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  1. On 3/23/2020 at 11:23 PM, raihan raza said:

    hi guys. I have one question that my list number is 32000 and my scored is71.25.  So anybody tell me that I have any chance to get a call or not. thanks

    This is exactly the kind of post that should be in this thread, not like some of the previous posts where the posters were already hired and discussing their RDOs and how they're all about money and cleaning up on OT or "scrapping the wall"(sic), whatever that means. Not helpful for the rest of us who need to know IF we're going to get any notice at all, not to mention hired.

    To answer your question, it all depends on whether the list gets extended. This list is supposed to expire soon. However, applicants from the 8094 exam were called up from a range similar to yours based on what some other conductors told me. If they extended 6601 for the same amount of time, it could happen. But you might have to wait ten years. 

    To me, this is a topic that has been vastly under-discussed in this thread: how long you can expect to wait and your likelihood of getting hired based on your list number. We'll worry about overtime and vaction days and schoolcar in another thread. I for one would like to hear from current or retired conductors how low the MTA went down on the list in past exams.

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  2. On 8/30/2019 at 10:54 PM, +Young+ said:

    I'm in the 4900s, and if I to take an educated guess, I personally don't think I'm going to get called from this particular list, unless they extend the list to 2024. Even then, I don't know what the chances are of getting called.

    Based on the rate they've moved through the list, the MTA apparently calls in about 100 people a month. So for people further down the list, such as yourself and me (I'm in the 9500 range), the list would have to be extended four years past when it's scheduled to expire, just like the previous list was. I spoke to some conductors and train operators and they told me that they knew of people (or themselves) who were way down in the 8,000 and even 12,000 range that got called up after 8094 was extended. Not sure what will happen this time around. Extending the list another four years saves the MTA the trouble of scheduling tests, grading, etc. I hope they extend it, but I don't know if they're extending lists for other open positions. 

  3. On 3/18/2019 at 7:09 PM, Riku said:

    HighlyDoubtful, but you never know. They are moving quick tho, too many factors to take into consideration. I wouldn’t bank on this job with that list number. List expires February 2022 

    I've spoken to other conductors and some told me people got hired as low as 8xxx and even 12xxx. Of course, that was when the list was extended. Is it a certainty that this list expires February 2022? If so, how far down the list could they be realistically expected to get by that time?

  4. On 12/7/2018 at 11:51 AM, Bmpo7 said:

    Be patient you guys. All of you will get hired. Just a matter of time. Stay busy and enjoy the holidays with your family. 

    All of us? Including someone with a list number of 95XX ? Will they go through the list fast enough to reach that far down before it expires?

  5. 4 hours ago, adorkasherri said:

    Don't know. Probably the entire life of the exam. How long is it good for? 4 years?

    That's the thing, the previous exam 8094 was extended for 8 years over the usual 4. I'm just concerned if they could get around to reaching that far down the list in 4 years. 

  6. On 5/31/2018 at 12:36 PM, Future ENY OP said:

    I may need to start checking my mail if this is the case. I’m list # 99xx and hopefully I don’t have to come in this weekend. Hopefully, before years end I get in and take OPA test. 

    Now let me get this straight - am I to understand that they will get deep into the 9000's calling people from the list this soon? Or is this a question of list numbers being randomly selected by the MTA out of order? 

  7. On 2/20/2018 at 10:17 AM, Moody said:

    So if your number is 10,000  I would consider it like 6,500. Even if you are number 900, consider it 500.  This is just a number.

    So a score like 95xx would be the equivalent of what? And how long could someone expect to wait if they're in that range?

  8. On 10/19/2017 at 12:25 PM, nickynick86 said:

    Took my OPA yesterday 10/17 and I was told by one of the supervisors that only the top 2,250 people from the exam received OPA letters with more batches to be going out soon.

    So 2,250 OPA letters were sent out so far? How many more do they plan to send out before they fill their quota?

  9. Thanks for letting me know. Good luck to all. Mta alway hiring process is like traffic.

    Most likely all of you who score over 95 will be hired in late 2018 and early 2019,

    Good luck to all.


    Take other exam to have a few back up plans.

    Why the conductor point at something st every station.?

    If you got a 92.5, when can you expect to be called up (if at all)?

  10. No it won't. Like Seven said, they do, and will, check up on this stuff...

    Is there a procedure whereby the qualifications can be set to extend past the filing date upon an applicant's request? Meaning, you had your qualification requirements satisfied after the filing period expired but they give you an application to ask for waiving the deadline until the date you actually are called in? If there is such a mechanism, I wanna know about it...

  11. Well the most important thing as far as I am concerned is how the protest sessions will impact the compilation of the final list. Hopefully they'll throw several questions out. I was told not long ago by a lady train operator that the MTA has a "severe need" for conductors. Maybe they'll run really deep into this new list, 6601.

  12. ren i would like to tell you this bro don't become another lisa cause you will get banned you just took the test so relax i took my exam in almost 8 years ago and just now started my process final medical is tomorrow and second don't ever just call somebody first without asking bro not a good look at all.

    Ok, I pm'd you, sorry about that thing.

  13. I'm wondering what position I'm in with 4 wrong.I'm not obsessed with the exam at all.I am curious though.

    The answer to that question depends on how many questions which were protested are tossed out. I am still wondering how that works. What happened in 8094? Can anyone explain how the protest session works? What determines a revision of the questions and answers? There were 80 questions in 6601. So for example, in my case, I got




    If I protest three wrong answers, and they are tossed, does it become 74/77 or 77/80? (In the first scenario, I get 96.1039, in the second 96.25. That is a BIG difference).


    Also, is there individual discretion involved in this? Meaning, if one applicant protests and his answer is granted or the question is struck, is that extended to all test takers or just that protestor? I would like to know how these protests are evaluated.

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