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. 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.

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
Administrative Architect 0177 6/17/2020 - 7/7/2020
Administrative Manager 0173 CANCELED
Auto Mechanic 0189 6/17/2020 - 7/7/2020
Climber and Pruner 0174 6/17/2020 - 7/7/2020
Custodian 0178 6/17/2020 - 7/7/2020
Customer Information Representative 0805 6/17/2020 - 7/7/2020
Electrical Engineer 0179 6/17/2020 - 7/7/2020
Highways and Sewers Inspector 0175 6/17/2020 - 7/7/2020
Plumber's Helper 0184 6/17/2020 - 7/7/2020
Plumber's Helper (CUNY) 0195 6/17/2020 - 7/7/2020
Police Administrative Aide 0141 6/17/2020 - 7/7/2020
Public Health Adviser 0180 6/17/2020 - 7/7/2020
Public Health Adviser (NYC H+H) 0181 CANCELED
Public Health Nurse (School Health) 0185 6/17/2020 - 7/7/2020
Sanitation Worker 0186 CANCELED
Senior Estimator (General Construction) 0182 6/17/2020 - 7/7/2020
Senior Stationary Engineer 0187 6/17/2020 - 7/7/2020
Senior Stationary Engineer (CUNY) 0197 6/17/2020 - 7/7/2020
Senior Stationary Engineer (NYC H+H) 0188 6/17/2020 - 7/7/2020
Taxi and Limousine Inspector 0166 CANCELED
Traffic Enforcement Agent 0319 POSTPONED

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
Administrative Architect (Prom) 0576 6/17/2020 - 7/7/2020
Administrative Manager (Prom) 0570 CANCELED
Associate Fire Protection Inspector (Prom) 0577 6/17/2020 - 7/7/2020
Associate Inspector (Electrical) (Prom) 0572 6/17/2020 - 7/7/2020
Associate Inspector (Housing) (Prom) 0584 6/17/2020 - 7/7/2020
Associate School Food Service Manager (Prom) 0561 CANCELED
Auto Mechanic (Prom) 0588 6/17/2020 - 7/7/2020
Captain (Fire) (Prom) 0594 CANCELED
Custodian (Prom) 0578 6/17/2020 - 7/7/2020
Highways and Sewers Inspector (Prom) 0574 6/17/2020 - 7/7/2020
Public Health Adviser (Prom) 0580 6/17/2020 - 7/7/2020
Senior Estimator (General Construction) (Prom) 0581 6/17/2020 - 7/7/2020
Senior Stationary Engineer (CUNY) (Prom) 0591 6/17/2020 - 7/7/2020
Senior Stationary Engineer (Electric) (Prom) 0582 6/17/2020 - 7/7/2020
Senior Stationary Engineer (NYC H+H) (Prom) 0585 6/17/2020 - 7/7/2020
Senior Stationary Engineer (Prom) 0586 6/17/2020 - 7/7/2020
Supervisor Bricklayer (Prom) 0587 CANCELED

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
Administrative Blasting Inspector 0401 6/17/2020 - 6/30/2020
Associate Inspector (Boilers) 0413 6/17/2020 - 6/30/2020
Associate Inspector (Hoists and Rigging)  0402 6/17/2020 - 6/30/2020
Associate Inspector (Housing Construction) 0414 6/17/2020 - 6/30/2020
Associate Inspector (Low Pressure Boilers) 0415 6/17/2020 - 6/30/2020
Associate Quality Assurance Specialist (Fuel) 0416 CANCELED
Associate Rehabilitation Specialist (HPD) 0403 6/17/2020 - 6/30/2020
Automotive Specialist 0404 6/17/2020 - 6/30/2020
Blacksmith 0426 6/17/2020 - 6/30/2020
Blacksmith's Helper 0427 6/17/2020 - 6/30/2020
Boiler Maker 0428 6/17/2020 - 6/30/2020
Bridge Painter 0429 6/17/2020 - 6/30/2020
Consultant Public Health Nurse (Communicable Diseases) 0405 6/17/2020 - 6/30/2020
Crane Operator (Any Motive Power Except Steam) 0430 6/17/2020 - 6/30/2020
Estimator (Mechanical) 0406 6/17/2020 - 6/30/2020
Inspector (Hoists and Rigging) 0417 6/17/2020 - 6/30/2020
Inspector (Housing Construction) 0418 6/17/2020 - 6/30/2020
Inspector (Multi-Discipline) 0431 6/17/2020 - 6/30/2020
Insurance Advisor 0407 6/17/2020 - 6/30/2020
Motor Grader Operator 0432 6/17/2020 - 6/30/2020
Multiple Dwelling Specialist (Buildings) 0433 6/17/2020 - 6/30/2020
Oil Burner Specialist 0420 6/17/2020 - 6/30/2020
Photographer 0434 6/17/2020 - 6/30/2020
Principal Fingerprint Technician 0421 6/17/2020 - 6/30/2020
Quality Assurance Specialist (Pupil Transportation) 0409 6/17/2020 - 6/30/2020
Quality Assurance Specialist Trainee 0435 6/17/2020 - 6/30/2020
Senior Automotive Specialist 0411 6/17/2020 - 6/30/2020
Senior Salvage Appraiser 0412 6/17/2020 - 6/30/2020
Staff Audiologist 0422 6/17/2020 - 6/30/2020
Supervising Bookbinder 0423 6/17/2020 - 6/30/2020
Supervising Dockmaster 0436 6/17/2020 - 6/30/2020
Supervisor Glazier 0437 6/17/2020 - 6/30/2020
Supervisor of Ironwork 0425 6/17/2020 - 6/30/2020
Transit Management Analyst Trainee 0438 6/17/2020 - 6/30/2020
Welder 0439 6/17/2020 - 6/30/2020

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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