The Civil Service Commission (CSC) will administer the first Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) for the year, March 12. A total of 230,736 hopefuls will troop to 60 testing centers across the country.

Up by 1,273 examinees compared with the same period last year, the 230,736 examinees, the CSC reported, are distributed into 197,924 or 85.78 per cent taking the Professional level, and 32,812 or 14.22 per cent, the SubProfessional level.

Going by the regional count of examinees, the National Capital Region was reported to have the bulk of examinees for both Professional and SubProfessional levels at 28,535 and 6,292, respectively, for a total of 34,827 examinees, grabbing 15.09 per cent of the total number of examinees nationwide. Close behind, with total examinees pegged at 32,654 or 14.15 per cent, is Southern Tagalog (Region IV), where 26,555 examinees will take the Professional level and 6,099 the SubProfessional test. The third highest number of examinees was recorded for Central Luzon (Region III) where a total of 15,703 examinees are expected to troop to testing sites.

With combined statistics for both levels of the examination, the other regions of the country reported to have considerable turnout of examinees include: Western Visayas (Region VI)-15,626; Bicol (Region V)-15,351; and SOCCSKSARGEN (Region XII)-14,227.

The CSC reminds that gates of testing venues will be closed to examinees at exactly 7:30 a.m. Thus, examinees are strongly advised to visit and have an ocular inspection of their assigned school at least a day before the examination day to familiarize themselves with the school location. 

Examinees may check their school assignments through the Online Notice of School Assignment (ONSA), which will be available through the CSC website www.csc.gov.ph by Feb 27. In case accessing of ONSA fail, examinees should call the CSC Regional or Field Office where they filed their applications at the contact numbers indicated in the Directory of CSC Regional and Field Offices also in the CSC website.

On examination day, examinees must bring black ball pens and a valid I.D. card preferably the same I.D. card presented during filing of application.
If the I.D. card to be presented for admission is different from the I.D. card presented during filing of application, examinees must present any of the following accepted I.D. cards, in which case, the I.D. card must be valid (not expired): 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. (with the bearer’s name, clear picture, signature and PhilHealth number); Company/Office I.D.; School I.D.; Police Clearance/Police Clearance Certificate; Postal I.D.; Barangay I.D.; or NBI Clearance.
The “No I.D., No examination” rule is strictly implemented, the CSC stressed.

If the I.D. card has no date of birth, examinees must bring original Birth Certificate printed on security paper issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority or the Local Civil Registry. If available, examinees may also bring their application receipt with CSC official receipt and Notice of School Assignment generated thru ONSA.

The CSC further reminds examinees to come in proper attire on examination day, that is, not in sleeveless shirt or blouse, short pants, or slippers.
Examinees are advised to access and read thoroughly CSC Examination Advisory No. 04, s. 2017 posted on the CSC website for additional details, including accomplishing of the answer sheet.

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