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If you plan to take the Civil Service Exam, check this guide first.

It may help you pass the exam


The Civil Service Examination is essential for people who wants to enter in the government service. Passing the Civil Service exam and having a Career Service Professional and/or Subprofessional eligibility is your key to work and start your career in the government. Before I share you the Civil Service Examination guide I took from a Civil Service Commission Regional Office, let me give you a brief description or definition of what Career Service Professional and Career Service Subprofesional is. Believe me, there are thousands of applicants who doesnt even know what these eligibilities are for, whats the difference between Professional and Subprofessional and more. College students are usually encourage by their parents to take the exam without giving them any idea at all.

Career Service Professional is equivalent to second level eligibility, thus passers of CS Professional examination can apply for a government position up to second level position in the government. While, Career Service Subprofessional is equivalent to first level eligibility, thus passers of CS Subprofessional examination can apply for first level positions in the government. If you want to know the vacant jobs in the government in your area, you may inquire to the nearest Civil Service Field Office. This Civil Service Examination Guide is not a reviewer. Sorry guys. ^_^ But this guide will help you to be prepared for the Civil Service Examination. By the way, they actually gave this to examinees so that the examinees would be prepared and know what to do and what to bring during the examination. Please keep the EXAMINEE NUMBER given to you during the exam. You will need it to access the result online. Scope of Examinations: Professional Civil Service Examination Verbal 40 items

Analytical 50 items

Numerical 40 items General Information 20 items

Subprofessional Civil Service Examination Verbal 45 items


Clerical 40 items Numerical 40 items General Information 20 items

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. PASSING GRADE for Civil Service Examination To pass the test, the examinee should get a grade of at least 80.00. Those who have already passed the same or a comparable level of examination (i.e. licensure exams given by the Professional Regulation Commission, and the Bar examination) NEED NOT APPLY. During the Civil Service Examination Day: 1. Bringing of firearms to the testing venue is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

2. BE EARLY. You are advised to be in your assigned examination room by 6:30 am. 3. Bring your Application Receipt and the same original ID card, the photocopy of which was submitted during the filing of the application form. If you fail to present appropriate ID, you will not be allowed to take the test. 4. Only examinees who arrived at the testing center before 8:00 am are allowed to take the exam. 5. Before the test proper, you shall accomplish the Examinee Attendance Sheet , two (2) copies of the Picture Seat Plan and the Answer Sheet. Your examinee number is found on the Examinee Attendance Sheet. 6. Preliminary activities will start at 6:45 a.m. It is to your advantage if you are able to listen to the entire instructions for the examination. This makes you feel more confident in answering the test questions. 7. You are required to free yourself of any object other than the lead pencils, eraser, sharpener and blue ball pen to be used in the examination. Personal belongings shall be placed in an area inside the examination room designated for the purpose and to be announced by the Room Examiner. Calculators, dictionaries and any other reference

materials are not allowed and shall be confiscated by the room examiner if brought & seen inside the examination room. 8. You are not allowed to leave the room once the test proper has started except for compelling reasons. In such a case, you shall be escorted by the Test Administrator of the Commission. 9. Use lead pencil, preferably lead pencil no. 2, in blackening the box corresponding to the number of your answer. BLACKEN FULLY THE BOX. Also make sure that you blacken only one answer for every item. 10. If you finish the examination earlier than the designated time, indicate the actual time you finished the test. Surrender to the Room Examiner your Test Booklet and Answer Sheet which shall be evidenced by a Form where you shall sign as proof of such surrender. Once this is done, you should leave the room. Failure to surrender the Test Booklet and Answer Sheet will result in the cancellation of your examination and disqualification from taking Civil Service Examinations. For examinees who are still in the examination room within ten (10) minutes before the conclusion/end of the test, they are required to remain in

