March 2024 CSE-PPT Important Reminders: Proper Attire, Things To Bring, Examinees’ Guide

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Important Reminders

► Wearing of face masks shall be optional/voluntary. However, as a matter of prerogative, there may be CSC Regional Offices that may require the wearing of face masks. On the other hand, the following individuals are still recommended to wear face mask: (i) elderly; (ii) individuals with comorbidities; (iii) immunocompromised individuals; (iv) pregnant women; (v) unvaccinated individuals; and (vi) symptomatic individuals.

► No I.D. Card/Document, No Exam Policy shall be implemented.

► Be at the testing venue not later than 6:30 a.m., or as required by the CSC Regional/Field Offices concerned.

► Gates of testing venues shall be closed to examinees at exactly 7:45 A.M. Examinees who arrive later than 7:45 A.M. shall not be admitted to take the exam.

► If feasible, visit and conduct an ocular inspection of the assigned school/testing venue at least one day before the examination day to be familiar with the school location and its route/direction, the available means of public transport, and the time and motion requirement of travelling from point of origin to the school/testing venue. do not solely rely on gps navigation/route/direction app to lead you to your testing venue on examination day.

► Wear proper attire on examination day, preferably plain white shirt/tops. Examinees wearing sleeveless shirt/blouse, shorts/short pants, tokong pants, ripped jeans, and slippers will not be allowed to enter the exam venue. also, long hair must be tied.

Examinees are encouraged to use transparent bag

► Bringing of cellular phones, including smart phones/watches and pens/eyeglasses with built-in camera, and any other gadgets/electronic devices, including those that may facilitate video/audio recording of any test material/form, or part/portion/phase of the conduct of the exam, and all other similar items, in examinee’s seat is not allowed. 

Also, examinees are not allowed to keep their cellphones and any other gadgets in their pockets during the examination. Examinees are also not allowed to wear smart watches during the examination.

Before occupying the assigned seat, examinees shall deposit their bags (with their cellphones, and gadgets including smart watches inside), and all other personal belongings in front of the room, or in the designated area. No bags, or any other personal belongings, shall be placed under the seat.

► Use of any aid in answering the test (such as calculators; watch calculators; tablets; books, dictionaries and other forms of printed materials; and any other similar materials/items/gadgets) is not allowed.

► Examinees are not allowed to use any piece of paper, or any part of their body/skin or clothing for scratch work. Also, do not use, as scratch paper, the. Side margins and the back page of the answer sheet. Instead, examinees shall use only the spaces on the pages of the test booklet for scratch work.

► Examinees are not allowed to take photo/picturenideo of any part/section of the test booklet, answer sheet, or any examination related forms/materials, and/or of other examinees and the testing venue/room, and/or of “selfie”, before, during, or after the examination and post them in the social media, including posting or publishing of any test questions in the social media, and other communication/info dissemination platforms.

► 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.

Examinees’ Guide

A link to the Examinee’s Guide in Taking CSE-PPT (Revised, February 2024) is also available through the ONSA. Examinees are strongly advised to access this link, read thoroughly, and understand fully the examinee’s guide to be familiar with the examination process.

Serving as the orientation/briefing material of examinees, the Examinee’s Guide contains comprehensive information on the conduct of the examination to include guidelines and procedures to be observed before and during exam day among other concerns.

The Examinee’s Guide is intended for the exclusive use of examinees. Thus, examinees are advised NOT to re-distribute their copy of the guide on their Facebook Page, or any other communication platforms.

Things to Bring on Exam Day

1. I.D. CARD (original) – preferably the same I.D. card presented during the filing of exam application. In case of loss or unavailability, the examinee must present any of the other accepted I.D. cards for civil service exam (see Annex A), which is preferably valid, i.e., not expired on exam day.

  • Photocopy only of I.D. card, or cellphone photo of I.D., shall not be accepted.
  • All other I.D. cards not included in the list of accepted I.D. cards/documents for civil service exam shall not be accepted.
  • 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 month/s of the year reckoning the date of examination (or from 01 January 2024 to 02 March 2024).
  • If I.D. card has no date of birth, examinees should also bring their original Birth Certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority, or the Local Civil Registry.

