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Old 06-27-2007, 02:38 PM
 
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Can someone give me an idea what the Ok State Merit Test for criminalist is like?
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Old 03-17-2008, 11:14 AM
 
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[FONT='Times New Roman']Had you received a response to this query? I'm in the same boat, and would appreciate any assistance.[/FONT]
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Old 03-17-2008, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Hughes County, Oklahoma
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If you are talking about the Merit exams for jobs with the State of Oklahoma, they are not that hard in my opinion. If you have the basic knowledge to do the job you want to apply for, you should be able to pass. I took the Merit Exam for accounting, and it was not hard to me.
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Old 03-17-2008, 02:20 PM
 
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I don't know about the criminalist, but they revamped the Probation and Parole test and made it a bit harder than it was before.

The good thing is if you don't like your test score, you can always retake the test as many times as you want to until you score higher.

I know the hiring process is a little weird. Our agency only pulled the top 5 test scores for the interview process. But I suppose each agency is different.

Then to make matters worse, most state jobs are opened up agency-wide, then if its not filled, it goes state-wide (meaning other current state employess can apply), then finally it opens up to the genearl public.

So, your best bet, is to get your foot in the door. Lately however, we have been hiring off the streets due to low wages. I don't think you can even test unless OMP states you are qualified for the position.
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Old 03-09-2009, 04:17 PM
 
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I, too, am wondering what the Oklahoma Merit test (for jobs with the state) consist of? Can I study for this test or is that necessary?
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Old 03-09-2009, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Duncan, OK
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I, too, am wondering what the Oklahoma Merit test (for jobs with the state) consist of? Can I study for this test or is that necessary?
It depends on what type of job you are looking for...some require Merit tests and some do not. My hubby is an employee with ODOT and there was no Merit testing involved.
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Old 03-10-2009, 08:18 AM
 
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Thank you LadyRobyn.
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Old 03-10-2009, 09:40 AM
 
Location: In My Own Little World. . .
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If you go to this site: www.ok.gov/opm you can see the list of State jobs available. If you click on the job you're interested in, it will tell you what testing, if any, is required for that particular job. Good luck!
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Old 03-10-2009, 09:19 PM
 
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I think people should call the OPM testing centers. I am sure they get the same questions asked over and over. There may be generic sample tests available online or at the local public library.

As a matter of fact, there used to be generic sample tests at the library for most tests, because I used to work at a library and saw them. But for these position specific tests *criminalist, social svc's, etc., my advice is contact the testing sites.
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Old 02-19-2010, 08:21 PM
 
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No one seems to know WHAT is on the test!
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