducal Police. For this test, documentation is made available to the candidates as preparation.

Following this second stage, an intermediate classification is established on the basis of the result obtained during the standardised and computer-based tests and according to the number of vacancies (adding an additional margin of a minimum of 40%). Only those candidates who have ranked among the relevant ranks are invited to participate in the third stage of the special test.

This third stage consists of a psychological test and an interview in Luxembourgish. The psychological test is eliminatory. During the interview, the match between the candidate's profile and the specific requirements of the position is assessed.

Following this stage, a final ranking is established on the basis of the interview. For the final admission to the traineeship, the candidates still have to pass a medical examination and a character check.

In the end, candidates who have passed the special test are definitively admitted to the traineeship within the limit of the number of vacant posts and according to the ranking and after passing the medical examination and the character test.

Unsuccessful candidates are placed on a reserve list. If a candidate withdraws or if a candidate fails the medical examination, a candidate on the reserve list may be admitted to the training course according to his/her rank.

Furthermore, the Règlement grand-ducal du 29 juillet 2020 déterminant les modalités de recrutement du personnel policier modifié par le Règlement grand-ducal du 4 novembre 2021, provides certificates of achievement for certain stages of the special test, enabling candidates who have successfully completed parts of the test at a given time to benefit from an exemption when they apply for the next test.


We would like to remind, that the current recruitment efforts are part of the extraordinary multi-annual recruitment plan for the benefit of the Grand-Ducal Police, concluded in 2019 for the years 2020 to 2022, which provides in particular for a net reinforcement of 600 police officers in the B1 and C1 processing groups and 240 persons in the civilian careers spread over three years.

This means that 200 vacancies are to be filled as part of the ongoing recruitment process. The special test will start in November. The start of the Police school, and therefore the beginning of the traineeship for future "fonctionnaire-stagiaires", is planned for the beginning of May 2022.

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