August 2017 Civil Service Exam (CSE) Application Schedule & Requirements

MANILA, Philippines – The Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced that the Civil Service Exam – Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) for this year will be held on March 2017 and August 2017. As announced, 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.

Here is the detailed schedule and deadline of application for 2017 Civil Service Exams (Professional and Subprofessional levels), courtesy of CSC.

Date of ExamStart of ApplicationDeadline of Application
March 12, 2017November 14, 2016January 20, 2017 (*Extended from January 13, 2017 Original Deadline)
August 6, 2017April 3, 2017June 2, 2017

SEE ALSO: School and Room Assignment ONSA, August 2017 Civil Service Exam (CSE)

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 Filipino citizens who wants to be eligible to work in local government positions.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old at the time of filing for examination and with good moral character. The applicant has not been convicted by final judgment of an offense or crime including moral turpitude, immoral conduct, dishonesty, examination irregularity, drunkenness and addiction to drugs.

CSC will not accept applicants who are dishonorably discharge from military service or dismissed for  a cause from any civilian government position.

In case of failure for so many times, applicant may still continuously take the same level of examination once and only every three (3) months.

Shall the application was approved, CSC has the right to withdraw upon discovery of grounds for disqualification. Fees paid are forfeited.


Below are the specific requirements the applicant must comply:

  1. APPLICATION FORM: Fully accomplished application form (CS Form No. 100, Revised 2015). 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, 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. 
  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. 
  5. EXAMINATION FEE: 500 pesos
  6. In case of dual citizenship under RA 9225, the original and photocopy of Certificate of Retention/ Re-acquisition of Philippine Citizenship issued by BIR is required. 


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.

SEE ALSO: Complete list of exemptions in Civil Service Exam


For Professional level, the exam covers the vocabulary, grammar and correct usage, paragraph organization, reading comprehension, analogy, logic and numerical reasoning, both in English and Filipino.

For Subprofessional level, the exam covers the same with Professional level except that the analogy and logic were replaced by spelling and clerical operations.

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 said that official list of passers and related results for all regions in the March 2017 and August 2017 Civil Service Exam Exams (CSC-PPT) will be available at their website within 41 days after the examination.

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 April 2016, October 2016 and March 2017 Civil Service Exams, the results were released 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.


UPDATES is a reliable website that disseminates government-related eligibility/ board examination results. While we advise our readers to directly refer to commission’s official website, we also recommend to refer at our social media pages (Facebook and Twitter) for fast and dependable updates.

211 comments… add one
  • Anonymous May 25, 2017 @ 6:12

    open po ba ang CSC sa Saturday? thankyou

  • Unknown May 25, 2017 @ 12:34

    may slot pa po ba for august 6, 2017 exam?
    thank you po.

  • Anonymous May 26, 2017 @ 7:21

    Pwede po ba ang NBI clearance sa valid ID? Sa ibang site kasi may nbi clearance pero dito wala

  • anthony May 28, 2017 @ 4:26

    pwede pa kaya humabol ng monday :3 papasa ng requirements ?

  • anthony May 28, 2017 @ 4:28

    pwede po matanung kung anu ung tlgang requirements pag take ng exam ? at pwede pa ihabol khit june 3 na ?? salamat brotherrrrrr…

  • Anonymous May 28, 2017 @ 14:08

    Pwede po bang NBI clearance ang gamiting ID?

    • Anonymous May 30, 2017 @ 7:45


      Please consider the "NOTE" section below for your reference.

      Original and photocopy of any valid ID containing applicant’s clear picture, date of birth, signature, and signature of the authorized head of the issuing agency such as Driver’s License, SSS ID, GSIS ID, Philhealth ID, current Company/OfficeID, current School ID, Postal ID, BIR ID, Barangay ID, Voter’s ID, Valid Passport, or Police Clearance (NOTE: ANY OTHER ID NOT INCLUDED IN THE LIST SHALL NOT BE ACCEPTED.)

      – IDs lacking information, particularly the applicant’s date of birth, should be supported by Birth Certificate issued/authenticated by the National Statistics Office(NSO) or Local Civil Registrar (LCR).

    • Anonymous May 30, 2017 @ 9:27


      NBI Clearance is listed as valid ID, according to the "Civil Service Examination Form – CS Form No. 100 (Revised September 2016)." As reference, kindly see information below:

      Original and photocopy of any of the following I.D. cards, which must be
      valid (not expired upon filing of application), and contains the name,
      clear picture, date of birth and signature of applicant, and the name and
      signature of the issuing agency’s current head/authorized representative:
      Driver’s License, Passport, PRC ID, SSS ID, GSIS ID/ GSIS UMID ID,
      Philhealth ID (must at least contain the applicant’s name, clear picture,
      signature and Philhealth number), current Company/Office ID, current
      School ID (validated for the current school year/semester/trimester),
      Postal ID, BIR ID (ATM type/TIN card type with picture), Barangay ID,
      Voter’s ID, Police Clearance/Police Clearance Certificate, or NBI
      Clearance (Note: All other ID cards NOT included in the list shall
      NOT be accepted).

