How to Take a Written Test
Your Admission Notice
Approximately one week before the test date, you will receive an admission notice for the test. The admission notice will tell you the date, time and place of the test and will list the examination numbers of the tests you are scheduled to take on that test date. You will have to present this notice at the test center, so be sure to save it. The admission notice will also tell you if you should bring anything to the test, such as sharpened No. 2 pencils, a calculator, or a quiet lunch.
The admission notice will also tell you that you must bring identification to the test center. The identification must show your name, signature, and photograph. A driver's license or a picture ID will do. If you have not received an admission notice by the Wednesday before the test date, or if you lose your admission notice, you should call the New York State or municipal civil service department that announced the examination to find out what you should do.