For New York State Civil Service exams that are open to the general public, apply online at CS.NY/gov, or download the application for a specific exam and mail it to the address listed on the application. Many exams require an application processing fee.
Some civil service exams are only available at certain times. The announcement for each exam tells when the exam is available and gives the application filing deadline. Continuous recruitment positions have no filing deadlines. Jobseekers may apply and take these exams at any time.
State employees can also check CS.NY.gov for exam announcements and apply online. They can also download the NYS-APP form, request it by emailing or calling the Department of Civil Service, or pick it up at a state agency or personnel office.
For New York City Civil Service exams open to the public, apply online at A856-EEExams.NYC.gov during the filing period. Some exams are available on a walk-in basis at the Manhattan Computerized Testing and Application Center at 2 Lafayette Street or the Brooklyn CTAC at 210 Joralemon Street, as of 2015. The exam schedule on NYC.gov tells whether each exam requires advance application or whether to take it on a walk-in basis.