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

  • The CTACs are closed until further notice.
  • All Bureau of Exams testing events have been postponed until further notice. Please disregard any Admission Notices or Confirmation Emails that may have been received.
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: LMAcustomerserviceunit@dcas.nyc.gov.

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 ExamExam No.Application Period
Certified IT Administrator (LAN/WAN) 1111 9/2/2020 - 9/22/2020
Forester 1154 9/2/2020 - 9/22/2020
Housing Exterminator 1163 9/2/2020 - 9/22/2020
Paralegal Aide 1140 9/2/2020 - 9/22/2020
Program Specialist (Correction) 1168 9/2/2020 - 9/22/2020

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 ExamExam No.Application Period
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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 ExamExam No.Application Period
Dietician 1220 Postponed
Inspector (Low Pressure Boilers) 1229 9/2/2020 - 9/15/2020
Tractor Operator 1265 9/2/2020 - 9/15/2020

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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