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

On Monday, December 18 2017, DCAS will open the Staten Island Computer-based Testing and Applications Center (SI-CTAC). The SI-CTAC is located at 135 Canal Street, 3rd Floor, Staten Island, NY 10304. This is the fourth CTAC joining the Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens locations. The SI-CTAC will be open Monday through Saturday from 9AM to 5PM (excluding holidays).

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, DECEMBER 23, 2017 – THE CTACS WILL BE CLOSED IN OBSERVATION OF CHRISTMAS
  • MONDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2017 – THE CTACS WILL BE CLOSED IN OBSERVATION OF CHRISTMAS
  • SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2017 – THE CTACS WILL BE CLOSED IN OBSERVATION OF NEW YEAR’S DAY
  • MONDAY, JANUARY 1, 2018 – THE CTACS WILL BE CLOSED IN OBSERVATION OF NEW YEAR’S DAY

Title of Exam Exam No. Application/Scheduling Start Date Testing Period

Child Protective Specialist

8317

11/27/2017

12/1/2017 - 12/30/2017

Environmental Police Officer

8310

11/27/2017

12/1/2017 - 12/30/2017

Police Communications Technician

8311

11/27/2017

12/1/2017 - 12/30/2017

School Safety Agent

8312

11/27/2017

12/1/2017 - 12/30/2017

Sewage Treatment Worker

8313

11/27/2017

12/1/2017 - 12/30/2017

Traffic Enforcement Agent

8316

11/27/2017

12/1/2017 - 12/30/2017

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
Plumber 8022 12/6/2017 - 12/26/2017
Plumber (CUNY) 8056 12/6/2017 - 12/26/2017
Plumber (NYC H+H) 8067 12/6/2017 - 12/26/2017
Police Administrative Aide 8069 12/6/2017 - 12/26/2017
School Food Service Manager 8023 12/6/2017 - 12/26/2017
Sheet Metal Worker 8024 12/6/2017 - 12/26/2017
Traffic Device Maintainer 8068 12/6/2017 - 12/26/2017

Exams for City Employees

Qualified Incumbent Examination (QIE)

Title of Exam Exam No. Application Period
Administrative Borough Superintendent 8248 12/6/2017 - 12/19/2017
Administrative City Planner 8249 12/6/2017 - 12/19/2017
Administrative Construction Project Manager 8250 12/6/2017 - 12/19/2017
Administrative Education Officer 8251 12/6/2017 - 12/19/2017
Administrative Horticulturist 8252 12/6/2017 - 12/19/2017
Administrative Quality Assurance Specialist 8253 12/6/2017 - 12/19/2017
Administrative Real Property Manager 8254 12/6/2017 - 12/19/2017
Associate Inspector (Consumer Affairs) 8255 12/6/2017 - 12/19/2017
Associate Transit Management Analyst 8256 12/6/2017 - 12/19/2017
Commissary Manager 8257 12/6/2017 - 12/19/2017
Education Analyst Trainee 8258 12/6/2017 - 12/19/2017
Principal Transit Management Analyst 8259 12/6/2017 - 12/19/2017
Principal Transit Management Analyst (Operations) 8260 12/6/2017 - 12/19/2017
Program Officer (Department For The Aging) 8261 12/6/2017 - 12/19/2017
Supervisor 8262 12/6/2017 - 12/19/2017


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

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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

Chief Marine Engineer (Prom)

8517

12/6/2017 - 12/26/2017

Plumber (Prom)

8546

12/6/2017 - 12/26/2017

Plumber (NYC H+H) (Prom)

8547

12/6/2017 - 12/26/2017

Traffic Device Maintainer (Prom) 8549

12/6/2017 - 12/26/2017

Continuous Filing 
Tests held several times a year

Title of Exam Exam No. Application Period
Marine Engineer (Prom) 8504 7/5/2017-Until further notice
Marine Engineer (Prom)
(Uniformed - Fire Dept.)
8505 7/5/2017-Until further notice

Annual Civil Service Exam Schedule

Use the schedules below to view the exams offered from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

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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