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

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

    Since late 2007, DCAS has offered computer-based tests on a walk-in only basis at our Computer-based Testing & Applications Centers (CTACs). Beginning on Monday, September 28, 2015, for the exams that will be offered at our CTACs during October 2015 and beyond, you will now have to apply and schedule yourself for one or more of these exams through the Online Application System. If you do not own or have access to a computer, you may come to one of the CTACs to use our computers to apply and schedule yourself for one of these exams.

    Please note that for only the exams that were previously offered on a walk-in only basis at the CTACs will you be able to apply and schedule yourself.  For other exams that have a multiple-choice test part, you will apply during the application period and then be invited to take the test at a later date.


Exams Open to the Public

Open Competitive Computer-based Tests Administered at the CTACs
Apply and schedule yourself through the Online Application System from home or at a CTAC – CTACs are 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 apply and schedule yourself to take a test earlier in the month since there is generally more seating available at these times.
  • You may not have any other person, including children, present with you while you are applying for, being processed for, and/or taking a test, and no one may wait for you inside of a CTAC.
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  • MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2016 – THE CTACS WILL BE CLOSED IN OBSERVANCE OF PRESIDENT'S DAY

  • TITLE OF EXAM EXAM NO FILING/SCHEDULING START DATE TESTING PERIOD

    Correction Officer

    6315

    1/28/2016

    2/1/2016-2/29/2016

    Environmental Police Officer

    6316

    1/28/2016

    2/1/2016-2/29/2016

    Police Communications Technician

    6321

    2/26/2016

    3/1/2016-3/31/2016

    School Safety Agent

    6318

    1/28/2016

    2/1/2016-2/29/2016

    Special Officer

    6335

    1/28/2016

    2/1/2016-2/29/2016

    Special Officer (HHC)

    6336

    1/28/2016

    2/1/2016-2/29/2016

    Traffic Enforcement Agent

    6319

    1/28/2016

    2/1/2016-2/29/2016

    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
    Administrative Director of Social Services  6040 Postponed
    City Planner 6041 2/3/2016-2/23/2016
    Construction Project Manager Intern 6043 2/3/2016-2/23/2016
    Construction Project Manager 6042 2/3/2016-2/23/2016

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 may not have any other person, including children, present with you while you are applying for, being processed for, and/or taking a test, and no one may wait for you inside of a CTAC.

Title of Exam
Exam No. 

Filing
 Period

Test Site Testing Time

Police Officer (Prom)

6525

Only on 2/6/2016

Manhattan Center
2 Lafayette Street
17th Floor
New York, NY 10007

Session 1 - 9:30 AM

Session 3 - 1:30 PM
Session 5 - 5:30 PM

Brooklyn Center
210 Joralemon Street
4th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11210

Session 2 - 10:00 AM
Session 4 - 2:00 PM
Session 6 - 6:00 PM


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

Administrative Director of Social Services (Prom)

6522

Postponed

Administrative Park and Recreational Manager (Prom)

6523

2/3/2016-2/23/2016

Asistant Resident Buildings Superintendent (Prom)

6524

2/3/2016-2/23/2016

Continuous Filing 
Tests held several times a year

Title of Exam Exam No. Filing Period
Marine Engineer (Prom)
(DOT - Ferry)
6504 8/1/2015-Until further notice
Marine Engineer (Prom)
(Uniformed - Fire Dept.)
6505 8/1/2015-Until further notice

Annual Civil Service Exam Schedule

FY 2016 Exam Schedule

Use the schedules below to view the exams offered from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.

  • View the Exam Schedule in Alpha Order
    This is a tentative schedule for Fiscal Year 2016. 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 2016. 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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