Rhode Island Civil Service Exams

The Rhode Island Civil Service Exams are scheduled and administered by the Rhode Island Division of Human Resources Office of Classification and Examination. Exams are usually formatted as multiple-choice questions and can either be computer administered or pen and paper. The structure and content of each RI civil service exam varies according to the profession or job classification the candidate is applying for.

A list of the subjects covered by the exam is featured on the job announcement for the vacancy, which can be found on the official Rhode Island State site along with upcoming exam schedules, application forms, and links to municipal jobs. Each exam tests the abilities, skills, and knowledge of the candidate in that particular field and whether said candidate is qualified to succeed on the job.


RI Civil Service Government Jobs

There are thousands of job titles and classifications within the state of Rhode Island, ranging from Maintenance Technician to Clerical and Administrative Duties. Among the most popular job recriutments are positions in law enforcement and public safety, each of which require their own Rhode Island State Police Exam or Firefighter Exam.

See Civil Service Exams by Profession for practice tests for your specific exam.


How Do I Apply for a State Job

Once you have found a civil service vacancy that interests you, and have read and understood all of the job’s minimum qualifications and exam requirements, you must print out, sign, and mail or deliver your application to the Rhode Island Division of Human Resources Office.


What Is the Top 6 Rule?

The “Top 6 Rule” is a law within the state of Rhode Island, requiring hiring agencies to review the top six highest scorers for appointment. Those who pass the exam but with lower scores still have their names added to the employment list- the list of eligible candidates- and may be contacted for future vacancies.


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RI civil service exams and hiring process is a highly competitive system. Only the most determined, eligible, and skilled candidates will be contacted for employment with the state government. Our custom made Civil Service practice packs are tailored for each customer’s personal use and helps you to attain efficiency and thoroughness with the civil service test questions, refine your skills, and gain the knowledge you need to succeed on your exam.


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