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


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:

Public Health Sanitarian, Exam No. 5043 has been cancelled. Applicants that have applied for this exam will be contacted by DCAS via email regarding refunds. Please note that you will need to apply for the next exam for this title when it is announced.

The application period for the Open Competitive and Promotion examinations for Administrative Manager and Administrative Staff Analyst will begin on Wednesday, February 4th, 2015.

  • 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.

  • THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 2015 - ALL TEST SESSIONS AND ACTIVITIES ARE CANCELLED IN OBSERVATION OF NEW YEARS DAY
  • MONDAY, JANUARY 19, 2015 - ALL TEST SESSIONS AND ACTIVITIES ARE CANCELLED IN OBSERVATION OF M.L.K JR'S BIRTHDAY
  • TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2015 - THERE WILL BE NO WALK-IN TESTING AT THE MANHATTAN DCAS CTAC
  • THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 2015 - THERE WILL BE NO WALK-IN TESTING AT THE BROOKLYN DCAS CTAC
  • TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2015 TO SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 2015 - THERE WILL BE NO WALK‐IN TESTING AT BOTH DCAS CTACs

TITLE OF EXAM EXAM NO FILING PERIOD TESTING DAYS
Police Officer 5317

1/2/2015

through

1/31/2015

Monday 1:30 PM & 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:30 AM
Wednesday 1:30 PM
Thursday 9:30 AM & 5:00 PM
Friday 9:30 AM
Saturday 1:30 PM
School Safety Agent 5318

1/2/2015

through

2/28/2015

Monday 9:30 AM
Tuesday 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:30 AM
Thursday 1:30 PM
Friday 1:30 PM
Saturday 9:30AM
Traffic Enforcement Agent 5319

1/2/2015

through

2/28/2015

Monday 9:30 AM
Tuesday 1:30 PM
Wednesday 5:00 PM
Thursday 1:30 PM
Saturday 9:30AM


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 Juvenile Counselor POSTPONED
Bridge Repairer and Riveter POSTPONED
Computer Service Technician 5018

1/7/2015 – 1/27/2015

Exterminator

POSTPONED

Housing Exterminator

POSTPONED

Landscape Architect 5035

1/1/2015 – 1/31/2015

Mate (DEP)

CANCELED

Public Health Sanitarian

CANCELED

Taxi and Limousine Inspector 5046 1/7/2015 – 1/27/2015

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
Administrative Juvenile Counselor (Prom) POSTPONED
Administrative Traffic Enforcement Agent (Prom) 5518 1/7/2015 – 1/27/2015
Construction Laborer (Prom) POSTPONED
Landscape Architect (Prom) 5533 1/1/2015 – 1/31/2015
Mate (DEP) (Prom)

CANCELED

Supervising Fire Marshal (Uniformed) (Prom) 5538 1/7/2015 – 1/27/2015

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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