About the West Virginia Civil Service Test

Many positions and job classifications under West Virginia State government employment require candidates to take and successfully pass a West Virginia civil service test. These written or computer-administered examinations are composed of multiple-choice formatted questions to be answered within a certain time frame.

According to the job posting, WV civil service exams may contain a deadline for the exam and application date, or may be part of the continuous testing process, allowing candidates to constantly apply and be tested, and then be contacted with a job offer when an opening is available.

The WV civil service test content differs according to the  position or classification; the test measures candidates’ abilities needed to succeed in the job through an assessment of basic skills. For certain occupations, a Performance Test is used to measure the candidate’s specific knowledge and experience of the job’s requirements.


Applying and Testing

Applications for WV State jobs are done online through the West Virginia Division of Personnel (DOP). The WV DOP posts job vacancies and the minimum qualifications required to apply for a state job (these may include education requirements, work experience, or necessary knowledge and skills). Candidates do not need an appointment to take the test; once applied for the open position, candidates can view the nearest locations and schedules of test dates.

Local Exams: Many listings on the State website feature state jobs by county where vacancies can be found. However, most of these jobs are usually not part of the West Virginia civil service continuous testing process and contain specific deadlines. To view current job vacancies, visit the municipality’s official site.


Preparing and Passing Your WV Civil Service Test

Candidates who meet the position’s minimum qualifications and successfully pass the test have their names made available on the eligibility list. Although the West Virginia civil service exam process may be a fierce competition, with JobTestPrep you will get the preparation and practice you need in order to succeed on your exam.

We are now offering civil service test practice packs, complete with a variety of practice tests, answers, and detailed explanations to help you improve your score. Arrive with confidence, knowledge, and full preparation the day of your exam.


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