Interested individuals find civil service exam samples in public libraries' reference sections, upon request from the organization giving the test and at many websites, such as those listed at WizIQ. All of these organizations offer sample tests for free to test takers.
Several test preparation websites and Amazon offer study materials for civil service exams. Many states indicate that they do not recommend purchasing materials from outside sources for test preparation.
Civil service exams vary depending on the type of job the test taker has applied for and the location of the test. Individuals need to verify that they have the appropriate materials for the test they plan to take.