DETAILS: March & August 2020 Civil Service Exam (CSE-PPT) Schedule and Requirements

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) recently announced the Calendar of National Civil Service Written Examinations for 2020. This includes the conduct of the CAREER SERVICE  EXAMINATION - PEN AND PAPER TEST (CSE-PPT) for Professional and Subprofessional Levels also known as Civil Service Exam.


Examination Schedule

Here is the detailed schedule for 2020 Civil Service Exam (CSE-PPT), courtesy of CSC.

Examination Announcement No. 07, s. 2019

The first batch of Civil Service Exam will be conducted on March 15, 2020.  Application period will run from December 16, 2019 and will end on January 15, 2020, while the second batch of exam will be conducted on August 09, 2020The application period will start from May 11, 2020 and will end on June 10, 2020.

UPDATES: Revised Application Period for Regions 9-12, CARAGA & BARMM: DECEMBER 9, 2019 - JANUARY 10, 2020

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Below are the details of the exam courtesy of Civil Service Commission (CSC):

Please note that acceptance of applications shall be on a "FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED" basis and shall be closed any time before the deadline if the CSC Regional/Field Office has already reached the maximum number of applicants.


To establish a Register of Eligibles (RoE) from which certification and appointment to first and second level positions in the civil service, except those involving practice of profession and/or are covered by special laws, shall be made, provided the eligibles meet the qualifications and other requirements of the positions. The RoE may also be a reference for employment in the private sector.

Testing Centers

Qualifications / Admission Requirements

The CSE is open to individuals who meet the following qualification requirements:

  • Filipino citizen;
  • At least 18 years old on the date of filing of application;
  • Of good moral character;
  • Has not been convicted by final judgment of an offense or crime involving moral turpitude, or disgraceful or immoral conduct, dishonesty, examination irregularity, drunkenness, or addiction to drugs;
  • Has not been dishonorably discharged from military service, or dismissed for cause from any civilian position in the government; and
  • Has not taken the same level of Career Service Examination, either through PPT or CSC Computerized Examination (CSC COMEX), within three months before the date of examination:

Application Requirements

Prepare and submit the following requirements:

1. Fully accomplished Application Form (CS Form No. 100, Revised September 2016).

Note:  The spaces for “Signature of Applicant” and “Right Thumbmark” on the Application Form should be left blank. These shall be accomplished in the presence of the CSC processor.

2. Four (4) pieces of identical I.D. pictures with specifications, as follows:

a. Passport size (4.5 cm x 3.5 cm or 1.8 inches x 1.4 inches)

b. Colored, with white background

c. Taken within three (3) months prior to filing of application

d. Printed on good quality photo paper

e. In standard close-up shot (from shoulder level up with the head and face occupying at least 80% of the picture and with the name tag positioned at approximately 1 inch or 2.54 cm below the chin)

f. In bare face (with no eyeglasses, colored contact lens, or any accessories that may cover the facial features; facial features not computer enhanced)

g. Showing left and right ears

h. Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera

i. With neutral facial expression, and both eyes open

j. With HANDWRITTEN (not computer-generated) name tag legibly showing SIGNATURE OVER PRINTED FULL NAME in the format: First Name, Middle Initial, Last Name, and Extension Name, if any

3. Original and photocopy of any of the following I.D. cards, which is preferably valid (not expired on date of filing of application):

   a. Driver’s License/Temporary Driver’s License (LTO O.R. must be presented together with old Driver’s License; O.R. alone is not allowed)/Student Driver’s Permit;

   b. Passport;

   c. PRC License;

   d. SSS I.D.;

   e. GSIS I.D. (UMID);

   f. Voter’s I.D./Voter’s Certification;

   g. BIR/Taxpayer’s I.D. (ATM type/TIN card type with picture);

   h. PhilHealth I.D. (must have the bearer’s name, clear picture, signature and PhilHealth number);

   i. Company/Office I.D.;

   j. School I.D.;

   k. Police Clearance/Police Clearance Certificate;

   l. Postal I.D.;

   m. Barangay I.D.;

   n. NBI Clearance;

   o. Seaman’s Book;

   p. HDMF Transaction I.D.;

   q. PWD I.D.;

   r. Solo Parent I.D.;

   s. Senior Citizen’s I.D.;

   t. Alien Certificate of Registration Identity Card (ACR I-CARD); and

   u. CSC Eligibility Card (note: Implemented only beginning with the May 3, 2015 CSE-PPT).

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Where to File

Applicants must personally file their applications at the CSC Regional Office (CSC RO), or at any of the CSC RO’s Field Offices, where they intend to take the examination. A complete directory of CSC Regional and Field Offices nationwide is available at the CSC website for reference.

Scope of Examination and Other Information

1. Scope of Examination

2. Other Information

Passing Grade

To pass the test, an examinee should get a general rating of at least 80.00.

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About the CSE

The civil service eligibility resulting from passing the CSE (Professional) shall be called Career Service Professional Eligibility. It is a second level eligibility appropriate for both first level (clerical) and second level (technical) positions in the government that do not involve practice of profession and are not covered by special/other laws.

The civil service eligibility resulting from passing the CSE (SubProfessional) shall be called Career Service SubProfessional Eligibility. It is a first level eligibility appropriate only for first level (clerical) positions in the government that do not involve practice of profession and are not covered by special/other laws.

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Source / Reference: Examination Announcement No. 08, s. 2019

Examination Announcement No. 08, s. 2019

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