Current & Upcoming Exams

You may view the Annual Civil Service Exam Schedule to see examinations that will be accepting applications in the upcoming months. Exams for which applications are currently being accepted may be found in the monthly Application Schedule or below, including those exams offered at our Computer-based Testing & Applications Centers (CTACs). Please refer to the dates below when applying for and for taking these exams.  New civil service exams generally open for filing on the first Wednesday of each month. Applications are accepted online and at our CTACs. Follow the instructions on the Notice of Examination or review the FAQs on the Online Application System (OASys) for assistance. 


This Month's Exams

The filing period for Sanitation Worker, Exam No. 5001 is now open and will remain open through October 31, 2014. Apply online now at www.nyc.gov/examsforjobs. If you do not have a computer with internet access, come to the DCAS Computer-based Testing & Applications Centers (CTACs) located in downtown Brooklyn (210 Joralemon Street, 4th Floor) and lower Manhattan (2 Lafayette Street, 17th Floor) and use the centers’ computers to apply. The CTACs are open Monday through Saturday from 9AM to 5PM. Detailed travel directions to the CTACs can be obtained by clicking HERE.

Beginning Monday, December 2, 2013, if you choose to pay the application fee for a Civil Service exam with a credit/debit/gift card, you will be charged a fee of 2.49% of the payment amount.  This fee is nonrefundable.

View the Monthly Exam Schedule


Exams Open to the Public

Open-Competitive Computer-based Tests Administered at the CTACs on a Walk-in Basis
Apply at the CTAC on test date - CTACs open 6 days a week

Important Information:

  • Electronic devices, including cell phones, are not permitted in the testing areas.
  • Check the Notice of Examination to see if calculators are permitted.
  • If you are requesting a fee waiver, you must provide a copy of acceptable documentation. DCAS staff cannot make copies of your documentation.
  • Seating is limited. Once the CTAC is filled to capacity, no more candidates will be admitted.
  • You are encouraged to take the test earlier in the month since there is generally more seating available at these times.
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    • MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2014 – ALL TEST SESSIONS AND ACTIVITIES ARE CANCELLED IN OBSERVATION OF COLUMBUS DAY
    • TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2014 – THERE WILL BE NO WALK-IN TESTING AT THE DCAS MANHATTAN CTAC
    • THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2014 – THERE WILL BE NO WALK-IN TESTING AT THE DCAS BROOKLYN CTAC
    • FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2014 – THERE WILL BE NO WALK-IN TESTING AT BOTH DCAS CTAC’S
TITLE OF EXAM EXAM NO FILING PERIOD TESTING DAYS
Police Officer 5310

10/1/2014

through

10/31/2014

Monday 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:30 AM & 5:00 PM
Wednesday 1:30 PM
Thursday 9:30 AM
Friday 1:30 PM
Saturday 9:30 AM & 1:30 PM
School Safety Agent 5307

10/1/2014

through

10/31/2014

Monday 9:30 AM
Tuesday 1:30 PM
Wednesday 9:30 AM
Thursday 1:30 PM & 5:00 PM
Friday 9:30 AM
Traffic Enforcement Agent 5308

10/1/2014

through

10/31/2014

Monday

1:30 PM

Tuesday

1:30 PM

Wednesday

9:30 AM & 5:00 PM

Thursday

1:30 PM

Friday

9:30 AM


Other Open-Competitive Exams
Exams listed below are not administered regularly at the CTACs and may be paper-and-pencil or computer-based multiple-choice tests and/or Education & Experience tests. Refer to the NOE for details.

Title of Exam Exam No. Filing Period
Inspector (Construction) 5008

10/1/2014-10/21/2014

Lead Abatement Worker 5007

10/1/2014-10/21/2014

Mate (Ferry) 5006

10/8/2014-10/28/2014

Occupational Therapist (DOE) 5037

10/1/2014-10/31/2014

Physical Therapist (DOE) 5038

10/1/2014-10/31/2014

Research Assistant 5044

10/1/2014-10/21/2014

Sanitation Worker 5001

10/1/2014-10/31/2014


Exams for City Employees


Promotion Computer-Based Exams Administered at the CTACs
Apply at the CTAC on test date 

Important Information:

  • Electronic devices, including cell phones, are not permitted in the testing areas.
  • Check the Notice of Examination to see if calculators are permitted.
  • If you are requesting a fee waiver, you must provide a copy of acceptable documentation. DCAS staff cannot make copies of your documentation.
  • Seating is limited. Once the CTAC is filled to capacity, no more candidates will be admitted.
  • You are encouraged to take the test earlier in the month since there is generally more seating available at these times.

Title of Exam Exam No. 

Filing
 Period

Testing Day
 None Offered This Month

 

 


Other Promotion Exams
Exams listed below are not necessarily administered at the CTACs and may be paper-and-pencil or computer-based multiple-choice tests and/or Education & Experience tests. Refer to the NOE for details.

Open this Month

 

Title of Exam Exam No. Filing Period

Captain (Correction) (Prom)

5511

9/3/2014-10/8/2014

Mate (Ferry) (Prom)

 5514

10/8/2014-10/28/2014

Supervising Special Officer (Prom)

5512

10/1/2014-10/21/2014

Supervising Special Officer (HHC) (Prom)

5513

10/1/2014-10/21/2014

Warden (Correction) (Prom)

5509

9/3/2014-10/8/2014

Continuous Filing 
Tests held several times a year

Title of Exam Exam No. Filing Period
Marine Engineer (Prom)
(DOT - Ferry)
5504 8/13/2014-Until further notice
Marine Engineer (Prom)
(Uniformed - Fire Dept.)
5505 8/13/2014-Until further notice

Annual Civil Service Exam Schedule

FY 2015 Exam Schedule

Use the schedules below to view the exams offered from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.

  • View the Exam Schedule in Alpha Order
    This is a tentative schedule for Fiscal Year 2015. Exams listed here may be cancelled or postponed. Refer to the Monthly Exam Schedule below for the most up to date Exam Schedule.

  • View the Exam Schedule in Filing Date Order
    This is a tentative schedule for Fiscal Year 2015. Exams listed here may be cancelled or postponed. Refer to this schedule or the Monthly Exam Schedule at the beginning of each month to see which exams are open for filing.

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