By Susan McDonald on March 08, 2018
A civil service test is an exam used by federal, state, and local governments to determine an applicant's worthiness for a position. Individuals who work at City Hall, at the Post Office, and in the nation's courts all had to take and pass a civil service test before they were hired. The test is used not only as a way to ensure that only the highest caliber individuals are hired to fill open positions, but the test also serves to weed out unqualified applicants. The test covers basic knowledge such as reading, writing, and arithmetic, but it also tests the applicant's knowledge of the basics of the position he or she is applying for. So, although there may be some similarities between exams, they are also formulated to be specific for each area of employment. The types of tests that civil service applicants may encounter include typing tests, computer aided exams, oral examinations, and a rating of your personal experience and qualifications.
Have you taken a civil service test before? If not, do you think you could pass one? Take this quiz to see of you can pass this simple civil service test!