16 December 2019

Heads up for individuals interested to enter government service.

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) will conduct the nationwide Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT), both Professional and Subprofessional levels, on 15 March and 9 August 2020.

Application period for the 15 March 2020 CSE-PPT will run from 16 December 2019 to 15 January 2020 in all regions in Luzon and Visayas. For Mindanao, specifically Regions IX to XII, Caraga, and Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), the application period began on 9 December 2019 and will run until 10 January 2020.

Those interested to take the second batch of CSE-PPT on 9 August 2020 may already begin preparing their application requirements, which may be submitted from 11 May to 10 June 2020.

Applicants are advised to submit their applications at the CSC Regional Office (CSC RO) with jurisdiction over the testing center where they wish to take the test, or at any of the CSC RO’s Field Offices (CSC FO).

Applicants should not wait until the last day to submit their applications, the CSC stressed, adding 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 RO or FO has already reached its target number of applicants.

The CSE-PPT is open to Filipino citizens, regardless of educational attainment, who are at least 18 years old at the time of filing of application, and have not taken the same level of CSE within three months before the date of examination.

Applicants must submit a fully accomplished CS Form No. 100, revised September 2016 (available at any CSC RO/FO or downloadable from the CSC website at www.csc.gov.ph); four identical passport size I.D. pictures with name tag; original and photocopy of an I.D. card, which is preferably valid (not expired) on the date of filing; and pay a fee of PHP500. The Commission advises applicants to comply with the complete list of specifications of the requirements listed on CSC Examination Announcement No. 8, s. 2019 for faster processing of their applications.

The complete list of testing centers, admission requirements, and other important details regarding application for the 2020 career service exams may be found on CSC Examination Announcement No. 8, s. 2019.

The CSE is a general ability test designed to measure an individual’s preparedness to enter government service. Passing the CSE would result in the conferment of either Professional or Subprofessional eligibility that is needed, among others, for permanent appointment to corresponding career service positions in the government except those that involve the practice of profession or are covered by special laws.