The schedule for the 2010 CSE hasn't been formally decided yet but I am certain that the first test will be given at around March. I am really anticipating for this coz I'm planning to take the said test & pass it.
I wish I'll pass it on my first take. I don't wanna retake. Oh God Help Me Please!
The guidelines, requirements & some other information necessary about it is listed below from http://www.csc.gov.ph/cscweb/cscweb.html.
Forms are available on their website so you can just download it from there.
Here's a copy I have obtained: (You can download it from HERE - just click the DOWNLOAD on the screen then save to your hadr drive)
A. QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE CAREER SERVICE EXAMINATION(CSE)
• Career Service
Professional and Sub-professional examinations are open to applicants regardless
of educational attainment.
• Applicants for both levels must:
Filipino citizens, at least 18 years old, and of good moral character;
Have no criminal record or have not been convicted by final judgment of an
offense or crime involving moral turpitude;
– Have not been dishonorably
discharged from military service or dismissed for cause from any civilian
position in the government; and
– Have not taken the same level of
career service examination within three (3) months from last examination taken,
or for those who have repeatedly failed, have not failed the same level of
examination for four times since October 2002.
B. MODES OF TAKING THE
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 thrice a year. Filing
of applications for the CSE-PPT is through the CSC Regional or Field Offices.
Applicants are advised to refer to the Examination Announcement, which the
CSC officially issues for each schedule of the CSE-PPT.
2. Computer Assisted
The CSE-CAT is conducted in 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. Please visit the CSC website www.csc.gov.ph for
the directory of CSC Central and Regional Offices.
1. Properly accomplished application form (CS Form No. 100,
2. Four (4) copies of identical I.D. pictures with
specifications, as follows:
a. 1.5" x 2" (Passport size)
b. Colored or
c. Printed on quality photo paper
d. Must show the
subject applicant in standard close-up shot (from shoulder level up)
full name tag
– The name tag must show the applicant's First Name, Middle
Initial, Last Name, and Extension Name (if any).
– The name tag should
not be computer-generated, meaning, the applicant should have his/her picture
taken while holding his/her name tag.
f. Taken within the last three
months prior to filing of application
Note: The following pictures are
– Scanned, computer-enhanced, photocopied, and cut-out
– Pictures showing subject applicant not in close-up shot
(lower than shoulder level);
– Pictures with incomplete and/or
computer-generated name tag; and
– Pictures without name tag.
Original and photocopy of any valid I.D. card with name, picture and signature
of the applicant, and name and signature of the issuing officer (i.e. Driver's
License, BIR ID, GSIS/SSS ID, Postal ID, Voter's ID, current Office/School ID,
or valid Passport); and
4. Examination fee of P350 for the Paper and Pencil
Test (PPT), or P400 for Computer Assisted Test (CAT).
D. WHERE TO SECURE
& FILE APPLICATION FORMS
• Application forms may be secured from any CSC
Regional or Field Office, or downloaded from the CSC website www.csc.gov.ph.
• For the CSE-PPT, applications must be filed at any CSC Regional or Field
Office. The CSC Central Office in Batasan Hills, Quezon City, does not accept
and process applications for CSE-PPT.
Deadline for filing of applications is
usually one month before the scheduled date of examination.
• For the
CSE-CAT, applications must be filed at the CSC Central Office, or at the
concerned CSC Regional Office.
• As a general rule, acceptance of
examination applications for both CSE-PPT and CSE-CAT is on a first-come,
first-served basis. Failure to come on the scheduled examination date would mean
forfeiture of examination slot and fee. No request for re-scheduling is allowed.
E. FREQUENCY OF TAKING THE CAREER SERVICE EXAMINATION
(Based on CSC
Resolution No. 021279 dated Oct. 7, 2002)
• Taking the Career Service
Professional and Sub-professional examinations via paper and pencil test (PPT)
or computer assisted test (CAT) shall be once in three months and up to four
• An examinee failing on the 4th attempt can apply for the same
level of the career service examination only after two years from the date of
the 4th examination taken.
F. SCOPE OF EXAMINATION
In English and Filipino: vocabulary, grammar and correct usage,
paragraph organization, reading comprehension, analogy, logic, and numerical
In English and Filipino: vocabulary,
grammar and correct usage, paragraph organization, reading comprehension,
clerical operations, and numerical reasoning.
Both levels of the examination
will have general information questions on Philippine Constitution; Code of
Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees (R. A. 6713);
peace and human rights issues and concepts; and environment management and
G. PASSING RATE: Eighty (80)
H. EXAMINATION RESULT
Results of the CSE-PPT are usually released from three to
four months after the examination. The names of passed examinees shall be posted
at the CSC website www.csc.gov.ph.
Those who passed the examination must
personally claim their Certificates of Eligibility at the CSC Regional
Office/Field Office upon presentation of required documents. On the other hand,
those who failed the examination may secure a copy of their Report of Rating
through the CSC website. No Report of Rating shall be mailed to those who
failed. To secure a copy of the Report of Rating, an examinee must key in
his/her name, date of birth, examinee number, examination date, and examination
type. Thus, examinees are advised to safe keep or remember their examinee number
until receipt of the examination result.
Results of the
CSE-CAT are usually released within two to three hours after the examination.
Examinees are strongly advised to wait for the examination results. Those who
passed shall receive their Certificate of Eligibility, while those who failed
shall receive their Report of Rating. Should an examinee fail to claim/receive
his/her examination result on the examination day, he/she has to personally
return at a later date to claim either his/her Certificate of Eligibility or
Report of Rating.
The names of passed CSE-CAT examinees shall be posted at
the CSC website.
Meanwhile, a copy of the Report of Rating of failed
examinees may also be secured through the CSC website. To secure a copy of the
Report of Rating, an examinee must key in his/her name, date of birth, examinee
number, examination date, and examination type.