Passing the Civil Service exam is one of the requirements in getting hired for any government position. The Civil Service Commission is giving two types of exam twice a year. An examinee may choose to take either the Professional or Sub-Professional exam.
Prior of taking the exam, it makes sense knowing how the two examinations differ from one another.
Civil Service Sub-Professional Examination
The Sub-Professional exam is given to undergraduate college students in order to qualify for a job in the government offices.
This type of exam covers grammar, vocabulary, paragraph organization, correct usage, spelling, reading comprehension, numerical reasoning, and clerical operation both in English and Filipino.
It also includes general information subjects such as Philippine Constitution, Peace and Human Rights Issues and Concepts, Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees, and Environment Management and Protection.
Civil Service Professional Examination
The Civil Service Professional exam is given to college graduate who want to be employed in any government agency.
The coverage of exam includes grammar, vocabulary, correct usage, reading comprehension, paragraph organization, numerical reasoning, and analogy logic.
Likewise, general information subject areas are also included like Philippine Constitution, Environment Management and Protection, Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees, and Peace and Human Rights Issues and Concepts.
Both the Professional and Sub-professional test can be taken either through PPT (paper and pencil test) or CAT (computer assisted test).
- Schedule of Civil Service Examination for 2018
- How to Apply For a Permanent Work in the Philippine Government
The PPT is offered twice a year nationwide. The schedule is posted in the official website of the Civil Service Commission. For 2018, the schedule of CSE-PPT is on March 18, 2018 and August 12, 2018. The commission is starting to accept application for the first schedule of examination next year. Applicants may visit and submit the application form and other requirements in the nearest Civil Service Regional office.