Updated on October 1, 2022

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has already announced the Calendar of National Civil Service Written Examinations.

As announced, the first set of Career Service Examination – Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) for Professional and Sub-Professional is scheduled to take place on March 13, 2022 (also including the reset of July 18, 2021, CSE-PPT).

The application period will start on January 12, 2022, and will end on January 27, 2022, while the second set of exams is scheduled to take place on June 19, 2022. The application period will start on April 12, 2022, and will end on April 28, 2022.

Civil Service Exam (CSE-PPT) Requirements, Qualifications and Examination Guidelines

2022 CSE-PPT (Professional SubProfessional) Schedule

First Batch

(Reset of July 18, 2021, agency request, regular)
Date of Exam: March 13, 2022
Period of Filing: January 12, 2022, to January 27, 2022

Second Batch

(agency request, regular)
Date of Exam: June 19, 2022
Period of Filing: April 12, 2022, to April 28, 2022

Civil Service Exam (CSE-PPT) Requirements, Qualifications and Examination Guidelines

Please note that acceptance of applications shall be on a “FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED” basis and shall be closed any time before the deadline if the CSC Regional/Field Office has already reached the maximum number of applicants.

Requirements, Qualifications, Testing Centers, and other important details are listed below courtesy of the Civil Service Commission (CSC):

OBJECTIVE

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/or are covered by special laws, shall be made, provided the eligibles meet the qualifications and other requirements of the positions.

The RoE may also be a reference for employment in the private sector.

TESTING CENTERS

Applicants must communicate/coordinate with the CSC Regional Office (CSC RO), or with any of the CSC RO’s Field Offices, where they intend to take the examination regarding the Testing Centers.

A complete directory of CSC Regional and Field Offices nationwide is available on the CSC website for reference.

QUALIFICATION / ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The CSE is open to individuals who meet the following qualification requirements:

  • Filipino citizen;
  • At least 18 years old on the date of filing of application;
  • Of good moral character;
  • Has not 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;
  • Has not been dishonorably discharged from military service, or dismissed for cause from any civilian position in the government; and
  • Has not taken the same level of Career Service Examination, either through PPT or CSC Computerized Examination (CSC COMEX), within three months before the date of examination:

Civil Service Exam (CSE-PPT) Requirements, Qualifications and Examination Guidelines

Note:

a) 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.

b) Applicants holding dual citizenship under R.A. 9225 (Citizenship Retention and Reacquisition Act of 2003) may apply for and take the examination upon presentation of original, and submission of a copy of, certification of retention/re-acquisition of Philippine Citizenship (Identification Certificate) from the Bureau of Immigration, and meeting of all the other admission and application requirements for the examination.

c) Applicants with pending administrative 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 [e.g. Section 57 (a) of the 2017 Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service].

d) The Bar examination given by the Supreme Court of the Philippines and the Board examinations given by the Professional Regulation Commission is declared civil service examinations under Republic Act (RA) No. 1080.

Accordingly, and under CSC Resolution No. 90-1212, the passers are automatically considered civil service eligibles.

Along this line, based on RA No. 10635, passers of the examination for marine deck and engine officers given by the Maritime Industry Authority are considered as falling under the contemplation of RA No. 1080.

Thus, they may opt not to take the corresponding examination anymore.

Also, the following individuals may opt not to take the corresponding examination
anymore:

  • Passers of Career Service Examination for Foreign Service Officer as the resulting Career Foreign Service Officer Eligibility is comparable to the Career Service Professional Eligibility.
  • Grantees of the following eligibilities under special laws and CSC issuances, which are comparable to the Career Service Professional Eligibility:
    • Honor Graduate Eligibility under P.D. 907
    • Scientific and Technological Specialist Eligibility under P.D. 997
    • Sanggunian Member Eligibility (2nd Level) under RA No. 10156
    • Foreign School Honor Graduate Eligibility under CSC Resolution No.
      1302714
    • Veteran Preference Rating Eligibility (Professional) under EO No. 132, s.
      1948 and EO No. 790, s. 1982
  • Grantees of the following eligibilities under special laws and CSC issuances,
    which are comparable to the Career Service SubProfessional Eligibility:
    • Barangay Official Eligibility under RA No. 7160
    • Barangay Health Worker Eligibility under RA No. 7883
    • Barangay Nutrition Scholar Eligibility under P.D. 1569
    • Sanggunian Member Eligibility (1st Level) under RA No. 10156
    • Veteran Preference Rating Eligibility (SubProfessional) under EO No. 132,
      s. 1948 and EO No. 790, s. 1982

