ANNOUNCEMENT

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) announces the nationwide conduct of the

Career Service Examination, Paper-and-Pencil Test (CSE-PPT)

for Professional and SubProfessional Levels for CY 2016:  

 

Date of Examination

Application Period

From

To

April 17, 2016

Nov. 9, 2015

Feb. 25, 2016

October 23, 2016

May 9, 2016

Sep. 1, 2016

NOTE:   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 target number of applicants.

The guidelines that follow shall be observed in the conduct of the examinations. 

  1. 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 practice of 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. 

  1. TESTING CENTERS

 

REGION

TESTING CENTER/S

April 17, 2016

October 23, 2016

1

San Fernando City, La Union

Dagupan City

Vigan City

Laoag City

Urdaneta City

San Fernando City, La Union

Dagupan City

Vigan City

Laoag City

Urdaneta City

2

Tuguegarao City

Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya

Basco, Batanes

Cauayan City

Tuguegarao City

Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya

Cauayan City

3

City of San Fernando, Pampanga

Cabanatuan City

City of Malolos

Baler, Aurora

City of San Fernando, Pampanga

Cabanatuan City

City of Malolos

Olongapo City

4

Cavite

Sta. Cruz, Laguna

Batangas City

Lucena City

Occidental Mindoro

Calapan, Oriental Mindoro

Boac, Marinduque

Romblon, Romblon

Cavite

Sta. Cruz, Laguna

Batangas

Quezon

Rizal

Palawan

Oriental Mindoro

Occidental Mindoro

5

Legaspi City

Naga City

Masbate City

Legaspi City

Naga City

6

Bacolod City

Iloilo City

Roxas City

San Jose, Antique

Bacolod City

Iloilo City

Kalibo, Aklan

7

Cebu City

Dumaguete City

Tagbilaran City

Cebu City

Bogo City

Tagbilaran City

8

Tacloban City

Catbalogan City  

Borongan City

Tacloban City

Catarman, Northern Samar

Maasin City

9

Zamboanga City

Dipolog City

Pagadian City

Zamboanga City

Dipolog City

Pagadian City

10

Cagayan de Oro City

Cagayan de Oro City

11

Davao City

Tagum City

Davao City

Tagum City

12

Cotabato City

Kidapawan City

Koronadal City

General Santos City  

Cotabato City

Kidapawan City

Koronadal City

General Santos City

NCR

Quezon City

Manila

Quezon City

Manila

CAR

Baguio City

Bangued, Abra

Bontoc, Mt. Province

Tabuk City

Baguio City

Bangued, Abra

Luna, Apayao

Lagawe, Ifugao

CARAGA

Butuan City

San Francisco, Agusan del Sur

Surigao City

Tandag City

Butuan City

San Francisco, Agusan del Sur

Surigao City

Bislig City

ARMM

Cotabato City

Iligan City

Bongao, Tawi-tawi

Cotabato City

Iligan City

Bongao, Tawi-Tawi

 

  1. QUALIFICATION / ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

All applicants must strictly meet the following qualification requirements:

  1. Filipino citizen;
  1. At least 18 years old on the date of filing of application;
  1. Of good moral character;
  1. Has not been convicted by final judgment of an offense or crime involving moral turpitude, or disgraceful or immoral conduct, dishonesty, examination irregularity, drunkenness, or addiction to drugs;
  1. Has not been dishonorably discharged from military service, or dismissed for cause from any civilian position in the government; and
  1. Has not taken the same level of Career Service Examination, regardless of mode, within the last three months before the date of examination:

Date of Examination

3-month Prohibition Period on Taking the Same Level of Examination (regardless of mode)

April 17, 2016

Jan. 17, 2016 to April 16, 2016

Oct. 23, 2016

July 23, 2016 to Oct. 22, 2016

NOTE:  

a)   Approval of applications may be recalled any time upon discovery of applicant’s disqualification, for which the examination fees paid shall be forfeited.

b)   Applicants holding dual citizenship under R.A. 9225 (Citizenship Retention and Re-acquisition 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 from the Bureau of Immigration, and meeting of all the other admission and application requirements for the examination.      

c)   Applicants with pending administrative and/or criminal cases may take the examination and shall be conferred the 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 pursuant to Section 52 (a) of the Revised Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service.

d)   Passers of the regular Bar examination given by the Supreme Court of the Philippines and of Board examinations given by the Professional Regulation Commission are automatically granted a civil service eligibility pursuant to Republic Act (RA) No. 1080. They are automatically considered as civil service eligibles in accordance with CSC Resolution No. 90-1212. Thus, they may opt not to apply and take the corresponding examination anymore. Also, individuals who were granted the Honor Graduate Eligibility pursuant to P.D. 907 may opt not to apply and take the corresponding examination anymore.

