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Think it went well, I don't want to get too deep into the questions since you agree not to discuss what questions were on the test by signature. Anyone know when the scores are released? Also with a passing grade does veterans preference add 2 points to your final score?

Lastly, can someone please tell me what constitutes as "disabled veterans preference"? I know I don't qualify because I sustained no injury while serving but someone whos "disabled" how would they preform on the job as a police officer or MSP? It just sounds odd to me.

thanks for any answers,
Yeah, definitely don't go into detail about the questions- civil service have hired agents to track down people who talk/post about it. That's why they made a big deal out of it this year.

As for the scores, I got mine emailed around 8pm so check your inbox.

'Disabled' vets is a thing the state introduced as a feel good for people, rest assured they all get bounced at the medical.
 

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Hi, I'm a new poster here but I recently took the civil service exam today. I felt pretty good overall about how I did, but my question was more of a what if?
I'd be surprised if I got 3 wrong on the exam, but for the sake of argument let's say I did. I'm just curious what that would leave my score at exactly? I know it's a 100 point scale with the 2 bonus points for vets (which I am not). And I'm only talking about the written/scenario question aspect of the LEAB test. So ultimately I'm just asking if I got 3 questions wrong am I screwed? Basically just asking how many wrong answers is too many? I have a family member in the Staties who said he got a 97 back in like 02 maybe. This guy is thick as shit too so I'm having a hard time figuring how the scoring system works. I mean 48 questions you'd think each would be worth 2 points roughly, meaning 2 wrong puts you at 96?

I've heard guys saying before anything below a 96 and you should just forget about it so..

Thanks in advance for the responses
I believe the other 2 sections of the exam gets weighted out to your overall score as well but now sure how they place a numerical value to opinionated questions. It says if you score lower than 70% on the Ability test, you fail the exam.

as for the 96, it all depends on your residency and the municipality. I know a few people who got hired who were in the upper 80's because there weren't a lot of candidates to being with.
 
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Yeah, definitely don't go into detail about the questions- civil service have hired agents to track down people who talk/post about it. That's why they made a big deal out of it this year.

As for the scores, I got mine emailed around 8pm so check your inbox.

'Disabled' vets is a thing the state introduced as a feel good for people, rest assured they all get bounced at the medical.
Wait, you took the test today and got the scores by 8pm? I'm sorry if I'm missing something that just seems insanely fast
 

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Veterans preference is 2 points for MSP, absolute preference for municipal and Transit.
Disabled Veteran is a different preference, ranked higher than Veteran. You qualify if you have a percentage disability rating from the VA. The VA and HRD apparently have different standards, thus it is possible for the VA to consider you disabled and HRD to consider you medically qualified.
So no extra 2 points for municipal or transit? Also I understand how you are given disabled Veterans prefers since I read just about every page on mass.gov. My question is if you're disabled more then 10% then how can you be "street ready". As someone said earlier they all get weeded out at the medical exam. Wonder if that's true.

Kinda ticked off if the 2 points don't go towards municipal or transit since I have no desire for the highway... I just don't think I would cut it.
 

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Yessir. Special assignment OT- basically we hire 1-2 extra bodies on weekend nights from 11-4 to cover the increased call volume and nightclub let out. Normally it's easy $ and I take it whenever I can, last night I obviously shouldn't have.
But we had a lot of holes due to the CS test today, the Chief is really good about making sure that anyone taking the test gets the shift off, and one of the first half bosses took one for the team and stayed till 0700, so I figured I'd at least help out until 4.
That's a tough hit :( when I was young and dumb asked the 11 to 7 shift Commander for some time off - negative !
Rolled into the statie test, no sleep, five coffees and scored a 96 :(
 

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Jrod, Just because you have a disability rating through the va doesn't mean your actually disabled with a physical limitation. If you get any disability through the VA, 10% or over, you just send the paperwork to cs when your discharged. 10% gives you disabled vet preference through the cs. I'm considered a "disabled vet", but I assure you I perform the job just fine. If you get 30% through the military you are considered disabled and get health care for life through the va, for cs it's only 10.
 

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Jrod, Just because you have a disability rating through the va doesn't mean your actually disabled with a physical limitation. If you get any disability through the VA, 10% or over, you just send the paperwork to cs when your discharged. 10% gives you disabled vet preference through the cs. I'm considered a "disabled vet", but I assure you I perform the job just fine. If you get 30% through the military you are considered disabled and get health care for life through the va, for cs it's only 10.
That's what I'm trying to understand. No doubt in my mind that you can preform the job 100%. I guesss I screwed myself when I ETS'D. What did you claim for your disability?
 

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Yeah, definitely don't go into detail about the questions- civil service have hired agents to track down people who talk/post about it. That's why they made a big deal out of it this year.

