Manila, Philippines - The Civil Service Commission (CSC) will administer the Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) to 230,736 examinees on Sunday, March 12, in 60 testing centers nationwide.
Taking the Professional level exam are 197,924 examinees or 85.78 percent of the total number of examinees, and the Subprofessional level, 32,812 examinees or 14.22 percent.
In terms of regional count, bulk of examinees at 34,827, or 15.09 percent of the total number of examinees nationwide, are from the National Capital Region. This is followed by Southern Tagalog (Region IV) with 32,654 examinees or 14.15 percent. The third highest number of examinees was recorded in Central Luzon (Region III) with 15,703 examinees.
Other regions of the country with considerable turnout of examinees include Western Visayas (Region VI) with 15,626 examinees; Bicol (Region V), 15,351; and SOCCSKSARGEN (Region XII), 14,227.
Passing the CSE would result in the conferment of either Sub-professional or Professional eligibility. Sub-professional eligibility is appropriate only to first level (clerical) positions while the latter is appropriate up to second level (technical) positions. Said eligibilities do not apply to positions that involve practice of profession or that are covered by special laws.
The CSC said that eligibility is a minimum requirement – along with education, experience, and training – for permanent appointment to government career service positions.
Another CSE-PPT is scheduled on August 6; the period for filing of applications will run from April 3 to June 2. Applications should be submitted at the CSC Regional and Field Office where the examinee intends to take the examination. Interested applicants are advised to check CSC Examination Announcement No. 03, s. 2016 (Nationwide Conduct of CSE-PPT for Professional and Sub-professional Levels for CY 2017) for details on testing centers, qualifications to take the examination, and application requirements and procedures.
Sources : CSC / PIA / PNA