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CIVIL SERVICE EXAM/TEST AGENCY RESOURCES

California Highway Patrol Study Guide

City of Seattle offers steam and boiler study guides.

City of St. Paul offers an Entry-Level Firefighter Test Study Guide.

Monroe County offers Firefighter Series and Telephone Operator Series study guides.

New York State Civil Service Study Guides for Local Government Tests - Account/Audit Clerical Series, Caseworker, Clerical Series, entry-level Police Officer/Deputy Sheriff, entry-level Custodians and Janitors, Correctional Supervisor, Police Chief/Assistant Chief, Probation Officer/Trainee, Public Health Technician, Senior Stenographer/Senior Typist, Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator/Trainee.  Also State Test study guides for Entry Level Police Officer, Environmental Conservation Officer Trainee 1, Professional Careers in Accounting and Auditing, Professional Careers Test, State Research Series, Toll Collector Series, and Treatment Team Leader Series. (Note: study guides change periodically)

Sample civil service written questions from the State of Louisiana for the following jobs: Group Benefits Claims Assistant,  Engineering Aide,  "PET" - Professional Entry - jobs for college graduates, "LEAPS" Supervisor -- supervisory level police jobs, Professional Supervisor, Accounting Paraprofessional, Highway Foreman,  Manager/Administrator, "LEAPS" -- Law Enforcement & Protective Services test for police officers, Clerical/Office/Administrative Support, Wildlife & Fisheries Technician Motor Vehicle Compliance Analyst includes a video component.

State of Delaware offers sample questions for Accounting Technician, Alcoholic Beverage Control Agent I, Capitol Police Recruit, Correctional Corporal, Correctional Counselor,  Correctional Lieutenant, Correctional Officer, Correctional Officer/Automotive Mechanic I, Correctional Officer/Automotive Mechanic II, Correctional Officer/Canine Handler, Correctional Officer/Chef, Correctional Officer/Cook, Correctional Officer/Cook Manager, Correctional Officer/Electronics Technician,  Correctional Officer/Farm Manager, Correctional Officer/Field Instructor, Correctional Officer/Laundry Manager, Correctional Officer/Laundry Operator, Correctional Officer/Laundry Supervisor, Correctional Officer/Physical Plant Maint. Trades Foreman, Correctional Officer/Physical Plant Maint. Trades Mechanic I, Correctional Officer/Physical Plant Maint. Trades Mechanic II, Correctional Officer/Physical Plant Maint. Trades Mechanic III, Correctional Officer/Stationary Fireman I,  Correctional Officer/Stationary Fireman II, Correctional Officer/Storekeeper, Correctional Officer/Stores Warehouse Supervisor, Correctional Officer/Trades Instructor I, CO/Youth Rehab/Food Service Specialist I, Correctional Sergeant, Deputy Fire Marshal I, DNREC Enforcement Trainee, Family Service Specialist, Operations Support Specialist, Probation and Parole Officer I, Senior Clerk, Senior Family Service Specialist, Teacher's Aide, Teaching Assistant, Unemployment Insurance Claims Processor, Youth Rehabilitation Counselor I, Youth Rehabilitation Counselor II, Youth Rehabilitation Counselor III

SAMPLE QUESTIONS FROM LearnATest.com

  1. Which of the following pairs of words has the OPPOSITE meaning?
  1. guarded-suspicious
  2. legendary-mythical
  3. expeditious-leisurely
  4. rancid-putrid
  5. delicate-frail
  1. Look at this series: 44, 44, 50, 50, 56, . . . What number should come next?
  1. 44
  2. 48
  3. 56
  4. 62
  1. Which of the following multiplications is right?
  1. 4 27 = 118
  2. 4 34 = 146
  3. 7 22 = 144
  4. 8 17 = 136
  5. 5 27 = 145
  1. Which of the following pairs of words has the SAME meaning?
  1. sly-cunning
  2. infallible-weak
  3. decisive-hesitant
  4. predictable-mysterious
  5. derisive-complimentary
  1. PUNCTUAL is to LATE as FORMAL is to

  1. casual
  2. hostile
  3. lonely
  4. likeable
  5. stern
  1. Which of the following pairs of words has the SAME meaning?

  1. hardy-robust
  2. civil-rude
  3. headstrong-flexible
  4. transpire-cease
  5. clamor-silence
  1. Choose the correct sentence from the following list.

  1. The search took place without incident, except for a brief argument between two residents.
  2. The search took place without incident. Except for a brief argument between two residents.
  3. The search took place. Without incident except for a brief argument between two residents.
  4. The search, took place without incident except, for a brief argument between two residents.
  1. Choose the correct sentence from the following list.

  1. They finished their search, left the building, and return to police headquarters.
  2. They finished their search, left the building, and returns to police headquarters.
  3. They finished their search, left the building, and returned to police headquarters.
  4. They finished their search, left the building, and returning to police headquarters.
  1.  Choose the correct sentence from the following list.

  1. Searching for evidence, police officers, must be mindful of the Fourth Amendment.
  2. Searching for evidence. Police officers must be mindful of the Fourth Amendment.
  3. When searching for evidence. Police officers, must be mindful of the Fourth Amendment.
  4. When searching for evidence, police officers must be mindful of the Fourth Amendment.

Answers

  1. c. Something done in an expeditious manner is done promptly. Something done in a leisurely fashion is done more slowly. The other choices are essentially synonyms.

  2. c. This is an alternation with repetition series, in which each number repeats itself, then increases by 6.

  3. d. 27 times 4 is 108. 34 times 4 is 136. 22 times 7 is 154. 27 times 5 is 135.

  4. a. The other four choices are essentially antonyms.

  5. a. Late is the opposite of punctual, as casual is the opposite of formal.

  6. a. The other four choices are essentially antonyms.

  7. a. Answers b and c contain sentence fragments. Answer d uses commas incorrectly.

  8. c. The word returned is in the past tense, as are finished and left in the first part of the sentence, so this sentence is the only one that uses proper parallel structure.

  9. d. Answers b and c contain sentence fragments. The first part of answer a is a dangling modifier; in addition, no comma should separate police officers from must.

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