12 August 2022. The Civil Service Commission (CSC) held the Career Service Examination (CSE) Professional and Subprofessional levels in pen-and-paper mode and the Intermediate Competency on Local Treasury Examination (ICLTE) 7 August. It was the biggest turnout of examinees in a single day since the COVID-19 pandemic started in 2020.
The CSE-Professional test was taken by 117,907 or 93.92% of the registered 125,541 examinees. Meanwhile. 20,764 or 93.54% of the 22,199 expected examinees took the Subprofessional level.
In addition, 379 examinees or 87.13% of the 435 registered examinees were able to take the ICLTE.
“The administration of the CSE is a way to uphold and realize the principle of merit and fitness in the civil service. And with merit and fitness upheld, we could somehow hope that high performing, competent, and credible civil servants are placed in government to fulfill our public service mandate,” explained CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles on the relevance of the CSE.
No untoward incidents were reported among the examiners and examinees alike. “I was able to visit three testing centers in Cavite yesterday, the General Emilio Aguinaldo School, Imus Kaagapay SPED Center, and the Paaralang Elementarya ng Palico to get a feel of the preparations and exam administration. We thank everyone for the strict observance of the health and safety protocols the CSC has put in place,” said the CSC Chairperson.
“Seeing examinees adhering to the health and safety protocols to safeguard themselves, the proctors, and all the personnel in the testing centers against COVID-19 infection is a welcome development. It is a signal that we can increase testing center capacity in the coming administration of the CS exams to make room for more examinees who want to obtain civil service eligibility and join the public sector workforce,” added the Chairperson.
Chairperson Nograles also cited the efforts of partners in the local government units, the Department of Education, especially the teachers who served as room examiners and proctors, and all those who assisted the CSC in the administration of the exams.
The career service examination is a general ability test designed to measure and assess an individual's general scholastic aptitude. Passing rate is 80 percent.
Passing the Professional level will result in the conferment of corresponding Career Service Professional eligibility, a second level eligibility appropriate for appointment to second and first level positions in the government.
Conversely, the Career Service Sub-Professional eligibility which results from passing the Sub-Professional exam shall be appropriate for appointment to first level (clerical) government positions. The CSC stressed, though, that both eligibilities shall not apply to positions involving practice of profession that require an appropriate license, and those positions covered by special laws.
On the other hand, ICLTE forms part of the assessment of the Department of Finance (DOF) in the selection, appointment, designation, and promotion to higher positions in the local treasury service. As such, passing the ICLTE does not confer civil service eligibility
The complete list of successful examinees of the 7 August career service Professional and Sub-Professional examinations may be accessed at the CSC website www.csc.gov.ph by 6 October.
Examinees, both passed and failed, can generate their individual test result or rating through OCSERGS or the Online Civil Service Examination Result Generation System by 21 October 2022. OCSERGS can also be accessed through the CSC website.
For ICLTE, test results will be released to the DOF-Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF) by 17 September. Any concern on the ICLTE results should be coordinated directly with the DOF-BLGF, the CSC said.
CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles visited General Emilio Aguinaldo School, Imus Kaagapay SPED Center, and the Paaralang Elementarya ng Palico three of the testing venues for the 7 August Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test, to inspect the site and the actual examination administration process.