What is provisional appointment?

A "provisional" appointment is made when there is no eligible list for a job category and a department wishes to make an appointment immediately. In this case the department may choose anyone who meets the minimum requirements for the job. However, a test will be given eventually for that job category. If you are appointed "provisionally", you must not only pass the exam when it is given, but you must be reachable for appointment by placing among the top three candidates on the list.

Show All Answers

1. How do I prepare for the exam? What do I study?
2. Do you have a policy for alternate examination dates?
3. What is provisional appointment?
4. What are “Promotional” and “Open-Competitive” exams?
5. What kinds of exams are there?