VERIFICATION OF RATINGS: June 2024 Penology Officer Exam (POE)




The June 2024 Penology Officer Exam (POE) results are out! Congratulations to all the passers! 🎉

Summary of Results:

Verification of Ratings
Held on June 2, 2024
Accessible on July 14-21, 2024

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POE List of Passers (All Regions)

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Release of Results

The June 2024 Penology Officer Exam (POE) results are expected to be released by the Civil Service Commission on July 14, 2024

The official list of passers shall be posted on CSC’s official website. You can also access the results through this website once available. CSC encourages examinees to directly coordinate with their respective CSC Regional Offices for other concerns like verification of examinee number and further examination result-related matters.

Verification of Rating (OCSERGS)

Examinees (both passed and failed) can generate their individual examination rating through the Online Civil Service Examination Result Generation System (OCSERGS), which can be accessed through the CSC Website by July 21, 2024, or as indicated in the corresponding issuance/advisory. 

Those who pass the test 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.

POE Coverage of Exam

a.) General Ability (50%): 

1. Verbal Ability

2. Analytical Ability

3. Numerical Ability

b.) Specialized Area (50%): 

1. Jail Management Concepts & Applications (15%) 

    • Commitment and Classifications of Inmates/Prisoners/Detainees

– Courts & other Entities Authorized to Commit a Person to Jail
– Categories of Inmates
– Classification of Prisoners
– Classification of Detainees
– Inmates Security Classification
– Requirements for Commitment

2. The United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (Nelson Mandela Rules) and Custodial Concepts (45%)

    • The Nelson Mandela Rules (30%)

– Guiding Principles of the Nelson Mandela Rules
– Respect for the Inherent Dignity of Persons Deprived of Liberty
– Medical and Health Services
– Disciplinary Measures and Sanctions
– Investigations of Deaths and Torture in Custody
– Protection of Vulnerable Groups
– Access to Legal Representation
– Complaints and Independent Inspection
– Training of Staff

    • Rights and Privileges of Persons Deprived of Liberty (POL) (10%)
– Rights and Privileges of POL
– BJMP Welfare and Development Programs
• Therapeutic Community Modality Program
• Modes and Guidelines of Release of POL
• Paralegal Services
    • Bill of Rights, Article Ill of the Constitution & Republic Act 9745 or the Anti-Torture Act of 2009 (5%)

3. Special Laws and Other Related Laws (40%)

    • Salient Features of R.A. 6713 (Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees)
    • Salient Features of R.A. 9263 (An Act Providing Professionalization of the BFP and BJMP, Amending Certain Provision of R.A. 6975)
    • Salient Features of R.A. 9729 (Climate Change Act of 2009)

Passing Grade

Applicants who managed to obtain a general rating of at least 80.00% will pass the exam. He or she will be given the Penology Officer Eligibility equivalent to the Civil Service Commission Second-Level Eligibility. The Penology Officer Eligibility is one of the primary requirements to join the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology as a Jail Officer 1.

POE Exam Statistics & Passing Rate

Here is the summary of POE Results in previous years:

Exam Date No. of Examinees No. of Passers Passing Rate
October 2022 9,711 1,574 16.21%
June 2018 6,455 1,089 16.87%
March 2016 1,241 207 16.68 %
March 2014 969 278 30.05 %
March 2011 2,439 831 34.07%

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

Penology Officer Eligibility

The civil service eligibility resulting from passing the Penology Officer Examination shall be called Penology Officer Eligibility. It is a second level eligibility, which is specific and appropriate for appointment to second level ranks under the uniformed service in the jail management and penology, and functionally related services only, except for ranks under the Philippine National Police. The Penology Officer Eligibility is NOT comparable to the Career Service Professional of Subprofessional Eligibility.

2024 Civil Service Exam Schedule

Title of Examination Date of Examination Application Period Maximum No. of Slots Target Release of Results
From To
CSE-FSO January 28, 2024 September 18, 2028 October 20, 2023 1000 March 10, 2024
CSE-PPT March 3, 2024 November 20, 2023 January 3, 2024 350,350 May 12, 2024
FOE June 2, 2024 March 4, 2024 April 3, 2024 64,000 July 14, 2024
POE 11,000
BCTLE 7,000
CSE-PPT August 11, 2024 May 13, 2024 June 13, 2024 350,350 October 20, 2024

Civil Service Commission Directory

We advise all applicants/examinees 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 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 13 – Caraga Administrative Region 
NCR – National Capital Region 
CAR – Cordillera Administrative Region
BARMM – Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao

Exam Updates

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