ONSA, Room Assignment: Over 400K to take March 26, 2023 civil service exam

MANILA, Philippines – The number of examinees for the March 26, 2023 civil service exam or Career Service Examination – Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) more than doubled to 403,567 compared to 147,877 registrants of the August 2022 exams, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced.

A total of 350,645 individuals or 86.89% of the total number of examinees will take the CSE-PPT for Professional level, while 52,922 or 13.11% are expected to take the Subprofessional test, in 94 testing centers nationwide.

“Gaya ng ating inaasahan, halos kalahating milyon ang nakapag-register para sa darating na pagsusulit ngayong Marso. Dahil dito, nagtalaga kami ng karagdagang testing centers upang maayos na ma-accommodate lahat ng examinees. Pinapayuhan namin ang lahat ng examinees na basahin at intindihing mabuti ang Examination Advisory No. 2, s. 2023 na makikita sa aming website,” said CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles.

ONSA, School/Room Assignment

The CSC said that the testing venue or school / room assignment may now be generated using the Online Notice of School Assignment or ONSA, which can be accessed via CSC’s website at this link: erpo.csc.gov.ph/eNOSAv3/.

Examinees are advised to read thoroughly and understand fully the “Examinee’s Guide in Taking CSE-PPT”, which is exclusively available for examinees through ONSA, to be oriented with the examination process.

If examinees cannot access the ONSA and still do not know their school assignment one week before the examination day, they should inquire directly with the CSC Regional or Field Office where they filed their application.

Examinees are also encouraged to visit or conduct an ocular inspection of their assigned school before the day of examination to be familiar with the location and its route/direction, means of public transport, and travel time.


The CSC said that wearing of face mask shall be observed at all times. Examinees will not be permitted to enter the testing venue without a face mask.

The “No ID Card/Document, No Exam” policy shall be strictly implemented. Examinees must present a valid ID card on examination day, preferably the same ID card presented during the filing of application. If the ID card was lost or unavailable, the examinee must present ANY of the following accepted ID 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 ID;
  • Voter’s ID/Voter’s Certification;
  • BIR/Taxpayer’s ID (ATM type/TIN card type with picture);
  • PhilHealth ID (must have the bearer’s name, clear picture, signature and PhilHealth number);
  • Company/Office ID;
  • School ID;
  • Police Clearance/Police Clearance Certificate (with picture);
  • Postal ID;
  • Barangay ID;
  • NBI Clearance;
  • Seaman’s Book;
  • HDMF Transaction ID;
  • PWD ID;
  • Solo Parent ID;
  • Senior Citizen’s ID;
  • Philippine Identification (PhilID) Card.

NOTE: The ID cards must still be valid.

Examinees who were not able to submit a Certificate of Consent/Release/Waiver during the filing of application must also bring one on exam day.

The CSC emphasized that examinees should bring their own black ball pen/s to be used in answering the test. Pencils, gel pens, sign pens, fountain pens, friction pens, and other colors of ball pen are not allowed. Borrowing of black ball pen/s is also prohibited as a health precaution.

Examinees may also bring alcohol or hand sanitizer that is not more than 100 mL in size, as well as water in a clear/transparent container, and candies or biscuits. However, drinking and eating will only be allowed outside the testing room, only upon the approval of the Room Examiner.

The CSC also advised examinees to be at their assigned school not later than 6:30 a.m. or as required by the CSC Regional/Field Office concerned. The testing venue shall be closed to examinees at exactly 7:45 a.m. and those who will arrive later than the said time will not be admitted to take the test.

Examinees should wear proper attire on examination day, preferably plain white shirts/tops. Sleeveless shirt/blouse, shorts/short pants, tokong pants, ripped jeans, and slippers are not allowed. Long hair must be tied.

Scope of Examination

The Professional test consists of 170 items with a time limit of 3 hours and 10 minutes. The questions, both in English and Filipino, cover: 1) verbal ability—vocabulary, grammar and correct usage, and correct reasoning of thought process; 2) numerical ability—number sequence, basic operation, and word problem; and 3) analytical ability—word analogy and logical reasoning.

Meanwhile, the Subprofessional exam consists of 165 items with questions on verbal ability, numerical ability, and clerical ability. The time limit is 2 hours and 40 minutes.

Both tests will also cover general information questions about the Philippine Constitution, Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees, Peace and Human Rights Issues and Concepts, and Environment Management and Protection.


ONSA, Room Assignment March 26, 2023 civil service exam

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

— The Summit Express


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  1. good luck to all takers of civil service exam this weekend! ONSA

  2. How can i submit my application form for August examination?

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