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Testing Process

The examination process may include one or more of the following types of examination:

  • Written

    • Typically multiple choice or true/false questions

  •  Oral Examination

    • Interview with a panel of 2-3 individuals knowledgeable about the job being filled

  • Performance Examination

    • Hands-on demonstration of a candidate's ability to perform certain task, such as typing, driving a vehicle, welding, etc.

  • Assessment Center

    • A series of different tests designed to determine the candidate's ability to perform certain duties.  These are typically used for management level positions.

  • Unassembled Examination

    • A test consisting of an appraisal of training, education, experience, or work history, of an applicant without needing their personal appearance at a specified place.



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This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 7/24/2014