You can, and should, prepare for the test before taking it. Our PrepPack™ includes timed tests to help ensure you are ready for the real exam. Our practice tests include explanations of all the answers. By practicing, you boost your chances of achieving a high score on the test. A high score not only guarantees that you pass the exam, but it also gives you a better chance of gaining employment over other applicants.
You must take the PCO written test to qualify for entry-level professional jobs that fall under the General Job Titles. The PCO exam consists of three sections: preparing written material, understanding and interpreting written material, and working and interacting with others.
The PCO exam helps to fill more than 100 different civil service positions. By scoring high on the exam, you improve your chances of gaining employment. A yearly salary is between $34,838–$59,825, depending on your salary grade. Civil service jobs gained through PCO offer generous benefits—health insurance, paid sick leave, and paid holidays—as well as ample opportunities for growth.
Our PrepPack™ provides you full access to the most comprehensive practice resources for the three different sections on the exam. We offer 26 practice tests covering all the test sections. Our reading comprehension exercises will help with the understanding and interpreting written material section of the exam. Our written communication exercises will prepare you for the written material section and the interpersonal skills SJT exercises will help you prepare for the working and interacting with others section exam.
The PCO exam is a multiple-choice exam, and it has two and a half hour time limit. You need a score of 70 to pass. The test consists of three sections:
The Public Administration Traineeship Transition (PATT) Exam is the same as the PCO exam. It is designed to provide qualified clerical, secretarial, and administrative paraprofessional employees an opportunity to compete for a variety of positions. The majority of these positons are two-year administrative traineeships, which can later lead to jobs in administrative operations, fiscal operations, human resources, or program implementation. This exam is only open to current New York State employees who meet the minimum qualifications outlined on the examination announcement.
Practicing for the exam is the best way to ensure you are selected for a PCO position. Our PrepPack™ offers comprehensive practice tests to help you prepare for the exam. These practice tests enable you to become comfortable with the style of the questions as well as the format of the test. Only those with the highest scores will be offered to continue in the hiring process for a traineeship or professional position. Preparing with JobTestPrep allows you to both refine your skills and boost your confidence.
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