2. BLACK BALL PEN/s (Note: Only BLACK BALL PEN shall be used in the examination. Pencils and any other kinds of pen such as gel pen, sign pen, fountain pen, friction pen, etc. including other colors of ball pen are not allowed.)

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

Also, examinees may opt to bring water in clear/transparent container, and/or candies/biscuits, which shall be inspected by the Room Examiner/Proctor. 

Testing Venue

Examinees’ testing venue or school assignment for the 03 March 2024 CSE-PPT for Professional and SubProfessional levels may be generated using ONSA or the Online Notice of School Assignment. The CSC Regional Offices (ROs) though may also initiate/utilize individual approaches in disseminating information on school assignments of their respective examinees.

Examinees may check the availability of ONSA, through the CSC Website at www.csc.gov.ph, by 19 February 2024.

To use ONSA, examinees should encode/fill in the required data in the corresponding data fields accurately, following the indicated format. Examinees may opt to have a print-out of their Notice of School Assignment using 0NSA for their personal reference, but, this is not mandatory and is not a requirement.

If examinees cannot access the ONSA and/or still do not know their school assignment one week before the examination day, they 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.

Official Advisory from CSC

Civil Service Commission Directory

We advise all applicants to bookmark and follow your respective regions/provinces’ official CSC Facebook Pages to be updated about the latest exam announcements:

Region 1 – Ilocos Region
Region 2 – Cagayan Valley
Region 3 – Central Luzon
Region 4 – CALABARZON & MIMAROPA
Region 5 – Bicol Region
Region 6 – Western Visayas
Region 7 – Central Visayas
Region 8 – Eastern Visayas
Region 9 – Northern Mindanao
Region 10 – Zamboanga Peninsula
Region 11 – Davao Region 
Region 12 – SOCCSKSARGEN
Region 13 – Caraga Administrative Region 
NCR – National Capital Region 
CAR – Cordillera Administrative Region
BARMM – Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao

Examination Coverage

The following topics were covered in the March 2023 CSE-PPT for both Professional and Subprofessional levels:

1. Professional Level – In English and Filipino

  • 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)

2. Subprofessional Level – In English and Filipino

  • Numerical Ability (Basic Operations; Word Problems)
  • Clerical Ability (Filing; Spelling)
  • Verbal Ability (Grammar and Correct Usage; Vocabulary; Paragraph Organization; Reading Comprehension)

The general information items on the following: 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 are also included for both professional and sub-professional exams. (Source: Civil Service Commission)

Number of Items

  • For Professional level, 170 items in a 3 hours and 10 minutes time will be given
  • For Sub-Professional level, 165 items in a 2 hours and 40 minutes time

The applicant is advised by the Commission to come at the examination center one hour before the test proper.

Passing Score

To pass the test, an examinee should get a general rating of at least 80.00%.

Professional Level – Exam Statistics & Passing Rate

Here is the summary of Civil Service Exam Results (Prof. Level) in previous years:

Exam Date No. of Examinees No. of Passers Passing Rate
August 2023 345,194 64,635 18.72%
March 2023 381,607 64,420 16.88%
August 2022 138,671 26,307 18.97%
June 2022 129,117 20,996 16.26%
March 2022 70,833 12,179 17.19%
March 2019 264,473 27,944 10.57%
March 2018 279,787 30,175 10.78%
August 2017 228,917 25,127 10.98%
March 2017 219,679 25,090 11.42%
October 2016 203,339 22,978 11.30%
April 2016 229,463 25,276 11.00%
October 2015 119,333 13,152 11.02%

Subprofessional Level – Exam Statistics & Passing Rate

Here is the summary of Civil Service Exam Results (Subprof. Level) in previous years:

Exam Date No. of Examinees No. of Passers Passing Rate
August 2023 345,194 64,635 18.72%
March 2023 381,607 64,420 16.88%
August 2022 138,671 26,307 18.97%
June 2022 129,117 20,996 16.26%
March 2022 70,833 12,179 17.19%
March 2019 264,473 27,944 10.57%
March 2018 279,787 30,175 10.78%
August 2017 228,917 25,127 10.98%
March 2017 219,679 25,090 11.42%
October 2016 203,339 22,978 11.30%
April 2016 229,463 25,276 11.00%
October 2015 119,333 13,152 11.02%

