Civil Service Examination, PPT 2017 Requirements and Guide

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) is set to conduct the yearly Career Service Examination, Pen and Paper (CSE-PPT) this coming March 12, 2017 and August 6, 2017.

Application period for March examination is from Nov. 14 2016 to Jan. 13, 2017 and application period for August examination is from April 3, 2017 to June 2, 2017. Applications are accepted in a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS.

Civil Service Examination 2017

Applicants must comply or meet the following qualifications:
• Applicant must be a Filipino citizen
• Applicant must be at least 18 years of age
• Applicant must have a good moral character
• Applicant must not have any pending offense or immoral conduct
• Applicant should not been discharged/dismissed from the military service or any government position
• Applicant must not have taken the Career Service Examination of the same level within the last three months

Testing Centers

1. Accurately accomplished Application Form
2. Four pieces I.D pictures (identical) with these specifications;
• Passport size approximately 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm/ 1.8 inches x 1.4 inches
• Picture must be colored, but with white background
• Picture must be taken three months before the filing of application
• Picture must be of good quality
• Picture must be in close-up shot
• Picture must be in bare face, without using any eyeglasses, contact lenses or any other accessories
• Picture must show both ears
• Picture must be taken in full-face view, with neutral facial expression and eyes open
• Picture must have handwritten name tag which shows both the fill name and signature
3. Valid I.D cards (original and photocopy). I.D cards not listed below are not accepted
• Driver’s License
• Passport
• PRC License
• Voter’s ID
• Philhealth I.D
• Company I.D
• School I.D
• Police Clearance
• Postal I.D
• Barangay I.D
• NBI Clearance
4. Birth Certificate (Original and Photocopy), for applicants without date of birth written in their I.D Cards
5. Certification of Retention/Re-acquisition of Philippine Citizenship, for applicants with dual citizenship only
6. Php 500.00 Application Fee

Filing of Application Forms
Applicants must download the application form from the official website of CSC at Personal appearance is needed when filing the application at any CSC Regional Office. Applicants must wear proper attire; Blouse/Sleeveless shirt, slippers and short pants are strictly not allowed.

Examination Venue
Examinees will get a notification as to the place of examination through Online Notice of School Assignment (ONSA)
Examination Day
Testing venues are already open at six in the morning and examinees are advised to be early as gates will be closed at 7:30 am.

Things to bring:
• I.D Card (the one used during the filing of application
• Original PSA/LCR issued Birth Certificate (must be printed on Security Paper)
• Application Receipt
• Notice of School Assignment from ONSA
• Black Ball Pen
• Water or any other beverages (except alcoholic beverage)

Passing Grade
Passing grade is at least 80.00

Release of Test Results
The list of passers will be posted on the official website of CSC within 41 days after the date of examination. Passers should personally claim their certification which will be available approximately within 30 days after the release of the list of passers.

Possible Coverage of Civil Service Examination
• English
Grammar and Correct Usage
Subject-Verb Agreement
• Math
Adding Signed Numbers (Positive and Negative Integers)
Subtracting Signed Numbers (Positive and Negative Integers)
Multiplying Signed Numbers (Positive and Negative Integers)
Dividing Signed Numbers
Addition of Fractions

Top 10 Tips To pass The Civil Service Exam
1. Know the exact coverage and even the format of the exam.
2. Don’t rely too much on luck. Studying is still the key to success
3. Study to replenish your memory
4. Read but don’t memorize. Stock knowledge works like magic.
5. Look for a good reviewer. You can visit this site for sample exams,
6. Attend a review class.
7. Take an evaluation of your strengths, as well as your weaknesses.
8. Eat healthy and brain-boosting foods.
9. If studying bores you, form an interactive study group.
10. Be confident.

Civil Service Examination is a test of knowledge and skills for professionals, the future of our country. The tips listed above should serve as guidelines to pass the Civil Service Exam.


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