CSC: More than 400k to take the 26 March Career Service Exam



The number of examinees for the 26 March 2023 Career Service Examination – Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) more than doubled to 403,567 compared to 147,877 registrants of the 7 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.

The CSC said that the testing venue or school assignment may now be generated using the Online Notice of School Assignment or ONSA, which can be accessed via CSC’s website at 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; GSIS ID (UMID); 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; or Philippine Identification (PhilID) Card. 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.

The complete text of Examination Advisory No. 2, s. 2023 may be accessed from the CSC website at

SOURCE: Civil Service Commission


Encountered Problems?
In case of problems generating the school assignments via ONSA, examinees may directly call your CSC Regional Office (complete directory is available on our website), or you may call our Contact Center ng Bayan at 165-65




San Fernando City, La Union

Vigan City

Laoag City
Urdaneta City
Lingayen, Pangasinan


Tuguegarao City
Cauayan City
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
Diffun , Quirino
Basco, Batanes
Calayan, Cagayan


City of San Fernando, Pampanga

Malolos City
Cabanatuan City
Balanga City
Baler, Aurora
Tarlac City
Botolan, Zambales


Imus City
Sta. Rosa City
Batangas City
Cainta, Rizal
Lucena City
Pagbilao. Quezon
Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro

Calapan City
Boac, Marinduque
Romblon, Romblon
Puerto Princesa City
Brooke's Point, Palawan


Legazpi City
Naga City
Masbasbate City
Virac, Catanduanes
Daet, Camarines Norte
Nabua, Camarines Sur
Sorsogon City


Iloilo Cily
Bacolod City
Roxas City
Kalibo, Aklan
San Jose, Antique
Jordan, Guimaras


Cebu City
Dumaguete City
Tagbilaran City
Bogo City
Larena, Siquijor


Tacloban City
Ormoc City
Maasin City
Catbalogan City
Borongan City
Catarman, Northern Samar


Zamboanga City
Dipolog City
Pagadian City


Cagayan de Oro City
Oroquiela City
lligan City
Valencia City


Davao City
Tagum City
Mati City
Digos City


Koronadal Cilty
General Santos City
Kindapawan City
Tacurong City
AlabeI, Sarangani


Quezon City


Baguio City
La Trinidad, Benguet
Bangued, Abra
Tabuk City
Bontoc, Mt. Province


Butuan City
Buenafista, Agusan del Norte

San Francisco, Agusan del Sur

Surigao City
Tandag City


Cotabato City
lligan City
Bongao, Tawi-tawi
Jolo, Sulu


The Civil Service Commission (CSC) is releasing the official list of passers for all regions in the 2023 Civil Service Exam Exam (CSC-PPT) within 60 days after the exams.

CSC advised examinees to directly coordinate with the CSC Regional Office for other concerns like verification of examinee number and further examination result-related matters.


Career Service Professional Eligibility is the second appropriate level for first- and second-level government positions that do not involve the practice of the profession and are not covered by other laws.

Meanwhile, Sub-Professional Eligibility is only appropriate for first-level government positions that do not involve the practice of the profession and are not covered by other laws.

The CSE-PPT examination aims to establish a Register of Eligibles (RoE) from which certification and appointment to first and second-level positions in the civil service, except those involving the practice of the profession and are covered by special laws, shall be made, provided the eligibles meet the qualifications and other requirements of the positions.


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