• Civil Service Clerical Hiring Exam & Practice Exams

    Thank you for allowing Job Support Services to assist you on your path to getting hired at a well-paying civil service position.  All available positions require both the Verbal and Clerical Abilities Sections. To get started, watch the Civil Service Hiring Guide Videos  below, then move on to the Information Sections Practice Exams which can be taken an UNLIMITED amount of times. Here are some pointers to help you succeed:

    • Strive to score 80% or higher on each section. The higher you score, the better your chances of being contacted for an interview.  
    • Work as quickly as possible on each section. 
    • Don't jump around from section to section. Take it one section at a time until you master it. 
    • Take the Practice Exams as many times as you like until you are comfortable with your weakest areas.
    • Each section is graded separately so you can focus on the areas you need to improve on.


    Clerk Stenographer



    Office Machine Operator

    Education Experience Required: 

    High School Graduate; 3-6 Months of appropriate experience. 

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    • Congratulations! Welcome to Your Pre-Employment Orientation


      Getting Started! 

      The clerical exam typically consists of two main parts, verbal and clerical abilities.  The available Civil Service careers are: Typist, Stenographer, Clerk, Military Pay Clerk, Payroll Clerk, Personnel Field, General Supply, Stock Control, Storekeeping, Statistical Assistant & Office Machine Operator.

      1.   Verbal Abilities

      This part of the test includes questions measuring your language skills and knowledge of relationships between sentences, words, and ability to spell:

      Vocabulary, Analogies, Grammar, Spelling, Reading, Punctuation

      2.   Clerical Abilities

      This test includes questions measuring typing speed and task accuracy and will test your ability to:

      Name & Number Checking, Alphabetizing, Math, Name & Number Comparison, Number Sequencing, Chart Reading, Use a directory, Filing & Customer Service skills