      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).

  • Anonymous May 29, 2017 @ 9:11

    Ask ko po kung pwede magsubmit ng application sa office like yung nsa sa DBP Bldg., Makati?

  • Anonymous May 29, 2017 @ 10:44

    ask ko lng po kung saan pwede magfile ng application malapit sa pasig. ASAP. thanks in advance po :)

  • Anonymous May 31, 2017 @ 2:34

    Okay ra may buho akong school id? i just graduated nya gibuho sa school ang id, sort of gisurrender na kuno namo sya sa school.

  • Anonymous May 31, 2017 @ 3:58

    Hi po. ma credit po ba ang alumni ID as valid ID?

  • Unknown May 31, 2017 @ 7:54

    Pwede pa po bang magpasa ng Application??

  • Anonymous Jun 1, 2017 @ 3:11

    Good day!
    4th year College po ako and one last sem nalang ay gagraduate na ako. Gusto ko pong magtake ng CSE, kelangan po ba magpakita ng proof's like enrollment form (from school) or transcript of records as proof of units earned. Balak kopo kasi magtake ng CSE Professional Exam since I have 177 units pero undergraduate papo ako?

  • Unknown Jun 1, 2017 @ 5:13

    pwede po bang gamitin yung school id ko ? kahit na kakagaraduate ko lang this march ?

  • Anonymous Jun 1, 2017 @ 6:39

    Hello po example postal id taz expired na po ang year 2015 accepted po ba sa filing? Reply

  • Anonymous Jun 1, 2017 @ 23:15

    I have heard that the deadline of application was move on June 12, 2017. Is this true?

  • Anonymous Jun 2, 2017 @ 4:56

    wala na po ba talagang slot for filing of application here in Batangas? sayang naman po yung mga gusto pang magtake na di expected na mapupuno agad. baka naman po mabibigyan pa ng chance.Thank you po.

  • Unknown Jun 2, 2017 @ 8:47

    May extension pa po kaya ung deadline of reqs for Aug2017 exam???

  • Anonymous Jun 3, 2017 @ 4:03

    sana po maextend ang deadline fro aug 2017 exam. kahit one week lang po sana

  • Unknown Jun 4, 2017 @ 17:18

    may extension po ba ang august 2017 exam?
    kasi po diba ang deadline ay june 2, 2017

  • Unknown Jun 4, 2017 @ 17:23

    hello po sa lahat.nais ko lang pong malaman kung ang good moral character na hinihingi ng civil service ay good moral character nong nag-aaral pa?for example po,kahit na 20 years ago ka ng grumaduate eh pwede parin ba ang good moral character na iyon?o may pagkukunan ka talaga ng kasalukuyang good moral character?at kung merong establishemento na magbibigay o mag iissue ng good moral character,saan po kaya ito pwedeng kuhan?maraming salamat po

  • Unknown Jun 5, 2017 @ 7:48

    mahirap ba exam?

  • Dianne Mauleon Jun 7, 2017 @ 8:13

    Hello ask ko lang if extented po ba yung civil service exam application for august? Thanks for the answer.

  • Anonymous Jun 8, 2017 @ 14:39

    pwd pa hoba maka filing ngayung august 2017 for examination.? just pm po. taga pagadian city po ako. salamat po.

    • Anonymous Jul 5, 2017 @ 7:17

      hindi na pwede . sad :(

  • Anonymous Jun 14, 2017 @ 6:20

    Hi, will the application for August examinations get extended? Thank you!

  • Anonymous Jun 14, 2017 @ 10:11

    hi po hindi po ba na extend yung pag file ng civil service for applicant..?

  • Anonymous Jun 16, 2017 @ 13:11

    Hi just want to ask if there s an extension for filing a civil service application for august 2017 exam? please let me know. Thank you…

  • Anonymous Jun 20, 2017 @ 8:02

    hi po, hindi n po ba na extend and deadline? or pwede pa po bang mag file? TIA. :)

  • Anonymous Jun 22, 2017 @ 13:11

    Good evening,.pwede po ba ako kumuha ng exam dito sa cebu eh dun po ako mag file ng application sa cavite?

  • Unknown Jun 23, 2017 @ 8:40

    hello po hindi n po na ba naextend submission of application for CSE.

