What is an “eligible list?”

Every candidate who passes a Civil Service exam is placed on a list of people eligible to be hired for positions in that job category. It is called a "list of eligibles," or "eligible list." Candidates are listed in the order of their rank on the list, which is determined by their "final score." Final scores reflect scores on the exam, plus any points added for veteran’s credits (or for "seniority points" on promotional exams).

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1. What is the usual amount of time to get exam results back?
2. Do I get extra points on an exam if I am a veteran?
3. Can I review my exam results?
4. What is an “eligible list?”
5. How long is an eligible list used for hiring?
6. Can the public see eligible lists?
7. Must I take a test again when the list expires?