DETAILS: March 2020 & August 2020 Civil Service Exam CSE-PPT Schedule, Application, Requirements

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced the schedule of the Civil Service Exam – Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) for the Year 2020. The first schedule of CSE will be held on March 15, 2020 while the second set on August 9, 2020.

The application will be on First Come, First Serve basis. Civil Service Commission (CSC) said that applications may close earlier than the deadline if the Regional Offices or the Field Offices have already reached the target number of applicants.

Update April 30, 2020: In an announcement, CSC said that the scheduled applications FOR August 2020 CSE is also suspended. To quote,

Please be advised that filing of applications for the 9 August 2020 Career Service Examination, Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) for Professional and Subprofessional levels, originally scheduled from 11 May 2020 to 10 June 2020, is SUSPENDED until further notice.
The suspension of application filing is in view of the continued management of the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) situation in which the National Capital Region, Region III, Region IV-A, and other select provinces have been placed under extended “Enhanced Community Quarantine” until May 15, 2020, and the rest of the country under “General Community Quarantine.”

Update March 10, 2020Postponed – March 15, 2020 Civil Service Exam

Here is the detailed schedule and deadline of application for 2020 Civil Service Exam (Professional and Subprofessional levels), courtesy of CSC.

Date of ExamStart of ApplicationDeadline of Application
March 15, 2020December 16, 2019January 15, 2020
August 9, 2020May 11, 2020June 10, 2020

SEE ALSO: Results and List of Passers – Civil Service Exam August 4, 2019

As per CSC, the applications must be personally filed at CSC Regional Office (CSCRO) in which the applicant wish to take the examination.


The Civil Service Examination is open to all Filipinos who want to be eligible and work at local government positions.

CSE-PPT for both professional and subprofessional levels is an eligibility test to gauge the examinees’ preparedness in working with the government. Here are the specific qualifications posted by CSC:

  1. Must be Filipino citizen;
  2. Must be of good moral character;
  3. Must have not been convicted by final judgment of an offense or crime involving moral turpitude, or disgraceful or immoral conduct, dishonesty, examination irregularity, drunkenness or addiction to drugs;
  4. Must have not been dishonorably discharged from military service or dismissed for cause from any civilian positions in the government; 
  5. For Career Service Examination applicants:
    • Must be at least 18 years of age on the date of filing of application.
    • Must have not taken the same level of Career Service Examination, regardless of mode, within the last three (3) months before the date of examination.

Take note of the following additional reminders

  • Approval of applications may be recalled any time upon discovery of applicant’s disqualification, for which the examination fees paid shall be forfeited.
  • Applicants holding dual citizenship under R.A. 9225 may apply for and take the examination upon presentation of original and photocopy of Certification of Retention/Reacquisition of Philippine Citizenship from the Bureau of Immigration, and meeting of all the other admission and application requirements for the examination.
  • Applicants with pending administrative and/or criminal cases may take the examination and shall be conferred the eligibility if they successfully pass the same. However, this is without prejudice to the outcome of their pending cases. If they are found guilty, their eligibility shall be forfeited based on the penalties stated in the decision and under existing Civil Service Law and Rules.


Below are the specific requirements the applicant must comply:

