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    Bus Operator (TA) Exam 4600


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    #21 Manwell

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    Posted 19 July 2013 - 11:29 PM

    Thanks young will look into it Sent from my SGH-T889 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
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    #22 +Young+

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    Posted 20 July 2013 - 12:15 AM

    Thanks young will look into it Sent from my SGH-T889 using Tapatalk 4 Beta

     

    You're welcome.


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    #23 BreeddekalbL

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    Posted 20 July 2013 - 01:07 PM

    Yes I do.

     

    After looking at several books in the past, to prepare for exam 2613, which I took in January, I would suggest "Bus Operator Exam", produced by Learning Press, copyright 1997. The ISBN number is 9781576850466. What I personally did was I borrowed this book from Queens Library, made index cards with all of the questions and then I returned the book for the next available patron. From looking online, I know the book can be a little high as far as the price, however, in my opinion, it is definitely worth it!!

     

    what do you know about this book for those who have taken the B/O exam would you recommend it or do you frown upon it?

    http://www.amazon.co...ds=bus operator


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    #24 +Young+

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    Posted 20 July 2013 - 02:41 PM

    what do you know about this book for those who have taken the B/O exam would you recommend it or do you frown upon it?

    http://www.amazon.co...ds=bus operator

     

    Would highly NOT recommend it. The questions in that book are so old, they are nothing like the B/O exam I took this past January nor the BOSS exam I took in late June...

     

    In addition, keep in mind the phrase "What you pay for is what you get", right?


    Edited by YoungNYCSubwayFan, 20 July 2013 - 02:42 PM.

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    #25 BreeddekalbL

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    Posted 20 July 2013 - 02:59 PM

    Would highly NOT recommend it. The questions in that book are so old, they are nothing like the B/O exam I took this past January nor the BOSS exam I took in late June...

     

    In addition, keep in mind the phrase "What you pay for is what you get", right?

     

    and what do you say about calling the civil service bookstore with their books or this one?

     http://www.amazon.co...ds=bus operator


    Edited by BreeddekalbL, 20 July 2013 - 03:01 PM.

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    Posted 20 July 2013 - 03:12 PM

    and what do you say about calling the civil service bookstore with their books or this one?

     http://www.amazon.co...ds=bus operator

     

    I briefly looked into this one, and one of the things I did not like was that it was not 100% specific for Bus Operators since the fourth and fifth sample exams were for Bus Operator OR Conductor. From what I recall, the questions in the sample exams were nothing like exam # 2613 which was given back in January.


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    #27 BreeddekalbL

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    Posted 20 July 2013 - 03:46 PM

    I briefly looked into this one, and one of the things I did not like was that it was not 100% specific for Bus Operators since the fourth and fifth sample exams were for Bus Operator OR Conductor. From what I recall, the questions in the sample exams were nothing like exam # 2613 which was given back in January.

     

    ok and what do you have to say about buying from the civil service bookstore in manhattan?


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    #28 KingNas

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    Posted 20 July 2013 - 03:59 PM

    According to http://www.nyc.gov/h...service_1.shtml, a civil service exam is "is in place to help ensure that the hiring process is competitive and fair." (Refer to the site for more information, which is self-explanatory.) In other words, the civil service exam asks you questions about the job.[/size]
     
    A BOSS (also known as a Bus Operator Selection Survey) is a mini-psychological exam, which selects Bus Operators based on your answers. They will have several statements in which you agree, disagree, or just neutral.[/size]
     
    Below are some examples. The answers that the MTA are looking for, which will help you get hired, are in parenthesis. If you answer anything else, they may not look to hire you.[/size]
     
    1) How comfortable are you speaking one-on-one to a stranger? (Comfortable)[/size]
    2) Laws which prohibit radar detectors are unfair. (Disagree) [since you want to tell the MTA that you never speed][/size]
    3) In your opinion, how often is it acceptable to be a minute or two late for work? (Never)[/size]
    4) How would you rate your ability to get along with others? (Very high)[/size]
    5) I am often in a hurry. (Disagree) [keep in mind that the bus is on a timetable][/size]
    6) In the past year, how often have you been absent from work? (Less than 5 days) [Need to be reasonable][/size]
    7) How comfortable are you speaking one-on-one with your supervisor? (Comfortable) [since you do not make any mistakes][/size]
    8) The charge of a ticket is too high. (Disagree) [want to tell the MTA that you are a good driver & do NOT speed)[/size]
    9) I get upset when people do not turn on red when it is legal to do so. (Neutral) [Again, the bus has a timetable][/size]
    10) The kind of supervision I like best is: (Fairly close supervision) [Again, you do not make any mistakes][/size]
    11) In a one year period, how many absences from work would you consider acceptable? (Less than 5 days) [Repeat of #6][/size]
     
    Get it? Feel free to PM me if necessary...[/size]



    Thanks. Ive taken the BOSS before. And im working with MTA bus currently but desperately want to get over to TA

    Ill look into that book you suggested also. I would like to score as high as possible to be higher on the list.

    Id have to do probation again right ?
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    #29 +Young+

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    Posted 20 July 2013 - 04:05 PM

    @ Bree... - Since it is early, look around at the various prices. Like I said, I borrowed the book from Queens Library, used it and gave it back. Try to find the best price. Perhaps a used book will be a little cheaper.

     

    @KingNas - I am not 100% sure about probation. My educated guess is 'yes' since it is a different agency. Even if you have to do it - a year flies by fast.


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    #30 Olegkha

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    Posted 21 July 2013 - 08:48 PM

    Go get the book ( not conductor book ) and get CDL manual from DMV

    READ both and you are all set for the test !

     

    There is no book for BOSS. Boss should be answered how you think MTA wants you to answer it.


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