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  • Seven (7) full-length clerical practice tests, with detailed answers and explanations to every question.
  • Content to help you master the following topics: name and number checking, arranging names in correct alphabetical order, simple arithmetic, and inspecting groups of letters and numbers. 
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FAQs

What is the Federal Clerical exam?

The Federal Clerical Examination consists of two separately timed sections, a verbal tasks test and a clerical tasks test. A few agencies and occupations are exempt from some of the standard regulations governing federal hiring in the civil service.

 

Who takes the Federal Clerical exam?

Different kinds of tests are given for different types of jobs. Most civil service tests are “paper-and-pencil” multiple-choice exams. If you are applying for typing, word processing, or secretarial jobs, you also take a typing skills test.

What is on the exam?

The verbal tasks test includes questions in spelling, meaning, and relationship of words; recognition of sentences that are grammatically correct; and reading, understanding, and using written material.

These test tasks relate to a variety of job tasks, such as proofreading and correcting typed copy, using instruction manuals, organizing new files of related materials, and carrying out written instructions.

The clerical tasks test is a test of speed and accuracy in completing four clerical tasks. You have 120 questions to answer within a short time. The test contains questions on name and number checking, arranging names in correct alphabetical order, simple arithmetic, and inspecting groups of letters and numbers.

How is the exam scored?

Usually, tests are graded by computer, and passing grades range from 70–99.

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