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Q: What is on Part 2 (data entry) of civil service library clerk test? ( No Answer,   0 Comments )
Subject: What is on Part 2 (data entry) of civil service library clerk test?
Category: Reference, Education and News > Education
Asked by: virginia242-ga
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Posted: 20 Jul 2006 17:52 PDT
Expires: 19 Aug 2006 17:52 PDT
Question ID: 748159
Topic: There are 2 parts of (NY)civil service Library Clerk test. Book
available to prepare for test gives only sample tests for the FIRST
part of the
test. The second test has something to do with data entry. I am
seeking info on what is on second part and how to study for it. only
know that it is something about data entry.

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 20 Jul 2006 18:53 PDT
There are numerous tests that can accompany the written test for a
clerical position IF THE JOB REQUIRES IT.  The test may be for
proficiency in data entry/database use, stenography, or Spanish

Do you have a job announcement that specifies data entry as a
requirement?  If so, a general description of the test is:

the written portion of the examination and select database
manipulation on the Performance Interest Survey Form on the date of
the examination will be required to pass a database manipulation
performance exam.

Candidates must pass both the written test and database manipulation
(DB Clerk) performance test to be considered for appointment for
titles requiring database manipulation. Since the performance test is
qualifying (pass/fail), if you pass the performance test, your final
score for the examination will be the score that you achieve on the
written test.

The data base manipulation test will be a performance test that will
require you to use a conventional personal computer (PC), with a
standard keyboard to perform various clerical tasks using
pre-established databases. The databases will be of a generic variety;
you do not need any present knowledge of these databases in order to
do well on the test. When you begin the testing program you will
receive graphic on-screen instructions that tell you how to use the
databases and how to take the test.

The test will consist of three parts. In Part One, you will be
required to add, delete and update various records in a database. In
Part Two, you will be required to look up records in a database and
write down selected information from the records onto printed forms.
In Part Three, the computer will present questions about the
information that you wrote down in Part Two. You will enter your
answers directly into the PC. Your rating (pass/fail) on this test
will be based on the amount of material you complete and on the
accuracy of your work.

Beyond that, though, I am not aware of any specific study guides for
this portion of the civil service library clerk exam.

Is that the sort of information you were seeking?


Clarification of Question by virginia242-ga on 21 Jul 2006 16:39 PDT
Not detailed enough answer. People who have taken test state that it
has absolutely nothing to do with tasks performed by a library clerk
in Westchester county, NY. (they are currently working as library
clerks but without civil service status/benefits) This test has been
added fairly recently (last 1-2 years) as required for someone
applying for a library clerk position.Part of the test is a typing
test, and another part has been vaguely described as data entry. Many
people fail, and no one I spoke with knows how to prepare for it. The
written test takes 4 hours but I don't know how long this test
takes.There must be a name for this, second test, but don't know name,
duration, or exact topic.
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