Civil Service Commission has announced the Civil Service Examination Calendar for 2020 last August 29,2019.
This includes the Penology Officer Examination Schedule. The CSC administers the POE in coordination with the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP).
When will the Penology Officer Examination (POE)?
POE will be conducted on June 21, 2020. The application date will be from March 31, 2020, until April 30, 2020.
As always, applicants are reminded to apply as early as possible since the slot is for a first come first serve basis. The slot may be full before the deadline of the application.
The Civil Service Commission will announce the details including the requirements, venue of exam and other important reminders one week before the opening of the application.
However, if you want to know as early as now the qualifications and requirements, you can see the following details below.
Disclaimer: The following information is from the last year’s data. We will update it if the CSC will release the updated information. But usually little or no changes are made for qualifications and requirements.
Who can take the Penology Exam?
QUALIFICATION / ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS All applicants MUST STRICTLY MEET the following qualification requirements:
- Must be a Filipino citizen;
- At least 18 years old on the date/time of filing of application;
- Must be of good moral character;
- Must be mentally and physically fit;
- Must not have been convicted by final judgment of an offense or crime involving moral turpitude, or of disgraceful or immoral conduct, dishonesty, examination irregularity, drunkenness or addiction to drugs; and
- Must not have been dishonorably discharged from military service or dismissed for cause from any civilian positions in the government.
a)The above-stated qualifications only pertain to taking the examination and do not necessarily cover appointments to related positions, which require completion of a bachelor’s degree.
b)Approval of applications may be recalled any time upon discovery of applicant’s disqualification, for which the examination fees paid shall be forfeited.
c)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.
d)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 on Section 57 (a) of the 2017 Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service.
e)The Bar examination is given by the Supreme Court of the Philippines and the Board examinations (requiring completion of at least a bachelor’s degree) given by the Professional Regulation Commission are declared civil service examinations under Republic Act (RA) No. 1080. Accordingly, and under CSC Resolution No. 90-1212, the passers are automatically considered as civil service eligibles. Thus, they may opt not to take the corresponding examination anymore.
Also, the following individuals may opt not to take the examination anymore: > Passers of civil service eligibility examinations, as follows:
– Career Service Examination (Professional level)
-Career Service Examination for Foreign Service Officer (CSE-FSO)
>Grantees of eligibilities under special laws and CSC issuances, as follows:
– Honor Graduate Eligibility under P.D. 907
-Scientific and Technological Specialist Eligibility under P.D. 997
-Sanggunian Member Eligibility (Second level) under RA No. 10156
1.Fully accomplished Application Form (CS Form No. 100, Revised September 2016).
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.
2. Four (4) pieces of identical I.D. pictures with specifications, as follows:
a. Passport size (4.5 cm x 3.5 cm or 1.8 inches x 1.4 inches)
b. Colored, with white background,
c. Taken within three (3) months prior to the filing of the application,
d. Printed on good quality photo paper,
e. 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),
f. In bare face (with no eyeglasses, colored contact lens, or any accessories that may cover the facial features; facial features not computer-enhanced),
g. Showing left and right ears,
h. Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera,
i. With neutral facial expression, and both eyes open,
j. 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
3. Original and photocopy of any of the following I.D. cards, which is preferably valid (not expired on the date of filing of application): See here the lists of acceptable ID’s.
1. As a last resort, expired I.D. card may be presented/submitted during filing of examination application, provided that, the expiry date of the I.D. card is within the preceding months of the year reckoning the date of filing of application (or from January 1, 2018 to the day before application filing).
2. All other I.D. cards not included in the above list shall not be accepted.
3. Examination fee of Seven Hundred Pesos (PhP700.00)
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