Hundreds of individuals take the NYC civil service exam each year, preparing to join forces with the government body and work for the betterment of their city. However, to ace this test, you need to be fully aware of the various aspects related to it; from the application process to the actual test.
Fear not! This blog will serve as the ultimate guide for you.
The first thing you need to look out for is the civil examination announcement. This shares some vital details with the candidates, including:
- Designation/job title
- Job location
- Examination date
- Expected salary
- Application procedure
- Application deadlines
- Test description
- Fee information (if applicable)
- Information regarding special testing arrangements and accommodation (if applicable)
How to Apply For the Test
From the examination announcement, you’ll know exactly how to apply for the examination. You can do this online, or download the application form for your test. Once you’ve decided on your preferred method, make sure you’ve carefully read and understood all the instructions to accurately fill out the application.
In most cases, you’ll be asked to pay an application fee. Also keep in mind that it’s your responsibility to provide your qualifications in the application to assure the reviewers that you’re eligible for the exam. Once you’ve submitted the application, the department will go over it and notify you of their approval (or disapproval), telling you the next step.
Test Day Advice
When heading over to give the test, keep the following pointers in mind:
Arrive early: You’ll be informed of the reporting time for the test. Make sure you arrive at the test center prior to the starting time to be allowed admission.
Bring ID: The identification policy for the civil service test requires that you bring along a current, government-issued identification that is printed in English. The document should contain your name, signature, and photograph.
Don’t bring electronic devices: Cell phones, headphones, pagers, beepers, and other kinds of communication devices are strictly prohibited inside the test center. If you’re found in possession of these electronic gadgets in anywhere at the premises, including the hallways and restrooms, you can be disqualified.
Leave your cigarettes at home: Smoking isn’t allowed at the test centers. If found smoking, you may be disqualified from the exam.
The New York State Department of Civil Service owns any and all written test materials provided for your examination. It’s imperative that you maintain confidentiality of the contents and don’t attempt to remove, reconstruct, reproduce, or even discuss it with others.
Failure to abide by these rules can result in disqualification. You may be barred from taking this test at a later stage, and be deemed punishable by law. This can include hefty fines and imprisonment.
Furthermore, noncompliance with any other examination rules such as bringing a communication device to the premises or cheating can also get you disqualified. Make sure you’re following all the written and oral instructions provided to you.
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