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The Civil Service Commission (CSC) released the list of testing centers and school assignments per region for the January 28, 2018 Foreign Service Officer Examination (CSE-FSO): Region 2 (Tuguegarao City Science High School); Region 3 (CSC Regional Office III, Diosdado Macapagal Government Center, Maimpis, San Fernando, Pampanga); Region 4 (Sen. Maria Kalaw Katigbak Memorial School, Lipa City); Region 5 (CSC Regional Office V, Training Hall, Rawis, Legazpi City); Region 6 (CSC Regional Office VI, Learning and Development Hall, 7 Oñate St., Mandurriao, Iloilo City); Region 7 (University of Cebu - Banilad Campus, Governor Cuenco Ave., Banilad, Cebu City); Region 8 (Saint Paul School of Professional Studies, Campetic, Palo, Leyte); Region 9 (Don Pablo Lorenzo Memorial High School, Governor Ramos Avenue, Sta. Maria, Zamboanga City); Region 10 (Liceo de Cagayan University - College Campus, RN Pelaez St., Carmen, Cagayan de Oro); Region 11 (CSC Regional Office XI, Ecoland Drive cor. Beechnut St., Ecoland Subdivision, Matina, Davao City); NCR (Angelicum College of Quezon City, 112 Sen. Mariano Cuenco St., Brgy. Sto. Domingo, Quezon City); and CAR (Saint Louis University, Bonifacio St., Baguio City).


The CSC reminds all examinees to be at their respective school assignments not later than 7:30 a.m. The “No I.D., No Exam” rule will also be strictly implemented. Only the following I.D.s will be accepted by the CSC: driver’s license, passport, PRC license, SSS I.D., GSIS I.D. (UMID), Voter’s I.D. BIR I.D. (ATM type/TIN card type with picture), PhilHealth I.D. (must at least contain the holder’s name, clear picture, signature, and PhilHealth number), company/office I.D., school I.D. (validated for the current school year/semester/trimester), Police Clearance/Police Clearance Certificate, Postal I.D., Barangay I.D., or NBI Clearance.

Examinees must use black ball pen/s in the answer sheets. Use of any aid in answering the test, such calculators, dictionary, cellular phones, tablets, etc., is strictly prohibited.

Examinees are also advised to wear proper attire during the examination day (i.e. not in sleeveless shirt/blouse, or in short pants, or in slippers).

The FSO Examination is a five-part examination administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to recruit candidates for the Foreign Service Officer, Class IV position. The CSC conducts the first part, which is the Qualifying Test. DFA conducts the succeeding parts which constitute Preliminary Interview, Written Test, Psychological Test, and Oral Test.

Those who will pass the January 28, 2018 FSOE Qualifying Test will simultaneously qualify to proceed to the succeeding stages of the DFA’s FSOE, and be conferred the Career Foreign Service Officer Eligibility by the CSC. This eligibility is appropriate to first level (clerical) and second level (technical) positions in the government that do not involve practice of profession and are not covered by special laws.

For further details, access Examination Advisory No. 2, s. 2018 thru CSC’s website (, or follow the CSC Facebook page,