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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 01/25/2019 07:00:00 AM to 10:00:00 AM. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Before You Begin:
  • This site is best viewed with a resolution of 800x600 (or higher) and browsers Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10 or Firefox 17, 18, and 19.
  • OASys does not support the use of multiple tabs within the browser to complete your application and/or exam. Click here for more information.
  • This website uses pop-up windows to display key information. Please make sure that you have not disabled popup windows on your browser. For more information, please refer to your browser’s settings.
  • If you choose to pay the application fee for a civil service exam with a credit/debit/gift or bank card, you will be charged a nonrefundable fee of 2.000% of the payment amount at the time of processing.
We strongly recommend that you begin by first carefully reading this homepage and the related FAQs, which can be accessed from the sidebar on the left side of the screen.
Exams at the Computer-based Testing and Applications Centers
To apply for and take a self-scheduled exam at the DCAS Computer-based Testing and Applications Centers (CTACs), you must log into OASys to complete an application and make a reservation to take the exam at the location and time that are most convenient to you. The Monthly Examination Schedule will provide the dates and times for self-scheduled exams held at the CTACs as well as the filing and testing dates for each exam.
What can I do on OASys?
This website allows you to perform several actions:
  • You can apply and pay for an exam online
  • For certain exams:
    • You are able to take the entire exam online;
    • You may reschedule your assigned test session; or
    • You may reserve at seat to take an exam at one of our CTACs.
For MOST exams, MOST candidates paying by money order or requesting a waiver of the application fee may now complete their applications online. Please note that if you complete an application online, you must submit your money order or fee waiver documentation in person or by mail, as directed during the application process for your exam. These applications will not be processed until the money order or required documentation are received and approved by the DCAS Application Unit.
Exams Open for Filing
Click the 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 exam;
  • describes the Minimum Qualification Requirements or Eligibility Requirements which you must possess in order to be found qualified or eligible in the exam; and
  • 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 qualifications or eligibility requirements for the exam before you apply and pay the application fee. If you are found Not Qualified or Not Eligible, your application fee will not be refunded.
Applying Online for an Exam
Once you have read the NOE and determined that you meet the minimum qualification or eligibility requirements for the exam, you may begin the application process by scrolling down to the bottom of the screen and marking the checkbox “I acknowledge that I have read and understood the Notice of Examination.” To continue, click Apply for Exam.

To complete an application for an exam, log into your OASys account, click on the exam title from the List of Examinations, select a payment method and fill out the application information (note that some of the fields will be prepopulated with your account information). Your application is not complete until you pay the application fee or acknowledge that you will submit a money order or appropriate fee waiver documentation to DCAS.
  • If you already have an account, you may simply log in here using your user ID and password.
  • Don’t have an account yet? Click here to create one or see below for more information.
Creating an Account
You must create an online account to complete an application, create a reservation and/or take an exam. To create your OASys account, you will need to provide your name, address, social security number, email address and choose a user ID and password.

To create a new account or to log into your account, click here. To view the exams currently open for filing, click the List of Examinations button on the left side of this page.
Additional Assistance/More Information
If you have any questions regarding the application process, you may contact DCAS at To learn more about DCAS, click here or click the About DCAS button on the left side of the screen.
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