General Information on the Career Service Examinations Professional and Sub-professional Levels

IMPORTANT: THE INFORMATION ON THE CAREER SERVICE EXAMINATIONS CONTAINED HERE ARE GENERAL IN NATURE. THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION (CSC) ISSUES A CORRESPONDING EXAMINATION ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE CONDUCT OF THE CAREER SERVICE EXAMINATIONS. APPLICANTS ARE ADVISED TO CHECK OUT THE EXAMINATION ANNOUNCEMENT FOR PARTICULARS AND/OR UPDATES ON EXAMINATION RULES, REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURE. IN ANY CASE OF INCONSISTENCY, THE EXAMINATION ANNOUNCEMENT SHALL PREVAIL OVER THIS GENERAL INFORMATION.

A. QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE CAREER SERVICE EXAMINATION (CSE) Career Service Professional and Sub-professional examinations are open to applicants regardless of educational attainment. Applicants for both levels must: Be Filipino citizens, at least 18 years old, and of good moral character; Have no criminal record or have not been convicted by final judgment of an offense or crime involving moral turpitude; Have not been dishonorably discharged from military service or dismissed for cause from any civilian position in the government; and Have not taken the same level of career service examination within three (3) months from last examination taken, or for those who have repeatedly failed, have not failed the same level of examination for four times since October 2002. B. MODES OF TAKING THE CSE The Career Service Examination (Professional and Sub-Professional levels) may be taken through either of the following modes: 1. Paper and Pencil Test (PPT)

as follows: a. which the CSC officially issues for each schedule of the CSE-PPT.ph for the directory of CSC Central and Regional Offices.38") Passport size b.78" x 1. Please visit the CSC website www. For the schedule of conduct of CSE-CAT. and in selected CSC Regional Offices (CSCRO) such as CSC-CAR. and cut-out pictures. and Pictures without name tag. Pictures showing subject applicant not in close-up shot (lower than shoulder level). Quezon City. Batasan Hills. f. Applicants are advised to refer to the Examination Announcement.D. Baguio City. card with name.5 cm . Last Name. the applicant should have his/her picture taken while holding his/her name tag.e. Printed on quality photo paper d.D.The CSE-PPT is conducted nationwide twice or thrice a year subject to the approval of the Commission. Colored with white background c. and Extension Name (if any). IBP Road. computer-enhanced. Revised 2008). Four (4) copies of identical I. Pictures with incomplete and/or computer-generated name tag. (4.csc. pictures with specifications. Filing of applications for the CSE-PPT is through the CSC Regional or Field Offices.1. photocopied. C. With full name tag The name tag must show the applicant's First Name.5 cm x 3. meaning. Computer Assisted Test (CAT) The CSE-CAT is conducted in Civil Service Commission Central Office (CSCCO). Properly accomplished application form (CS Form No. 3. BIR . 2. Taken within the last three months prior to filing of application Note: The following pictures are NOT accepted: Scanned. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS 1. Original and photocopy of any valid I. 100. picture and signature of the applicant. The name tag should not be computer-generated.gov. and name and signature of the issuing officer (i. Driver's License. Must show the subject applicant in standard close-up shot (from shoulder level up) e. 2. or the concerned CSCRO. Middle Initial. applicants are advised to coordinate/get in touch with the CSCCO.

Examination fee of P500 for the Paper and Pencil Test (PPT). September and December of the year. grammar and correct usage. or downloaded from the CSC website www.ID. SCOPE OF EXAMINATION Professional Level In English and Filipino: vocabulary. applications must first register in the Online CSE-CAT Application Reservation System (OCARS) on a specified date and time indicated in the advisory which shall be posted in the CSC website usually on the third Mondays of March. No request for re-scheduling is allowed. analogy.csc. For the CSE-PPT. Registration is on a first-come. 021279 dated Oct. Subprofessional Level In English and Filipino: vocabulary. D. WHERE TO SECURE & FILE APPLICATION FORMS Application forms may be secured from any CSC Regional or Field Office. and numerical reasoning. applications may no longer be accepted before the deadline if the target number of applicants has already been reached by the CSROs. peace and human rights issues and concepts. A. An examinee failing on the 4th attempt can apply for the same level of the career service examination only after two years from the date of the 4th examination taken.ph. first-served basis. clerical operations. 6713). FREQUENCY OF TAKING THE CAREER SERVICE EXAMINATION (Based on CSC Resolution No. reading comprehension. Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees (R. For the CSE-CAT. Voter's ID. . logic. paragraph organization. or P600 for Computer Assisted Test (CAT). June. First-Serve basis. and environment management and protection. and numerical reasoning. current Office/School ID. Both levels of the examination will have general information questions on Philippine Constitution. Filing of application closes forty-five (45) days before the examination date. 7. GSIS/SSS ID. or valid Passport). E. Acceptance of applications shall be on a First-Come. first-served basis. Quezon City. paragraph organization.gov. does not accept and process applications for CSE-PPT. grammar and correct usage. applications must be filed at any CSC Regional or Field Office. reading comprehension. Postal ID. and 4. 2002) Taking the Career Service Professional and Sub-professional examinations via paper and pencil test (PPT) or computer assisted test (CAT) shall be once in three months and up to four times only. As a general rule. acceptance of examination applications for both CSE-PPT and CSE-CAT is on a first-come. Failure to come on the scheduled examination date would mean forfeiture of examination slot and fee. However. F. Successful registrants will get a confirmation and eventually an email notifying them of their assigned date to personally file the application form at the CSC-CO. The CSC Central Office in Batasan Hills.

