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How Can You Find Upcoming Exams?

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The civil service exam schedule for the entire year is released annually every July, and is available in alphabetical order or in application period order. DCAS also releases a monthly exam schedule, which you can receive over email by subscribing to our NYC Jobs Newsletter.

In addition to the monthly exam schedule, our newsletter highlights open City job opportunities, internships, fellowships, and upcoming career related events.

Different Types of Exams

Before applying to take an exam, be sure to review the different types of exams.

The City of New York offers:

Important Alerts:

  • If you are going to a DCAS Computer-based Testing and Application Center (CTAC), appointments must be scheduled online through OASys for eligible list or examination related inquiries.
  • The CTACs are open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., excluding City holidays.
  • OASys is now compatible with internet browsers for tablets and other mobile devices to apply for, pay, and take certain exams online.
  • Inquiries regarding the status of an eligible list can be e-mailed to the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services.
  • For information to help you prepare for the Firefighter Computer-Based Test (CBT), visit: Firefighter Computer-Based Test Tutorials - Exam Year 2024/2025.