Most Civil Service examinations are taken on a computer. Additional components to an examination may include physical agility testing, practical assessments (typing, Microsoft Office skills, etc.) and/or structured interviews.
All Civil Service examinations are "job-related" and based on the job duties and experience qualifications of the job you have applied for. Although there are no specific study materials, you may obtain a detailed job description for the position you have applied for at the Civil Service Board office. In addition, depending on the examination, you should "brush up" on your basic skills - arithmetic, grammar and typing (if required). Hand-held calculators are provided by Civil Service for all examinations. If you are taking an examination which requires typing skills, you will be tested on a computer keyboard.