Civil Service Commission Examinations 2015

Looking for a job in the Civil Service Commission in the Philippines?

You can find lots of jobs in the Civil Service Commission on but what do you need to do in order to be considered for jobs in the Civil Service Commission in the Philippines?

In this article we outline what you need to know in order to be considered for jobs in the Civil Service in the Philippines.

What is the Civil Service?

The Civil Service Commission of the Philippines (Komisyon ng Serbisyo Sibil, abbreviated as CSC) is a government agency which helps to manage the effective government of the the Philippines.

What types of jobs are available in the Civil Service Commission?

The Civil Service Commission is one of the largest employers in the Philippines employing people at all levels in a wide range of careers.

How can I be considered for jobs in the Civil Service Commission?

To be considered for sub-professional and professional level jobs in the Civil Service Commission you must:

  • be a Filipino citizen;
  • be 18 years old at the time of filing the application;
  • pass the Civil Service Examination Paper and Pencil Test (CSE-PPT) or Computer Assisted Test (CAT).

Note: Positions involving the practice of a profession or those covered by special laws may be exempt from this test)

An individual may take the Civil Service Examination Paper and Pencil Test regardless of educational attainment and may take the examination regardless of the number of times that he or she had failed, provided that the examinee takes the same level of examination once in every three months.

How do I take the Civil Service Examination?

The Career Service Examination (Professional and Sub-Professional levels) may be taken through either of the following modes:

1. Paper and Pencil Test (PPT)

The CSE-PPT is conducted nationwide twice or thrice a year subject to the approval of the Commission. Filing of applications for the CSE-PPT is through the CSC Regional or Field Offices.

2. Computer Assisted Test (CAT)

The CSE-CAT is conducted at the Civil Service Commission Central Office (CSCCO), IBP Road, Batasan Hills, Quezon City, and in selected CSC Regional Offices (CSCRO) such as CSC-CAR, Baguio City. For the schedule of conduct of CSE-CAT, applicants are advised to coordinate/get in touch with the CSCCO, or the concerned CSCRO.

Examination Fees

An examination fee of Php 500.00 for the Paper and Pencil Test (PPT), or Php 600.00 for Computer-Assisted Test (CAT) is required.

What does the examination involve?

Professional Level

  • In English and Filipino: vocabulary, grammar and correct usage, paragraph organization, reading comprehension, analogy, logic, and numerical reasoning.

Subprofessional Level

  • In English and Filipino: vocabulary, grammar and correct usage, paragraph organization, reading comprehension, clerical operations, and numerical reasoning.

The examination pass rate is 80%.

  • Results of the CSE-PPT are usually released forty-five (45) days after the examination.
  • Results of the CSE-CAT are usually released within two to three hours after the examination.

The names of passers of the CSE-CAT examinees are posted at the CSC website

Dates for the 2015 Civil Service Commission Examinations

The dates for 2015 are as follows:

  • Career Service Examination Paper-and-Pencil Test (CSE-PPT) for SubProfessional and Professional levels are scheduled for May 3 and October 18. The deadline for applications is March 12.
  • Penology Officer Examination (POE) for second level posts at the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) and other functionally-related agencies are scheduled for March 22. The deadline for applications is February 20.
  • Career Service Examination for Foreign Service Officer (CSE-FSO) is scheduled for August 16.
  • The Fire Officer Examination (FOE) is scheduled for August 16. The application period is from April 6 to June 17.

Find out more

To find out more about the Civil Service Commission visit the Official Civil Service Commission website at:

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