DETAILS: July 2021 Civil Service Exam CSE-PPT application schedule, requirements

MANILA, Philippines – The Civil Service Commission (CSC) on Friday, May 14, announced the conduct of Career Service Examination, Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) for Professional and Sub-Professional Levels for 2021. View here the schedule of filing applications, requirements and all important details.

July 2021 Civil Service Exam CSE-PPT application schedule

CSC plans to administer the civil service exam on July 18, 2021 in select regions only, particularly in Visayas and Mindanao testing centers, in view of the different community quarantine restrictions imposed throughout the country. (NOTE: Check this page more often for the updates on test centers).

REGION Testing Centers for July 18, 2021 CSE-PPT
I San Fernando City, La Union
I Vigan City, Ilocos Sur
VI Bacolod City
VI Kalibo, Aklan
VI Iloilo City
VI Jordan, Guimaras
VI Roxas City
VI San Jose, Antique
VII Dumaguete City
VII Tagbilaran City
VII Siquijor
IX Zamboanga City
IX Pagadian City
IX Dipolog City
IX Ipil, Zamboanga   Sibugay
XII Koronadal City
XII General Santos City
BARMM Bongao, Tawi-Tawi

For Visayas and Mindanao, the application period is from May 14, 2021 to June 3, 2021.

Schedule of Exam Start of Application Deadline of Application
July 18, 2021 (Sunday) May 14, 2021 (Friday) June 3, 2021 (Thursday)

For Region 1, the application period is from June 1, 2021 to June 18, 2021. See complete details here on how to apply.

Schedule of Exam Start of Application Deadline of Application
July 18, 2021 (Sunday) June 1, 2021 (Tuesday) June 18, 2021 (Friday)

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.

UPDATE: Slots are full for the Koronadal City and General Santos City testing centers as of 17 May, as announced by CSC RO XII in its Facebook page. Likewise, slots are full for the Tagbilaran City and Dumaguete City testing centers as of 17 May, as announced by CSC RO VII in its Facebook page.

This will be the first CSE-PPT to be conducted in the COVID-19 era. All scheduled exams in 2020 were cancelled due to the pandemic. CSC, meanwhile, advised the 293,845 registered takers of March 2020 civil service exam for the refund of their PHP500 application fee.


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 dr*gs;

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:

Schedule of Exam 3-month Prohibition Period on Taking the Same Level of Examination (PPT, or CSC COMEX)
July 18, 2021 (Sunday) April 18, 2021 to July 17, 2021


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

Note: Applicants are strongly advised to download the Application Form from the CSC website, and print the form using legal size bond paper.

2. Four (4) pieces of identical I.D. pictures with specifications, as follows:

a. Passport size (4.5 cm x 3.5 cm or 1.8 inches x 1.4 inches)
b. Colored, with white background
c. Taken within three (3) months prior to filing of application
d. Printed on good quality photo paper (i.e. photo does not peel off)
e. In standard close-up shot (from shoulder level up with the head and face occupying at least 80% of the picture and with the name tag positioned at approximately 1 inch or 2.54 cm below the chin)
f. In bare face (no eyeglasses; no colored contact lens; no headdress, no bandana, or any other accessories that may cover the facial features; facial features not computer enhanced)
g. Showing left and right ears
h. Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera
i. With neutral facial expression, and both eyes open
j. With HANDWRITTEN (not computer-generated) name tag legibly showing SIGNATURE OVER PRINTED FULL NAME which includes: Given Name, Middle Initial (if any), Last Name, and Extension Name (if any)

photo requirement and guidelines CSE-PPT

3. Original and photocopy of any of the following list of accepted I.D. cards for civil service exam, which is preferably valid (not expired on date of filing of application):

a. 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;
b. Passport;
c. PRC License;
d. SSS I.D.;
e. GSIS I.D. (UMID);
f. Voter’s I.D./Voter’s Certification;
g. BIR/Taxpayer’s I.D. (ATM type/TIN card type with picture);
h. PhilHealth I.D. (must have the bearer’s name, clear picture, signature and PhilHealth number);
i. Company/Office I.D.;
j. School I.D.;
k. Police Clearance/Police Clearance Certificate (with picture);
l. Postal I.D.;
m. Barangay I.D.;
n. NBI Clearance;
o. Seaman’s Book;
p. HDMF Transaction I.D.;
q. PWD I.D.;
r. Solo Parent I.D.;
s. Senior Citizen’s I.D.; and
t. CSC Eligibility Card (note: Implemented only beginning with the May 3, 2015 CSE-PPT).


1. All other I.D. cards not included in the above list shall not be accepted.

2. As a last resort, expired I.D. card may be presented/submitted during filing of examination application, provided that, the expiry date of the I.D. card is within the preceding months of the year reckoning the date of filing of application.

4. Examination fee of Five Hundred Pesos (PhP500.00)


a. Original and photocopy of Birth Certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority, or the Local Civil Registry (only for applicants without date of birth in their I.D. card/s)

b. Original and photocopy of Identification Certificate (IC) issued by the Bureau of Immigration (only for applicants holding dual citizenship under R.A. 9225; and applicants recognized as citizens of the Philippines under Sec 1, Article IV of the 1987 Philippine Constitution)


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.

Where to Get Application Form

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

How to File/Mode of Filing Application

Applicants must communicate/coordinate with the CSC Regional Office (CSC RO), or with any of the CSC RO’s Field Offices, where they intend to take the examination regarding the mode of filing application and the corresponding procedures. A complete directory of CSC Regional and Field Offices nationwide is available at the CSC website for reference.


