# New York State Department of Civil Service

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A Guide to the Written Test
for the

Entry-Level Account / Audit Clerical Series

Andrew M. Cuomo Governor

The operations may involve alphabetizing. The sample question is similar to the type of questions that will be presented on the actual test. Note: You will not be allowed to use a calculator. and division is necessary. This test guide provides the SOLUTION and correct answer to each sample question. and fractions.INTRODUCTION The New York State Department of Civil Service has developed this test guide to familiarize you with the written test for the Entry-Level Account / Audit Clerical Series. to answer these questions or any other questions on this written test. and/or counting given groups of letters and/or numbers 2. 3. Questions may also involve the use of percents. You should study each sample question and solution in order to understand how the correct answer was determined. This test guide provides a general description of the subject areas which will be tested and the different types of questions you may see on the test. A TEST TASK is provided for each subject area. Knowledge of addition. decimals. decimals. subtraction. subtraction. checking. The written test for the Entry-Level Account / Audit Clerical Series has an overall time allowance of 3 hours. comparing. or any other type of calculating device. ARITHMETIC REASONING: These questions test for the ability to solve arithmetic problems which are presented in sentence or short paragraph form. Questions may also involve fractions. The remainder of this test guide explains how you will be tested in each of the subject areas listed above. This test guide also provides at least one SAMPLE QUESTION for each subject area. multiplication. Read each explanation carefully. averages. CLERICAL OPERATIONS WITH LETTERS AND NUMBERS: These questions test for skills and abilities in clerical operations with letters and numbers. multiplication. The Examination Announcement will specify the exact subject areas to be included on the particular examination you will be taking. and percents. The test questions will cover the following three subject areas: 1. and division. This is an explanation of how a question will be presented and how to correctly answer it. ARITHMETIC COMPUTATION WITHOUT CALCULATORS: These questions test for the ability to do addition. .