March 2020, August 2020 Civil Service Exam CSE-PPT schedule, application, requirements

MANILA, Philippines – (Updated December 8) The Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced the schedule of civil service examinations slated for 2020 - the Career Service Examination Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) Professional and Subprofessional Level, which draws the biggest number of examinees among the 12 CS exams, will be conducted on March 2020 and August 2020. View here the schedule of filing applications, requirements and all important details.
March 2020, August 2020 Civil Service Exam CSE-PPT schedule, application, requirements

As confirmed through Examination Announcement No. 07 series 2019, the next CSE-PPT will be administered on March 15, 2020, with application period from December 16, 2019 to January 15, 2020; and on August 9, 2020, with application period from May 11 to June 10, 2020.
CSC releases exam calendar for 2020
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Schedule of Exam Start of Application Deadline of Application
March 15, 2020 (Sunday) December 16, 2019 January 15, 2020
August 9, 2020 (Sunday) May 11, 2020 June 10, 2020

Note: Acceptance of applications shall be on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED basis and shall be closed any time before the deadline if the CSC Regional/Field Office has already reached the target number of applicants.

SEE ALSO: FULL RESULTS: August 4, 2019 Civil Service Exam CSE-PPT list of passers, top 10


The CSE is a general ability test designed to measure an individual’s preparedness to enter government service. Passing the CSE would result in the conferment of either Professional or Subprofessional eligibility that is needed, among others, for permanent appointment to corresponding career service positions in the government except those that involve the practice of profession or are covered by special laws.

NOTE: CSC has granted 11 eligibilities to qualified individuals. Even without passing the CSE, qualified individuals are still considered fit for government service if they belong to the listed exemptions and passed the requirements.

READ: Who are exempted in taking the Civil Service Exam? Here’s list of 11 eligibilities


All applicants must strictly meet the following qualification requirements:

1. Filipino citizen;

2. At least 18 years old on the date of filing of application;

3. Of good moral character;

4. Has not been convicted by final judgment of an offense or crime involving moral turpitude, or
disgraceful or immoral conduct, dishonesty, examination irregularity, drunkenness, or
addiction to drugs;

5. Has not been dishonorably discharged from military service, or dismissed for cause from any
civilian position in the government; and

6. Has not taken the same level of Career Service Examination, either through PPT or CSC Computerized Examination (CSC COMEX), within three months before the date of examination:


1) fully accomplished Application Form (CS Form No. 100, Revised September 2016, downloadable from the CSC website);

Note: The spaces for “Signature of Applicant” and “Right Thumbmark” on the Application Form should be left blank. These shall be accomplished in the presence of the CSC processor.

2) four (4) 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 handwritten name tag legibly showing the applicant’s signature over printed full name;

3) original and photocopy of any of the following valid I.D. cards: Driver’s License/Temporary Driver’s License, Passport, PRC License, SSS I.D., GSIS I.D. (UMID), Voter’s I.D/Certification, BIR/Taxpayer’s I.D., PhilHealth I.D., current Company/Office I.D., School I.D., Police Clearance/ Police Clearance Certificate, Postal I.D., Barangay I.D., NBI Clearance, Seaman’s Book, HDMF Transaction I.D., 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; and

4) if the I.D. card does not indicate date of birth, original and photocopy of Birth Certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority, or the Local Civil Registry printed on security paper must be presented.

5) for applicants holding dual citizenship under R.A. 9225, original and photocopy of Certification of Retention/Re-acquisition of Philippine Citizenship issued by the Bureau of Immigration.


The application form (CS Form No. 100, Revised September 2016) is available at any CSC Regional/Field Office, or may be downloaded from the CSC website: The application form may be photocopied using legal size bond paper.

Applicants must personally file 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.

Note: 1) A complete directory of CSC Regional and Field Offices nationwide is available at the CSC website for reference.

2) Only applications with a COMPLETE set of application documentary requirements under Item D of this Announcement must be submitted to the CSC Regional/Field Office.

3) Proper attire should be worn during filing of application. SLEEVELESS SHIRT/BLOUSE, SHORTS/SHORT PANTS, and SLIPPERS are NOT allowed.


The CSE-PPT covered the following subjects (In English and Filipino):

Professional Level (Prof)
  • Numerical Ability (basic operations, word problems)
  • Analytical Ability (word association, identifying assumptions and conclusions, logic, data interpretation)
  • Verbal Ability (grammar and correct usage, vocabulary, paragraph organization, reading comprehension)

SubProfessional Level (SubProf)
  • Numerical Ability (basic operations, word problems)
  • Clerical Ability (filing, spelling)
  • Verbal Ability (grammar and correct usage, vocabulary, paragraph organization, reading comprehension)


To pass the test, an examinee should get a general rating of at least 80.00.

The List of Passers shall be uploaded/posted on the CSC website within 60 days after the examination.

Examinees can generate their examination rating through OCSERGS or Online Civil Service Examination Result Generation System which can also be accessed through the CSC website. Generation of examination rating through OCSERGS shall be available approximately 15 days after the posting of the List of Passers, or as indicated in the corresponding issuance/advisory.


Check out details of test centers, important reminders and things to bring on exam day:


The Summit Express will also update this site for the results of March and August 2020 CSE-PPT. You may also refer to the official website of CSC for more information.

— The Summit Express


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  1. comex wont let me register online

  2. anong link sa online regestration tnx

  3. How to apply online registration??? Thank you

  4. both exams date are cancelled.. pls update your info

  5. how many units should i have before taking civil sevice? thank you for answering in advance.

  6. When is the next schedule of csc examination.

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