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Prepare and submit the following requirements:

  1. Fully accomplished Application Form (appropriate CS Form No. 100)
  2. Four (4) pieces of identical I.D. pictures with specifications, as follows:
    1. Passport size (4.5 cm x 3.5 cm or 1.8 inches x 1.4 inches)
    2. Colored, with white background
    3. Taken within three (3) months prior to the filing of the application
    4. Printed on good quality photo paper
    5. 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)
    6. In bare face (with no eyeglasses, colored contact lens, or any accessories that may cover the facial features; facial features not computer-enhanced)
    7. Showing left and right ears
    8. Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera
    9. With a neutral facial expression, and both eyes open
    10. With 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

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3. Original and photocopy of any of the following I.D. cards, which is preferably valid (not expired on the date of filing of application):

A) Driver’s License/Temporary Driver’s License (LTO O.R. must be presented together with old Driver’s License; O.R. alone is not allowed)/Student Driver’s Permit;

B) Passport;

C) PRC License;

D) SSS I.D.;

E) GSIS I.D. (UMID);

F) Voter’s I.D./Voter’s Certification;

G) BIR/Taxpayer’s I.D. (ATM type/TIN card type with picture);

H) PhilHealth I.D. (must have the bearer’s name, clear picture, signature and PhilHealth number);

I) Company/Office I.D.;

J) School I.D.;

K) Police Clearance/Police Clearance Certificate;

L) Postal I.D.;

M) Barangay I.D.;

N) NBI Clearance;

O) Seaman’s Book;

P) HDMF Transaction I.D.;

Q) PWD I.D.;

R) Solo Parent I.D.;

S) Senior Citizen’s I.D.; and

T) CSC Eligibility Card (note: Implemented only beginning with May 3, 2015, CSE-PPT)

4. Duly accomplished Certificate of Consent (attached as Annex A)

5. Examination fee of Five Hundred Pesos (PhP500.00)

OTHER/ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS, as applicable:

  1. Original and photocopy of Vaccination Card (only if applicable).

    Note: The Vaccination Card as an additional documentary requirement mainly serves the purpose of segregating fully vaccinated from partially vaccinated and unvaccinated applicants.

    Accordingly, it is clarified that full vaccination is NOT a qualification required to apply for and take the exam, meaning, the partially vaccinated and the unvaccinated can also apply for and take the exam but are subject to presentation of a “negative” RT-PCR/Antigen test result on exam day.

  2. Original and photocopy of Birth Certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority, or the Local Civil Registry (only for applicants without date of birth in their I.D. card/s)
  3. Original and photocopy of Identification Certificate (IC) issued by the Bureau of Immigration (only for applicants holding dual citizenship under R.A. 9225; and applicants recognized as citizens of the Philippines under Sec 1, Article IV of the 1987 Philippine Constitution)

WHERE TO GET AND FILE APPLICATION FORMS

The application form (appropriate CS Form No. 100) is available at any CSC Regional/Field Office or may be downloaded from the CSC website.

The application form may be printed/reproduced using legal-size bond paper.

Applicants must communicate/coordinate with the CSC Regional Office, or with any of the CSC RO’s Field Offices, where they intend to take the examination regarding the mode of filing an application and the corresponding procedures.

A complete directory of CSC Regional and Field Offices nationwide is available on the CSC website for reference.

TRANSFER OF TESTING CENTER

Requests for transfer of testing center shall be accommodated within the application period, or not later than five (5) working days after the deadline of filing of the application.

Strictly, no request for transfer of testing center shall be accepted beyond this period. Hence, applicants are advised to be circumspect and certain in determining the testing center where they intend to take the examination.

The applicant should submit a written request to the CSC Regional/Field Office where the application was filed, which shall be subject to evaluation by the CSC RO/FO concerned.

