Current & Upcoming Exams

You may view the Annual Civil Service Exam Applications 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 Monthly Exam Applications Schedule or within the tables below, including those exams offered at our Computer-based Testing & Applications Centers (CTACs). Please refer to the dates within the tables below when applying for and taking these exams. The application period for new civil service exams generally begins on the first Wednesday of each month. All applicants should apply online at the Online Application System (OASys) or if you don’t own or have access to a computer, you may use a computer at a CTAC to apply and schedule yourself for one or more of these exams. Follow the instructions on the Notice of Examination or review the FAQs on OASys for assistance. 

Exam Schedule Information


This Month's Exams

View the Monthly Exam Applications Schedule

    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 exam 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

  • 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 an exam at a CTAC earlier in the month because there are generally more seats available for the given testing period.
  • 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.
  • The testing period represents test sessions available for each exam offered within the month. However, each exam may not be offered on all calendar days within the testing period. For the most current listing of available test sessions, please refer to the self-scheduling calendar for each exam, when applying on OASys.

  • SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2018 – THE CTACS WILL BE CLOSED IN OBSERVATION OF COLUMBUS DAY
  • MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2018 – THE CTACS WILL BE CLOSED IN OBSERVATION OF COLUMBUS DAY
Title of Exam Exam No. Application/Scheduling Start Date Testing Period

Correction Officer

9305

9/26/2018

10/1/2018 - 10/31/2018

School Safety Agent

9322

9/26/2018

10/1/2018 - 10/31/2018

Special Officer

9307

9/26/2018

10/1/2018 - 10/31/2018

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. Application Period
Addiction Counselor (NYC H+H) 9016 POSTPONED
Associate Correctional Counselor 9017 POSTPONED
Associate Project Manager 9003 10/3/2018 - 10/23/2018
Associate Quality Assurance Specialist 9018 POSTPONED
Computer Systems Manager 9011 10/3/2018 - 10/23/2018
Computer Systems Manager (CUNY) 9012 10/3/2018 - 10/23/2018
Counselor (Addiction Treatment) 9019 10/3/2018 - 10/23/2018
Emergency Medical Specialist Trainee 9075 10/3/2018 - 10/30/2018
Maintenance Worker (NYC H+H) 9080 10/3/2018 - 10/23/2018

Exams for City Employees

Qualified Incumbent Examination (QIE)

Note: The Application end dates vary for some exams
Title of Exam Exam No. Application Period
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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. Application Period
* * *


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. Application Period
Associate Correctional Counselor (Prom) 9508 POSTPONED
Associate Project Manager (Prom) 9502 10/3/2018 - 10/23/2018
Associate Quality Assurance Specialist (Prom) 9509 POSTPONED
Computer Systems Manager (Prom) 9507 10/3/2018 - 10/23/2018
Supervising Probation Officer (Prom) 9510 CANCELED

Continuous Filing 
Tests held several times a year

Title of Exam Exam No. Application Period
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Annual Civil Service Exam Schedule

Use the schedules below to view the exams offered from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

  • View the Exam Schedule in Alpha Order
    This is a tentative schedule for Fiscal Year 2019. Exams listed here may be cancelled or postponed. Refer to the Exam Schedule in Application Period Order, detailed below; or the Monthly Exam Application Schedule above for the most up to date information on exams.
  • View the Exam Schedule in Application Period Order
    This is a tentative schedule for Fiscal Year 2019. Exams listed here may be cancelled or postponed. Refer to the Exam Schedule in Alpha Order, detailed above; or the Monthly Exam Application Schedule above for the most up to date information on exams.

Please check the Monthly Application Schedule above at the beginning of each month to view the exams that are open for filing.


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Visit the Notice of Examinations Archive using the links below to obtain information regarding qualifications or eligibility requirements and the test description for the last exam administered for the job title.