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The Career Service Examination, Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) for Professional and Subprofessional levels for the first half of 2019 is scheduled on March 17, 2019, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced. Filing of applications will start from December 17, 2018 to January 16, 2019.

The CSE-PPT is open to Filipino citizens, regardless of educational attainment, who are at least 18 years old at the time of filing of application, and have not taken the same level of examination within three months before the date of examination.

Applicants must submit the following requirements: 1) fully accomplished Application Form (CS Form No. 100, Revised September 2016, downloadable from the CSC website); 2) four (4) pieces of recently taken (not more than three months ago) passport sized (4.5 cm x 3.5 cm) I.D. pictures in white background, showing the applicant’s bare face (without eye glasses or any accessory that may cover facial features), and with handwritten name tag legibly showing the applicant’s signature over printed full name; 3) original and photocopy of any of the following valid I.D. cards: Driver’s License/Temporary Driver’s License, Passport, PRC License, SSS I.D., GSIS I.D. (UMID), Voter’s I.D/Certification, BIR/Taxpayer’s I.D., PhilHealth I.D., current Company/Office I.D., School I.D., Police Clearance/ Police Clearance Certificate, Postal I.D., Barangay I.D., NBI Clearance, Seaman’s Book, HDMF Transaction I.D., PWD I.D., Solo Parent I.D., Senior Citizen’s I.D., Alien Certificate of Registration Identity Card (ACR I-CARD), and CSC Eligibility Card; and 4) if the I.D. card does not indicate date of birth, original and photocopy of Birth Certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority, or the Local Civil Registry printed on security paper must be presented.

The CSC stressed that applicants must personally file their applications at the CSC Regional Office (CSC RO), or at any of the CSC RO’s Field Offices where they intend to take the examination. Examination fee for both levels of examination is Php500.

The CSC reminded interested individuals to submit their applications early as acceptance of applications is on a first-come, first-served basis. The target number of applicants may be reached prior to the deadline of filing.

For the list of testing centers, scope of examination, and other reminders, read Examination Advisory No. 9, s. 2018 posted on CSC's Facebook Page,