Once you have decided on your Foreign Services Officer career path (Consular, Economic, Management, Political and Public Diplomacy), you will need to take the Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT). This is one of the most difficult tests a person can take. It measures your knowledge, skills and abilities, including writing skills. The FSOT is available at any of the Pearson VUE testing facilities and offered three times each year in February, June and October. The FSOT takes approximately three hours to complete and consists of one 30 minute essay on an assigned topic (only graded if you pass the multiple choice section) as well as three multiple choice sections on the following topics:
  • Job Knowledge: Covering a broad range of topics including, but not limited to:
    • Structure & workings of the U.S. Government
    • U.S. & world history
    • U.S. culture
    • Psychology
    • Technology
    • Management theory
    • Finance & Economics
    • World Affairs
  • English Expression
  • Biographic information section where you describe your:
    • Work style
    • Manner of interacting & communicating with others
    • Approach to other cultures
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