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What do I study to prepare for an exam?

You can find out what areas each test will cover from the exam announcement under the heading "Scope of Examination".  Many exams have practice test materials available from NYS Civil Service, your local library, or union.

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1. When will I receive my admittance notice to take an exam?
2. When will I know my score on the exam and my rank on the Civil Service List?
3. How do I know what jobs are available?
4. What is Civil Service?
5. Can I receive notification of exams and vacancies?
6. Do I have to take a test?
7. What is a provisional vacancy?
8. Are there positions that do not require a test?
9. Do I have to be a resident?
10. How do I apply for a Civil Service exam?
11. Can I submit a resume for a job?
12. How do I apply for a position that does not require an exam?
13. Do I need to fill out a separate application for each position I apply for?
14. Is there an application or examination fee?
15. Will you accept an application submitted after the deadline?
16. How specific do employment dates need to be on an application?
17. What happens after I apply for a test?
18. What can I do if I receive a disqualification letter from Civil Service?
19. What will be on the test?
20. What do I study to prepare for an exam?
21. What are rank and position?
22. What if I have moved since taking a test?
23. Can I receive notification of application deadlines?
24. How do I find out if an exam is cancelled?
25. What type of application review payments do you accept?
26. When do I need to cross-file?
27. Can I receive notification when the agenda for the Commission meeting is ready?
28. How will I know if an exam is cancelled due to weather?
29. If my exam is cancelled due to weather, how will I be notified of the new (re-scheduled) test date?
30. How do I apply for a typing waiver?
31. Do I have to take a typing performance test?
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