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The Civil Service Commission (CSC) clarified that it does not endorse or accredit any review center offering classes to examinees nor has it developed a downloadable mobile review application. The warning came in light of social media offers and outdoor advertisements offering review classes for career service (CS) exams. The CSC reiterates that review centers claiming to have been accredited are not in any way connected with CSC, adding that availing of review classes will be at one’s own risk as it is not a guarantee of passing the CS exams.

As the CSC began accepting applications for the March 18, 2018 Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT), it warned the public anew against institutions offering review classes or selling of reviewers or similar materials for the CS professional and sub-professional examinations.


Meanwhile, individuals interested to take the CS exams are encouraged to file their applications early. Acceptance of application is on a first-come, first-served basis and shall be closed any time before January 31, 2018 if the CSC Regional/Field Office has already reached the target number of applicants.

The CS examinations Professional and SubProfessional levels are 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.

Interested applicants must complete the following requirements: (1) Properly accomplished Application Form (CS Form No. 100, Revised September 2016, available at any CSC Regional/Field Office, and downloadable from the CSC website; (2) Four 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 hand-held and written name tag legibly showing the applicant’s signature over printed full name; (3) Original and photocopy of any of the following I.D. cards which must be valid (not expired): Driver’s License, Passport, PRC License, SSS I.D., GSIS I.D. (UMID), current Company/Office I.D., current School I.D., Postal I.D., BIR I.D., PhilHealth I.D., Barangay I.D., Voter’s I.D., Police Clearance/Police Clearance Certificate, or NBI Clearance; and (4) If the I.D. card has no indicated date of birth, original and photocopy of birth certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (formerly National Statistics Office), or the Local Civil Registry printed on security paper.

The CSC stressed that applicants must personally submit 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.