The written request must indicate the reason for the transfer to the testing center and be accompanied by supporting evidence, and a copy of the Application Receipt.

The written request shall be sent to the CSC Regional/Field Office concerned through e-mail, or through courier (e.g. LBC, Lala Move, Mr. Speedy, 2Go Express, Grab Express, JRS Express, DHL Express, J&T Express, etc.).

EXAMINATION VENUE

As applicable, examinees shall be informed of their places of examination (school assignment) through the Online Notice of School Assignment (ONSA).

ONSA shall be available via the CSC website approximately two weeks before the examination day.

Examinees may opt to have a print-out of their Notice of School Assignment using ONSA for their personal reference, but, this is not mandatory and is not a requirement.

Note: The CSC does not recognize and is not liable for any other postings on any other websites that are not affiliated with, or are engaged in the unauthorized use of the name of, the CSC.

Examinees who cannot access the ONSA and/or still do not know their school assignment one week before examination day should inquire directly with the CSC Regional/Field Office
concerned.

A complete directory of CSC Regional/Field Offices nationwide is available on the CSC website.

Note: Examinees are strongly advised, as feasible, to visit and conduct an ocular inspection of their assigned school/testing venue at least one day before the examination day to be familiar with the school location and its route/direction, the available means of public transport, and particularly the time and motion requirement of traveling from point of origin to the school/testing venue considering the traffic situation.

DO NOT RELY ON OR LEAVE YOUR FATE TO THE WORKINGS OF WAZE OR ANY OTHER GPS NAVIGATION/ROUTE/DIRECTION APP ON EXAMINATION DAY.

EXAMINEE’S GUIDE / AUDIO-VISUAL PRESENTATION (AVP)

The conduct of briefing/orientation for examinees on exam day shall be temporarily lifted in observance of COVID-19 health protocols.

In its place, an Examinee’s Guide/AVP shall be sent via e-mail to examinees concerned approximately 1 to 2 days before exam day.

It shall contain comprehensive information on the conduct of the examination including guidelines and procedures to be observed before exam day, on exam day, after exam day, and other concerns including the health and safety protocols.

The Examinee’s Guide/AVP shall serve as the orientation/briefing material for examinees regarding the conduct of the examination.

As such, it shall be the responsibility of the examinees to access, read/watch thoroughly, and fully understand the Examinee’s Guide/AVP.

HEALTH DECLARATION FORM

As part of the health protocols in light of the COVID-19 situation, examinees shall be required to accomplish and submit a Health Declaration Form (attached as Annex B).

Examinees shall, as feasible, pre-accomplish not earlier than one (1) day prior to exam day, the Health Declaration Form (to be posted on the CSC website for downloading and printing), but with temperature reading to be written only upon going through thermal scanning at the school/testing venue main entrance on exam day.

EXAMINATION DAY

IMPORTANT REMINDERS:

  • NO I.D., NO EXAM
  • GATES OF TESTING VENUES SHALL BE CLOSED TO EXAMINEES AT EXACTLY 7:30 a.m. Examinees that arrive later than 7:30 a.m. shall NOT be admitted.
  • Wear proper attire on examination day. SLEEVELESS SHIRT/BLOUSE, SHORTS/SHORT PANTS, and SLIPPERS ARE NOT ALLOWED.
  • Bringing of cellular phones and any other gadgets, including smartphones/watches and pens/eyeglasses with a built-in camera, calculators, wristwatches with calculators, books and other forms of printed materials, and all other similar items, is NOT allowed. Further, NO bags and any other personal stuff shall be allowed. Examinees are advised to bring ONLY the items listed under Things to Bring below.
  • Failure to take the examination on the scheduled date shall mean forfeiture of the examination fee and slot. Re-scheduling of examination date is NOT allowed.
  • The CSC neither holds any review class nor publishes or distributes any review material for any civil service examination. Further, the CSC does not accredit and has not accredited any review center for the purpose of offering and holding review classes for prospective civil service examinees. Availing of any such product/service shall be at one’s own risk.
  • Examinees must be at their assigned school early on examination day. Testing venues shall be open to examinees starting at 6 a.m.

