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Court Clerk and Senior Court Clerk promotional examinations will be administered statewide on Saturday, August 13, 2022. The filing period begins June 1, 2022 and ends June 30, 2022. 

EXAM & FILING INFORMATION 

Per Diem Court Interpreter Written Exams: Applicants who submitted applications on or before June 1, 2022 will be tested June 19 through July 3, 2022. Applicants who could not attend the test for any reason should file a new application. All test-related inquiries should be e-mailed to PerDiemExams@nycourts.gov. Future written exam dates have not been determined.

Per Diem Court Interpreter Oral Exams: Applicants who pass the written per diem exam should email by July 15, 2022: PerDiemExams@nycourts.gov. 

Provisional Court Reporter positions available!
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Exams Currently in Progress

NYS COURT EMPLOYEES ONLY

PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATION

Court Clerk / Senior Court Clerk Exam Information

Exam Date

 

The examinations will be administered statewide on Saturday, August 13, 2022.

Filing Period

The filing period begins June 1, 2022 and ends June 30, 2022

Promotional

 

Qualified NYS Court Employees Only

Examination applications for Court Clerk 55-816 (Positions located in Judicial Districts 3 through 8) and Senior Court Clerk 55-817 (Positions located in Judicial Districts 9, NYC, Nassau & Suffolk Counties) will be accepted only from qualified employees of the New York State Unified Court System.

Employees should read the examination announcement carefully, including the minimum qualifications to compete, before applying.

Applying to Take Both Exams

 

Employees wishing to compete in both examinations MUST submit a separate application for each examination; however, employees will take both examinations together during a single test session.    

Exams Announcements

 

Court Clerk 55-816 Examination Announcement (Employees should apply for this examination if interested in positions located in Judicial Districts 3 through 8)

Senior Court Clerk 55-817 Examination Announcement (Employees should apply for this examination if interested in positions located in Judicial Districts 9, NYC, Nassau & Suffolk Counties)

Filing to Take the Exam

 

Court Clerk Examination Application  ("Upstate" positions located in JDs 3 through 8)

Senior Court Clerk Examination Application ("Downstate" positions located in NYC, Nassau & Suffolk Counties & JD 9)

IMPORTANT: Employees wishing to compete in both examinations must submit a separate application for each examination. 

An application is considered filed only upon receipt of an Application ID Number received immediately after clicking "Submit" at the end of the on-line application. If an Application ID Number (confirmation) has not been received, the application was not filed.

Self-scheduling links will be e-mailed to applicants on or about August 2, 2022. It is the applicant's responsibility to check for e-mailed filing confirmation(s), self-scheduling link, related correspondence, and to provide timely notice of any change of e-mail information.

Examination Subject Matter & Sample Questions

Court Clerk Exam Scope and Sample Questions  

Senior Court Clerk Exam Scope and Sample Questions

Veteran Credits

 

Veteran Credits Form

Veteran Credits Eligibility Summary

 

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Upcoming Exam Schedule

2022 Exam Schedule
Exam Dates Title & Salary Grade Type of Exam Filing Period

August 13, 2022

 

Court Clerk (JG-18)/ Senior Court Clerk (JG-21)

Promotional

June 1, 2022
to
June 30, 2022

September 9 - 10, 2022

Court Interpreter (Spanish) (JG-18)

Open to Public

TBA

 

June 19, 2022 

to

July 3, 2022

 

Per Diem Court Interpreter Exam

2022 Per Diem Court Interpreter daily rates:
$170 half day (up to 4 hours) $300 full day

Open to Public

Ongoing

Applicants who submitted applications on or before June 1, 2022 will be tested June 19 through July 3, 2022. Future test dates to be determined.

  • Disqualifications and Restrictions: New York State Unified Court System employees may be disqualified to take examinations or restricted or removed from eligible lists for reasons outlined under Section 25.13(d) of the Rules of the Chief Judge. Reasons include, but are not limited to, criminal charges or convictions, pending disciplinary charges or actions, stipulations, and internal investigations.

 

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FAQs & General Exam Information

FAQs & General Exam Information Guide

 

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Exam Study Guides & Sample Exams

Exam Study Guides & Sample Exams

 

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Results Notices

Applicants are emailed Results Notices generally seven to nine months after the exam date.

Please add UnifiedCourtSystemExam@nycourts.gov to your address book to ensure receipt of all email correspondence regarding exams and results.

Once the list is established and initial results are emailed, Appointments and Systems Management is responsible for the list. Candidates may direct inquiries regarding rank number, score, or add or change their location preferences or provide an updated email address, phone number or other contact information to asm@nycourts.gov

NYS COURT OFFICER TRAINEE EXAM # 45-815 ONLY

Results: NYS Court Officer-Trainee 45-815 Exam - Passers

To update your contact information or location preference: Change Contact and/or Work Location Preference  Only for passing candidates on eligible list NYS Court Officer - Trainee Exam #45-815.

Visit FAQs & Post-Exam Info for more information. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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