The 2017 Career Service Examination, Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) for Professional and SubProfessional levels will be conducted on March 12 and August 6, 2017.

This was announced by the Civil Service Commission (CSC), adding that application period for the March 12, 2017 CSE-PPT will run from November 14, 2016 to January 13, 2017. For the August 6, 2017 examination, applications may be submitted from April 3 to June 2, 2017.  


The Career Service examinations are open to Filipino citizens, regardless of educational attainment, who are at least 18 years old at the time of filing of application, and have not taken the same level of examination within three months before the date of examination.

Interested applicants must complete the following requirements: (1) Properly accomplished Application Form (CS Form No. 100, Revised September 2016, available at any CSC Regional/Field Office, and downloadable from the CSC website; (2) Four pieces of recently taken (not more than three months ago) passport sized  (4.5 cm x 3.5 cm) I.D. pictures in white background, showing the applicant’s bare face (without eye glasses or any accessory that may cover facial features), and with hand-held and written name tag legibly showing the applicant’s signature over printed full name; (3) Original and photocopy of any of the following I.D. cards which must be valid (not expired): Driver’s License, Passport, PRC License, SSS I.D., GSIS I.D. (UMID), current Company/Office I.D., current School I.D., Postal I.D., BIR I.D., PhilHealth I.D., Barangay I.D., Voter’s I.D., Police Clearance/Police Clearance Certificate, or NBI Clearance; and (4) If the I.D. card has no indicated date of birth, original and photocopy of birth certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (formerly National Statistics Office), or the Local Civil Registry printed on security paper.

The CSC stressed that applicants must personally submit 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. Examination fee for both levels of examination is PhP500.     

Acceptance of applications may be closed at any time before the deadline on Jan. 13, 2017 once the CSC Regional/Field Office has reached its target number of examinees.

The Career Service Examination, Professional level is a general ability test that aims to measure verbal, analytical and numerical abilities, while the SubProfessional level aims to measure verbal, numerical and clerical skills. Both Professional and SubProfessional levels have general information questions on the Philippine Constitution, government work ethics (R.A. 6713), human rights issues and concepts, and environment management and protection. Passing grade is 80.00.

Passing the Career Service Examination would result in the conferment of Career Service SubProfessional eligibility and Career Service Professional eligibility. The former is needed for appointment to government-wide first level positions, consisting of clerical, trades, crafts, and custodial service positions that involve non-professional or SubProfessional work requiring less than four years of college studies. While the latter, apart from first level positions, is also appropriate for second level government positions comprised of professional, technical and scientific positions up to Division Chief level, requiring at least a bachelor’s degree.

The positions, for which the Professional and SubProfessional eligibilities are considered appropriate, do not include those involving practice of profession (e.g. lawyer positions, teacher positions, engineer positions, accountant positions). Such positions, the CSC said, require appropriate license as eligibility.

For more information on Career Service examinations, log on to CSC website and access the Examination Announcement to be posted. 


Public Assistance and Information Office
Civil Service Commission
IBP Road, Batasan Hills, Quezon City
Tel. No.: 931-4180