Just like any other test, the Civil Service Commission Examination (CSE), also has requirements they need in order for them to know if the people taking the test are eligible. In our previous posts, we learned that in order to be an employee of government agencies here in our country, you first need to pass the CSE and become eligible for employment. So what are the requirements for the CSE and what is the procedure?
Take note that both Career Service Professionals and Sub-professional examinations do not require any educational attainment. Applicants must:
- Be at least 18 years old
- Be a Filipino Citizen
- Have not been discharged from the military services and/or dismissed from any civilian position in the government
- Be of good moral and should not have any criminal record or have not been convicted by final judgment of an offense or crime; and
- Have not taken the same level of Career Service Examination within three (3) months from the last examination taken.
So what are the requirements in taking the CSE aside from the ones listed above?
- Duly accomplished Application Form which is called CSC Form 100 which you can download here.
- Four (4) pieces of passport-sized photos (4.5cm x 3.5cm or 8” x 1.4”) that were taken not more than three (3) months prior to application.
- Valid IDs – Driver’s License, UMID, Philhealth, SSS, GSIS, Company ID, Current and Updated School ID, Postal ID, Barangay ID, Voter’s ID, Valid Passport which has at least 6 months of validity, or Police Clearance. It will be best if you can bring at least two (2) of any of these IDs.
- Examination Fees – Php500 for Paper and Pencil Test (PPT) and Php600 for Computerized Examination (COMEX).
- PPT or Paper and Pencil Test is the standard type of examination and is done usually twice or three times a year. The schedules for the exams are posted on the commission’s website so you need to take a step further to ensure yourself in the exam.
- COMEX or the Computerized Examination a.k.a Computer Assisted Test (CAT), is conducted at any of these locations: Civil Service Commission Central Office, Batasan Hills, IBP Road, Quezon City, and in selected Regional Offices. Please refer to the commission’s website at csc.gov.ph for the schedules.
- Appointment Letter if you decide to take the Computer Assisted Test ONLY.
So what you have to do is to file your application form at the Civil Service Commission Regional Office or Field Office which is the nearest near your location to fully become eligible for taking up the exam. That is also the time and place that you will pay for the application so be sure to take some money with you.
- Study well for the examination because getting a second chance can get longer than you think.
- Bring the Application receipt and Exam slip
- Pencil (preferably Mongol 1. Or 2) and eraser
- Valid IDs
Taking the examination can be easier or more difficult than you can imagine so prepare yourself before the big day. My advice is to prepare yourself physically and mentally ahead of time so you can avoid tragic happenings when the date is coming near.