DETAILS: August 2024 Civil Service Exam (CSE-PPT) Schedule and Requirements

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) recently announced the Calendar of National Civil Service Written Examinations for 2024. 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.

Acceptance of applications shall be on a "FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED" basis and shall be closed any time before the deadline once the CSC Regional/Field Office has already reached the target number of applicants.

Examination Schedule

The second batch of Civil Service Exam will be conducted on August 11, 2024. The application period will start from May 13, 2024 and will end on June 13, 2024



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


Applicants must communicate / coordinate with the CSC Regional Office or any of its field offices where they intend to take the examination regarding the available slots. A complete directory of CSC Regional and Field Offices nationwide is available at CSC Website for reference.

UPDATE: With reference to Examination Announcement No. 06 dated 18 April 2024, the testing center of the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) in Lagawe, Ifugao shall be changed, as follows:  From Lagawe, Ifugao to Lamut, Ifugao

Qualifications / Admission Requirements

1. Filipino citizen;
2. At least 18 years old on the date of filing of application;
a) Those who are able to file their application but are found non-compliant with the age requirement before the examination day shall be disqualified to take the test.
b) On the other hand, the examination of those who were able to take the test but are later found non-compliant with the age requirement, shall be cancelled (i.e., no longer to be processed)
3. Of good moral character;
4. 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;
5. Has not been dishonorably discharged from military service, or dismissed for cause from any civilian position in the government; and
6. Has not taken the same level of Career Service Examination, either through PPT or CSC Computerized Examination (CSC COMEX), within three (3) months before the date of examination:

a) Approval of applications may be recalled any time upon discovery of applicant’s disqualification, for which the examination fees paid shall be forfeited.

b) Applicants holding dual citizenship under R.A. 9225 (Citizenship Retention and Reacquisition Act of 2003) may apply for and take the examination upon presentation of original, and submission of a copy of, certification of retention/re-acquisition of  Philippine Citizenship (Identification Certificate) from the Bureau of Immigration, and meeting of all the other admission and application requirements for the examination.

c) Applicants with pending administrative or criminal cases may take the examination and shall be conferred the eligibility if they successfully pass the same. However, this is without prejudice to the outcome of their pending cases. If they are found guilty, their eligibility shall be forfeited based on the penalties stated in the decision and under existing Civil Service Law and rules [e.g. Section 57 (a) of the 2017 Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service].

d) The Bar examination given by the Supreme Court of the Philippines and the Board examinations given by the Professional Regulation Commission are declared civil service examinations under Republic Act (RA) No. 1080. Accordingly, and under CSC Resolution No. 90-1212, the passers are automatically considered as civil service eligibles. Along this line, based on RA No. 10635, passers of the examination for marine deck and engine officers given by the Maritime Industry Authority are considered as falling under the contemplation of RA No. 1080. Thus, they may opt not to take the corresponding examination anymore.

Also, the following individuals may opt not to take the corresponding examination 
> Passers of Career Service Examination for Foreign Service Officer as the resulting Career Foreign Service Officer Eligibility is comparable to the Career Service Professional Eligibility
> Grantees of the following eligibilities under special laws and CSC issuances, which are comparable to the Career Service Professional Eligibility:
- Honor Graduate Eligibility under P.D. 907 
- Scientific and Technological Specialist Eligibility under P.D. 997
- Sanggunian Member Eligibility (2nd Level) under RA No. 10156
- Foreign School Honor Graduate Eligibility under CSC Resolution No. 
- Veteran Preference Rating Eligibility (Professional) under EO No. 132, s. 
1948 and EO No. 790, s. 1982
> Grantees of the following eligibilities under special laws and CSC issuances, 
which are comparable to the Career Service SubProfessional Eligibility:
- Barangay Official Eligibility under RA No. 7160 
- Barangay Health Worker Eligibility under RA No. 7883
- Barangay Nutrition Scholar Eligibility under P.D. 1569
- Sanggunian Member Eligibility (1st Level) under RA No. 10156
- Veteran Preference Rating Eligibility (SubProfessional) under EO No. 132, 
s. 1948 and EO No. 790, s. 1982

Application Requirements

1. Fully accomplished Application Form (CS Form No. 100).

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

(Note: Muslim women applicants wearing or with head covering should show their forehead and left and right ears but without necessarily removing their head covering althogether.