  1. APPLICATION FORM: Fully accomplished application form (CS Form No. 100, Revised 2016). Download the form here. The ‘Signature’ and the ‘Right Thumb mark’ as per CSC shall be left blank as this will be accomplished in the presence of CSC representative/ processor. 
  2. ID PICTURES: Four (4) pieces of ID photos printed in good quality photo paper, Passport size, colored with white background, with handwritten name tag showing the signature over printed full  name format. In the photo studio, just tell that the photo is to be used for Civil Service application, they already know the specifications. Meanwhile, here are the detailed specifications:
    • Taken within the last three (3) months prior to filing of application
    • Philippine passport picture size (4.5 cm x 3.5 cm or 1.78” x 1.38”)
    • Colored, with white background and printed on good quality photo paper
    • Must be in standard close-up shot (from shoulder level up with the head and face occupying at least 80% of the picture and with the name tag positioned at approximately 1 inch or 2.54 cm. below the chin)
    • Must be in bare face (with no eyeglasses, colored contact lens, or any accessories that may cover the facial features (facial features not computer enhanced)
    • Must show the left and right ears
    • Must be taken in full-face view directly facing the camera, with neutral facial expression and both eyes open
    • Must have handwritten (not computer-generated) name tag legibly showing signature over printed full name in the format: First Name, Middle Initial, Last Name, and Extension Name, if any
  3. VALID ID with clear picture and Date of Birth and signature: Original and photocopy of any of the following: Driver’s license, PRC License ID, SSS ID, GSIS ID, Voter’s ID, BIR ID, Philhealth ID, Postal ID, Current company ID, Current School ID, Police Clearance, Barangay ID.
  4. NSO BIRTH CERTIFICATE: if the ID of the applicant doesn’t contain the birth date, he/she shall bring the authenticated birth certificate. 
    • For applicants without date of birth in their I.D. card/s, 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 (SecPa).
    • For applicants holding dual citizenship under R.A. 9225, original and photocopy of Certification of Retention/Re-acquisition of Philippine Citizenship issued by the Bureau of Immigration.
  5. EXAMINATION FEE: 500 pesos


Bar examination passers given by the Supreme Court of the Philippines are automatically granted with Civil Service Eligibility.

Board Exam passers given by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) are also automatically granted with CSC eligibility under Republic Act No. 1080.

Honor Graduates may opt not to apply also since they are already eligible and may be granted with Honor Graduate Eligibility under P.D. 907.

Though the following are already CSC eligibles, they can always opt to take CSE if they like.

SEE ALSO: Complete list of Civil Service Eligibilities


The 2020 CSE-PPT both for Professional and Subprofessional levels covered the following topics:

Professional Level (Prof) – In English and Filipino

  • Numerical Ability (Basic Operations; Word Problems)
  • Analytical Ability (Word Association – identifying assumptions and conclusions; Logic; Data Interpretation)
  • Verbal Ability (Grammar and Correct Usage; Vocabulary; Paragraph Organization; Reading Comprehension)

SubProfessional Level (SubProf) – In English and Filipino

  • Numerical Ability (Basic Operations; Word Problems)
  • Clerical Ability (Filing; Spelling)
  • Verbal Ability (Grammar and Correct Usage; Vocabulary; Paragraph Organization; Reading Comprehension)

The general information items on the following: Philippine Constitution; Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees (R.A. 6713); Peace and Human Rights Issues and Concepts; and Environment Management and Protection are also included for both professional and sub-professsional exams.


For Professional level, 170 items in a 3 hours and 10 minutes time will be given while 165 items in a 2 hours and 40 minutes time for Sub-Professional level. The applicant is advised by the Commission to come at the examination center one hour before the test proper.

The examinee shall obtain 80.00% general rating to pass the examination.


CSC is releasing the official list of passers for all regions in the 2020 Civil Service Exam Exam (CSC-PPT) within 41-60 days after the exams.

CSC advised examinees to directly coordinate with CSC Regional Office for other concerns like verification of examinee number, and other examination result related matters.

In March 2019March 2018 and August 2018 Civil Service Exams, results were released after 60 days while during April 2016, October 2016March 2017 and August 2017 Civil Service Exams, the results were out within forty one (41) days.


Career Service Professional Eligibility is the second appropriate level for both first and second level government positions that do not involve practice of profession and are not covered by other laws.

Meanwhile, Sub-Professional Eligibility is only appropriate for the first level government positions that do not involve practice of profession and are not covered by the other laws.

The CSE-PPT examination aims to establish a Register of Eligibles (RoE) from which certification and appointment to first and second level positions in the civil service, except those involving practice of profession and/or are covered by special laws, shall be made, provided the eligibles meet the qualifications and other requirements of the positions.

The official memo for CSE 2020 schedule is yet to be released by the Civil Service Commission, stand by here updates.

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111 comments… add one
  • Unknown Sep 27, 2019 @ 9:56

    Is it legit that even students who are age 18 can take a civil service po?

