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CIVIL SERVICE FAST STREAM: Sample test questions for the Fast Stream Civil Service Tests

The Civil Service Fast Stream Tests is the ULTIMATE book for anyone who wants to pass the Civil Service Fast Stream qualifying tests.

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  • Mock tests and detailed answers
  • Discover the marking scheme and how you'll be assessed

CIVIL SERVICE FAST STREAM: Sample test questions for the Fast Stream Civil Service Tests


This comprehensive guide contains clear and detailed information on everything you could possibly want to know in regards to the Fast Stream Tests. Packed full of content and hundreds of testing questions for you to work through, you will not be disappointed!

What is the Civil Service FAST STREAM?

The Civil Service Fast Stream Tests are used as a talent and management programme for graduates that show the signs of becoming leaders within the Civil Service. The Civil Service is highly demanding, and has a range of roles and job opportunities. The FAST STREAM way into gaining a job in the Civil Service is highly demanding and highly competitive.

In order for you to stand a chance at qualifying, you need to have a full understanding of what is expected when it comes to the tests which you will have to take. These tests are designed to test candidate’s abilities, skills, knowledge and experience, in particular, situations.

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The Civil Service is a contemporary and diverse workplace that is committed to promoting and ensuring equality and fairness throughout the country. They act as part of the Government who instigate quality and diversity between the Government and the general public. They ensure that they are able to reflect and enhance the experiences of social, cultural and economical changes within society in order to provide a stable and secure system.

In the following video Richard McMunn explains how this book will help you pass the Civil Service Fast Stream recruitment process:

FAST STREAM Application Process

In order to become part of the Fast Stream area of the Civil Service, you will have to undergo a series of tests. All these tests will need to be passed in order to move on to the next stage of the application process, and you have a limited time to complete the whole application process.

The application process will consist of several online assessments, practice tests, e-tray exercises, assessment centres and a final selection board. This may sound like a lot of work. Truthfully, it is! You must be fully committed to these tests and understand the requirements needed to become a ‘Fast Streamer’.

The application process will look similarly like followed:


Types of roles in the Civil Service Fast Stream

There are a variety of job roles that you can apply for within the Civil Service Fast Stream. Each job role requires different skills and knowledge, and so you should try to tailor your skills to a job that would be rightly suited to you.

Here is a list of some of the jobs you may wish to apply for within the Fast Stream Civil Service:

  • Generalist options = diplomatic services, houses of parliament, science and engineering, central departments
  • Analytical options = economist, statistician, operational researcher, social researcher
  • Commercial options = finance, internal audit, commercial
  • Government options = communications
  • Human Resources options
  • European options
  • Digital and Technology options

Each option may have slightly different assessments, but they will remain similar and test similar skills and abilities.


Structure of the FAST STREAM CIVIL SERVICE book

Our Fast Stream Civil Service Testing book will provide you hundreds of question types for you to work through.

In order for you to pass the qualifying tests, you need to be prepared and understand what to expect in the tests.

  • Numerical Reasoning
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • E – Tray Exercises
  • Assessment Centre
  • Final Selection Board

For the online assessments, you will be required to undertake a numerical and verbal reasoning test. You will also be expected to pass the E-Tray exercises. Our book provides you with all these types of questions which you can work through at your own pace. It also provides you with examples of each question type, how to answer it, and provides detailed answers and explanations throughout the book.

Question Samples

Numerical Reasoning



If there are a total of 1098 students in the Business faculty, how many students are there in total at the university?

How to work it out

You know 1098 students = business faculty. The business faculty accounts for 21% of the whole of the university.

  • 1098 x 100 / 21(%) = 5228



E-Tray Exercise Example


FAST STREAM Civil Service Guide Contents

Created by the UK’s leading recruitment experts, this comprehensive guide includes:

Hundreds of Civil Service Fast Stream qualifying sample questions.

Detailed explanations and answers for all the questions in the book.

Provides a similar layout to the actual tests.

Master how to tackle the online selection process.

Increase your chances of passing the qualifying rounds for the Civil Service

Practice E-Tray Exercises

In-depth information and exercises for the Assessment Centre.

Packed full of insider tips and advice.

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