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Welcome to OASys: The City of New York Online Application System Website
Please be aware that the City of New York Online Application System Website will be temporarily unavailable due to routinely scheduled maintenance from 7/29/2015 3:00:00 AM to 7/29/2015 11:59:59 PM. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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OASys does not support the use of multiple tabs within the browser to complete your application and/or exam. Click here for more information.
Beginning Monday, December 2, 2013, if you choose to pay the application fee for a Civil Service exam with a credit/debit/gift card, you will be charged a fee of 2.49% of the payment amount. This fee is nonrefundable.

To apply for and take a walk-in exam held at the DCAS Computer-Based Testing and Applications Center (CTACs), you must go to one of the CTACs on the date and time that the exam is being held. The Monthly Examination Schedule will provide the dates and times for the walk-in exams held at the CTACs.

This website allows you to perform two types of actions:
  • You can apply and pay for an examination online
  • For certain examinations, you are able to take the entire examination online

We strongly recommend that you begin by first carefully reading this homepage and the FAQs, which can be accessed from the sidebar on the left side of this screen.

After you have read the homepage and FAQs, select List of Examinations and choose the exam for which you wish to apply and the Notice of Examination (NOE) for that exam will appear. The NOE is the legal document that informs applicants of all the relevant information about the examination. The NOE describes the Minimum Qualification Requirements which you must possess in order to be found Qualified in the examination. The NOE also contains other important information, so you should print a copy and save it for future reference.

Be sure to read the NOE carefully to determine that you meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements for the exam before you apply and pay the application fee. If you are found Not Qualified your application fee will not be refunded.

After you have carefully read the NOE and determined that you meet the minimum qualification requirements for the examination, scroll down to the bottom of the screen and select the checkbox “I acknowledge that I have read and understood the Notice of Examination” and then select Apply for Exam.

To be able to apply for and complete the examination you must first create an online account which consists of your name, address, social security number, e-mail address, userID, and password. You choose your own userID and password and you use them whenever you access the website. After you have created your online account and logged in, you must then fill out the application to take the examination and pay the filing fee by credit/debit card, mailing a money order to DCAS, or have the application fee waived by qualifying for a fee waiver.

To proceed, select here or select List of Examinations from the left side of the screen.

If you have any questions regarding this application process, you may contact DCAS at To learn more about DCAS, select here or select About DCAS from the left side of the screen.

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