The Pennsylvania State Civil Service Commission (SCSC) provides state residents with the opportunity to compete for open positions through testing. Success on these exams can help candidates gain employment with state, city or local government.
For a complete list of current and previously administered exams in Pennsylvania, refer to the Pennsylvania employment website. Note that many exams in Pennsylvania are scored by test candidates’ education and experience rather than with a written test.
Currently scheduled written exams are listed below. If you are considering applying for one of these exams, or if you’ve already signed up and are scheduled to sit for an exam this year, click on the name of the exam to see the corresponding Passbook study guide.
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