DETAILS: March and August 2024 Civil Service Exam CSE-PPT application schedule, requirements

MANILA, Philippines – The Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced on October 12 the conduct of Career Service Examination, Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) for Professional and Sub-Professional Levels for 2024. View here the schedule of filing applications, requirements and all important details.

CSC will administer the civil service exam in two batches – March 3, 2024 and August 11, 2024.

March and August 2024 Civil Service Exam CSE-PPT application schedule

Applications for the March 3, 2024 CSE-PPT Professional and CSE-PPT Subprofessional Levels will be accepted starting November 20, 2023 until January 3, 2024, CSC announced.

Meanwhile, application period for August 11, 2024 CSE-PPT runs from May 13, 2024 until June 13, 2024.

The agency will also conduct Career Service Examination for Foreign Service Officer (CSE-FSO) on January 28, 2024 and Basic Competency on Local Treasury Examination (BCLTE), Fire Officer Examination (FOE) and Penology Officer Examination (POE) on June 2, 2024.

Calendar of civil service examinations through Pen and Paper Test (PPT) for CY 2024, as follows:

Date of Examination Title of Examination Application Period Target Release Date of Test Results
From To
January 28, 2024 CSE-FSO September 18, 2023 October 20, 2023 March 10, 2024
March 3, 2024 CSE-Professional and SubProfessional Level November 20, 2023 January 3, 2024 May 12, 2024
June 2,   2024 FOE / POE   / BCLTE March 4, 2024 April 3, 2024 July 14, 2024
August 11, 2024 CSE-Professional and SubProfessional Level May 13, 2024 June 13, 2024 October 20, 2024

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 3, 2024 December 3, 2023 to March 2, 2024
August 11, 2024 TBA


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 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)


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 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 2024 (download the document here):

ExamAnnouncement05s2023_Conduct of 2024-0303 CSE-PPT


The Summit Express will also update this site for the results of March and August 2024 CSE-PPT. You may also refer to the official website of CSC for more information.

— The Summit Express

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