Testing Centers

Region Testing Center
1 San Fernando City, La Union
1 Vigan City
1 Laoag City
1 Urdaneta City
1 Lingayen, Pangasinan
2 Tuguegarao City
2 Cauayan City
2 Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
2 Diffun, Quirino
2 Basco, Batanes
2 Calayan, Cagayan
3 City of San Fernando, Pampanga
3 Malolos City
3 Cabanatuan City
3 Balanga City
3 Baler, Aurora
3 Tarlac City
3 Botolan, Zambales
4 Imus City
4 Sta. Rosa City
4 Batangas City
4 Cainta, Rizal
4 Lucena City
4 Pagbilao, Quezon
4 Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro
4 Calapan City
4 Boac, Marinduque
4 Romblon, Romblon
4 Puerto Princesa City
4 Brooke's Point, Palawan
5 Legazpi City
5 Naga City
5 Masbasbate City
5 Virac, Catanduanes
5 Daet, Camarines Norte
5 Nabua, Camarines Sur
5 Sorsogon City
6 Iloilo Cily
6 Bacolod City
6 Roxas City
6 Kalibo, Aklan
6 San Jose, Antique
6 Jordan, Guimaras
7 Cebu City
7 Dumaguete City
7 Tagbilaran City
7 Bogo City
7 Larena, Siquijor
8 Tacloban City
8 Ormoc City
8 Maasin City
8 Catbalogan City
8 Borongan City
8 Catarman, Northern Samar
9 Zamboanga City
9 Dipolog City
9 Pagadian City
10 Cagayan de Oro City
10 Oroquiela City
10 lligan City
10 Valencia City
11 Davao City
11 Tagum City
11 Mati City
11 Digos City
12 Koronadal Cilty
12 General Santos City
12 Kindapawan City
12 Tacurong City
12 AlabeI, Sarangani
NCR Quezon City
NCR Manila
CAR Baguio City
CAR La Trinidad, Benguet
CAR Bangued, Abra
CAR Tabuk City
CAR Bontoc, Mt. Province
CARAGA Butuan City
CARAGA Buenafista, Agusan del Norte
CARAGA San Francisco, Agusan del Sur
CARAGA Surigao City
CARAGA Tandag City
BARMM Cotabato City
BARMM lligan City
BARMM Bongao, Tawi-tawi
BARMM Jolo, Sulu

Release of Results

The March 2024 Civil Service Exam results are expected to be released by the Civil Service Commission on May 12, 2024. The scheduled date of announcement is just a target date and may change without further notice.

The List of Passers shall be posted on the CSC Website www.csc.gov.ph by May 12, 2024. CSC encourages examinees to directly coordinate with the CSC Regional Office for other concerns like verification of examinee number and further examination result-related matters.

Verification of Rating (OCSERGS)

Examinees can generate their individual examination rating through the OCSERGS or the Online Civil Service Examination Result Generation System, which can also be accessed through the CSC Website by 19 May 2024, or as indicated in the corresponding issuance/advisory. 

Examinees (both passed and failed) can generate their individual examination rating through https://erpo.csc.gov.ph/ocsergs/. Those who pass the tests should check with the CSC Regional Office to see if Certification of Eligibility is available (CoE). The CoE cannot be claimed by representatives. Certification claims will be accessible approximately thirty (30) days after the results are posted.

Civil Service Eligibility

The scheduled Career Service Examination Pen and Paper Tests are for applicants who aren’t eligible yet and want to apply for permanent position or a promotion. The eligibility exams also give opportunities to employees under job order and contract of service.

According to the CSC, The professional eligibility is needed for appointment to second level (technical) positions in the government, requiring at least a bachelor’s degree for education. The Subprofessional eligibility is applicable to first level (clerical) government positions that require less than four years of college studies. The Professional eligibility may also be used for clerical positions. Both eligibilities, though, cannot be used for positions involving practice of profession and those covered by special laws.

CSC’s regular conduct of the Career Service Exam, Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT), both for Prof and Subprof levels are scheduled twice a year to cater the growing number of examinees.

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.

Exam Updates

To keep updated on the official results and other updates regarding the conduct of the March 2024 Career Service Examination – Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT), we advise our visitors to bookmark this page, visit CSC’s official website, follow us on our social media pages:

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