Free Civil Service Exam Clerical Ability Questions

Civil Service Sample Questions

Below you will find a selection of clerical ability sample questions and answers to help you prepare for the free civil service exam.


If the names Ryan Helms, Ron Helsley, Rebecca Helm, and Ray Helms were arranged for alphabetical filing, the position of the underlined name would be:

A. First
B. Second
C. Third
D. Fourth
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The correct answer is C.

First we must prepare the names for alphabetic filing (that is, the last name is considered before the first name)

Helms Ryan, Helsley Ron, Helm Rebecca, Helms Ray.

Then we arrange by alphabetic order

Helm Rebecca, Helms Ray, Helms Ryan, Helsley Ron.

Now we can see the names as they should be filed

Rebecca Helm, Ray Helms, Ryan Helms, Ron Helsley.


Comparing & Checking

Find the exact copy of this code: ##HIIFH257O388I.

A. ##HIIIFH257O388I
B. ##HIIFH2570388I
C. ##HIIFH257O338I
D. ##HIIFH257O388I
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The correct answer is D.

Notice the mistakes in the wrong answers: A is wrong because there is an extra I;


B is wrong because an O was substituted by a 0;


C is wrong because an 8 was substituted by a 3;




Working with Letters and Numbers

In the following sentence, how many words contain letters that appear more than once in that word?
"JobTestPrep is the best source of preparation materials for Civil Service Exams."

A. 5
B. 6
C. 8
D. 10


The correct answer is A.

The words that contain letters that appear more than once:

JobTestPrep ('t'; 'e'; 'p'), preparation ('p'; 'r'; 'a'), materials ('a'), Civil ('i'), Service ('e'). 

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