August 2018 Civil Service Exam Schedule, Filing of Application

By | September 4, 2018 at 2:19 pm

MANILA, Philippines – The Civil Service Commission (CSC) will conduct the second set of Career Service Examination, Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT)  for Professional and SubProfessional Levels also known as Civil Service Exam on August 12, 2018.

August 12 2018 civil service exam CSE-PPT schedule requirements filing application


Date of Examination From To
August 12, 2018 April 10, 2018 June 22, 2018

According to CSC 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 objectives of this examination is to establish a Register of Eligibles (RoE) from which certification and appointment to first and second level positions in the civil service, except those involving practice of profession and/or are covered by special laws, shall be made, provided the eligibles meet the qualifications and other requirements of the positions.  If anyone passed it, they can even be eligible to apply as a police officer and join the PNP.  The RoE may also be a reference for employment in the private sector.



August 12, 2018 CSE-PPT

1 San Fernando City, La Union
Dagupan City
Urdaneta City
Vigan City
Laoag City
2 Tuguegarao City
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
Cauayan City
3 City of San Fernando, Pampanga
Cabanatuan City
Malolos City
Guiguinto, Bulacan
Olongapo City
Tarlac City
4 Dasmariñas City
Los Baños, Laguna
Sta. Cruz, Laguna
Batangas City
Morong, Rizal
Lucena City
Lopez, Quezon
Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro
Mamburao to San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
Puerto Princesa City
5 Legazpi City
Naga City
Virac, Catanduanes
6 Bacolod City
Iloilo City
Kalibo, Aklan
7 Cebu City
Dumaguete City
Tagbilaran City
8 Tacloban City
Catarman, Northern Samar
Maasin City
9 Zamboanga City
Pagadian City
Dipolog City
10 Cagayan de Oro City
11 Davao City
Tagum City
12 Cotabato City
Kidapawan City
Koronadal City
General Santos City
NCR (to be announced)
CAR Baguio City
Bangued, Abra
Luna, Apayao
Lagawe, Ifugao
Caraga Butuan City
San Francisco, Agusan del Sur
Surigao City
Bislig City
ARMM Cotabato City
Iligan City
Bongao, Tawi-Tawi


All applicants must strictly meet the following qualification requirements:

  1. Filipino citizen;
  1. At least 18 years old on the date of filing of application;
  1. Of good moral character;
  1. 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;
  1. Has not been dishonorably discharged from military service, or dismissed for cause from any civilian position in the government; and
  1. Has not taken the same level of Career Service Examination, regardless of mode, within the last three months before the date of examination:
Date of Examination 3-month Prohibition Period on Taking the Same Level of Examination (regardless of mode)
August 12, 2018  May 12, 2018, to August 11, 2018


  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 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

  1. Original and photocopy of any of the following I.D. cards, which must be valid (not expired upon filing of application), and contains the complete name [i.e. first name, middle name/initial (if applicable), last name, and extension name (if any], clear picture, date of birth (if any) and signature of the holder, and the name and signature of the issuing agency’s head/authorized representative (if any):

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

Note: All other I.D. cards not included in the above list shall NOT be accepted.

  1. For applicants without date of birth in their I.D. card/s, original and photocopy of Birth Certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA, formerly National Statistics Office), or the Local Civil Registry (LCR) printed on Security Paper (SecPa)
  2. For applicants holding dual citizenship under R.A. 9225, original and photocopy of Certification of Retention/Reacquisition of Philippine Citizenship issued by the Bureau of Immigration
  3. Examination fee of Five Hundred Pesos (Php 500.00)


The application form is available at any CSC Regional/Field Office or may be downloaded from the CSC website: The application form may be photocopied using legal size bond paper.

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

Note: Proper attire should be worn during filing of the application. SLEEVELESS SHIRT/BLOUSE, SHORT PANTS, and SLIPPERS are NOT allowed.


Examinees shall be informed of their places of examination (school assignment) through the Online Notice of School Assignment (ONSA).

