DETAILS: March and August 2023 Civil Service Exam CSE-PPT application schedule, requirements

MANILA, Philippines – The Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced Thursday, October 6, the conduct of Career Service Examination, Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) for Professional and Sub-Professional Levels for 2023. View here the schedule of filing applications, requirements and all important details.

March and August 2023 Civil Service Exam CSE-PPT schedule

CSC plans to administer the civil service exam in two batches – March 26, 2023 and August 20, 2023.

Applications for the March 26, 2023 CSE-PPT Professional and CSE-PPT Subprofessional Levels will be accepted starting December 22, 2022 until January 25, 2023, CSC announced.

A special application period is also scheduled on December 14 to December 21, 2022 for examinees of the cancelled March 15, 2020 CSE-PPT who will opt not to claim the refund and instead take the March 2023 exam.
CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles anticipates a huge turnout of examinees next year. “Nagtalaga po ang CSC ng 86 testing centers para sa darating na exam sa Marso, kaya’t mas marami tayong maa-accommodate na examinees at mas maraming pagpipiliang lugar kung saan nila nais kumuha ng exam. Inatasan na natin ang lahat ng ating CSC Regional and Field Offices na maghanda para sa pagdagsa ng mga aplikante simula sa unang araw ng filing, lalo na’t marami pa rin sa ating mga kababayan ang nag-aasam na makakuha ng eligibility at makapagsilbi sa pamahalaan,” he said.

He added, “Ngayon pa lang, maaari nang makipag-ugnayan ang mga interested applicants sa ating CSC Regional at Field Offices upang malaman ang mode of filing at procedures na angkop sa kanilang lugar.”

For the August 20, 2023 CSE-PPT, application period is from May 22, 2023 to June 21, 2023.

The agency will also conduct Career Service Examination for Foreign Service Officer (CSE-FSO) on February 5, 2023 and Basic Competency on Local Treasury Examination (BCLTE) on June 11, 2023.

Calendar of civil service examinations through Pen and Paper Test (PPT) for CY 2023, as follows:

Date of Examination Title of Examination Application Period From Target Release Date of Test Results
From To
February 5, 2023 CSE-FSO October 13, 2022 November 27, 2022 March 18, 2023
March 26, 2023 CSE-Professional December 14, 2022* December 21, 2022* May 25, 2023
CSE-SubProfessional December 22, 2022 January 25, 2023
June 11, 2023 BCLTE3 March 13, 2023 April 12, 2023 July 23, 2023
August 20, 2023 CSE-Professional May 22, 2023 June 21, 2023 November 3, 2023

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.


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


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:

Date of Examination 3-month Prohibition Period on Taking the Same Level of Examination (PPT, or CSC COMEX)
March 26, 2023 December 26, 2022 to March 25, 2023
August 20, 2023 May 20, 2023 to August 19, 2023


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)

ID requirement 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. Based on related Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Advisory dated May 19, 2021, the Philippine Identification (PhilID) card issued by the PSA may be accepted as valid I.D. card for civil service exam.

2. All other I.D. cards not enumerated shall not be accepted.

3. 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. Duly accomplished Certificate of Consent (attached as Annex A)

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


a. Original and photocopy of Vaccination Card (only if applicable).

Note: The Vaccination Card as an additional documentary requirement mainly serves the purpose of segregating fully vaccinated from partially vaccinated and unvaccinated applicants. Accordingly, it is clarified that full vaccination is NOT a qualification requirement to apply for and take the exam, meaning, the partially vaccinated and the unvaccinated can also apply for and take the exam but subject to presentation of a “negative” RT-PCR/Antigen test result on exam day.

b. 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)

c. 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)


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.


The conduct of briefing/orientation for examinees on exam day shall be temporarily lifted in observance of COVID-19 health protocols.

In its place, an Examinee’s Guide/AVP shall be sent via e-mail to examinees concerned approximately 1 to 2 days before exam day. It shall contain comprehensive information on the conduct of the examination to include guidelines and procedures to be observed before exam day, on exam day, after exam day, and other concerns including the health and safety protocols.

The Examinee’s Guide/AVP shall serve as the orientation/briefing material of examinees regarding the conduct of the examination. As such, it shall be the responsibility of the examinees to access, read/watch thoroughly, and fully understand the Examinee’s Guide/AVP.


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 (attached as Annex B).

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. Examinees who are unable to present either a Vaccination Card, or a “Negative” RT-PCR/Saliva/Antigen Test Result shall NOT be allowed to enter the testing venue and to take the exam.

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

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

6. 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.

Male and female examinees’ long hair must be tied.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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 (refer to attached list of accepted I.D. cards/documents for civil service exam), which is preferably valid (not expired) on exam day.


1. Photocopy only of I.D. card, or cellphone photo of I.D., shall not be accepted.

2. All other I.D. cards not included in the list of accepted I.D. cards/documents for civil service exam shall not be accepted.

3. As a last resort, expired I.D. card may be presented for admission on examination day, provided that, the expiry date of the I.D. card is within the preceding months of the year reckoning the date of examination.

4. If I.D. card has no date of birth, examinees should also bring original of Birth Certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority, or the Local Civil Registry.

2. HEALTH DECLARATION FORM (pre-accomplished not earlier than one day or within 24 hours prior to exam day)

Examinees are requested to leave the temperature reading blank. The temperature of the examinee will be supplied upon going through thermal scanning at the school/testing venue main entrance on exam day.

3. VACCINATION CARD (for the fully vaccinated)

4. “NEGATIVE” RT-PCR/SALIVA/ANTIGEN TEST RESULT (for the partially vaccinated, and the unvaccinated)

5. CERTIFICATE OF CONSENT (only if not submitted during filing of application)

6. 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.);

7. PERSONAL ALCOHOL/HAND SANITIZER (not more than 100 ml in size)

NOTE: Also, examinees may opt to bring water in clear/transparent container, and/or candies/biscuits, which shall be inspected by the Room Examiner/Proctor. However, drinking may only be done outside the testing room, one at a time, and only upon the approval of the Room Examiner. Hence, water containers should be placed inside examinees’ bag and brought out only when drinking.


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


Check out for more details of Civil Service Exam 2023 (download the document here):

ExamAnnouncement11s2022_Conduct of 2023-0326 CSE-PPT


The Summit Express will also update this site for the results of March and August 2023 CSE-PPT. You may also refer to the official website of CSC for more information.

— The Summit Express


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  1. May i ask po if the application is still online or face to face?

  2. Good morning po. Ask lng po if may link ba para sa pagkuha ng slots para mka file po nga Civil service or mka appointment po sa december 14-21, 2022?

  3. Paano po mag register dito po ma'am and sir

  4. Where in Masbate?

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