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Bus Operator (TA) Exam 4600

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Mta bus had a filing in September of 2011 TA had a filing in June of 2012 and OA hand a filing this past February so I find it strange there is another filing so soon

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will this one have a boss exam to it also?

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Hopefully its for NYCTA.

 

I am going to apply once the filing period opens, unless NJ Transit (Northern) starts hiring F/T. :)

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Hopefully its for NYCTA.

 

I am going to apply once the filing period opens, unless NJ Transit (Northern) starts hiring F/T. :)

 

me too im gonna apply also

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If 4600 is indeed for TA does anyone know if it requires a civil service test? Im new at this hope its not too silly of a question.

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I read in the past from other post that NYCTA usually hires faster than the other agency's can anyone say that is true

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Exam 4600 will be TA. So there will be 2 TA exams and 2 OA exams

Ok so that means that applicants are required to take OA exam even though its posted for TA. Also RTS do you know if those 2TA exams consist of a civil service exam reason i ask is to prepare.

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If 4600 is indeed for TA does anyone know if it requires a civil service test? Im new at this hope its not too silly of a question.

it is  it also lists the agency now when applying for the exams

 

Ok so that means that applicants are required to take OA exam even though its posted for TA. Also RTS do you know if those 2TA exams consist of a civil service exam reason i ask is to prepare.

 

yes they doo... 

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it is  it also lists the agency now when applying for the exams

 

 

yes they doo... 

Thank you RTS

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it is  it also lists the agency now when applying for the exams

 

 

yes they doo... 

my bad wrong name thank you Breed appreciate it.

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I want to take this.

What does it mean when you guys say a civil service exam? Is it any different from the BOSS ?

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I want to take this.

What does it mean when you guys say a civil service exam? Is it any different from the BOSS ?

 

According to http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcas/html/work/civilservice_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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

1) How comfortable are you speaking one-on-one to a stranger? (Comfortable)

2) Laws which prohibit radar detectors are unfair. (Disagree) [since you want to tell the MTA that you never speed]

3) In your opinion, how often is it acceptable to be a minute or two late for work? (Never)

4) How would you rate your ability to get along with others? (Very high)

5) I am often in a hurry. (Disagree) [keep in mind that the bus is on a timetable]

6) In the past year, how often have you been absent from work? (Less than 5 days) [Need to be reasonable]

7) How comfortable are you speaking one-on-one with your supervisor? (Comfortable) [since you do not make any mistakes]

8) The charge of a ticket is too high. (Disagree) [want to tell the MTA that you are a good driver & do NOT speed)

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]

10) The kind of supervision I like best is: (Fairly close supervision) [Again, you do not make any mistakes]

11) In a one year period, how many absences from work would you consider acceptable? (Less than 5 days) [Repeat of #6]

 

Get it? Feel free to PM me if necessary...

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According to http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcas/html/work/civilservice_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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

1) How comfortable are you speaking one-on-one to a stranger? (Comfortable)

2) Laws which prohibit radar detectors are unfair. (Disagree) [since you want to tell the MTA that you never speed]

3) In your opinion, how often is it acceptable to be a minute or two late for work? (Never)

4) How would you rate your ability to get along with others? (Very high)

5) I am often in a hurry. (Disagree) [keep in mind that the bus is on a timetable]

6) In the past year, how often have you been absent from work? (Less than 5 days) [Need to be reasonable]

7) How comfortable are you speaking one-on-one with your supervisor? (Comfortable) [since you do not make any mistakes]

8) The charge of a ticket is too high. (Disagree) [want to tell the MTA that you are a good driver & do NOT speed)

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]

10) The kind of supervision I like best is: (Fairly close supervision) [Again, you do not make any mistakes]

11) In a one year period, how many absences from work would you consider acceptable? (Less than 5 days) [Repeat of #6]

 

Get it? Feel free to PM me if necessary...

young do you have any suggestion on where to obtain study material to prepare for the civil service exam?

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young do you have any suggestion on where to obtain study material to prepare for the civil service exam?

 

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!!

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

 

You're welcome.

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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.com/Operator-Passbooks-Career-Examination-Series/dp/0837301025/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1374343543&sr=8-1&keywords=bus+operator

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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.com/Operator-Passbooks-Career-Examination-Series/dp/0837301025/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1374343543&sr=8-1&keywords=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?

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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.com/Bus-Operator-Arco-Master-Conductor/dp/B0091XBAJ2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1374350393&sr=8-2&keywords=bus+operator

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