Taking a state civil service exam is not really any different than taking a civil service exam at any other level of government.
Meaning, the question formats will be very similar throughout all examinations. State civil service tests differ by agencies but virtually all will test your ability to exhibit skills such as the following:
Read and working with charts, graphs, tables, etc.
Grammar and punctuation
The above topics are some of the most commonly used subjects used on many exams.
Study Guide material for State Civil Service Exams Can be located using this website link:
go to www.civilservicestudyguides.com
On this website you can click on many links to find the right study prep for your state.
Good Luck on your state civil serrvice exam.