    • Admin Sep 30, 2019 @ 14:42

      Correct, 18 years old and above can take the CSE

    • Unknown Oct 4, 2019 @ 10:25

      51 yrs.old napo ako-pwede pa po ba ako mgtake ng civil service

  • Unknown Sep 30, 2019 @ 14:00

    saan po dto sa maynila pwd mag attend nd CS Exams.? sorry po kc bago lang po kami dto dating nd ko po alam.

    • Admin Sep 30, 2019 @ 14:41

      For March 2020 CSE, applications will start on December 16, 2020. Proceed to the nearest CSE office you wish to apply. Room assignments will then follow which will specify the school and room you're assigned.

    • Unknown Oct 1, 2019 @ 6:39

      paano po mag appointment po thru internet po?

    • Mary Ann Sevilla May 5, 2021 @ 9:31

      Hi, pano po magrefund ng csc fee since cancelled naman ang exam last March 15, 2020?

  • Unknown Oct 1, 2019 @ 7:54

    Can you take CSE and LET at the same time? (they're both March)

    • Admin Oct 1, 2019 @ 8:34

      Yes you can, as long as there's no conflict on dates. Meanwhile, PRC is not yet releasing the board exams schedule for next year.

  • Unknown Oct 2, 2019 @ 12:01

    Online examination is available po ba o hindi? OFW like me na gustong mag take ng exam, paano po?

  • Anonymous Oct 3, 2019 @ 4:16

    pwede po ba makapagtake ng exam yong naka 72 unit's lng?

    • Unknown Dec 11, 2019 @ 2:48

      mam ang alam ko po dati dpt me 72 units pero nito po yata bsta 18 years old ka pwede napo e..

    • Unknown Jan 9, 2020 @ 10:32

      kahit high school graduate lang ?

  • April Oct 3, 2019 @ 12:54

    Pwede po bang kumuha sa march yung mga hindi nakapasa ngayung august?

  • Unknown Oct 3, 2019 @ 16:03

    Meron po ba exam na for civil service dito sa Olongapo City? Thank you

  • Unknown Oct 4, 2019 @ 1:31

    Mark my word! makakapasa ako sa this coming 2020 CSE Exam .

  • Unknown Oct 4, 2019 @ 2:40

    paano po mag appointment for the CSE and where the exact place?

  • Unknown Oct 4, 2019 @ 8:38

    ano poong requirements para sa exam must be high school grad? panu pag ALS grad pwedi po ba?

  • Anonymous Oct 5, 2019 @ 16:05

    Hi. Tama po ba pagkakaintindi ko? Yung board passer ay automatic na magagrant ng CSC eligibilty? Ibig po bang sabihin nun pwede lang kumuha ng CSC license?

    • Anonymous Dec 16, 2019 @ 14:09

      aanhin mo pa yung CSC license eh meron ka nang PRC license? hobby mo lang magyabang ganon? ��‍♂️

    • Unknown Jan 15, 2020 @ 4:27

      ang alam ko wala naman po license ang CSC eh, Certificate lang po ang binibigay nila.

    • EVJcom Apr 23, 2020 @ 9:48

      Dikana magtake ng exam kapag prc license kana pero magfile ka ng mga karapampatan hinahanap nila.. nakalagay yan sa itaas.. basa basa

  • Anonymous Oct 6, 2019 @ 11:14

    Where to file civil service here in region 4-A?

    • Anonymous Oct 29, 2019 @ 8:22

      CSC Field Office – Cavite
      #108 LTO Compound, Palico IV
      Imus City, Cavite 4103
      Tel.# (046) 471-9288
      [email protected]
      [email protected]


      CSC Field Office – Cavite
      Provincial Capitol Compound, Trece Martires City, Cavite 4109
      Tel.# (046) 419-2534

    • Unknown Apr 29, 2020 @ 17:08

      Ask Lang po panu PO mag pasa at mag apply Ng application for exam po slamat sa rply.

  • Unknown Oct 7, 2019 @ 15:02

    Where to file civil service within Region 2 cagayan valley?

  • Anonymous Oct 8, 2019 @ 5:19

    San po ipapapasa yung requirements?

