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About the Secretary Exam 

A secretary is a person in charge of organizing files, drafting messages, scheduling appointments, and supporting other staff members in various ways. Passing the civil service secretary exam may be needed for secretarial or office assistant jobs.

Secretary Exam Question Types

Here are some topics of questions you may encounter on the test day.

  • Spelling, Grammar, and Punctuation - correct use of language
  • Keyboarding Practices - proofreading and knowledge in preferred practices such as letter format, hyphenation, word and figure style for numbers, etc.
  • Record Keeping - handling data from several sources and maintaining a record system, while using subtotals, averages, etc.
  • Office Practices - effectivity in accomplishing office tasks (e.g. planning workflow, filing and retrieving information, and dealing with staff, visitors and callers)
  • Typing speed - the number of words you can type per minute

Prepare for the Clerical Secretary Exam 

If passing the secretary exam is necessary to land the job you want, then start your journey to success today with JobTestPrep. Have a look at our civil service secretary skills test sample questions.

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