THINGS TO BRING:

Examinees are strongly advised to bring ONLY the following items on examination day:

A) I.D. CARD – preferably the same I.D. card presented during the filing of the application.

If the I.D. card to be presented for admission is different from the I.D. card presented during the filing of the application, the examinee must present any of the other accepted I.D. cards for the civil service exam (refer to the attached list of accepted I.D. cards/documents for civil service exam), which is preferably valid (not expired) on exam day.

Note:

  • Photocopy only of I.D. card, or cellphone photo of I.D., shall not be accepted.
  • All other I.D. cards not included in the list of accepted I.D. cards/documents for the civil service exam shall not be accepted.
  • As a last resort, an expired I.D. card may be presented for admission on examination day, provided that, the expiry date of the I.D. card is within the preceding months of the year reckoning the date of examination

If the I.D. card has no date of birth, examinees should also bring the original Birth Certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority or the Local Civil Registry.

B) HEALTH DECLARATION FORM (pre-accomplished not earlier than one day or within 24 hours prior to exam day) Examinees are requested to leave the temperature reading blank.

The temperature of the examinee will be supplied upon going through thermal scanning at the school/testing venue’s main entrance on exam day.

C) VACCINATION CARD (for the fully vaccinated)

D) “NEGATIVE” RT-PCR/SALIVA/ANTIGEN TEST RESULT (for the partially vaccinated, and the unvaccinated)

E) CERTIFICATE OF CONSENT (only if not submitted during filing of application)

F) BLACK BALL PEN/s (Note: Examinees must bring their own ball pen/s. Strictly, no borrowing of ball pen/s shall be allowed to prevent cross-contamination.)

G) PERSONAL ALCOHOL/HAND SANITIZER (not more than 100 ml in size)

Note: Also, examinees may opt to bring water in a clear/transparent container, and/or candies/biscuits, which shall be inspected by the Room Examiner/Proctor.

However, drinking may only be done outside the testing room, one at a time, and only upon the approval of the Room Examiner. Hence, water containers should be placed inside the examinees’ bags and brought out only when drinking.

SCOPE OF EXAMINATION AND OTHER INFORMATION

  1. Scope of Examination

Civil Service Exam (CSE-PPT) Requirements, Qualifications and Examination Guidelines

2. Other Information

Civil Service Exam (CSE-PPT) Requirements, Qualifications and Examination Guidelines

PASSING GRADE

To pass the test, an examinee should get a general rating of at least 80.00.

RELEASE OF TEST RESULTS

The List of Passers shall be uploaded/posted on the CSC website www.csc.gov.ph within 60 days after the examination.

Note: Only the List of Passers posted on the CSC website is official. The CSC does not recognize and is not liable for any other postings on any other websites that are not affiliated with or are engaged in the unauthorized use of the name of, the CSC.

Examinees can generate their examination rating through OCSERGS or Online Civil Service Examination Result Generation System which can also be accessed through the CSC website.

Generation of examination rating through OCSERGS shall be available approximately 15 days after the ceiling date of posting of the List of Passers, or as indicated in the corresponding issuance/advisory.

ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATE, CERTIFICATION, OR ELIGIBILITY CARD TO PASSERS

As feasible, a Post Examination Advisory shall be released, and posted on the CSC website, containing guidelines, procedures, requirements, schedule, and other information on the issuance of Certificate of Eligibility, or Certification of Eligibility, or Civil Service Eligibility Card, to examination passers.

RESULTING IN CIVIL SERVICE ELIGIBILITY

The civil service eligibility resulting from passing the CSE (Professional) shall be called Career Service Professional Eligibility.

It is second-level eligibility appropriate for first-level (clerical) positions, and second-level (technical) positions in the government that do not involve the practice of the profession and are not covered by special/other laws.

The civil service eligibility resulting from passing the CSE (SubProfessional) shall be called Career Service SubProfessional Eligibility.

It is first-level eligibility appropriate only for first-level (clerical) positions in the government that do not involve the practice of the profession and are not covered by special/other laws.

Source / Reference: Examination Announcement No. 02, s. 2022

You can download the CSE 2022 PDF here.

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