How Can You Find Upcoming Exams?

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Find out about all of our upcoming civil service exams. You can subscribe to our mailing list and select "City Jobs and Civil Service Announcements” to receive announcements for upcoming exams. The exams schedule is available in Alpha Order and Application Period Order. Our exam schedule is posted every July, lists all our upcoming exams, and is updated every month. Due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, and the uncertainty of restarting in-person exam-related services, DCAS has postponed the release of the Annual Examination Schedule until September 2020. Civil service exams may be available only for a limited time and it may be a few years before a certain exam is offered again.

Note you will need to apply for and pay a fee, or obtain a fee waiver, and meet the minimum requirements to qualify to take the exams listed. You can also see the most recent updates in the monthly exam applications schedule, or view the tables on this page. Note that some exams may be cancelled or postponed, so check the schedule regularly if you plan to apply for or take an exam.

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Exam Alerts

  • DCAS Computer-based Testing and Application Centers (CTACs) have re-opened to the public. However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, walk-ins are no longer accepted and appointments must be scheduled online through OASys for eligible list or examination related inquiries.
  • Beginning October 12, 2021, the Bronx CTAC location will resume administering exams.
  • As of March 1, 2021, all examination and eligible list related notifications will be sent by email only, you will no longer receive notifications via the US mail.
  • As of August 2, 2021, all new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered city employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by the hiring agency.
All eligible lists which were originally scheduled to terminate between March 16, 2020 and December 31, 2020 will be extended by one year. In addition, all eligible lists for exams for Police Officer, Police Communications Technician, Traffic Enforcement Agent and School Safety Agent which are scheduled to terminate between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021 will be extended by one year. Inquiries regarding the status of an eligible list can be e-mailed to the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services at:

Contact the DCAS Exams Bureau and CTACs

For exam related customer service or to check the status of an exam or list you can:

Our testing centers are located in every borough, you can find a testing center near you. However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, walk-ins are no longer accepted. Appointments must be scheduled online through OASys.

Open Competitive Exams for Anyone

Below is the list of competitive civil service exams available to anyone who meets the minimum qualification requirements.

See the Upcoming Exams

Title of Exam Exam No. Application Period
Administrative Inspector (Electrical) 2071 5/4/2022 - 5/24/2022
Estimator (Mechanical) 2056 5/4/2022 - 5/24/2022
Housing Assistant 2107 5/4/2022 - 5/24/2022
Probation Officer 2090 5/4/2022 - 5/24/2022
School Safety Agent 2057 5/4/2022 - 6/1/2022
Traffic Enforcement Agent 2058 5/4/2022 - 5/24/2022

Promotion Exams for Permanent and 55-a City Employees

If you already work for the City and are a permanent or 55-a Program employee, you may qualify to take a promotion exam.

See the Upcoming Exams

Title of Exam Exam No. Application Period
Associate Public Health Sanitarian (Prom) 2539 Canceled
Captain (Police) (Prom) 2558 5/4/2022 - 5/24/2022
District Supervisor (Water and Sewer Systems) (Prom) 2525 Canceled
Supervisor Plumber (Prom) 2523 5/4/2022 - 5/24/2022
Supervisor Plumber (NYC H+H) (Prom) 2556 5/4/2022 - 5/24/2022

Exams for Provisional City Employees

A provisional employee is someone who works in a competitive-class position but is not a permanent employee of the city. If you currently work for the City and serve provisionally, you may qualify to take a qualified-incumbent exam (QIE).

See the Upcoming Exams

Title of Exam Exam No. Application Period
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Past Exam Archive

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To find information on past exams, including qualifications and eligibility requirements, you can use these additional links:

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