What Kind of Test Will be Given?
There are several different kinds of tests or examinations which are used to determine the knowledge, skills and abilities needed. Any one or a combination of tests may be given. Below are examples of the type of tests that can be given:
- Written — multiple-choice items test specific areas of knowledge and abilities.
- Oral — a panel asks questions to determine an applicant’s knowledge and abilities.
- Performance or Practical — evaluates an applicant’s skills or physical abilities (swimming, equipment operations, etc.)
- Application Evaluation (candidates do not appear for an exam) — recruitment analyst reviews applications, supplemental questionnaires, etc. to determine possession of required knowledge and abilities.
It is very important that you arrive on time for any scheduled examination and bring picture identification with you. Failure to do so may result in you not being allowed to take the examination. You would then have to reapply when the recruitment is open again. Examinations generally are not rescheduled for any reason.
Applicants are encouraged to review Preparing for a Written Examination and Preparing for an Oral Examination .
Typically within one week of your examination, the Human Resources Division will notify you in writing of your score and standing on the eligible list. Please do not call the Human Resources Division to request your score. Scores are not given over the phone. You then have 12 days from the date of the notification to review your examination results, if you wish.