Do you want to take the 2018 Civil Service Exam – Second Batch? Prepare the requirements and get details for filing deadline and examination date.
For those who wants to work in the government, you need to take and pass the Civil Service Exam which can either be Pen and Paper Test or the Computerized version. However, there are CSE Exemptions or individuals who can work for the government even if they did not take the CSE exam.
This post sharing is focus on CSE – PPT exam for 2018. Once there is info for the 2019 PPT schedules we will update with a new post.
Pen and Paper Test 2018 2nd Batch
The next exam will be conducted on August 12, 2018. This is for Civil Service Exam – Pen and Paper Test for Professional and Subprofessional Level.
Interested applicants MUST file starting April 10 to June 22, 2018. Those who will miss the filing deadline for the 2nd batch of CSE this year, will have to wait for the Civil Service Exam 2019 schedules.
Civil Service Exam QUALIFICATIONS
These are the basic qualifications that you must fulfill. If you miss any one of the qualifications, you will not be allowed to take the CSE examination this 2018, on 2019, 2020, etc.
- You must be a Filipino Citizen.
- You must be at least 18 years old at the time of application.
- You must be of good moral character.
- You must not have been found guilty of crime involving moral turpitude or of infamous, disgraceful or immoral conduct, dishonesty, drunkenness or addiction to drugs;
- You must not have been previously found guilty of offenses relative to, or in connection with the conduct of a civil service examination; and
- You must not have been dismissed from the service for cause.
- You must not have taken the same level of Career Service Examination, regardless of mode (PPT or Computerized), within the last three months before the date of examination.
Common question #1: Can I take the civil service again even if I failed the last time I took it? The answer is YES as long the last failed exam you took (pen and paper or computerized) was more than 3 months ago.
Example: You took the Civil Service Exam 1st batch last March 2018, and you plan to take again CSE PPT exam this August 2018, you can apply and take the exam because more than 3 months have passed since you took the exam and failed. Hopefully you will have the good news on your retake of the CSE! Goodluck!
Common question #2: I took the Civil Service Exam Professional level and failed, can I take the CSE Exam Sub Professional level? Yes, you can.
Common question #3: I already took the Civil Service Exam Sub Professional Level and passed, now I would like to take the Civil Service Exam Professional Level, is it allowed? Yes!
Civil Service Examination Requirements
- Submit the duly accomplished Civil Service Examination Form. You can get the CSE exam application form (CS Form No. 100 (Revised September 2016) from the nearest CSC office or by downloading in from the CSC website.
- Submit photocopy of a valid ID (preferably a Primary ID) and bring the original for verification.
The ID you submit must have a clear picture of your face, date of birth, signature, and the signature of the authorized head of the issuing agency.
Can you submit just one ID? Yes, as long as the ID is not expired at the time you apply. See this list of accepted IDs for CSE examination first and second batch 2018.
- Driver’s License
- PRC License
- SSS ID / UMID
- GSIS ID
- Voter’s ID
- PhilHealth ID
- Company ID
- School ID (must be for the current school academic period)
- Digitized Postal ID
- Digitized BIR ID
- Barangay ID
- NBI Clearance
- Police Clearance
*NBI and POLICE Clearance must be valid at the time of application, meaning the clearance are not expired when you go apply.
**Just in case the valid ID in your possession right now does not show your birthdate, you need to submit additional document which is a PSA Birth Certificate Original and Photocopy OR you can visit your LGU and get a Local Civil Registry (LCR) printed on Security Paper (photocopy it and bring original for verification).
The upcoming Career Service Examination has a strict “No I.D., No Exam” policy. You must present a valid ID card in the examination day, preferably the ID is the same one you presented during the filing of application.
- Submit 4 identical copies of a passport size photo. Go to a reputable photo studio to have your picture professionally taken. Inform the staff that you need passport size colored picture with white background since you will use this to apply for the Civil Service Exam 2018.
*Hold a white board/paper “name tag” on the photo with your complete name clearly HAND WRITTEN on it and YOUR SIGNATURE above your name. The format on the name tag will be your First Name, Middle Initial, Last Name, and Suffix (as applicable, example: Jr. or II or III).
Remember that the identical photos you will submit to CSC must be recent, not older than 3 months at the time you will file your application for the Pen and Paper Test.
COMMON QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Where to take the Pen and Paper Test 2018? The exam will be on August 12 and will be conducted on various CSC exam centers.
What will be your assign testing center? Examinees are advised to check their school assignment through the Online Notice of School Assignment (ONSA) from the CSC website. Those who are unable to access the ONSA may call the CSC Regional or Field Office where they filed their application or contact the CSC’s Contact Center ng Bayan.
How early should you be at the testing venue? The Civil Service Commission’s advise is that applicants is ideally at the venue of the Civil Service Exam as early as 6 AM. Why this is? Because you and all other applicants will still undergo verification plus you still need to locate your assign room.
*Don’t be late because the testing venue’s gate will be closed by 7:30 AM!!! If you will be late, you will no longer be admitted to the testing center. Refund of testing fee is NOT ALLOWED. Rescheduling of exam is NOT ALLOWED too!
How much is the examination fee? Applicants will need to shell out P500 per person as Civil Service exam fee Pen and Paper. The fee is P680 if you are taking COMEX.
Can I use any pen type / color during the exam? NO. CSC only allows BLACK PEN to be used for the exam. These are not allowed >> gel pen, sign pen, fountain pen, friction pen, or any other kinds of pen, including other colors of ballpen.
What should I wear on exam day? Applicants must come in decent attire. Sleeveless shirt / blouse, short pants, and slippers are not allowed.
Where do you submit the application? For the Pen and Paper Test, you must submit your requirements together with the duly accomplished Civil Service Examination Form to the nearest Civil Service Commission Regional offices or at any field office nearest you.
Can I apply for the Pen and Paper Test online? Unfortunately, you can’t since online application for the PPT test is not available. You also could not reserve a slot online. You should go to the regional center or field office to make a personal appearance when you submit your documents and apply.
When will you know if you pass the 2018 exam? PPT list of passers are usually available 45 days after exam date, and will be posted on the website of CSC. You must claim your Certificates of Eligibility personally at the CSC Regional Office/Field Office upon presentation of required documents.
Again, interested applicants must file starting April 10 to June 22, 2018 only. The exam will be on August 12, 2018.
We hope you will pass the exam! Serve the government, serve the Filipinos!
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