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Civil Service Exams & Test Preparation

Test preparation guides alphabetized by occupation. All books are available from the State Library. Please ask a Reference Librarian when you have questions. (Images may differ from actual item.)

PLE Study Guide

PLE study guide now available.  Ask at the Reference Desk of the State Library for more information.


While the questions in the new PLE study guide are not the same as the old PET study guide, the PET guides continue to remain useful.  Civil Service has informed us that the type of knowledge needed to answer the questions remains the same.

Louisiana Civil Service

Here are links to the Civil Service web pages with sample questions and answers. There are a limited number of questions for each test.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

The Occupational Outlook Handbook is the Nation′s premier source for career information! The profiles featured cover hundreds of occupations and describe What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, and more. Each profile also includes Bureau of Labor Statistics employment projections for the current decade.