Requests for transfer of testing center shall be accommodated within the application period, or not later than five (5) working days after the deadline of filing of application. Strictly, no request for transfer of testing center shall be accepted beyond this period. Hence, applicants are advised to be circumspect and certain in determining the testing center where they intend to take the examination.

The applicant should submit a written request to the CSC Regional/Field Office where the application was filed, which shall be subject to evaluation by the CSC RO/FO concerned. The written request must indicate reason for the transfer of testing center and accompanied by supporting evidence, and a copy of the Application Receipt.

The written request shall be sent to the CSC Regional/Field Office concerned through e-mail, or through courier (e.g. LBC, Lala Move, Mr. Speedy, 2Go Express, Grab Express, JRS Express, DHL Express, J&T Express, etc.).


Examinees shall be informed of their places of examination (school assignment) through the Online Notice of School Assignment (ONSA).

ONSA shall be available via the CSC website approximately two weeks before examination day. Examinees may opt to have a print-out of their Notice of School Assignment using ONSA for their personal reference, but, this is not mandatory and is not a requirement.

Examinees who cannot access the ONSA and/or still do not know their school assignment one week before examination day 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.


As part of the health protocols in light of the COVID-19 situation, examinees shall be required to accomplish and submit a Health Declaration Form (HDF).

Examinees shall, as feasible, pre-accomplish not earlier than one (1) day prior to exam day, the Health Declaration Form (to be posted on the CSC website for downloading and printing), but with temperature reading to be written only upon going through thermal scanning at the school/testing venue main entrance on exam day.


This part only includes the Important Reminders, and the Things to Bring on exam day. The comprehensive information on the conduct of the exam shall be contained in an Examinee’s Guide.



3. Be at the testing venue not later than 6:30 a.m.

4. Wearing face masks and face shields, and practicing physical distancing shall be observed at all times, unless otherwise allowed.

5. Wear proper attire on examination day, preferably plain white shirt/tops. SLEEVELESS SHIRT/BLOUSE, SHORTS/SHORT PANTS, TOKONG PANTS, RIPPED JEANS, and SLIPPERS ARE NOT ALLOWED.

Long hair (for both male and female) must be tied in “ponytail”.

6. Bringing of cellular phones and any other gadgets, including smart phones/watches and pens/eyeglasses with built-in camera, calculators, wristwatches with calculator, books and other forms of printed materials, and all other similar items, IN EXAMINEE’S SEAT IS NOT ALLOWED. In this regard, prior to occupying the assigned seat, examinees shall be required to deposit said items and all other personal belongings in the designated area.

Also, examinees are encouraged to use transparent bag.

7. Use of any aid in answering the test (such as calculators; books, dictionaries and other forms of printed materials; watch calculators; cellular phones, smart phones/watches, tablets and any other gadgets; and all other similar materials/items) is NOT allowed.

8. Bringing of the test booklet outside of the testing room/venue is strictly prohibited. The examination, or test results, of those found violating this rule shall be cancelled.


1. I.D. card – preferably the same I.D. card presented during filing of application. If the I.D. card to be presented for admission is different from the I.D. card presented during filing of application, the examinee must present any of the other accepted I.D. cards for civil service exam listed under Item D.3 of this Announcement, which is preferably valid (not expired).

2. BLACK BALL PEN/S (Note: Examinees must bring their own ball pen/s. Strictly, no borrowing of ball pen/s shall be allowed to prevent cross-contamination.);

3. Original of Birth Certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority, or the Local Civil Registry (only if I.D. card has no date of birth);

4. Health Declaration Form (to be downloaded from the CSC website; and

5. Personal alcohol/hand sanitizer (not more than 100 ml in size).

NOTE: Examinees may opt to bring water, or preferred beverage (except alcoholic beverage) placed in clear/transparent container, and/or candies/biscuits, which shall be subject to inspection by the Room Examiner/Proctor.


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)

General information items on the following for both levels:
  • Philippine Constitution;
  • Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees (R.A. 6713);
  • Peace and Human Rights Issues and Concepts; and
  • Environment Management and Protection


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 45 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 ceiling date of posting of the List of Passers, or as indicated in the corresponding issuance/advisory.


Check out here for more details of the examinations.

Exam Announcement 01 s 2021 by TheSummitExpress on Scribd


The Summit Express will also update this site for the results of July 2021 CSE-PPT. You may also refer to the official website of CSC for more information.

— The Summit Express


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  1. Thanks for the update on civil service exam. sana talaga matuloy na. ewan ko nalang sa IATF

  2. Good afternoon po. Kaylan po ang sunod n schedule ng pagkuha po ng civil service exam? Salamat po

  3. Good day!kailan po ang sunod na filling at exam for civil service?

  4. Good day po... is there any schedule for professional civil service exam here on region 10?

  5. When is the next schedule of filing

  6. good pm ;When is the next schedule of filing

  7. Please answer me when does the next exam take place ...when when when

  8. good day po. kaylan po filling for exam .region V po.

  9. Kailan Po Ang filling of csc exam

  10. Gud day po! Kelan po uli ang filing ng csc?

  11. Good Day! Kailan po ang next filing for REGION X po. salamat.🙂

  12. Gud day ma'am/sir,
    Tapos na po ba ang schedule ng exam.this 2021?kung hindi pa kelan po next filing?(ilocos sur po)pag sa 2022 po kelan po 1st exam date at kelan po pwedeng magstart magfile po?🙏🙏pls send me feedback regardng dis po kc sa kakatrabaho qo naklimutan qo na bout sa plan qo na mag exam sa CSC po,,thank you

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