The Civil Service Commission (CSC) is an agency tasked to monitor the civil service and make sure that the integrity of government actions and processes are being practiced.
Hence, in case you missed the Announcement No. 11 of CSC, the Civil Service Exam-Pen and Paper Test’s (CSE-PPT) first batch schedule is fast approaching (application period happened on December 22, 2022- January 25, 2023) and will be administered on March 26, 2023.
Meanwhile, the second batch will be conducted on August 23, 2023 which shall have its application period from May 15, 2023 to June 14, 2023.
Note that unrefunded examinees of canceled March 15, 2020 who had a designated application date from December 14, 2022 to December 21, 2022 and decided not to claim their refund can also take the March 26, 2023 examination instead.
In this matter, if you want to land a job in the government sector, you have to pass the Civil Service Exam- an eligibility test that will gauge the examinees’ preparedness to work in the government, and in order to obtain a career service eligibility.
Yes, it could be difficult to pass the exam, but in this article, we will help you to make it become easier as we will share with you free and downloadable civil service exam reviewers and materials for you to study before you enter the nerve-racking civil service examination.
Here are the 2023 CSE-PPT both for Professional and Subprofessional levels topic coverage:
Professional Level (Prof)– In English and Filipino
Numerical Ability (Basic Operations; Word Problems) Analytical Ability (Word Association – identifying assumptions and conclusions; Logic; Data Interpretation) Verbal Ability (Grammar and Correct Usage; Vocabulary; Paragraph Organization; Reading Comprehension)
SubProfessional Level (SubProf)– In English and Filipino
Numerical Ability (Basic Operations; Word Problems) Clerical Ability (Filing; Spelling) Verbal Ability (Grammar and Correct Usage; Vocabulary; Paragraph Organization; Reading Comprehension)
Disclaimer: The following reviewers are courtesy of Ms. Leonalyn Mutia-Tayone (https://www.facebook.com/lyn123tayone) she stated that the reviewers are free to download and share for everyone. Additional credits to TechPilipinas who compiled the additional materials regarding the general information items.
Here are groups and page that discuss everything about the upcoming Civil Service Exam which you might find beneficial:
Click any of the links below to download the reviewers for free:
There are also general information items for the Professional and Sub-Professional levels on the following: Philippine Constitution; Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees (R.A. 6713); Peace and Human Rights Issues and Concepts; and Environment Management and Protection.
Click any of the links below to download the materials for free:
- 1987 Philippine Constitution
- Philippines Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees
- R.A. 6713
- Environment Protection and Management
- EPA Bill
- Number Series (98 Problems with Solutions)
- Sample Answer Sheet
CSC said that applicants must communicate/coordinate with the CSC Regional Office (CSC RO), or CSC Field Office (CSC FO), where they intend to take the examination regarding the available exam slots. A complete directory of CSC Regional and Field Offices nationwide is available at the CSC website www.csc.gov.ph for reference.
REGION TESTING CENTER/S
San Fernando City, La Union
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
City of San Fernando, Pampanga
ReGION IV A:
lmus City Sta. Rosa City
REGION IV B:
Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro
Puerto Princesa City
Brooke’s Point, Palawan
Virac, Catanduanes Daet, Camarines Norte
Nabua, Camarines Sur
lloilo City Bacolod City
San Jose, Antique
Catarman, Northern Samar
Cagayan de Oro City
General Santos City
Quezon City Manila
CAR Baguio City
La Trinidad, Benguet
Bontoc, Mt. Province
Buenavista, Agusan del Norte
San Francisco, Agusan del Sur
Note: The gates of the venue will open from 6 A.M. to 7:30 A.M. Examinees who will arrive later than 7:30 A.M. won’t be allowed to enter the venue and take the exam.
Please abide with the dress code. Examinees who wear short pants, sleeveless shirts/blouses, and slippers may be denied entry to the venue.
WHAT TO BRING
Examinees shall bring with them the following:
- Application Receipt with CSC Official Receipt (if available).
- Printed copy of your Notice of School Assignment (if applicable)
- Black ballpen/s
- Water/preferred beverages placed in a clear bottle/container (upon inspection of room examiner/proctor)
- Original and photocopy of your I.D. card (ideally the same one you presented on your application as they will accept it whether expired or not)
- Examination fee: P500
If your ID, does not show your birth date, you are required to bring the original copy of your Birth Certificate printed on Security Paper and issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (formerly NSO).
If you lost or forgotten the initial ID you presented, you can bring any of the VALID IDs below:
GSIS ID (UMID)
BIR ID (ATM type or TIN card type with picture)
Police Clearance or Police Certificate
Company or Office ID
Student ID (validated for current school year/semester/trimester)
Philhealth ID (showing your Philhealth number, clear picture, full name, and signature)
Note: STRICTLY NO I.D., NO EXAMINATION policy.
WHAT TO DO AND NOT DO
In the examination venue, you’ll be given three documents to accomplish: Picture-seat plan, Examinee attendance, Answer sheet, which the proctor or room examiner shall provide instructions on how you can accomplished them.
- Do not use a sign pen, fountain pen, friction pen, or pens with colors other than black.
- Shade the circles neatly and completely. You can change the answer once for each test item. To change your answer, put an “X” mark over the initial answer and shade the new and final answer.
- Do not use a pen eraser, correction tape, correction pen, or correction fluid.
- Do not make any stray or unnecessary marks on the test papers.
- Do not stand to submit your test papers when you are done. The proctor or room examiner will simultaneously collect all the answer sheets and test booklets from all examinees after the allotted time. Finally, the proctor/room examiner will tell you when it’s time to leave the room.
EXAM ITEMS/TIME/PASSING GRADE
According to CSC, the number of exam items/ time/ passing grade shall be the following:
- Professional level: 170 items in 3 hours and 10 minutes
- Sub-Professional level: 165 items in 2 hours and 40 minutes
The examinee shall obtain an 80.00% general rating to pass the examination.
TARGET RELEASE OF TEST RESULTS
According to CSC, the List of Passers shall be uploaded/posted at the CSC Website www.csc.qov.ph within 60 days after the examination. The CSC advised applicants to come to the examination center one hour before the test.
Note: Only the List of Passers posted on the CSC Website is official. Examinees can generate their examination rating through OCSERGS or the Online Civil Service Examination Result Generation System, which can also be accessed through the CSC Website approximately 15 days after the maximum date of posting of the List of Passers, or as indicated in the corresponding issuance/advisory.
RESULTING CIVIL SERVICE ELIGIBILITY
The civil service eligibility resulting from passing the CSE (Professional) shall be called Career Service Professional Eligibility. It is a second level eligibility appropriate for first level (clerical) positions, and second level (technical) positions in the government, including executive/managerial positions in the second level, which do not involve practice of profession and are not covered by special/other laws.
The civil service eligibility resulting from passing the CSE (SubProfessional) shall be called Career Service SubProfessional Eligibility. It is a first level eligibility appropriate only for first level (clerical) positions in the government which do not involve practice of profession and are not covered by special/other laws.