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A total of 27,944 examinees passed the Career Service Examination, Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) held March 17 this year. Said figure represents 10.57% of the 264,473 total examinees for the Professional and Subprofessional levels.

Donna Rizalyn Leus from Southern Tagalog led the 24,304 new Professional eligibles as she garnered a rating of 87.03. On the second spot is Daniel Geslani from National Capital Region (NCR), with an 86.94 rating. Glaiza Escamos from Western Visayas, came in third with an 86.89 rating.

Completing the top examinees in the Professional level are: Emmanueleth Wong (SOCCSKSARGEN) and Jonathan Kim Torio (NCR) – 86.84; Jeremy Alan Hilado (NCR) – 86.82; Hillary Diane Andales (Eastern Visayas) – 86.71; Jenne Reizel Tadeo (CAR) – 86.68; Mary Elizabeth Christina Chua (Western Visayas) – 86.64; and Jonas Ricafort (NCR) – 86.63.


On the other hand, leading the 3,640 new Subprofessional eligibles is Christiani Matugas from NCR with a rating of 94.37, followed by Aaron Dave Marte from Southern Tagalog with a 92.62 rating. Mary Anne Tablate, from NCR, ranked third with a rating of 92.11.

Other top ranking Subprofessional eligibles include: Maricar Liwag (Southern Tagalog) – 91.68; John David Felonia (NCR) – 91.63; Nikka Nissa Lopez (Central Visayas) – 91.49; Lorraine Jeanne Paccarangan (Cagayan Valley) and Angel Sandi Quiambao (Central Luzon) – 91.19; Shaira Lei Canoza (NCR) – 91.00; and JoIda Grace Almazan (Zamboanga Peninsula) – 90.82.

The CSC said regional profile would show that most of the new Professional and Subprofessional eligibles, numbering 7,215, came from NCR. Other regions where considerable number of new eligibles came from are: Region IV (Southern Tagalog) – 3,819 eligibles; Region III (Central Luzon) – 2,224 eligibles; Region VI (Western Visayas) – 1,951 eligibles; and Region I (Ilocos Region) – 1,594 eligibles.

In terms of passing rate, figures show that NCR got the highest passing rate at 16.88% or 7,215 passers out of 42,739 examinees. Other top performing regions include CAR – 14.28%, Region III (Central Luzon) – 12.98%, Region IV (Southern Tagalog) – 11.30%, and Region VII (Central Visayas) – 11.06%.

The CSC said the new Subprofessional eligibles are qualified to enter the first level of government service, while the Professional eligibles may join the first and second levels. The first level, the CSC elaborated, includes clerical, trades, crafts, and custodial service positions that involve non-professional or sub-professional work requiring less than four years of college studies. In contrast, the second level covers professional, technical, and scientific positions up to Division Chief level that involve professional, technical or scientific work requiring at least four years of college studies.

The CSC, however, clarified that possessing a Professional or a Subprofessional eligibility is one of the requirements to be able to join the government. A civil service eligible, the CSC stressed, must also meet the education, experience, training, and competency requirements for permanent appointment to a government career service position.

The complete list of successful examinees of the March 17, 2019 CSE-PPT may be accessed at the CSC website,

Examinees, both passed and failed, may generate their individual test result through the Online Civil Service Examination Results Generation System (OCSERGS), which can also accessed at Passers are advised to access and read thoroughly the corresponding CSC Examination Advisory No. 18, s. 2015, posted in the CSC website, for requirements and procedures in claiming their Certification of Eligibility.

Meanwhile, the CSC will conduct the second and last schedule of the CSE-PPT for 2019 on August 4. With the issuance of Proclamation No. 729 dated May 28, 2019 (Declaring Wednesday, 05 June 2019, a Regular Holiday Throughout the Country in Observance of Eid’l Fitr, Feast of Ramadhan), the last day for filing of application for the August 4, 2019 CSE-PPT will be on June 4, 2019. There will be no extension, the CSC announced through Examination Advisory No. 6, s. 2019 dated May 29, 2019.  

CSC Regional and Field Offices nationwide will accept applications until June 4 only, however target number of applicants may be reached prior to the deadline of filing.

Interested individuals should read CSC Examination Announcement No. 09, s. 2018 posted on the CSC website for details on testing centers, qualification or admission requirements, application requirements particularly on specifications of I.D. picture and list of accepted I.D. cards, filing procedure, and other information regarding the August 4, 2019 CSE-PPT.

The CSC added that there is no limit in taking the Career Service examinations, meaning, those who fail may repeatedly take the test, the only condition being that the same level of examination is taken once every three months.