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CSC accepts applications for August 2023 Career Service written exams

DAVAO CITY (PIA) – The Civil Service Commission (CSC)will be conducting nationwide the second and last Career Service Professional and Sub-Professional written examinations for this year on August 20.

The application period will run from 22 May to 21 June on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) for Professional and Sub-Professional levels are open to individuals who are Filipino citizens, at least 18 years old at the time of filing of the application, and have not taken the same level of the examination in less than three (3) months. Applicants who meet these qualifications, the CSC said, may apply for and take the CSE-PPT regardless of their education! attainment.

The CSC stressed that for the August 20, 2023 CSE-PPT, applicants must not have taken the same level of the examination from May 20, 2023 to August 19, 2023. This rule, though, shall not apply to applicants who would be taking the other level of the examination different from the examination level last taken, the CSC added.

Application requirements include: (i) properly accomplished Application Form (CS Form No. 100, Revised September 2016) available at any CSC Regional or Field Office, or may be downloaded from the CSC Website; (ii) four (4) pieces of recently taken passport sized |.D. pictures with handwritten name tag legibly showing signature over printed full name; (iii) duly accomplished Certificate of Consent/Release/Waiver relating to the Corona Virus Disease; and (iv) original and photocopy of a valid I.D. card with date of birth. In case the |.D. card has no date of birth, original and photocopy of the birth certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority, or the Local Civil Registry, should be submitted. The examination fee for both levels of examination is PhP500.

Interested applicants are advised to access CSC Examination Announcement No. 02, s. 2023 posted on the CSC Website for detailed information on the specifications of the I.D. pictures, the list of accepted |.D. cards, and other information, including testing centers.

The CSC press release added that applicants should communicate with the CSC Regional Office or CSC Field Office where they intend to take the examination for details regarding the mode/s of filing an application and the corresponding procedures. A complete directory of CSC Regional and Field Offices nationwide is also available on the CSC Website for reference.

The Career Service Professional and Sub-professional examinations are general ability tests designed to measure verbal, analytical, numerical and clerical skills. They include questions about the Philippine Constitution, government work ethics (R.A. 6713), peace and human rights issues and concepts, and environment management and protection.

The CSC stressed that it neither holds any review class nor publishes and distributes any review material for the career service examinations. Also, the CSC does not accredit and has not accredited any individual, group, or review center for the purpose of producing/publishing and/or distributing/marketing/selling any review material, and of offering and holding review sessions/classes to prospective civil service examinees. Availing of any such product/service shall be one’s personal option and accountability, the CSC cautions.

Passing the Career Service examinations results in the conferment of either Career Service Professional Eligibility or Career Service Sub-professional Eligibility needed, together with education, experience, training, and other competency requirements, for permanent appointment to corresponding positions in the government career service that do not involve the practice of profession and are not y covered by the Bar, board, and other/special laws. (PIA XI/ PR from CSC)

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