Personal Data Sheet (PDS) – CSC Form 212 Revised 2017 is used when applying for jobs in the government. As a matter of fact, it is the primary requirement that the government agency asks first. It serves as a resume where your important details are written like your personal information, the school where you’ve graduated, your work experience, training, and your eligibility.
It can be downloaded on the CSC website or you can choose to download it here. When printing the form, you should specify the paper size at 8.5 x 14 inches. But since the pandemic started, government agencies prefer the applicants to pass it on their email address to reduce the risk of transmission of the virus. So, you can also fill it up directly on your computer and save it afterward.
It is in utmost important to fill out the form completely and accurately. In fact, gov’t offices are strict when it comes to incomplete PDS forms. It may be the reason for your disqualification.
Personal Data Sheet (Revised 2017) PDS form
How to open and edit the PDS above?
The format of the PDS above is in excel.
- Click the “View on Scribd” on the lower middle portion to open. It will automatically open in Scribd.
- Click the “Download Now”. (You need to be sign-in in order to download) Choose the XLSX file format (excel).
- It will then be download on your computer. Open it using Microsoft Excel or any software that supports a file in excel.
- You can now fill it out. It contains 4 pages. To see the pages, you can click the C1, C2, C3, or C4 on the left side below the screen.
- After you input your details, you can now save it on your computer.
Alternatively, you can opt to download the PDS in PDF form below. However, the Personal Data Sheet below is non-editable. meaning you need to print it out and fill up. So, I advised you to download the excel above for your convenience.
Work experience Sheet
The work experience sheet is a part of the Personal Data Sheet (PDS) – CSC Form 212 Revised 2017. I know someone who got disqualified from a position she’s applying just because she did not include this paper. You can edit this out and just follow the format it mentioned.
Open the work experience sheet by clicking the “View on Scribd” button. It will automatically be opened in Scribd. Download it in .doc file format and open it on your computer. After editing and typing your experience. Save it.
You can also download the PDF version below, but is non editable.
Guidelines in Filling out the PDS Form
Civil Service Commission also gives out guidelines to applicants on how to fill out the CS Form. Before accomplishing the PDS Form, read the guidelines first to avoid mistakes and to be able to follow the rules. Good luck with your application!
Download the Guidelines in Filling out the PDS Form below.