 

  1. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
  1. Fully accomplished Application Form (CS Form No. 100, Revised 2015). 

NOTE:   The spaces for “Signature of Applicant” and “Right Thumbmark” on the Application Form should be left blank. These shall be accomplished in the presence of the CSC processor.

 

  1. 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 filing of application
  4. Printed on good quality photo paper
  5. In 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 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 

 

  1. Original and photocopy of any of the following I.D. cards, which must be valid (not expired upon filing of application), and contains the name, clear picture, date of birth and signature of the applicant, and the name and signature of the issuing agency’s current head/authorized representative:
  1. Driver’s License;
  2. Passport;
  3. PRC License;
  4. SSS I.D.;
  5. GSIS I.D.
  6. Voter’s I.D.;
  7. BIR I.D. (ATM type/TIN card type with picture);
  8. PhilHealth ID (must, at the least, contain the applicant’s name, clear picture, signature and PhilHealth number);
  9. Current Company/Office ID;
  10. Current School ID (validated for the current school year/semester/trimester);
  11. Police Clearance;
  12. Postal I.D.; or
  13. Barangay I.D.

NOTE:   Any other I.D. card not included in the above list shall NOT be accepted.

 

  1. For applicants without date of birth in their I.D. card/s, original and photocopy of Birth Certificate issued/authenticated by the National Statistics Office

 

  1. For applicants holding dual citizenship under R.A. 9225, original and photocopy of Certification of Retention/Re-acquisition of Philippine Citizenship issued by the Bureau of Immigration 

 

  1. Examination fee of Five Hundred Pesos (Php 500.00)

 

  1. WHERE TO GET AND FILE APPLICATION FORMS

The application form is available at any CSC Regional/Field Office, or may be downloaded from the CSC website: www.csc.gov.ph. The application form may be photocopied using legal size bond paper. 

Applicants should personally file their applications at the CSC Regional Office (CSCRO), or at any of the CSCRO’s Field Offices, where they intend to take the examination.

NOTE:   Proper attire should be worn during filing of application. APPLICANTS SHOULD NOT BE IN SLEEVELESS SHIRT/BLOUSE, OR IN SHORT PANTS, OR IN SLIPPERS.   

  1. EXAMINATION PERMIT

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 www.csc.gov.ph approximately two weeks before examination day. ONSA can also be accessed through the path http://webapp.csc.gov.ph/ExamAssign/ExamAssign.htm.

 

Examinees are advised to have a print-out of their Notice of School Assignment using ONSA.

 

If examinees cannot access the ONSA and/or still do not know their school assignment one week before examination day, they should coordinate and inquire directly with the CSC Regional/Field Office concerned. A complete directory of CSC Regional/Field Offices nationwide is available at the CSC website www.csc.gov.ph.

NOTE:   Examinees, as applicable, are advised to visit and have an ocular inspection of their assigned school at least one day before the examination day to familiarize them with the school’s location.

 

  1. EXAMINATION DAY

Examinees should be at their assigned school early on examination day. Testing venues shall be open to examinees starting 6:00 a.m.

On the other hand, GATES OF TESTING VENUES SHALL BE CLOSED TO EXAMINEES AT 7:30 a.m. Examinees that arrive later than 7:30 a.m. shall NOT be admitted.

