CSC now accepting applications for May 22 civil service exam

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) is now accepting applications for the Career Service Professional and Sub-Professional written examinations to be administered nationwide on May 22, 2011.

The CSC said that while it will accept applications until April 7, 2011 on a first-come, first-served basis, it also warned that the application period may be closed at any time before the said date once the CSC Regional Offices have reached their respective quota.
Both levels of examination are open to Filipino citizens who are at least 18 years old at the time of filing of application, regardless of educational attainment. Applicants should have not taken the same level of examination in less than three months or since February 22, 2011.
Interested applicants must complete and personally submit the following requirements at any CSC Regional or Field Office: 1. Properly accomplished Application Form (CS Form No. 100, Revised 2008, 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 size  (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 name tag bearing the applicant’s first name, middle initial, last name, and extension name, if any; and 3. Original and photocopy of any valid I.D. card, such as Driver’s License, SSS ID, GSIS ID, current Office ID, Postal ID, BIR ID, Barangay ID, Voter’s ID, valid Passport, or Police Clearance, with the applicant’s name, picture, date of birth and signature, and the authorized issuing officer’s name and signature. Examination fee for both levels of examination is P500.
Passing the Career Service Examination results in the conferment of Career Service Professional and Sub-Professional eligibilities which, together with  education, experience and training qualifications, are needed for permanent appointment to second and first level positions, respectively, in government that are not covered by the Bar, board and special laws.
For the application requirements, guidelines and list of CSC Regional and Field Offices where to file applications, visit the CSC website at
Bar passers need not take exam
Meanwhile, the CSC stressed that passers of the Bar and board examinations need not apply for the Career Service Examination. The CSC said they are automatically considered civil service eligibles pursuant to Republic Act No. 1080.
Similarly, graduates of baccalaureate degrees with Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude or Summa Cum Laude honors need not apply for the Career Service Examination as they are entitled to the grant of the Honor Graduate Eligibility pursuant to Presidential Decree No. 907.
The same is true for graduates of bachelor’s degrees with major/specialization in identified science fields, who have gained at least three years of science research/teaching experience, or have earned a master’s or doctorate degree in identified science fields. These individuals shall be conferred the Scientific and Technological (S&T) Specialist Eligibility under PD No. 997, the CSC said.
The Career Service Examination is a general ability test that aims to measure verbal, analytical, numerical and clerical skills. Both Professional and Sub-professional levels have general information questions on the Philippine Constitution, government work ethics (R.A. 6713), peace and human rights issues and concepts, and environment management and protection.

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