    • Anonymous Oct 29, 2019 @ 8:25

      Any CSRO offices near you.

  • Unknown Oct 14, 2019 @ 2:33

    Eligible na po ang ang Board passer ng REGISTERED MASTER ELECTRICIAN(RME)?

    Thank you

  • Unknown Oct 18, 2019 @ 15:42

    hindi na po ma mkita yung exam score result sa 10/23/2016 exam gusto ko sana mkita.

  • Anonymous Oct 19, 2019 @ 3:40

    Pwede po ba magtake ulit nextyear yung di nakapasa nitong august 2019? Thankyouu

    • Anonymous Oct 29, 2019 @ 8:26


  • Anonymous Oct 28, 2019 @ 6:38

    good day po.saan po ang malapit na office ng CIVIL SERVICE ,taga taytay po ako.

  • Favvio Oct 29, 2019 @ 3:49

    Hello po ask ko lang po kung san pwede mag file this coming December near Lancaster, General Trias Cavite. Thank you.

    • Anonymous Oct 29, 2019 @ 8:26

      CSC Field Office – Cavite
      Provincial Capitol Compound, Trece Martires City, Cavite 4109
      Tel.# (046) 419-2534

  • Unknown Nov 11, 2019 @ 10:07

    hello po..saan pwede mag file ng civil
    service exam sa mandaluyong area.. thanks

  • Unknown Nov 15, 2019 @ 10:05

    may Review din po ba CSE katulad ng Ibang Board Exam?

  • razes Nov 17, 2019 @ 6:17

    as long as 18 ? even i didnt get my 72 toal of units in my collge coz im still studying

  • Anonymous Nov 19, 2019 @ 11:35

    pwede po ba mag exam ng CSE PROF. LEVEL sa march 2020 and then POE sa JUNE 2020. PWEDE PO BA PAGSUNODIN?

  • bads Nov 22, 2019 @ 5:22

    good afternoon po..san po kaya ang mga testing center ng region iv para sa march examination?

  • Von Nov 24, 2019 @ 12:08

    Totoo po ba na no required units na natake sa college. pwede na mag exam?

  • John2012 Nov 25, 2019 @ 13:19

    Taga rizal po ako pero ngayon po ay nasa tanauan ako.. Ode ho pang dine na ako kumuha ng exam sa batangas.. Tapos yung sa birth certificate po kailangan kapag walang birthdate aa id. Pero kapag meron po pde ng wala

  • Anonymous Nov 26, 2019 @ 6:01

    San po pwede magpasa ng application form near muntinlupa?

  • Unknown Dec 2, 2019 @ 7:46

    Printout ko po ung form n na download ko true Internet, San po ako mag bbyad at San po dito sa laguna binan ang csc office. Thank you po

  • Anonymous Dec 7, 2019 @ 2:44

    Hi, san po nearest pwedeng magfile for exam Region 3? Thank you po

  • Anonymous Dec 7, 2019 @ 3:27


    • Anonymous Dec 16, 2019 @ 14:12

      pwede pa din magtake ng CSE, nakakahiya nga lang kapag bumagsak ka. pero malamang di mo na ipagsasabi yun. yun na lang PRC license ipagyayabang mo. katulad ng ginagawa mo ngayon. -_-

  • r Dec 7, 2019 @ 10:27

    Legit ba form nito ? revised 2016 ?

  • Dessa Dec 9, 2019 @ 2:36

    Is high school graduate can take civil cervice exam?

  • Unknown Dec 9, 2019 @ 4:49

    Can I use my Philippine passport as a Valid ID?

  • Anonymous Dec 12, 2019 @ 2:51

    how to apply online in civil service

  • Unknown Dec 12, 2019 @ 5:52

    san po malapit application for csc exam dito sa sta. rosa?

    • Anonymous Dec 12, 2019 @ 7:26

      good afternoon puh … kailangan puh ba pagpunta puh sa csc office nakapagpaprint at nafill-upan na puh ba dapat? or sa csc puh kami kukuha ng application?