Examinees should bring the following items:

 

  1. I.D. card – preferably the same I.D. card presented during filing of application, or any of the other accepted ID cards listed in Item D(3) above which must be valid i.e. not expired;

Note: The NO I.D., NO EXAMINATION Rule is strictly implemented.

b.   Original NSO Birth Certificate (if I.D. card has no date of birth);

c.   Application Receipt with corresponding Official Receipt (if available);

d.   Notice of School Assignment generated through ONSA (as applicable);

d.   Dark Lead pencil/s and eraser/s;

  1. Ball Pen/s (Black or Blue); and

f.    Clear bottled water, or preferred beverage (except alcoholic beverage) placed in clear/transparent container, and/or candies/biscuits, which shall be subject to inspection by the Room Examiner/Proctor.  

 

IMPORTANT REMINDERS:

NO I.D., NO EXAM

Failure to take the examination on your scheduled date shall mean forfeiture of your examination fee and slot. Re-scheduling of examination date is NOT allowed

Bringing of cellular phones and any other gadgets, including calculators, wristwatches with calculator, books and other forms of printed materials and all other similar items, is NOT allowed. If brought, these shall be surrendered to the Room Examiners at your own risk. Firearms, if any, must also be surrendered to the security guard/designated firearm custodian at the entrance gate of the school.

Proper attire should be worn on examination day.  EXAMINEES SHOULD NOT BE IN SLEEVELESS SHIRT/ BLOUSE, OR IN SHORT PANTS, OR IN SLIPPERS.

  1. SCOPE OF EXAMINATION AND OTHER INFORMATION

 

Reference

Professional Level

SubProfessional Level

Scope of Examination

In English and Filipino: vocabulary, grammar and correct usage, paragraph organization, reading comprehension, analogy, logic, and numerical reasoning

In English and Filipino: vocabulary, grammar and correct usage, paragraph organization, reading comprehension, spelling, clerical operations, and numerical reasoning

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

No. of Test Items

170

165

Time Limit

3 hours, 10 minutes

2 hours, 40 minutes

Test Proper

8 a.m. to 11:10 a.m.

8 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.

Time Required for Pre and Post Examination Activities/Documentation 

Approximately one hour before and one hour after the test proper  

 

  1. PASSING GRADE 

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

 

  1. RELEASE OF TEST RESULTS  

Test results shall be released within 41 days after the examination through posting of the List of Passers in the CSC website www.csc.gov.ph.

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 posting of the List of Passers.

Those who will pass should coordinate and verify with the CSC Regional Office concerned the availability of their Certification of Eligibility (CoE) and the requirements in claiming it. A complete directory of the CSC Regional Offices is available at the CSC website. Passers must personally claim their CoE. Representatives are not allowed to claim the same. Claiming of CoE shall be available approximately 30 days after the posting of the List of Passers. 

A corresponding Advisory on these matters shall be posted in the CSC website. Any other concerns on examination result including verification of examinee number, examinees are advised to coordinate directly with the CSC Regional Office concerned. The CSC Regional Offices handle the releasing of examination results.

 

  1. RESULTING CIVIL SERVICE ELIGIBILITY   

The civil service eligibility resulting from passing the CSE (Professional) shall be called Career Service Professional Eligibility. It is a second level eligibility appropriate for both first level and second level positions in the government that do not involve practice of profession and are not covered by other laws.   

The civil service eligibility resulting from passing the CSE (SubProfessional) shall be called Career Service SubProfessional Eligibility. It is a first level eligibility appropriate only for first level positions in the government that do not involve practice of profession and are not covered by other laws.  

 

W A R N I N G

The Civil Service Commission uses a highly reliable system to detect cheats.

Any form of cheating in any civil service examination shall be a violation of Republic Act No. 9416 (Anti-Cheating Law), and any person found guilty shall be administratively and criminally liable. The forms of cheating are, as follows:

      1.   Use of crib sheets or “codigo” containing codes in any form (written on any material or in digital form)

      2.   Impersonation

      3.   Employing a “poste” or a person inside or outside of the examination room who may or may not be an examinee but provides examinees with answers

      4.   Collusion of whatever nature between examinees and examination personnel

      5.   Examinee number switching

      6.   Such other acts of similar nature which facilitate the passing of examination, including possession and/or use of fake Certificate of Eligibility

 

 Approved:                               
                  
(Sgd.)                         
FERNANDO M. PORIO              
Director IV                        
 Examination, Recruitment and Placement Office

 

28 OCT 2015