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

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

If examinees cannot access the ONSA and/or still do not know their school assignment one week before examination day, they should verify or inquire directly with the CSC Regional/Field Office concerned. 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 at least one day before the examination day to familiarize them with the school’s location.


Examinees must be at their assigned school early on examination day. Testing venues shall be open to examinees starting 6 a.m.

On the other hand, GATES OF TESTING 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 must bring the following items:

a. I.D. card – preferably the same I.D. card presented during filing of application even if already expired by the time/date of examination. If the I.D. card to be presented for admission is different from the I.D. card presented during filing of the application, the examinee must present any of the other accepted ID cards listed in Item D(3) above, in which case, the I.D. card must be valid (not expired);

Note: The NO I.D., NO EXAMINATION Rule is strictly implemented.

b. Original of PSA/LCR issued Birth Certificate printed on Security Paper (if I.D. card has no date of birth);

c. Application Receipt with CSC Official Receipt (if available);

d. Notice of School Assignment generated through ONSA (as applicable);

e. Black Ball Pen/s; and. Water, or preferred beverage (except alcoholic beverage) placed in a clear/transparent container, and/or candies/biscuits, which shall be subject to inspection by the Room Examiner/Proctor.



Failure to take the examination on your scheduled date shall mean forfeiture of your examination fee and slot. Re-scheduling of examination date is NOT allowed.

Bringing of cellular phones and any other gadgets, including smartwatches, calculators, wristwatches with a 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. Firearms, if any, must also be surrendered to the security guard/designated firearm custodian at the entrance gate of the school/testing venue.

Proper attire must be worn on examination day. SLEEVELESS SHIRT/ BLOUSE, SHORT PANTS, and SLIPPERS ARE NOT ALLOWED.


Reference Professional Level SubProfessional Level
Scope of Examination In English and Filipino:

  • Vocabulary;
  • Grammar and Correct Usage;
  • Paragraph Organization;
  • Reading Comprehension;
  • Analogy;
  • Logic; and
  • Numerical Reasoning.
In English and Filipino:

  • Vocabulary;
  • Grammar and Correct Usage;
  • Paragraph Organization;
  • Reading Comprehension;
  • Spelling;
  • Clerical Operations; and
  • Numerical Reasoning.
General information items 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.
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 Approximately one hour before and one hour after the test proper


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


The List of Passers shall be uploaded/posted on the CSC website within 41 days after the examination.

Note: Only the List of Passers posted on the CSC website is official. The CSC is not liable for any other postings on any other websites.

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 verify with the CSC Regional Office the availability of their Certification of Eligibility (CoE). A complete directory of the CSC Regional Offices is available at the CSC website.

Passers must personally claim their Certification. Representatives are not allowed to claim the same. Claiming of Certification shall be available approximately 30 days after the posting of the List of Passers.

The basic requirements for claiming the Certification are:

  1. I.D. card – preferably the same I.D. card presented during filing of application even if already expired by the time/date of claiming. If the I.D. card to be presented for claiming is different from the I.D. card presented during filing of the application, the examinee must present any of the other accepted I.D. cards listed in Item D(3) above, in which case, the I.D. card must be valid (not expired); and

  1. Application Receipt with CSC Official Receipt (if available).

Note: The CSC Regional/Field Office may require additional document/s as necessary to establish the identity of the passers.

A corresponding Advisory on these matters shall be posted on the CSC website. For any other concerns on examination results including queries on examinee number, examinees must verify directly with the CSC Regional Office concerned. The CSC Regional Offices handle the release and distribution of the examination results and Certification of 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 both first level (clerical) and second level (technical) positions in the government that do not involve the practice of a 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 that do not involve the practice of a profession and are not covered by special/other laws.


The Civil Service Commission uses a highly reliable system to detect cheats.

Any form of cheating in any civil service examination shall be a violation of Republic Act No. 9416, 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 “post” or a person inside or outside of the examination room who may or may not be an examinee but provides examinees with answers
4. A collusion of whatever nature between examinees and examination personnel
5. Examinee number switching
6. Such other acts of similar nature which facilitate the passing of the examination, including possession and/or use of fake Certificate of Eligibility



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