    • Anonymous Dec 16, 2019 @ 14:15

      mas maganda magdownload ka na at fillupan mo na din para ipapasa mo na lang. wag mo lang lalagyan na "puh"

      magagalit mga taga-csc, di kasi totoong word yun. jejemon puh yun.

  • Anonymous Dec 12, 2019 @ 7:30

    hello puh … sa pag-aaply puh for csc dapat puh ba na pagdating namin sa csc nakapagpaprint at nafill-upan na puh ba dapat yung form? or sa csc office puh kami kukuha ng form?

  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2019 @ 9:10

    Can we use passport as valid ID? thanks

  • Joycelacsado Dec 15, 2019 @ 14:17

    Is it possible to bring calculatir during the examination day?

    • mark Dec 16, 2019 @ 14:01

      pwede magdala, bawal gamitin.

  • hizy Dec 16, 2019 @ 0:47

    meron po bang online filing ang civil service exam?

  • Unknown Dec 19, 2019 @ 3:54

    Where can I file my application? I'm from San Pedro Laguna

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2019 @ 11:09

    where can I pass my completed requirements? Cebu Area! Thanks.

  • Unknown Dec 29, 2019 @ 0:58

    Where can we find the nearest CSE office here in pampanga?

  • Anonymous Jan 1, 2020 @ 8:40

    san po pwd magfile sa quezon city may slot pa po ba?

  • aligreytor Jan 2, 2020 @ 10:45

    According to CSC Facebook page, region 10 has closed its filing. Is it true?

  • Eda Jan 3, 2020 @ 4:44

    San po ang my available pa po na slot para mgfile?puno na po kasi sa Imus Cavite.

  • Unknown Jan 4, 2020 @ 6:46

    What if magtatake po ng exam ngayong March 15 tapos bumagsak, pwede bang magretake sa August 9?

  • Anonymous Jan 5, 2020 @ 1:46

    Good morning guys, sino po may info if my slots pa po sa csc exam for march 2020, for 2nd level po ahh, salamat

  • Unknown Jan 5, 2020 @ 10:57

    Good evening po. Saan po pweding magregister ng csc exam po here in region 2 po. Salamat

  • Unknown Jan 6, 2020 @ 1:06

    May slot pa po kaya yung sa Lucena?

  • Matan Jan 6, 2020 @ 3:44

    Where can I submit the form? I am in Quezon City

  • Anonymous Jan 7, 2020 @ 6:46

    can als graduate can take the exam?

  • Unknown Jan 9, 2020 @ 10:27

    Magandang gabi pwedi po bah magtake ng professional sa cs kung naka 107 units kah?

  • Unknown Jan 9, 2020 @ 14:21

    pwede po ba ma change from sub prof to prof?

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2020 @ 10:32

    Pwede po Ba magtake ng FOE ang college undergrad po?

  • Unknown Jan 11, 2020 @ 4:32

    May available slot pa po ba ang batangas?

  • Unknown Jan 11, 2020 @ 11:18

    Open pa po ba registration? Paano ko po malalaman kung open pa po or baka naka quota na kayo NG applicant? Malayo pa naman yung csc office dito sa province ko.

  • Anonymous Jan 12, 2020 @ 7:19

    may available slots pa ba dto sa manila area?

  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2020 @ 16:16

    Naka schedule po ako mag exam sa march 15. Kaya lang po recently ko lang nalaman na di pala ako pwede sa march 15. Pwede po ba ako mag palipat sa 2nd batch?

  • Unknown Jan 22, 2020 @ 13:47

    Pwede po bang mag exam ung high school graduate ng sub prof?

  • Unknown Jan 26, 2020 @ 2:52

    Where to file civil service here at dagupan city pangasinan?

  • Unknown Jan 27, 2020 @ 14:51

    hello po my civil service exam po ba ng december 2020?

  • Anonymous Feb 3, 2020 @ 2:43

    Hello, Ask lang po ako regarding sa COMEX. How to file an application po? I've already have an account but still I cannot reserve a slot po. Thanks, Hope to give time to this Matter.

  • Unknown Feb 4, 2020 @ 2:17

    I lost my CSC receipt

  • Unknown Feb 7, 2020 @ 10:51

    Ask ko lang po kung kelan exam for csc and hanggang kelan po ung filing? Salamat po.

