Mania, Philippines – The Philippine Civil Service Commission (CSC) has postponed the Civil Service Exam (CSE) for March 15, 2020. The suspension, as per the Commission is in light with the Proclamation No. 922 by President Rodrigo Duterte declaring the State of Public Emergency throughout the country due to Coronavirus or COVID-19.
To quote from the official statement from CSC,
In compliance to Proclamation No. 922 signed by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte declaring a State of Public Health Emergency throughout the Philippines and calling for the implementation of urgent, critical measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) suspends the conduct of the 15 March 2020 Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) nationwide until further notice.
The CS exams was supposed to be held in 66 testing locations nationwide with an estimated total of 293,845 individuals nationwide registered to take the test. Of the figure, an estimated 253,419 will take the Professional Level of exam while an estimated 40,426 will attempt to hurdle the Subprofessional Level. Thus, it is necessary to suspend the exams as a preemptive health measure to mitigate the rise in the number of COVID-19 cases and to support the national and local government units in undertaking appropriate response and measures in a timely manner to curtail and eliminate the COVID-19 threat.
For more details and for clarification, examinees are advised to directly call their CSC Regional Offices (complete directory is available on our website), the Contact Center ng Bayan 165-65 or the CSC’s Public Assistance Center at (02) 8951-2575 or 8951-2576.
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When is the new/re-scheduled date of Civil Service Exam March 2020?
The Civil Service Commission is yet to announce the new date for the postponed March 15, 2020 Civil Service Exam. We will keep everyone posted as soon as the commission made an official announcement on the re-scheduled date of Career Service Exam – Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT).
Several CSC Regional Offices have also made their official announcement on the suspension of CSE-PPT. Here are the links to announcements of the official CSC Regional Offices Facebook Pages:
- CSC Official Page
- CSC Region 1 – Ilocos Region
- CSC Region 2 – Cagayan Valley
- CSC Region 3 – Central Luzon
- CSC Region 4 – Southern Tagalog/ CALABARZON/ MIMAROPA
- CSC Region 5 – Bicol Region
- CSC Region 6 – Western Visayas
- CSC Region 7 – Central Visayas
- CSC Region 8 – Eastern Visayas
- CSC Region 9 – Zamboanga Peninsula
- CSC Region 10 – Northern Mindanao
- CSC Region 11 – Davao Region
- CSC Region 12 – SOCCSKSARGEN
- CSC NCR – Metro Manila
- CSC CARAGA
The CSE-PPT (Professional and Subprofessional levels) for the year 2020 is scheduled on March 15, 2020 and August 9, 2020 in NCR, CAR, CARAGA, ARMM as well as all Regional testing centers nationwide.
CSE-PPT aims to establish a Register of Eligibles (RoE) from which certification and appointment to first and second level positions in the civil service.
This is with exception to those involving practice of profession and/or covered by special laws, provided the eligibles meet the qualifications and other requirements of the positions.
Additionally, passers of Bar and Board exams may opt not to take the Civil Service Exam as they are already considered exempted pursuant to Republic Act 1080.
To receive regular updates about March 2020 Civil Service Exam as well as other related announcements, you may refer to CSC official website or follow us at our social media accounts via Facebook and Twitter.