The State Merit Exam

Saint Louis, MO

#1 Aug 15, 2008
Does any9one know where you can take the merit test to apply for State Jobs?
ex-state worker

Dexter, MO

#2 Aug 15, 2008
The State Merit Exam wrote:
Does any9one know where you can take the merit test to apply for State Jobs?
depends on what you are applying for. some are offered at 3 Rivers or SEMO's campus.
Start with this web site7584
http://oa.mo.gov/pers/applicants.htm
PBCC

Poplar Bluff, MO

#3 Aug 16, 2008
They are all given at TRCC on saturdays. You have to apply first, most normally online then they will notify you of a testing date. If you have any other questions you should go to the Mo Career Center in PB. They can help you too.
HELP

Kansas City, MO

#4 Nov 6, 2009
HAS ANYONE TAKEN THIS MERIT TEST, WHAT DOES IT CONSIST OF.I DO NOT WANT ANSWERS JUST HELP. THANKS
guest

United States

#5 Nov 6, 2009
HELP wrote:
HAS ANYONE TAKEN THIS MERIT TEST, WHAT DOES IT CONSIST OF.I DO NOT WANT ANSWERS JUST HELP. THANKS
I took it a few years ago. The test depends upon the field you are applying for. The test I took wasn't difficult, just long and boring. I scored high and still did not get a call to interview. I even have VA preference. It is difficult to get on with the State unless you know someone that can actually pull strings.
JoeSucksOffDoug

Saint Louis, MO

#6 Nov 6, 2009
guest wrote:
<quoted text>
I took it a few years ago. The test depends upon the field you are applying for. The test I took wasn't difficult, just long and boring. I scored high and still did not get a call to interview. I even have VA preference. It is difficult to get on with the State unless you know someone that can actually pull strings.
talk to chidoug, im sure he has pull even in missouri.
HELP

Kansas City, MO

#7 Nov 6, 2009
guest wrote:
<quoted text>
I took it a few years ago. The test depends upon the field you are applying for. The test I took wasn't difficult, just long and boring. I scored high and still did not get a call to interview. I even have VA preference. It is difficult to get on with the State unless you know someone that can actually pull strings.
I have applied for a youth specialist II position. Is it a lot of written questions and math?
guest

United States

#8 Nov 6, 2009
JoeSucksOffDoug wrote:
<quoted text>talk to chidoug, im sure he has pull even in missouri.
Funny! I'm sure he does!
youth specialist

Poplar Bluff, MO

#9 Nov 6, 2009
If I remember correctly most of the exams are all bubble test format, no written exam. Most include questions regarding your computer knowledge and some math. The youth specialist exam includes alot of child psychology and general psych questions as well. I took 3 different exams about 4 years ago. I scored very high on all of the exams and had about 10 interviews within two months before I finally got on. I made myself available for employment in a 70 mile radius.( I did not know anyone working for the state and had no special "strings" to pull) The interviews are more tedious than the actual exam and there are 3-5+ people interviewing you at a time. I believe they have to interview the top 10-15 people for each position open. At this time openings are few and far between as they are letting go more than they are hiring.(I got on just after a hiring freeze ended and there were alot of openings. Unfortunatly, right now is not a good time because most state positions are in a "hiring pause". Many positions are being eliminated and weeded out through those retiring/quiting who they have no plans to replace in the forseeable future.)
I hope some of this information helps you and Good Luck!
help

Shawnee, KS

#10 Nov 6, 2009
Thank you so much for you input, I was just wondering what to expect. You have been very helpfull. Thanks again.
youth specialist wrote:
If I remember correctly most of the exams are all bubble test format, no written exam. Most include questions regarding your computer knowledge and some math. The youth specialist exam includes alot of child psychology and general psych questions as well. I took 3 different exams about 4 years ago. I scored very high on all of the exams and had about 10 interviews within two months before I finally got on. I made myself available for employment in a 70 mile radius.( I did not know anyone working for the state and had no special "strings" to pull) The interviews are more tedious than the actual exam and there are 3-5+ people interviewing you at a time. I believe they have to interview the top 10-15 people for each position open. At this time openings are few and far between as they are letting go more than they are hiring.(I got on just after a hiring freeze ended and there were alot of openings. Unfortunatly, right now is not a good time because most state positions are in a "hiring pause". Many positions are being eliminated and weeded out through those retiring/quiting who they have no plans to replace in the forseeable future.)
I hope some of this information helps you and Good Luck!
cheryl

Pryor, OK

#11 Jul 3, 2013
I would like to know how often you can retake tests if you have failed one? I have heard 6 mos. up to a year so if anyone out there knows for sure please let me know. Thans

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