their seats even after they have finished the test. The Test Administrator shall approach the examinee and collect the Test Booklets and Answer Sheets one by one from each remaining examinee. Loitering in areas where examinations are being conducted is not allowed. FAILURE TO COME ON THE SCHEDULED EXAMINATION DATE WOULD MEAN FORFEITURE OF EXAMINATION SLOT AND FEE. NO REQUEST FOR RE-SCHEDULING IS ALLOWED. CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION RESULT Results of the CSE-PPT are usually released from three to four months after the examination. The names of successful examinees shall be posted at the CSC website www.csc.gov.ph. Passers shall be invited to the Certificate of Eligibility (COE) Awarding Ceremony at the CSC Regional Office. However, for those who fail to attend the awarding ceremony, releasing of Certificates is scheduled every Thursday at 3pm, except on holidays). Those who passed the examination must personally claim their Certificates of Eligibility upon presentation of required documents. On the

other hand, those who failed the examination may secure a copy of their Report of Rating from the CSC website. No Report of Rating shall be mailed to those who failed. To secure a copy of the Report of Rating, an examinee must key in his/her name, date of birth, examinee number, examination date, and examination type. Thus, examinees are advised to safe keep or remember their examinee number until receipt of the examination result. RECHECKING OF RESULT for CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION Request for rechecking of examination result SHALL NO LONGER BE ENTERTAINED by the Commission pursuant to CSC Resolution No. 072342 dated December 12, 2007. REPEATING CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATIONS Pursuant to CSC Resolution No. 1100300 dated March 1, 2011, there shall be no limit in taking the Career Service Examination however, taking the same level of examination (Professional or Subprofessional) either through Paper-and-Pencil Test (PPT) or Computer Assisted Test (CAT) shall be once in every three (3) months only.

In case a post-verification yields information contrary to what you declared, your examination application shall be disapproved and YOUR PAYMENT FORFEITED. WARNING Any form of cheating in any civil service examination shall be considered a violation of REPUBLIC ACT 9416, AN ACT DECLARING AS UNLAWFUL ANY FORM OF CHEATING IN CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATIONS, UNAUTHORIZED USE AND POSSESSION OF CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION (CSC) EXAMINATION-RELATED MATERIALS, AND GRANTING THE CSC EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OVER THESE CASES INCLUDING THOSE COMMITTED BY PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS and any person found guilty shall be administratively and criminally liable. Those found ADMINISTRATIVELY LIABLE shall suffer the following penalties: For those in the government service, dismissal from the service with all the accessory penalties of forfeiture of government benefits, cancellation of eligibility, bar from taking any government examination, and perpetual disqualification from re-entering government

service. For private individuals, perpetual bar from entering government service and from taking any government examination. Those found CRIMINALLY LIABLE shall be meted out the penalty of imprisonment of not less than six (6) years and one (1) day but not more than twelve (12) years and a fine of not less than Fifty Thousand Pesos (P50,000.00) with the appropriate accessory penalties. See more information at Civil Service Commissions official site: www.csc.gov.ph

IMPORTANT THINGS TO BRING ON EXAMINATION DAY: Recent valid ID Card with photo and signature (The same ID Card presented at the time of application) Application Receipt This Notice Lead pencil (preferably OMR scanner compliant, e.g. Faber-Castell 9000 2B, Mongol 1 or 2)

Pen or Ballpen Very truly yours, MYRNA V. MACATANGAY Director IV WARNING: IMPERSONATION AND CHEATING ARE PUNISHABLE BY DISMISSAL FROM THE SERVICE (IF EMPLOYED IN GOVERNMENT) OR BAR FROM ENTERING GOVERNMENT SERVICE (IF NOT YET EMPLOYED) AND/OR IMPRISONMENT.

WHAT TO BRING ON EXAMINATION DAY Applicants should bring the following on examination day: 1. Application Receipt or Notice of School Assignment 2. Lead Pencil/s (No. 1 or 2) and eraser/s 3. Ball Pen (Black or Blue) 4. The same valid ID card/s presented during the application stage (i.e. Drivers License, SSS ID, GSIS ID, Philhealth ID, current Company/Office ID, current School ID, Postal ID, BIR ID, Barangay ID, Voters ID, Valid

Passport, or Police Clearance)

IMPORTANTREMINDERS 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. All personal belongings including cellular phones,

calculators, other electronic gadgets, books, and printed materials must 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 testing center. 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. WARNING 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 p