March 12, 2017 (CSE-PPT) Civil Service Exam – Paper and Pencil Test

By | November 8, 2016

March 12 2017 CSE-PPT Civil Service Exam Paper Pencil Test The Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced (Exam Announcement No. 03, s. 2016) the nationwide conduct the first set of the 2017 Career Service Examination – Paper and Pencil Test (CSE-PPT) also known as Civil Service Exam for Professional and SubProfessional Levels that will be held on March 12, 2017.

Period of filing applications of the said examination was started last November 14, 2016 and will end on January 13, 2017.

CSC noted that the acceptance of applications shall be on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED basis and shall be closed any time before the deadline if the CSC Regional/Field Office has already reached the target number of applicants.

The guideline that follows shall be observed in the conduct of the examinations.


To establish a Register of Eligibles (RoE) from which certification and appointment to first and second level position in the civil service shall be made, provided the eligibles meet the qualification and other requirements of the positions. The RoE may also be a reference for employment in the private sector.


Regional Office No. Location
I San Fernando City, La Union
Dagupan City
Urdaneta City
Vigan City
Laoag City
II Tuguegarao City
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
Basco, Batanes
Cauayan City
III City of San Fernando, Pampanga
Cabanatuan City
City of Malolos
Baler, Aurora
IV Bacoor City
Batangas City
Lucena City
Sta. Cruz, Laguna
Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro
Calapan, Oriental Mindoro
Boac, Marinduque
Odiongan, Romblon
V Legazpi City
Naga City
Masbate City
VI Iloilo City,
Bacolod City
Roxas City
San Jose, Antique
VII Cebu City,
Dumaguete City
Tagbilaran City
VIII Tacloban City
Catbalogan City
Borongan City
IX Zamboanga City
Pagadian City
Dipolog City
X Cagayan De Oro City
XI Davao City
Tagum City
XII Cotabato City
Kidapawan City
Koronadal City
General Santos City
NCR to be announced)
CAR Baguio City
Bangued, Abra
Bontoc, Mt. Province
Tabuk City
CARAGA Butuan City
San Francisco, Agusan del Sur
Surigao City
Tandag City
ARMM Cotabato City
Iligan City
Bongao, Tawi-Tawi


Applicants are advised to check carefully whether they meet the admission requirements stated below. Only those who meet the admission requirements should apply for the examination. Approval of applications may be recalled any time upon discovery of applicant’s disqualification. Accordingly, the examination fees paid shall be forfeited.

  1. Must be Filipino citizen; 
  2. Must be at least 18 years of age on the date of filing of application; 
  3. Must be of good moral character; 
  4. Has not been convicted by final judgment of an offense or crime involving moral turpitude, or disgraceful or immoral conduct, dishonesty, examination irregularity, drunkenness, or addiction to drugs;
  5. Has not been dishonorably discharged from military service, or dismissed for cause from any civilian positions in the government; and
  6. Has not been taken the same level of CS Examination, regardless of mode, within the last three (3) months before the date of examination.
Date of Examination 3-month Prohibition Period on Taking the Same Level
of Examination (regardless of mode)
March 12, 2017 December 16, 2016 to March 11, 2017
August 6, 2017 May 6, 2017, to August 5, 2017


  1. Approval of applications may be recalled any time upon discovery of applicants’s disqualification, for which the examination fees paid shall be forfeited.
  2. Applicant 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.
  3. 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 of grave offenses, their eligibility shall be forfeited based on the penalties stated in the decision and pursuant to Section 52 (a) of the Revised Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service. 
  4. Those who have already passed the same level of examination or a comparable level of examination given by the Professional Regulation Commission, as well as passers of Board/Bar examinations, and those who graduated with honors in their bachelor’s degree may opt not to apply and take the corresponding examination anymore.


    1. Fully accomplished Application Form (CS Form No. 100, Revised November 2015). The spaces for “Signature of Applicant” and “Right Thumbmark” on the form should be left blank. These shall be accomplished in the presence of the CSC processor.
    2. Four (4) copies of identical I.D. pictures with specifications, as follows:
      • Passport size (4.5 cm x 3.5 cm or 1.8 inches x 1.4 inches)
      • Colored, with white background
      • Taken within three (3) months prior to filing of application.
      • Printed on good quality photo paper
      • 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)
      • In bare face (with no eyeglasses or any accessories that may cover the facial features)
      • Showing left and right ears
      • Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera
      • With neutral facial expression, and both eyes open
      • With full and handwritten (not computer-generated) name tag in the format: First Name, Middle Initial, Last Name, and Extension Name (if any), and signature over printed name


    3. Original and photocopy of any of the following I.D. cards, which must valid (not expired upon filing of application), and contains the name, clear picture, date of birth, signature, and signature of the issuing agency’s current head/ authorized representative:

      1. Driver’s License;
      2. Passport;
      3. PRC License;
      4. SSS I.D.;
      5. GSIS I.D.;
      6. Voter’s I.D.;
      7. BIR I.D. (ATM type/TIN card type with picture);
      8. Philhealth ID (must, at the least, contain the applicant’s name, clear picture,signature and Philhealth number);
      9. Current School ID (validated for the current schools year/semester/trimester);
      10. Police Clearance;
      11. Postal ID;
      12. Barangay ID; or
      13. NBI Clearance.

        Note: Any other I.D. card not included in the above list shall not be accepted.

    4. For applicants without date of birth in their I.D. cards/s original and photocopy of Birth Certificate issued/authenticated by the National Statistics Office.
    5. For applicants holding dual citizenship under R.A. 9225, original and photocopy of Certification of Retention/Re-acquisition of Philippine Citizenship issued by the Bureau of Immigration
    6. Examination fee of Five Hundred Pesos (Php 500.00).


