The purpose of the study is to determine how the pre-service teachers at the faculties of education at some universities in Turkey prepare for the KPSS that they enter in order to be assigned as a teacher and through what kind of examination they would like to be assigned as a teacher. The study was conducted using survey model. In total 799 pre-service teachers who were enrolled at in the senior class of faculties of education at some universities in Turkey participated into the study. The surveys that were prepared for the pre-service teachers' preparation period for the KPSS were analyzed as percentages and frequencies in SPSS program. According to the results of this study, it was found that 494 pre-service teachers attended private courses in order to be assigned as a teacher and 300 pre-service teachers did not attend any courses for KPSS. Moreover, it was determined that 207 pre-service teachers stated that KPSS was required in order to be assigned as a teacher, 540 pre-service teachers wanted to be assigned through an examination that included Field + Teaching Profession Knowledge and 17 pre-service teachers stated that no examination was required in order to be assigned as a teacher. (c) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. Open access under CC BY-NC-ND license.