New Jersey Civil Service Practice Tests

The New Jersey Civil Service system allows candidates to be employed based on merit and hard work—so get started now with JobTestPrep. Our PrepPack™ use a different format from the one used on the New Jersey Civil Service Exam; however, our practice materials will teach you about competencies you are required to present, help you understand how to deal with personality questionnaires, and train you to tackle situational judgment scenarios.


New Jersey Testing Information

The NJ Civil Service exams are administered by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission (CSC) for a variety of state, local, and municipal positions in various departments. As a result, exams for the same profession or job title are generally the same throughout New Jersey whether for a state or local job. All vacancy announcements within New Jersey, job descriptions and requirements, and online application instructions for the exams are featured on the NJ CSC’s official web page.


Types of Civil Service Exams In NJ

All New Jersey State tests are designed to measure your knowledge and skills that are required to effectively perform the duties of the particular position to which you are applying. Most exams are job-specific—see civil service exams by profession—or role-specific, such as the Supervisory Test Battery and the Management Test Battery.


About NJ Civil Service Exams

The NJ civil service tests are generally computer-administered and formatted in multiple-choice questions. There are no penalties for wrong answers, so it is to the candidate's advantage to eliminate unlikely choices and make an educated guess. Every exam has a time limit, requiring candidates to choose as many correct answers as possible in the allotted time.


The Supervisory Test Battery (STB)

Main function: Assesses supervisory skills and leadership attributes.

Time allotted: 3 hours and 15 minutes for 89 multiple-choice questions.

Exam contents: There are over 200 titles in New Jersey (state and local governments) that require the STB Test (Supervisory Test Battery). The test is a computer-administered work simulation. Background information is given about a fictitious company or organization, along with several items (such as memos and phone calls), and 30 minutes of review time.

These supervisor questions deal with real life, scenario-based situations, problems, and work-related decisions. Because there can be various correct ways of dealing with issues, answer options are weighted based on their effectiveness (ranging from 0.0 to 0.8) and for some questions, it is possible to choose more than one answer.

Candidates receive their test results instantly upon completion of the Supervisor Test Battery.

Our supervisor test preparation includes some additional materials that will not appear on your exam (for example, mathematical reasoning); therefore, we recommend that you focus on the personality and situational judgment sections.

See details on the Supervisor Test questions here.


The Management Test Battery (MTB)

Main function: Assesses ability to handle management-level situations.

Time allotted: 2 hours and 30 minutes for 80 multiple-choice questions.

Exam contents: This management assessment is a computer-administered work simulation similar to the Supervisor Test (see above) that is required for hundreds of New Jersey state and local managerial role titles.

Candidates are required to assume the role of a manager in a fictitious company or organization and are given background information and items (such as memos, phone calls) to review for 30 minutes. There is no one correct answer to scenario-based questions, but some answers are more effective than others; therefore, options are weighted (ranging from 0.2 to 1.0) with the more effective responses receiving a higher weight.

The highest possible score for the Management Test Battery is 80; candidates receive their score immediately upon completion of the assessment.


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Useful links:
Official CSC Site
Official Job Announcements