    Thanks sa advice

    • Unknown Jul 6, 2017 @ 8:02

      Hindi po. Last filing is nung June 2, 2017 lang.

  • jansen delos reyes Jun 24, 2017 @ 3:04

    hi po good am tanong ko lang kung pede pa po magfile ng application for civil service this coming august examination ? tnx ang godbless

  • Anonymous Jul 6, 2017 @ 0:47

    Hello po! Good day.
    Mag eexam po kasi ang CSE sa August 6, saan ko po kaya pwede malaman kung saan po ako kukuha ng exam? Laguna area po ako. Thank you po sa sasagot ????

    • Unknown Jul 6, 2017 @ 8:01

      Hi! Ang pagfile po para sa exam ay hanggang June 2, 2017 lang. Sa susunod ka nalang po na exam magfile :)

    • Anonymous Jul 15, 2017 @ 9:45

      kaylan po susunod exam sa civil service?

  • Anonymous Jul 6, 2017 @ 2:44

    Good day!

    Is it possible to file for CSE and PRC exam at same month and same year? magkaiba naman po ng filing date db? Pls. i need a respond po. thanks

    • Unknown Jul 6, 2017 @ 8:05

      Pwede po siguro kasi yung friend ko magtetake sya ngayong August 6 para sa CSE then nagfile din sya para sa PRC

  • Amielissm Jul 9, 2017 @ 12:07

    sa mga nakapag take na po ng exam ano pong mga problems na encounter nyo like sa math? english? logic? etc. para lang po mapag handaan ko

  • Anonymous Jul 15, 2017 @ 9:43

    pwede pa po b mag file ng application sa csc?

  • Unknown Aug 1, 2017 @ 6:49

    Hindi na po pwede tapos na deadline next year ka na.

  • Unknown Aug 3, 2017 @ 3:46

    Hello! pwede po ba kahit hindi umabot ng 72 units mag take ng sub proof exam?

  • Anonymous Aug 3, 2017 @ 3:53

    what place yung pag susubmittan ng application for civil service?

  • Anonymous Aug 8, 2017 @ 5:49

    hi po pwd pa po bang mag file ulit if hindi po nakarating noong exam day po

  • Anonymous Aug 13, 2017 @ 7:59

    kailan po ba ma schedule ang lahat ng suspended n examinee sa marawi noung August 6, 2017.

  • Anonymous Aug 17, 2017 @ 6:08

    kalian po ang second batch ng csc exam this 2017?

  • Anonymous Aug 21, 2017 @ 13:18

    kailan po ulit ang next schedule ng csc exam..

  • Anonymous Aug 21, 2017 @ 13:21

    kailan po ulit ang next schedule ng csc exam..

  • Anonymous Aug 23, 2017 @ 3:29

    GOOD DAY! ma'am/sir

    inform lang po kailan po ang next na filling of application para po sa csc exam?

  • Unknown Aug 30, 2017 @ 4:17

    Good day!
    I'm a registered board passer and I would like to have the CSC eligibility.
    However I have the following problems:
    1. My PRC License got lost in the past 4 years
    2. I cannot easily renew my PRC license because it requires CPD points
    3. I want to work in a government position

    Help po please…..


    • Anonymous Oct 1, 2017 @ 14:16

      kelan po ulit ang next exam

  • Anonymous Sep 6, 2017 @ 4:39

    Mayroon po bang CSC examination this coming October 2017? Tnx po in advance!

  • Anonymous Sep 16, 2017 @ 11:14

    May sunod na batch pa po ba?

  • Diane Sep 18, 2017 @ 6:53

    hi kelan po ulit pwede magfile? kasi po naglabasan na po yung results ngayong september. meron pa po ba ngayong bago end of year? salamat po

  • Anonymous Sep 18, 2017 @ 6:56

    kelan po kaya uilt pwede magfile ngayong 2017? bale po kasi may mga results na po ngayong september e. anung buwan po kaya ulit pwede. salamat po!

  • Anonymous Sep 29, 2017 @ 11:48

    help po. ask lang po if pwede mag walk in exam?di po kasi ako nakabot sa exam last august.thankyoupo

  • Unknown Oct 15, 2017 @ 7:52

    Kailan po ang next schedule ng exam?

  • Anonymous Nov 8, 2017 @ 7:55

    tanong ko lang po kung Passport po ay pede?

  • Unknown Dec 5, 2017 @ 9:23

    Pede 62 units lang…..shift Kasi ako ng degree

  • JIN_ΤΓΦ Apr 10, 2018 @ 22:33

    Pwde PO box kumuha ng professional and high school graduate,? Salamat po

  • Anonymous Jul 27, 2018 @ 12:41

    May walk in ba?

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