CSC now accepts applications for career service examination PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 07 August 2011 17:16

Atty. Macybel Alfaro-Sahi, regional director of the Civil Service Commission announces that the Civil Service Commission is now accepting applications for the Career Service Professional and Subprofessional Paper and Pencil Test to be conducted nationwide on October 16, 2011, the second and last schedule for the year.

Alfaro-Sahi said the application period will run until September 1, 2011 but warned that it may be closed at any time once the Civil Service Commission Regional/Field Offices have reached their respective quota. Thus, the CSC advised applicants to file early.

The Career Service Examination are open to Filipino citizens who are at least 18 years old at the time of filing of application, regardless of educational attainment, and who have not taken the same level of examination in less than three months.

Interested applicants must complete and personally submit the following requirements at any CSC Regional or Field/Provincial Office, viz:
1. Properly accomplished Application Form (CS Form 100, Revised 2008 available at any CSC Regional/Field Office and downloadable from CSC website

2. Four (4) pieces of recently taken (not more than 3 months ago) passport size (4.5 cm x 3.5 cm) I.D. pictures with white background, showing the applicant’s bare face (without eyeglasses or any accessory that may cover facial features), and with handheld name tag bearing the applicant’s first name, middle initial, last name, and extension name, if any, and with signature above the printed name;

3. Original and photocopy of any valid I.D., such as: Driver’s License, SSS ID, GSIS ID, current Office I.D., Postal I.D., BIR I.D., Barangay I.D., Voter’s I.D., valid Passport or Police Clearance with the applicant’s name, picture, date of birth and signature, and the authorized issuing Officer’s name and signature.
Examination fee for both levels of examination is P500.00 and examination centers are in Zamboanga City and Dipolog City.

The CSE Professional level is a general ability test that aims to measure verbal, analyticaland numerical abilities, while the Sub-Professional level aims to measure verbal, numerical and clerical skills. Both levels have general information questions on the Philippine Constitution, government work ethics (R.A. 6713), human rights issues and concepts, and environment management and protection. Passing grade is 80.00%.

Alfaro-Sahi emphasized that passing the Career Service Examination would result in the conferment of either Career Service Sub-Professional eligibility or Professional eligibility. The former is needed for appointment to government-wide first level positions consisting of clerical, trades, crafts and custodial service positions that involve non-professional or sub-professional work requiring less than four years of college studies. The latter is appropriate for first level as well as second level government positions, taking into account the new definition of second level in the civil service.

Furthermore, Director Alfaro-Sahi stressed that an examinee is allowed unlimited attempts to take and pass the Career Service Examination provided, that he/she shall only take the same level of examination once in every three months. For instance, one who has taken the Professional level and failed can only apply for the same examination level after three months, but he/she can still apply for the Sub-Professional level within that three month-period.

For more information on the Career Service Examination, please call the CSCR09 Examination Services Division at telephone no. (062) 991-5946.