) NO. examinee number. Meanwhile. The names of passed examinees shall be posted at the CSC website www. WARNING: Any form of cheating in any civil service examination shall be considered a violation of REPUBLIC ACT (R. date of birth. and the appropriate accessory penalties. a copy of the Report of Rating of failed examinees may also be secured through the CSC website. EXAMINATION RESULT 1. Fine of not less than Fifty Thousand Pesos (P50. perpetual bar from entering the government service. 9416. Any person found CRIMINALLY LIABLE shall be imposed the following penalties: Imprisonment of not less than six years and one day but not more than 12 years. To secure a copy of the Report of Rating. and For a private individual. 2. dismissal from the service including all the accessory penalties of cancellation of eligibility. On the other hand. . and perpetual disqualification from re-entering the government service.G. bar from taking any civil service examination.000. To secure a copy of the Report of Rating.gov. an examinee must key in his/her name. date of birth.A. those who failed the examination may secure a copy of their Report of Rating through the CSC website.A. and examination type. and Granting the Commission Exclusive Jurisdiction Over These Cases Including Those Committed by Private Individuals". examinee number. forfeiture of retirement benefits. and perpetual bar from taking any government examination. CSE-PPT Results of the CSE-PPT are usually released from three to four months after the examination.ph. Examinees are strongly advised to wait for the examination results. an examinee must key in his/her name. examinees are advised to safe keep or remember their examinee number until receipt of the examination result. and examination type. he/she has to personally return at a later date to claim either his/her Certificate of Eligibility or Report of Rating. No Report of Rating shall be mailed to those who failed. Unauthorized Use and Possession of CSC Examination Related Materials. otherwise known as "An Act Declaring as Unlawful Any Form of Cheating in Civil Service Examinations. while those who failed shall receive their Report of Rating. Those who passed shall receive their Certificate of Eligibility. Those who passed the examination must personally claim their Certificates of Eligibility at the CSC Regional Office/Field Office upon presentation of required documents. PASSING RATE: Eighty (80) H. CSE-CAT Results of the CSE-CAT are usually released within two to three hours after the examination. examination date. 9416 may be held administratively and criminally liable.csc. Should an examinee fail to claim/receive his/her examination result on the examination day. The names of passed CSE-CAT examinees shall be posted at the CSC website. examination date. Any person found guilty of an offense under R.00). Any person found ADMINISTRATIVELY LIABLE shall be imposed the following penalties: For one who is in the government service. Thus.

8b) and would not be available in this General Information. ERPO Advisory on Examination Schedule for CSE-CAT and the OCARS The Examination.ph/cscweb/cscweb.csc. and instead would advise applicants to try again on the next posting of examination schedules. Needless to say. First Name.csc.General Information on the Online CSE-CAT Application Reservation System (OCARS) Overview Applying for the Career Service Examination . applicants need only to log on to the CSC website via internet and use the Online CSE-CAT Application Reservation System (OCARS) to request for an appointment date for the actual filing and processing of their respective Application Forms (CS Form No. as well as the opening of the OCARS to accept application reservations.Computer-Assisted Test (CSE-CAT) has taken a new turn.gov.since the hyperlink to the OCARS User Interface is found in the body of the said advisory. How to Use the OCARS As mentioned above. 3. Instead of lining up to get their application forms filed and processed. The system would require the applicant to key-in the following personal information on the blank fields. Complete Name (Last Name. hence. which will provide the hyperlink to the OCARS User Interface and click on the same. 2. At the CSC Homepage.gov. the hyperlink to the OCARS is included in the body of the ERPO Advisory to CSE-CAT Applicants. 100. Revised 2008). Number of Seats per CSE-CAT Schedule The CSE-CAT Room can accommodate up to an average number of thirty-five (35) examinees per schedule. Middle Name and Middle Initial) ATTENTION: Use asterisk (*) if no Middle Name .2). based on example provided for each blank fields: a.html. June. he/she should look for ERPO Advisory addressed to all CSE-CAT Applicants.ph) or may click on the following link: http://www. the system will no longer accept any application reservation. the OCARS is only available when there is posting of examination schedules for CSE-CAT (Par. This number would then be distributed among the examination schedules for a given quarter. or as the need arises (see Par. the OCARS is designed to accept a number of application reservations on a quarterly basis. The CSE-CAT applicant should log on to the CSC website (www. as follows: 1. To ensure order in the filing and processing of application forms. Once the quota is reached. September and December) announcing the examination schedules for CSE-CAT for the next quarter. The procedure in using the OCARS is. Recruitment and Placement Office (ERPO) issues a web-based Advisory every third Monday of the last month of a given quarter (or in March. the availability of and the acceptance of application reservations using the OCARS coincide with the posting of the CSE-CAT schedule. to go directly to the CSC Homepage.

