Civil Service Exam 2023

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) recently announced the Civil Service Exam – Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) schedule for the year 2023. The CSE-PPT is one of the eligibility requirements when applying to a government agency. So If you want to work in a government agency, you should take and pass this exam. If you want to do so, here are the Civil Servicer exam 2023 guidelines.

Civil Service Exam 2023 Guidelines

Application and Examination Schedule:

Examination DateApplication DateApplication Deadline
March 26, 2023 Prof Level – December 14, 2022
Subprof Level – December 22, 2022
Prof Level – December 21, 2022
Subprof Level – January 25, 2023
August 13, 2023May 15, 2023June 14, 2023


  • Filipino Citizen
  • 18 years of age
  • Good moral character
  • Not convicted by final judgment of crime or offense
  • Not been dishonorably discharged from military service or positions in government
  • Must have not taken the same level of Career Service Examination within the last 3 months before the date of examination


  • Application Form (Download Here: CS Form)
  • Valid ID
  • Passport size ID picture (4 pcs), must include the following details:
    • Taken within the last 3 months
    • Passport size
    • Colored
    • White background
    • Standard close-up shot with neutral facial expression
    • Name tag positioned 1 inch or 2.54 cm. below the chin, must be handwritten showing signature over printed full name
    • No eyeglasses, contact lenses, or face accessories
    • Must show both ears
  • NSO Birth Certificate
  • Examination fee amounting to Php 500

Coverage of Examination:

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
    • VocabularyParagraph Organization
    • Reading Comprehension
  • Philippine Constitution
  • Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees (R.A. 6713)
  • Peace and Human Rights Issues and Concepts
  • Environment Management and Protection 

Examination Details:

The Professional Level will have 170 items and will be taken for 3 hours and 10 minutes while Sub-Professional will have 165 items and will be taken for 2 hours and 40 minutes. The examinee shall obtain an 80% general rating to pass the Civil Service exam. The results of the exam will be released within 60 days after the examination.

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