Application forms are available at any CSC Regional/Field Offices. The same may be downloaded from the CSC website: The application form may be photocopid using legal size bond paper.

Applicants are strongly advised to personally file their applications at the CSC Regional Office (CSCRO), or at any of the concerned CSCRO’s Field Offices, where they intend to take the examination.

Note: Proper attire should be worn during the filing of application. APPLICANTS SHOULD NOT BE IN SLEEVELESS SHIRT/BLOUSE, OR IN SHORT PANTS, OR IN SLIPPERS..


Examinees shall be informed of thier places of examination (School Assignment) through the Online Notice of School Assignment (ONSA). ( will provide the list of room assignments once the official ONSA is released.)

ONSA shall be available via the CSC website www. approximately two weeks before examination day. ONSA can also be accessed through the following path:

Examinees are advised to have a print-out of their Notice of School Assignment using ONSA.

If applicants cant access teh ONSA and /or still do not know their school assignment one week before one (1) week before the examination day, they should inquire their school assignment from the CSC Regional/Field Office where they filed their application. A complete directory of CSC Regional/Field Offices nationwide is available at the CSC website.

Note: Examinees, as applicable, are advised to visit and have an ocular inspection of their assigned school a day or two before the examination day to familiarize them with the school’s location.


Examinees should be at their assigned school not later than 7 a.m. on examination day.

On the other hand, GATES OF EXAMINATION VENUES SHALL BE CLOSED TO EXAMINEES AT 7:30 A.M. Examinees that arrive later than 7:30 a.m. shall NOT be admitted.

Examinees should bring the following on items:

  1. Valid I.D. card [preferable the one presented during filing of application; or any of the other I.D. cards listed under item ( Application Requirement (3) above which must be valid i.e. not expired; Note: The NO I.D., NO EXAMINATION Rule is strictly implemented.
  2. Original NSO Birth Certificate (if I.D. card has no date of birth);
  3. Application Receipt;
  4. Notice of School Assignment (as applicable); 
  5. Lead Pencil/s (No. 1 or 2) and eraser/s 
  6. Ball Pen (Black or Blue) 
  7. Clear bottled water,  or preferred beverage (except alcoholic beverage) placed in clear/transparent container, and /or candies, if any.


The Career Service Examinations shall cover the following subject areas:

  1. For Professional Level – In English and Filipino; vocabulary, grammar and correct usage, paragraph organization, reading comprehension, analogy, logic, and numerical reasoning.
  2. For SubProfessional Level – In English and Filipino; vocabulary, grammar and correct usage, paragraph organization, reading comprehension, spelling, clerical operations, and numerical reasoning.

Both Professional and SubProfessional levels of the examination shall have items on General Information, which shall include the following areas: 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.

Reference Professional Level SubProfessional Level
No. of Test Items 170 165
Time Limit 3 hours, 10 minutes 2 hours, 40 minutes
Test Proper 8 a.m. to 11:10 a.m. 8 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.
Time Required for Pre and Post Examination Activities/Documentation 3 hours, 10 minutes 2 hours, 40 minutes


To pass the test, the examinees should get a general rating of at least 80.00.


Test results shall be released within 41 days after the examination through posting of the List of passers in the CSC website

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.

Those who will pass should coordinate and verify with the CSC Regional Office concerned the availability of their Certification of Eligibility (CoE) and the requirements in claiming it. A complete directory of the CSC Regional Offices is available at the CSC website. Passers must personally claim their CoE. Representatives are not allowed to claim the same. Claiming of CoE shall be available approximately 30 days after the posting of the List of Passers.

A corresponding Advisory on these matters shall be posted in the CSC website. Any other concerns on examination result including verification of examinee number, examinees are advised to coordinate directly with the CSC Regional Office concerned. The CSC Regional Offices handle the releasing of examination results.


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 both first level and second level positions in the government that do not involve practice of profession and are not covered by 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 positions in the government that do not involve practice of profession and are not covered by other laws.


N O   I D,  N O   E X A M 

Failure to take the examination on your scheduled date shall mean forfeiture of your examination fee and slot. No request for re-scheduling is allowed.

Bringing of cellular phones and any other gadgets, including calculators, wristwatches with calculator, books and other forms of printed materials and all other similar items, is NOT allowed. If brought, these shall be surrendered to the Room Examiners at your own risk. Firearms, if any, must also be surrendered to the security guard/designated firearm custodian at the entrance gate of the school.

Proper attire should be worn during filing of application form, and on examination day. APPLICANTS/EXAMINEES SHOULD NOT BE IN SLEEVELESS SHIRT/BLOUSE, OR IN SHORT PANTS, OR IN SLIPPERS.


The Civil Service Commission uses a highly reliable system to detect cheats. Any form of cheating in any civil service examination shall be considered a violation of Republic Act No. 9416 (Anti-Cheating Law), and any person found guilty shall be administratively and criminally liable.

The forms of cheating are, as follows:

  1. Use of crib sheets or “codigo” containing codes in any form (written on any material or in digital form) 
  2. Impersonation 
  3. Employing a “poste” or a person inside or outside of the examination room who may or may not be an examinee but provides examinees with answers 
  4. Collusion of whatever nature between examinees and examination personnel 
  5. Examinee number switching 
  6. Possession and/or use of fake Certificate of Eligibility 
  7. Such other acts of similar nature which facilitate the passing of examination

Date Issued: October 17, 2016


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