Dispatcher practice tests include sample tasks and questions similar to those on pre- and post-entry level tests for emergency dispatcher positions, and they prepare a candidate for the actual exam. Tests usually measure general attributes related to success as a dispatcher rather than knowledge specific to the position.
The questions and situations in dispatcher practice exams and actual exams test a candidate's ability to apply rules and regulations when making decisions and to piece together various bits of information to arrive at the correct action. Tests also measure how well a candidate understands what is being said, his ability to ask the questions required to secure needed information and his ability to present information coherently in both oral and written communications. Typing and data entry skills are also tested.