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: Given Name, Middle Initial (if any), 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 Card / 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. Card / Voter’s Certification;

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

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

   i. Company/Office I.D. Card;

   j. School I.D.;

   k. Police Clearance / Police Clearance Certificate (with picture);

   l. Postal I.D. Card;

   m. Barangay I.D. Card;

   n. NBI Clearance;

   o. Seaman’s Book;

   p. HDMF Transaction I.D. Card;

   q. PWD I.D. Card;

   r. Solo Parent I.D. Card;

   s. Senior Citizen’s I.D. Card;

   t. CSC Eligibility Card; or

  u. Philippine Identification (PhilID) Card.


1. All other I.D. cards not included in the above list shall not be accepted

2. As a last resort, expired I.D. card  may be presented / submitted during filling of examination application, provided that the expiry date of the I.D. card is within CY 2024.

4. Examination fee of Five Hundred Pesos (PhP500.00)


  • Original and photocopy of Birth Certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority, or the Local Civil Registry (only for applicants without date of birth in their I.D. card/s)
  • Original and photocopy of Identification Certificate (IC) issued by the Bureau of Immigration (only for applicants holding dual citizenship under R.A. 9225; and applicants recognized as citizens of the Philippines under Sec 1, Article IV of the 1987 Philippine Constitution)



Where to Get Application Form and How to File Application

1. Where to Get the Application Form

The application form (appropriate CS Form No. 100) is available at any CSC Regional / Field Office, or maybe downloaded from the CSC website The application form maybe printed/reproduced using legal size bond paper.

2. How to File / Mode of Filing Application

Applicants must communicate/coordinate with the CSC Regional Office or  CSC Field Offices where they intend to take the examination for information/details regarding the mode/s of filing application and the corresponding procedures. A complete directory of CSC Regional and Field Offices nationwide is available at the CSC website for reference.
Some offices will accept walk-in applicants while other offices are thru online. We have compiled links to the corresponding CSC Regional Offices’ website:

Transfer of Testing Center

Requests for transfer of testing center may be permitted under certain meritorious cases (e.g. transfer of residence/workplace), subject to the evaluation of the CSC RO/FO concerned. Such request shall be made in writing and submitted not later that five (5) working days after the deadline of filing of application or by 20 June 2024. The written request must: (i) indicate the reason for the transfer for the transfer of testing center (ii) be accompanied by supporting evidence, and a copy of the Application Receipt; and (iii) be sent to the CSC RO/FO where the exam application was filed, through email, or courier. Strictly, no request for transfer of testing center shall be accepted beyond said period. Hence, applicants are advised to be circumspect and certain in determining the testing center where they intend to take the examination.

Scope of Examination

Passing Grade

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


Release of Test Results

The List of Passers shall be uploaded/posted on the CSC website 20 October 2024.

Note: Only the List of Passers posted on the CSC website is official. The CSC does not recognize and is not liable for any other postings on any other websites that are not affiliated with, or are engaged in the unauthorized use of the name of, the CSC.

Examinees can generate their individual examination rating through OCSERGS or the Online Civil Service Examination Result Generation System which can also be accessed through the CSC website by 27 October 2024 or as indicated in the corresponding issuance/advisory.

Resulting Civil Service Eligibility

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 first level (clerical) positions, and second level (technical) positions in the government, including executive / managerial positions in the second level, which 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 which do not involve practice of profession and are not covered by special/other laws.


The Civil Service Commission uses a highly reliable system to detect cheats.

Cheating refers to any act or omission before, during, or after any civil service examination that will directly or indirectly undermine the sanctity and integrity of the examination. Any form of cheating in any civil service examination has been declared criminally and administratively punishable under Republic Act No. 9416 and its implementing Rules and Regulations. Cheating comes in forms such as, but not limited to, the following:

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. Unauthorized possession / use / reproduction / dissemination of examination-related materials
7. Possession / use of fake Eligibility
8. Such other acts of similar nature which facilitate passing the examination

Bringing the test booklet outside the testing room/venue is strictly prohibited. The examination, or test results, of those found violating this rule shall be cancelled.
Moreover, the CSC strongly denounces and strongly discourages the act of sharing and disseminating test questions and the suggested answers thereto, including sharing and posting  the same online such as in social media applications and other platforms, and such other means that tend to directly to indirectly undermine or threaten sanctity and integrity of the Civil Service examinations.


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