the appointment reservation shall be deleted from the system to give way to other applicants. a confirmation that the data submitted had been accepted shall appear on screen. current and active. Included in the said email are the actual filing date and time for the processing of their application forms (CS Form No. Thereafter. In the event that the filing date be declared a holiday. an email message shall be sent to the applicant stating therein the reason(s) for the disqualification. d. Applicant is below eighteen (18) years of age. after failing it for the fourth time. Failed email delivery due either to wrong encoding. 3. Applicant should read the message. or invalid or inactive email account would automatically remove your appointment request from the system to give way to others. Applicant is taking the same level of CSE within the prohibitive period of three (3) months. As soon as the "Submit" button is clicked.b. Applicant has been convicted by final judgment of an offense or crime involving moral turpitude. Applicant will be taking the same level of CSE. 4. c. and the applicants Reference Number. The possible reasons for disqualifications may be as follows: 1. 2. Complete Maiden Name (for Married Women) Place and Date of Birth Sex and Civil Status Level of Examination Email Address ** Verification Code NOTE: (**) Make sure that the provided email address is correct. 4. Confirmation of Reservation and Availability . and open his/her email account from time to time for ERPO s reply email. qualified applicants are requested to check on any posted advisory for their new schedule of appearance. without a gap of two years. In the event that an applicant is disqualified to take the CSE-CAT. 100. g.Check Schedule of Appearance. Applicant has been dishonorably discharged from military service or dismissed for cause from any civilian position in the government. Revised 2008). f. Only those who will receive their respectiveSchedule of Appearance (SOA) and confirm their availability are expected to be present during their respective filing and processing date. Checking of Personal Data against Examination Databases The provided personal data shall be checked against the ERPO examination databases to determine the applicant s examination history. and 5. The same copy of the email may also be accessed anytime during the prescribed reply period using the following link: OCARS . print a copy of the same. e. Actual Filing Dates Qualified CSE-CAT applicants will receive an email with Schedule of Appearance as subject matter.

Applicants are encouraged to print a copy of the advisory for reference. 3. Closing of Link to the OCARS As soon as the quota for the CSE-CAT is reached. or the non-appearance of qualified applicants during their scheduled filing date. there is a need to fill up gaps in the quota caused by either the deletion of records from the OCARS s database of all disqualified applicants. Other Important Reminders 1.All qualified CSE-CAT applicants who will receive their respective SOA (via email or via website) are required to confirm their application reservation and their attendance on the designated date of personal appearance. In this case. This link is also available in the Examination webpage of the CSC website. Failure to give a confirmation would mean that the applicant is waiving his/her right over the slot and further agrees to have his/her record deleted for the said schedule to give way to others. Quezon City [View Map]).gov. 2. The OCARS is available only for applicants who wish to take the CSE-CAT at the CSC . or b. the OCARS shall be temporarily disabled and will re-open only when: a. his or her personal email account.ph) from time to time for any new Advisory on the CSE-CAT and/or the re-opening of the OCARS. We advise all CSE-CAT applicants concerned to visit the CSC Website (www. Applicants should also check their junk or spam folder or filter for the reply email from the ERPO-Examination Administration Division. the ERPO Advisory may be issued any day within a given month or quarter. updated and as much as possible. Batasan Hills. 7.Central Office (IBP Road. Applicants should ensure that the email address provided is correct. Reservation made using the Online CSE-CAT Application Reservation System is non-transferrable. The link to the confirmation webpage can be found in the body of the said email or it can be accessed in the CSC website thru this link: OCARS . 5. 4.csc. the ERPO Advisory on the next examination schedule is posted. Applicant should check also their Spam or Junk Mail folder for the email notice.Check Schedule of Appearance. 6. Reply email will be sent to all applicants concerned within ten (10) working days. They should check their email address from time to time. IMPORTANT: There are some free email account providers (like Yahoo Mail). which would treat our email notice as spam mail. Applicants may click the following link: Check Schedule of Appearance to check status of their application. and/or those who have confirmed their unavailability during the filing date. .