Civil Service Exam Application, Schedule, Requirements

 

MANILA, Philippines – The Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced the second schedule of the Civil Service Exam – Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) for 2023. The second schedule of CSE for 2023 will be held on August 20, 2023. Below are the details of the application, schedule, and requirements for taking the exams.

Schedule

Date of Exam Start of Application Deadline of Application
August 20, 2023 May 22, 2023 June 21, 2023

The CSE-PPT is open to the general public, including employees of various government agencies.

The application will be on First Come, First Serve basis. Civil Service Commission (CSC) said that applications might close earlier than the deadline if the Regional Offices or the Field Offices have already reached the target number of applicants.

As per CSC, the applications must be personally filed at CSC Regional Office (CSCRO) in which the applicant wish to take the examination.

Qualifications

The Civil Service Examination is open to all Filipinos who want to be eligible and work in local government positions.

CSE-PPT is an eligibility test for professional and subprofessional levels to gauge the examinees’ preparedness to work with the government. Here are the specific qualifications posted by CSC:

  1. Must be Filipino citizen;
  2. Must be of good moral character;
  3. Must not have been convicted by final judgment of an offense or crime involving moral turpitude, disgraceful or immoral conduct, dishonesty, examination irregularity, drunkenness or addiction to drugs;
  4. Must not have been dishonorably discharged from military service or dismissed for cause from any civilian positions in the government;
  5. For Career Service Examination applicants:
    • Must be at least 18 years of age on the date of filing of application.
    • Must have not taken the same level of Career Service Examination, regardless of mode, within the last three (3) months before the date of examination.

Take note of the following additional reminders

  • Approval of applications may be recalled at any time upon discovery of the applicant’s disqualification, for which the examination fees paid shall be forfeited.
  • Applicants holding dual citizenship under R.A. 9225 may apply for and take the examination upon presentation of original and photocopy of Certification of Retention/Reacquisition of Philippine Citizenship from the Bureau of Immigration, and meeting all the other admission and application requirements for the examination.
  • Applicants with pending administrative and/or criminal cases may take the examination and shall be conferred eligibility if they successfully pass the same. However, this is without prejudice to the outcome of their pending cases. If they are found guilty, their eligibility shall be forfeited based on the penalties stated in the decision and under existing Civil Service Law and Rules.
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Requirements

Below are the specific requirements the applicant must comply:

  1. APPLICATION FORM: Fully accomplished application form (CS Form No. 100, Revised 2016). Download the form here. The ‘Signature’ and the ‘Right Thumb mark’ as per CSC shall be left blank as this will be accomplished in the presence of a CSC representative/ processor.
  2. ID PICTURES: Four (4) pieces of ID photos printed in good quality photo paper, Passport size, colored with white background, with a handwritten name tag showing the signature over printed full name format. In the photo studio, just tell them that the photo is to be used for Civil Service application; they already know the specifications. Meanwhile, here are the detailed specifications:
    • Taken within the last three (3) months prior to the filing of the application
    • Philippine passport picture size (4.5 cm x 3.5 cm or 1.78” x 1.38”)
    • Colored, with white background and printed on good quality photo paper
    • Must be in a standard close-up shot (from shoulder level up with the head and face occupying at least 80% of the picture and with the name tag positioned at approximately 1 inch or 2.54 cm. below the chin)
    • Must be in bare face (with no eyeglasses, colored contact lens, or any accessories that may cover the facial features (facial features not computer enhanced)
    • Must show the left and right ears
    • Must be taken in full-face view, directly facing the camera, with neutral facial expression and both eyes open
    • Must have handwritten (not computer-generated) name tag legibly showing signature over printed full name in the format: First Name, Middle Initial, Last Name, and Extension Name, if any
  3. VALID ID with clear picture and Date of Birth and signature: Original and photocopy of any of the following: Driver’s license, PRC License ID, SSS ID, GSIS ID, Voter’s ID, BIR ID, Philhealth ID, Postal ID, Current company ID, Current School ID, Police Clearance, Barangay ID.
  4. NSO BIRTH CERTIFICATE: if the ID of the applicant doesn’t contain the birth date, he/she shall bring the authenticated birth certificate.
    • For applicants without a date of birth in their I.D. card/s, original and photocopy of Birth Certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (formerly National Statistics Office) or the Local Civil Registry printed on Security Paper (SecPa).
    • For applicants holding dual citizenship under R.A. 9225, the original and photocopy of Certification of Retention/Re-acquisition of Philippine Citizenship issued by the Bureau of Immigration.
  5. EXAMINATION FEE: 500 pesos
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Bar/Board/Honor Graduates CSC Eligibility

Bar examination passers given by the Supreme Court of the Philippines are automatically granted Civil Service Eligibility.

Board Exam passers given by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) are also automatically granted CSC eligibility under Republic Act No. 1080.

Honor Graduates may opt not to apply also since they are already eligible and may be granted Honor Graduate Eligibility under P.D. 907.

Though the following are already CSC eligibles, they can always opt to take CSE if they like.

SEE ALSO: Complete List of Civil Service Eligibilities

Examination Coverage

The 2023 CSE-PPT, both for Professional and Subprofessional levels, covered the following topics:

Professional Level (Prof) – In English and Filipino

  • Numerical Ability (Basic Operations; Word Problems)
  • Analytical Ability (Word Association – identifying assumptions and conclusions; Logic; Data Interpretation)
  • Verbal Ability (Grammar and Correct Usage; Vocabulary; Paragraph Organization; Reading Comprehension)
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SubProfessional Level (SubProf) – In English and Filipino

  • Numerical Ability (Basic Operations; Word Problems)
  • Clerical Ability (Filing; Spelling)
  • Verbal Ability (Grammar and Correct Usage; Vocabulary; Paragraph Organization; Reading Comprehension)

The general information items on the following: Philippine Constitution; Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees (R.A. 6713); Peace and Human Rights Issues and Concepts; and Environment Management and Protection are also included for both professional and sub-professional exams.

Number of Exam Items/ Time/ Passing Grade

For the Professional level, 170 items in 3 hours and 10 minutes will be given, while 165 items in 2 hours and 40 minutes for the Sub-Professional group. The Commission advises the applicant to come to the examination center one hour before the test.

The examinee shall obtain an 80.00% general rating to pass the examination.

Release of Results

CSC will release the August 2023 civil service exam results on November 3, 2023, as per Examination Announcement No. 2 series of 2023.

Eligibility

Career Service Professional Eligibility is the second appropriate level for first- and second-level government positions that do not involve the practice of the profession and are not covered by other laws.

Meanwhile, Sub-Professional Eligibility is only appropriate for first-level government positions that do not involve the practice of the profession and are not covered by other laws.

The CSE-PPT examination aims to establish a Register of Eligibles (RoE) from which certification and appointment to first and second-level positions in the civil service, except those involving the practice of the profession and is covered by special laws, shall be made, provided the eligibles meet the qualifications and other requirements of the positions.

Reference

Updates

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