No automatic alt text available.

You may view the Annual Civil Service Exam Applications Schedule to see examinations that will be accepting applications in the upcoming months. Exams for which applications are currently being accepted may be found in the monthly Monthly Exam Applications Schedule or within the tables below, including those exams offered at our Computer-based Testing & Applications Centers (CTACs). Please refer to the dates within the tables below when applying for and taking these exams. The application period for new civil service exams generally begins on the first Wednesday of each month. All applicants should apply online at the Online Application System (OASys) or if you don’t own or have access to a computer, you may use a computer at a CTAC to apply and schedule yourself for one or more of these exams. Follow the instructions on the Notice of Examination or review the FAQs on OASys for assistance.

Exam Schedule Information

This Month’s Exams

View the Monthly Exam Applications Schedule

Please note that for only the exams that were previously offered on a walk-in only basis at the CTACs will you be able to apply and schedule yourself. For other exams that have a multiple-choice test part, you will apply during the application period and then be invited to take the exam at a later date.

Exams Open to the Public

Open Competitive Computer-based Tests Administered at the CTACs
Apply and schedule yourself through the Online Application System from home or at a CTAC – CTACs are open 6 days a week

  • Electronic devices, including cell phones, are not permitted in the testing areas.
  • Check the Notice of Examination to see if calculators are permitted.
  • If you are requesting a fee waiver, you must provide a copy of the acceptable documentation. DCAS staff cannot make copies of your documentation.
  • Seating is limited. Once the CTAC is filled to capacity, no more candidates will be admitted.
  • You are encouraged to apply and schedule yourself to take an exam at a CTAC earlier in the month because there are generally more seats available for the given testing period.
  • You may not have any other person, including children, present with you while you are applying for, being processed for, and/or taking a test, and no one may wait for you inside of a CTAC.
  • The testing period represents test sessions available for each exam offered within the month. However, each exam may not be offered on all calendar days within the testing period. For the most current listing of available test sessions, please refer to the self-scheduling calendar for each exam, when applying on OASys.


Title of Exam Exam No. Application/Scheduling Start Date Testing Period
Correction Officer 8330 3/26/2018 3/26/2018 – 3/31/2018
Environmental Police Officer 8320 3/26/2018 3/26/2018 – 4/30/2018
Police Communications Technician 8331 3/26/2018 3/26/2018 – 4/30/2018
School Safety Agent 8332 3/26/2018 3/26/2018 – 4/30/2018
Sewage Treatment Worker 8327 3/26/2018 3/26/2018 – 4/30/2018
Special Officer 8328 3/26/2018 3/26/2018 – 4/30/2018
Special Officer (NYC H+H) 8329 3/26/2018 3/26/2018 – 4/30/2018
Traffic Enforcement Agent 8333 3/26/2018 3/26/2018 – 4/30/2018

Other Open-Competitive Exams
Exams listed below are not administered regularly at the CTACs and may be paper-and-pencil or computer-based multiple-choice tests and/or Education & Experience tests. Refer to the NOE for details.

Title of Exam Exam No. Application Period
Forensic Mortuary Technician 8030 3/7/2018 – 3/27/2018
Probation Officer 8065 3/7/2018 – 3/27/2018
Staff Analyst Trainee 8031 3/7/2018 – 3/27/2018
Watershed Maintainer 8032 3/7/2018 – 3/27/2018

Exams for City Employees

Qualified Incumbent Examination (QIE)

Administrative Contract Specialist 8406 3/21/2018 – 4/27/2018
Administrative Inspector (Buildings) 8407 3/21/2018 – 4/6/2018
Administrative Job Opportunity Specialist 8408 3/21/2018 – 4/3/2018
Administrative Management Auditor 8409 3/21/2018 – 4/27/2018
Administrative Project Manager 8410 3/21/2018 – 4/20/2018
Administrative Public Information Specialist 8411 3/21/2018 – 4/3/2018
Computer Associate (Operations) 8414 3/21/2018 – 4/20/2018
Computer Systems Manager 8415 3/21/2018 – 4/27/2018
First Assistant Marine Engineer (Diesel) 8418 3/21/2018 – 4/3/2018


Promotion Computer-Based Exams Administered at the CTACs
Apply at the CTAC on the test date

Important Information:

  • Electronic devices, including cell phones, are not permitted in the testing areas.
  • Check the Notice of Examination to see if calculators are permitted.
  • If you are requesting a fee waiver, you must provide a copy of the acceptable documentation. DCAS staff cannot make copies of your documentation.
  • Seating is limited. Once the CTAC is filled to capacity, no more candidates will be admitted.
  • You may not have any other person, including children, present with you while you are applying for, being processed for, and/or taking a test, and no one may wait for you inside of a CTAC.
Title of Exam Exam No. Application Period
* * *

Other Promotion Exams
Exams listed below are not necessarily administered at the CTACs and may be paper-and-pencil or computer-based multiple-choice tests and/or Education & Experience tests. Refer to the NOE for details.

Open this Month

Title of Exam Exam No. Application Period
Forensic Mortuary Technician (Prom) 8552 3/7/2018 – 3/27/2018

Continuous Filing
Tests held several times a year

Title of Exam Exam No. Application Period
Marine Engineer (Prom) 8504 7/5/2017-Until further notice
Marine Engineer (Prom)
(Uniformed – Fire Dept.)
8505 7/5/2017-Until further notice

Annual Civil Service Exam Schedule
Use the schedules below to view the exams offered from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

Please check the Monthly Application Schedule above at the beginning of each month to view the exams that are open for filing.