Updated on October 1, 2022

Civil Service Exam Coverage - Professional and Sub-Professional

It is advantageous to know the Civil Service Exam coverage so that you can find review materials that will help you in preparing for the exam for Professional and Sub-Professional Paper and Pencil Test (PPT) and Computerized Examination (COMEX).

Civil Service Exam Coverage - Professional and Sub-Professional

Civil Service Exam Coverage for Professional

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For the Professional Category, questions will be both in English and Filipino languages.

  • Numerical Ability (Such as Basic Operations, and Word Problems)
  • Analytical Ability (Such as Word Association, Identifying Assumptions and Conclusions, Logic, and Data Interpretation)
  • Verbal Ability (Such as Grammar and Correct Usage, Vocabulary, Paragraph Organization, and Reading Comprehension)
  • General Information items on the following:
    • Philippine Constitution
    • Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees (RA 6713)
    • Peace and Human Rights Issues and Concepts
    • Environmental Management and Protection

Civil Service Exam Coverage for Sub-Professional

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  • Numerical Ability (Such as Basic Operations, and Word Problems)
  • Clerical Ability (Such as Filing, and Spelling)
  • Verbal Ability (Such as Grammar and Correct Usage, Vocabulary, Paragraph Organization, and Reading Comprehension)
  • General Information items on the following:
    • Philippine Constitution
    • Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees (RA 6713)
    • Peace and Human Rights Issues and Concepts
    • Environmental Management and Protection

No. of Test Items

  • 170 items for CSE Professional
  • 165 items for CSE Sub-Professional

Time Limit and Test Proper

  • 3 hours and 10 minutes (8 AM to 11:10 AM) for CSE Professional
  • 2 hours and 40 minutes (8 AM to 10:40 AM) for CSE Sub-Professional

Both the Professional and Sub-Professional CSEs have questions in English and Filipino. The time required for pre and post-examination activities is approximately one hour before and one hour after the test proper. Gates of testing venues shall be closed at 7:30 AM. Examinees who will arrive later than 7:30 AM shall not be admitted to the testing venue.

Passing Rate

All CSC exams including Professional and Sub-Professional for both PPT and COMEX require a passing rate of 80%.

Source: csc.gov.ph

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PDF Copy of RA 6713

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