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Old 07-27-2017, 07:29 AM
 
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I just checked the proposed answer key for mta train operator exam 7604 and out of the 60 questions, i got 7 wrong. I know for many other exams that is a good score but I know how competitive this exam is so im asking is that still a good score, do I have a chance? Others please feel free to share your scores, thank you.
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Old 07-27-2017, 07:40 AM
 
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Here is the link for the MTA proposed answer key

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Old 07-27-2017, 07:44 AM
 
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Is amazing how they giving out 14 session of exam just for open competitive between 5/13/2017 - 6/25/2017, and chance of people getting call off the list is like impossible, unless your score is 100%.

Good luck everyone.

On top of that, with the train delay, I would hate to see any of you getting some nasty riders giving you attitude and people holding the door. In addition, with the pilot program of no chair and only standing room, oh boy....I don't know what that would be like as a challenge for those of you who is going to become a train operator.
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Old 07-27-2017, 07:52 AM
 
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I just checked the proposed answer key for mta train operator exam 7604 and out of the 60 questions, i got 7 wrong. I know for many other exams that is a good score but I know how competitive this exam is so im asking is that still a good score, do I have a chance? Others please feel free to share your scores, thank you.
Going to be honest with you, if you were to be called it would be towards the end of the list assuming they extended it. You shouldn't count on being called, but it is definitely a possibility it's just going to take a long time assuming they extend the exam.

Did you take other exams to get into transit? I suggest you do so.
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Old 07-27-2017, 08:15 AM
 
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Going to be honest with you, if you were to be called it would be towards the end of the list assuming they extended it. You shouldn't count on being called, but it is definitely a possibility it's just going to take a long time assuming they extend the exam.

Did you take other exams to get into transit? I suggest you do so.
I appreciate the honest answer, I also felt the same way that I might be walking the borderline on that one. I did not sign up for any other exams because of qualifications for certain ones but I check the website on a weekly basis for updates on new exams.
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Old 07-27-2017, 08:21 AM
 
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I just checked the proposed answer key for mta train operator exam 7604 and out of the 60 questions, i got 7 wrong. I know for many other exams that is a good score but I know how competitive this exam is so im asking is that still a good score, do I have a chance? Others please feel free to share your scores, thank you.
The exam was easy. I got 12 wrong. Not bad. I just have to keep my fingers crossed for the moment. I have known friends who left decent jobs to work for the MTA. Its a long wait for them to call people. I want to wish everyone goodluck.
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Old 07-27-2017, 09:09 AM
 
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Hi folks! I'm NEW to this forum and like others, just checked the "proposed" MTA answer key for exam 7604 against my handwritten answer sheet from test day (6/11 - AM Session). Well, I've got NINE (9) wrong and truthfully, I am shocked, as I felt the exam overall (except for the 'track' part at the beginning of the exam) was forthright and fairly easy. Sooooo, either there are going to be some double, triple or quadruple answers to some of the questions or, if the answer key stands as is, then I resign myself to having lost my mind as I have NEVER done so bad on ANY civil service exam I've ever taken. Nine wrong equates to a score of 85% which NORMALLY is a 'good' score on an exam, EXCEPT in the case of the over-popular Train Operator position. If you look, this exam was administered FOURTEEN (14) times over a course of many days, with thousands showing up at each exam date (AM & PM sessions). With that in mind, even if you scored 100% (and if you did, my hat is OFF to you), you can expect a SIGNIFICANT wait to be called and then at that time, face a stringent medical, physical, background check etc etc. So, the road to "Train Operator" is a long and winding one (pun intended) as lots of people want to drive a train and receive the benefits (including a very good paycheck). As for me, at this point, even if some or all of the answers are changed in my favor, given the sheer NUMBER of people who took this exam and the very limited number of Train Operator positions expected to be available in the foreseeable future, I have NO expectations of ever getting called for this job. I would suggest to others to broaden your horizons and take as many civil service exams as you can, that you are eligible for, especially those that have a high hiring rate i.e. FDNY, NYPD, etc. Good luck to those of you that may go forward in this endeavor, if you did well, you are VERY smart and deserve the position. Be well my friends . . . . . . . . . . .

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Old 07-27-2017, 09:12 AM
 
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Hi folks! I'm NEW to this forum and like others, just checked the "proposed" MTA answer key for exam 7604 against my handwritten answer sheet from test day (6/11 - AM Session). Well, I've got NINE (9) wrong and truthfully, I am shocked, as I felt the exam overall (except for the 'track' part at the beginning of the exam) was forthright and fairly easy. Sooooo, either there are going to be some double, triple or quadruple answers to some of the questions or, if the answer key stands as is, then I resign myself to having lost my mind as I have NEVER done so bad on ANY civil service exam I've ever taken. Nine wrong equates to a score of 85% which NORMALLY is a 'good' score on an exam, EXCEPT in the case of the over-popular Train Operator position. If you look, this exam was administered FOURTEEN (14) times over a course of several days, with thousands showing up at each exam date (AM & PM sessions). With that in mind, even if you scored 100% (and if you did, my hat is OFF to you), you can expect a SIGNIFICANT wait to be called and then at that time, face a stringent medical, physical, background check etc etc. So, the road to "Train Operator" is a long and winding one (pun intended) as lots of people want to drive a train and receive the benefits (including a very good paycheck). As for me, at this point, even if some or all of the answers are changed in my favor, given the sheer NUMBER of people who took this exam and the very limited number of Train Operator positions expected to be available in the foreseeable future, I have NO expectations of ever getting called for this job. I would suggest to others to broaden your horizons and take as many civil service exams as you can, that you are eligible for, especially those that have a high hiring rate i.e. FDNY, NYPD, etc. Good luck to those of you that may go forward in this endeavor, if you did well, you are VERY smart and deserve the position. Be well my friends . . . . . . . . . . .
Thank you for that, you couldnt have stated any of that better, I agree with everything you just stated.
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Old 07-27-2017, 09:16 AM
 
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Thank you Pathik21, much appreciated! :-)
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Old 07-27-2017, 11:57 AM
 
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Just checked. I got 3 wrong. So basically a 95. People tell me that is an Ok score but since so many people took the test you would need closer to 100. Probably will get called near the end of the list.
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