FSOT Test Breakdown
Here are the 4 key sections on the Foreign Service Written Exam:
Job Knowledge: The sample questions cover major content areas in the general section of the exam, such as U.S. Government and Political System, U.S. and World History, Geography, Economics, and Math and Statistics.
English Expression: The sample questions encompass English expression and language usage skills required for preparing or editing written reports, including correct grammar and good writing at the sentence and paragraph levels.
Biographic Information Questionnaire: These questions look at past job performance and activities to predict future success.
Note: the Job Knowledge section has two parts. The general knowledge section covers all of these topics:
United States Government
United States Society and Culture
World History and Geography
Mathematics and Statistics
Then you must take one of five career track sections.
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Last Updated: 04/18/2018