Current & Upcoming Exams

You may view the Preliminary 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

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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    • TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014 – THERE WILL BE NO WALK-IN TESTING AT THE MANHATTAN CTAC
    • THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014 – THERE WILL BE NO 9:30 AM TESTING
    • FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2014 – THERE WILL BE NO 1:30PM TESTING
    • SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 2014 – THERE WILL BE NO WALK-IN TESTING OR APPLICATIONS AT THE DCAS CTACs
    • MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014 – THERE WILL BE NO WALK-IN TESTING AT THE DCAS CTACs
    • TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014 – THERE WILL BE NO 9:30 AM TESTING
    • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2014 – THERE WILL BE NO WALK-IN TESTING AT THE DCAS CTACs
TITLE OF EXAM EXAM NO FILING PERIOD TESTING DAYS
Child Protective Specialist 4317

4/1/2014

through

6/30/2014

 

Monday
(4/14 & 4/28 only)

 

9:30 AM

Correction Officer 4327

4/1/2014

through

6/30/2014

Monday 1:30 PM

Tuesday

1:30 PM

Wednesday 9:30 AM & 5:00 PM

Thursday

9:30 AM

Friday

1:30 PM

Saturday 1:30 PM
Environmental Police Officer 4333

4/1/2014

through

6/30/2014

 

Monday

 

5:00 PM

Job Opportunity Specialist 4319

4/1/2014

through

6/30/2014

 

Monday
(4/7 & 4/21 only)

 

9:30 AM

Police Officer 4328

4/1/2014

through

4/30/2014

Monday 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:30 AM
Wednesday 1:30 PM
Thursday 9:30 AM & 1:30 PM
Friday 9:30 AM
Saturday 9:30 AM
School Safety Agent 4325

4/1/2014

through

4/30/2014

Monday

1:30 PM

Tuesday

1:30 PM

Wednesday

9:30 AM

Thursday

5:00 PM

Friday

1:30 PM

Saturday 1:30 PM
Traffic Enforcement Agent 4326

4/1/2014

through

4/30/2014

Monday

1:30 PM

Tuesday

9:30 AM & 5:00 PM

Wednesday

1:30 PM & 5:00 PM

Thursday

1:30 PM

Friday

9:30 AM

Saturday 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
Landmarks Preservationist 4063

4/2/2014-4/22/2014

Mason's Helper  4064

4/2/2014-4/22/2014

Program Specialist (Correction) 4016

4/2/2014-4/22/2014


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
 No CTAC Promotional Exams This Month N/A

N/A 

N/A


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

No Non-CTAC Promotional Exams This Month

N/A 

N/A

Continuous Filing 
Tests held several times a year

Title of Exam Exam No. Filing Period
Marine Engineer (Prom)
(DOT - Ferry)
4504 8/1/2013-Until further notice
Marine Engineer (Prom)
(Uniformed - Fire Dept.)
4505 8/1/2013-Until further notice

Preliminary Annual Civil Service Exam Schedule

FY 2014 Preliminary Exam Schedule

Use the schedules below to view the exams offered from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.

  • View the Exam Schedule in Alpha Order
    This is preliminary schedule as of July 1, 2013, which is NOT regularly updated.  Exams listed here may have been cancelled and/or postponed.  Refer to the Monthly Exam Schedule or Exam Schedule in Filing Date Order (below) for the most up to date list of scheduled exams. 

  • View the Exam Schedule in Filing Date Order 
    This is a preliminary schedule as of July 1, 2013, which is updated monthly; however, exams listed here may have been cancelled and/or postponed.  Refer to this schedule or the Monthly Exams Schedule above at the beginning of each month to see which exams are open for filing.

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