The Philippine Civil Service Commission releases the Schedule for the 2020 Pen and Paper Test. If you want to be eligible to work in the government, you should take and pass the Civil Service Exam.
If you have doubts and questions, you can read the Civil Service Exam Guide in the Philippines here.
When will be the Civil Service Exam 2020 (PPT)?
The CSC will conduct the exam twice in 2020.
|Date of Exam||Application Period||Region|
|15 March 2020||Dec. 9-Jan.10,2020||Regions 9,10,11 & 12|
CARAGA and BARMM
|Dec.16- Jan.15,2020||NCR, Regions 1,2,3,4|
5,6,7,8 & CAR
|9 August 2020||May 11- June 10, 2020||All Regions Nationwide|
The first Professional and Subprofessional Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) will happen on 15 March 2020. The application period depends on your region.
While the Second schedule of the Civil Service Exam will be on August 9, 2020. The application period will be from May 11 to June 10, 2020.
It is important to apply as early as possible on the said opening of the application. Don’t wait for the deadline as the CSC accepts on a first-come, first-serve basis. Meaning slots may be filled before the deadline.
The CSC will issue individual announcements one week before the start of the application period including the Testing Sites for the CSC Exam.
To be qualified to take the exam one must be a Filipino Citizen, and at least 18 years old at the filing of the application. Applicants should be of good moral character, must not be discharged from military police or dismissed from any civilian position in the government.
Lastly, you must not have taken the same level of career service exam within three months from the last examination.
Note: You can apply regardless of your educational attainment as long as you meet the qualifications above.
You are exempted to take the Civil Service Exam if you fall into these categories.
Here are the documentary requirements you must submit when filing for the CSC exam:
- A duly-accomplished application form (CS FORM No. 100 Revised September 2016). Don’t put your signature and right thumb mark as these will be done in the presence of a CSC representative/ processor during the filing of the application.
- Four (4) pcs. passport size pictures with a dimension of 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm or 1.78 x 1.38 inches.
It should be taken within the last 3 months prior to the filing of the application. Moreover, the photo must be colored in a white background with 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).
It is important that the picture is printed in good quality photo paper. Additionally, it must be in the bare face with no eyeglasses, colored contact lenses, or any accessories that may cover the facial features (facial features not computer-enhanced). Refer to the photo below.
- Original and photocopy of CSC List of Accepted ID’s, which is preferably valid (not expired on the date of filing of application).
If your only available ID does not contain your birth date, submit a copy of your NSO or PSA Birth Certificate.
- Prepare an examination fee of Php 500.00.
Filing of Application
Prepare the necessary requirements listed above. Then go personally to the CSC Regional Office where you will intend to take the exam. Check the Civil Service Commission Office Directory to find the CSC Office near your area.
You should submit a COMPLETE set of application documentary requirements to the CSC Regional/Field Office. Wear Proper attire during the filing of an application. They won’t allow SLEEVELESS SHIRT/BLOUSE, SHORTS/SHORT PANTS, and SLIPPERS.
How to know your Room Assignment?
CSC will post the school assignment of examinees through the Online Notice of School Assignment (ONSA). Check on the CSC website. It is usually available 2 weeks before the exam date.
It is advisable to visit the venue of the exam before the exam date to familiarize yourself of the venue.
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 at the CSC website.
Release of Test Results
The Civil Service Exam result will be available on the official website of the Civil Service Commission within sixty (60) working days after the examination.
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, or as indicated in the corresponding issuance/advisory.
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