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

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 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 8, 2016 – THE CTACS WILL BE CLOSED IN OBSERVATION OF COLUMBUS DAY
  • MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2016 – THE CTACS WILL BE CLOSED IN OBSERVATION OF COLUMBUS DAY
Title of Exam Exam No. Application/Scheduling Start Date Testing Period

Child Protective Specialist

7300

9/26/2016

9/26/2016-9/30/2016

Correction Officer

7320

9/26/2016

10/1/2016-10/31/2016

Environmental Police Officer

7301

9/26/2016

9/26/2016-10/31/2016

School Safety Agent

7304

9/26/2016

9/26/2016-10/31/2016

Special Officer

7316

9/26/2016

9/26/2016-10/31/2016

Special Officer (HHC)

7317

9/26/2016

9/26/2016-10/31/2016

Traffic Enforcement Agent

7305

9/26/2016

9/26/2016-10/31/2016

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. Application Period

*

*

*


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. 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

Supervisor (Watershed Maintenance) (Prom)

7506

9/7/2016-10/7/2016

Continuous Filing 
Tests held several times a year

Title of Exam Exam No. Filing Period
Marine Engineer (Prom)
(DOT - Ferry)
7504 8/4/2016-Until further notice
Marine Engineer (Prom)
(Uniformed - Fire Dept.)
7505 8/4/2016-Until further notice

Annual Civil Service Exam Schedule

FY 2017 Exam Schedule

Use the schedules below to view the exams offered from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.

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.