  • Unknown Feb 7, 2020 @ 10:59

    For clarification po. If pasa na po sa board exam di na po need mag exam for csc? Matic na po ung eligibility?

    ps. No hate, just love.

  • Unknown Feb 9, 2020 @ 13:20

    Kasali ba sa scoring ang items 1-20?

  • Unknown Feb 9, 2020 @ 13:20

    Ilang score dapat makuha sa pra mkapasa?

  • Unknown Feb 14, 2020 @ 0:51

    Nagtake po ako ng civil service noong 1990, ang result po ay conditional. As of now po I worked as a Persons with Disability Focal (Job Order) dito po sa LGU nmin. Gusto po ng aming Office head na mapermanent po ako, nag take ako ng exam last 2018 pero di po ako pumasa. Isa po akong PWD. Salamat po.

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2020 @ 8:27

    Hope there's an online application for OFW or to allowed an authorized person who will submit the application on our behalf, so pwede lang kami umuwi during the scheduled examination. Thankyou

  • Unknown Feb 14, 2020 @ 8:39

    my school and room assignment naba for the march 15 2020 exam negros oriental?

  • kevz Feb 24, 2020 @ 1:48

    saan po pwede makakuha ng free reviewer for exam?Thank you

  • Unknown Feb 24, 2020 @ 6:19

    pwede po ba magpolice if makapasa sa professional at hindi tapos ng bachelor's degree?

  • Mark Feb 24, 2020 @ 14:09

    When po yung exam ng nag file noong december at where po ang venue dito sa bacolod?

  • Unknown Mar 2, 2020 @ 13:31

    paano po makikita yong score?

  • Unknown Mar 4, 2020 @ 11:54

    Pano po malalaman kung anong room ka na assign?

  • Unknown Mar 9, 2020 @ 9:20

    good afternoon tanong ko lang po kung ano ping ilalagay ko sa educational attainment kung tapos po ako ng BS HRM salamat po madami. :)

  • Unknown Mar 9, 2020 @ 21:35

    Kailan po kayo magbigay Ng schedule kc least 1 week na po wala pa po Kami natanggap na text message.tnx

  • Unknown Mar 10, 2020 @ 0:31

    What exact time does the exam start?

  • Unknown Mar 10, 2020 @ 1:37

    Good morning po tuloy po ba ang exam sa angeles sa march 15?

  • Unknown Mar 10, 2020 @ 1:38

    Good morning po tuloy po ba ang exam sa angeles sa march 15?

  • Unknown Mar 10, 2020 @ 1:39

    Good morning po tuloy po ba exam sa angeles sa march 15?wala po bang banta tungkol sa covid?

  • Unknown Mar 13, 2020 @ 9:37

    Pag degree holder po ba san po? Sa prof o sub prof?

  • Unknown Mar 13, 2020 @ 10:46

    Am presently in Dubai, is there a chance to take the exam online?

  • Unknown Mar 18, 2020 @ 8:37

    Hi. the civil service was postpone on March 15 due to COVID. May I know when will it resume?

  • Unknown Apr 29, 2020 @ 5:35

    3rd year college student po aqoh, pwede na po ba aqoh mag take ng CSE? At anu po ang dpt qoh itake, subpro or pro.po? Thank u po

  • Randy May 3, 2020 @ 13:01

    Good ev po csc. Ask ko Lang po ung skedule nung March 15 2020 na postpone po.. Pano po ung mga mag take ng March 15?? Salamat po godbless

  • Anonymous May 5, 2020 @ 4:25

    Good day, I am a bonafide member of Indigenous People, there is a preveleges or exemption to take both cse prof and sub-prof?

  • Pai May 31, 2020 @ 16:01

    Ask lang po sana kung saan pwede magapasa ng requirements for August 9 exam po sana here sa Pampanga po? Thank you. Ingat! Godbless!

  • Unknown Jul 10, 2020 @ 6:11

    Ask ko lang po sana of pwede pa mag file for application since nacancel yung pang august na exam ? Thankyou

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