August 2018 civil service exam CSE-PPT room assignment ONSA, reminders

MANILA, Philippines – The Civil Service Commission (CSC) released on Monday, July 30, the room assignment or Online Notice of School Assignment (ONSA) for takers of August 12, 2018 career service exam-pen and paper test (CSE-PPT) for Professional and Sub-Professional levels.
Room assignment ONSA, reminders for August 12, 2018 civil service exam CSE-PPT

"ONSA shall be available and can be accessed in the CSC website by July 30, 2018," CSC said through Examination Advisory No. 18, s. 2018.

More than 250,000 hopefuls are expected to take the CSE-PPT in various testing centers nationwide, CSC reported.

To use ONSA, examinees should encode/fill in the required data in the corresponding data fields accurately, following the indicated format. As applicable, examinees are advised to have a print-out of their Notice of School Assignment using ONSA.

Room assignment ONSA, reminders for August 12, 2018 civil service exam CSE-PPT
ONSA is available starting July 30.

If examinees cannot access the ONSA and/or still do not know their school assignment one week before the examination day, they should inquire directly with the CSC Regional/Field Office concerned. A complete directory of CSC Regional/Field Offices nationwide is available at the CSC website.

Testing venues will open as early as 6 a.m. Gates will be closed to examinees at exactly 7:30 a.m. and those that will arrive late will no longer be admitted. Failure to take the examination shall mean forfeiture of examination fee and slot. Thus, examinees are urged to conduct an ocular visit of the school at least one day before the exam to check the exact location, travel route, travel time, availability of parking space, and other relevant information.

The exam will start at 8 a.m. The Professional test will run for 3 hours, 10 minutes, and for 2 hours, 40 minutes for the Sub-Professional test. Visually impaired examinees, as well as the deaf and hard of hearing, will be given an additional one (1) hour to accomplish the test.


Examinees must bring an I.D. card, preferably the same one presented during filing of application. If the I.D. card to be presented for admission is different from the one presented during filing of application, the examinee must present any of the following I.D. cards:

  • Driver’s License / Temporary Driver’s License (LTO O.R. must be presented together with old Driver’s License; O.R. alone is not allowed) / Student Driver’s Permit;
  • Passport;
  • PRC License;
  • SSS I.D.;
  • GSIS I.D. (UMID);
  • Voter’s I.D. / Voter’s Certification;
  • BIR / Taxpayer’s I.D. (ATM type/TIN card type with picture);
  • PhilHealth I.D. (must have the bearer’s name, clear picture, signature, and PhilHealth Number);
  • Company / Office I.D.;
  • School I.D.;
  • Police Clearance / Police Clearance Certificate (with picture);
  • Postal I.D.;
  • Barangay I.D.;
  • NBI Clearance;
  • Seaman’s Book;
  • HDMF Transaction Card;
  • PWD I.D.;
  • Solo Parent I.D.;
  • Senior Citizen’s I.D.;
  • Alien Certificate of Registration Identity Card (ACR I-CARD); and
  • CSC Eligibility Card (note: implemented only beginning with the 3 May 2015 CSE-PPT)


The Professional Level has 150 test items in English and Filipino, and includes questions on numerical ability, analytical ability, verbal ability, as well as general information items such as on the Philippine Constitution, Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees (Republic Act No. 6713), peace and human rights issues and concepts, and environment management and protection.

The Sub-Professional test has 145 test items in English and Filipino. It has the same scope as the Professional test, except analytical ability, but includes questions on clerical ability.

Passing rate for both exam levels is 80.00.

Check out full details and reminders here.


Monitor The Summit Express for the updates on August 2018 CSE-PPT results. You may also check the website of CSC for more information.

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