As for the scores, I got mine emailed around 8pm so check your inbox.

'Disabled' vets is a thing the state introduced as a feel good for people, rest assured they all get bounced at the medical.
Your a bad person
 

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The preference for municipal and Transit is far more generous than two points- a Veteran with a 70 is just above a non-Veteran with 100. This has been discussed numerous times on MassCops, use the search feature. And no, there are disabled Veterans who pass the medical and get hired. Two different sets of standards used by the VA and HRD to determine VA disability and HRD medical clearance.
Well sounds good, glad I have the vets preference then. Guess we play the waiting game until then. Gl to everyone who took the exam. Seems like everyone I spoke too seems overly confident about their score, let's see if reality take them back to earth when the scores come back.
 

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The fact that a 96 is a no go shows how screwed up the system really is. Anyplace else, 96 would be a great score. They should get rid of the bullshit personality questions and add reading and math questions at a higher than eighth grade level.
Got two of those dreaded 96's.

It gives you a staggering false sense of hope only to be crushed to smithereens. ;)

It was definitely the personality portion that toasted me. I'm certain I picked "strong" as opposed to "very strong" a few too many times.
 

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Hi, I'm a new poster here but I recently took the civil service exam today. I felt pretty good overall about how I did, but my question was more of a what if?
I'd be surprised if I got 3 wrong on the exam, but for the sake of argument let's say I did. I'm just curious what that would leave my score at exactly? I know it's a 100 point scale with the 2 bonus points for vets (which I am not). And I'm only talking about the written/scenario question aspect of the LEAB test. So ultimately I'm just asking if I got 3 questions wrong am I screwed? Basically just asking how many wrong answers is too many? I have a family member in the Staties who said he got a 97 back in like 02 maybe. This guy is thick as shit too so I'm having a hard time figuring how the scoring system works. I mean 48 questions you'd think each would be worth 2 points roughly, meaning 2 wrong puts you at 96?

I've heard guys saying before anything below a 96 and you should just forget about it so..

Thanks in advance for the responses
You can come out of that test feeling like a million bucks and still score low in CS case a 94 and below. No one knows how the test is scored, its one big mystery, my advice would be not to wait around for the CS and try non civil towns as well as reserve academies and college departments.
 

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Got two of those dreaded 96's.

It gives you a staggering false sense of hope only to be crushed to smithereens. ;)

It was definitely the personality portion that toasted me. I'm certain I picked "strong" as opposed to "very strong" a few too many times.
 

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( might have told this story before so forgive me if I'm repeating myself )
Took the "old test" back in the early nineties. It was held at the old Boston Latin just outside of Chinatown.
The troopers were already yelling at us that morning just to give you a taste of what was to come if you're lucky enough to get picked.
Apparently they ran everybody's name that applied for the test and actually arrested about 10 kids pulling them right out of the line for outstanding warrants.
It was "interesting" :cool:
 

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( might have told this story before so forgive me if I'm repeating myself )
Took the "old test" back in the early nineties. It was held at the old Boston Latin just outside of Chinatown.
The troopers were already yelling at us that morning just to give you a taste of what was to come if you're lucky enough to get picked.
Apparently they ran everybody's name that applied for the test and actually arrested about 10 kids pulling them right out of the line for outstanding warrants.
It was "interesting" :cool:
Haha, that's awesome. About the only entertainment I saw at the Worcester test site this year was some dumbass who jumped out of line, talking to himself, with a stupid grin on his face walking back towards his car. We all asked him what happened and he said "I forgot a pencil". Pretty pathetic, but somewhat entertaining.
 

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Haha, that's awesome. About the only entertainment I saw at the Worcester test site this year was some dumbass who jumped out of line, talking to himself, with a stupid grin on his face walking back towards his car. We all asked him what happened and he said "I forgot a pencil". Pretty pathetic, but somewhat entertaining.
How long was the line at the Worcester location? I was at the Lynn site and Jesus Christ the line circled the entire building (Lynn English high school). Which is twice the length of Boston city hall. I'm curious if the outpour was for the MSP exam since there hasn't been one in years.
 

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How long was the line at the Worcester location? I was at the Lynn site and Jesus Christ the line circled the entire building (Lynn English high school). Which is twice the length of Boston city hall. I'm curious if the outpour was for the MSP exam since there hasn't been one in years.
Crazy long.... I was there a half hour early and we didn't get in the building to a room until 9:30 (test was supposed to start at 9). Just guessing, but I would say there were 600-700 people there.
 

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Crazy long.... I was there a half hour early and we didn't get in the building to a room until 9:30 (test was supposed to start at 9). Just guessing, but I would say there were 600-700 people there.
I heard through the grapevine that this year, the total number of people taking the exam was actually a lower turnout than previous tests. But, that was just what someone said in line at the CS exam.
 
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