CSC CAR accepts applications for 20 August 2023 Career Service written exams


The Civil Service Commission Cordillera Administrative Region is pleased to announce that the conduct of the second and last Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) for Professional and Sub-Professional levels for this year is on 20 August 2023. The application period will run from 22 May to 21 June 2023. Interested applicants are advised to register first via the CSC CAR Appointment Scheduler using the link: The exam applications shall be filed only at the CSC CAR Provincial Field Office/Test Center where the applicant prefers to take the CS examination. All CSC Provincial Field Offices in the CAR, except for Mountain Province Field Office, are designated as test centers; however, the Mt. Province Field Office will only accept applications for Ifugao Provincial Field Office/test center.
The CSE-PPT for Professional and Sup-Professional levels are open to individuals who are Filipino citizens, at least 18 years old at the time of filing of application, and have not taken the same level of the examination in less than three (3) months or within 20 May 2023 to 19 August 2023. Applicants who meet these qualifications may apply and take the CSE-PPT regardless of their educational attainment. However, this rule shall not apply to applicants who opt to take the other level of the examination different from the examination level last taken.
Application requirements include the following: (1) properly accomplished Application Form (CS Form No. 100, Revised September 2016) available at any CSC Regional or Field Office, or may be downloaded from the CSC Website; (2) four (4) pieces of recently taken passport sized I.D. pictures with handwritten name tag legibly showing signature over printed full name; (3) duly accomplished Certificate of Consent/Release/Waiver relating to the Corona Virus Disease; and (4) original and photocopy of a valid I.D. card with date of birth. In case the I.D. card has no date of birth, the original and photocopy of the applicant’s birth certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority, or the Local Civil Registry, should be submitted. Applicants are advised to access CSC Examination Announcement No. 02, s. 2023 posted on the CSC website for detailed information on the specifications of the I.D. pictures, the list of accepted I.D. cards, and other information, including test centers. The Examination Fee for both levels of examination is PhP500.
Examination applicants should communicate with the CSC Regional Office or CSC Field Office where they intend to take the examination, for details regarding the modes of filing application and the corresponding procedures. A complete directory of CSC Regional and Field Offices nationwide is also available at the CSC Website, for reference.
The Career Service Professional and Sub-Professional examinations are general ability tests designed to measure verbal, analytical, numerical and clerical skills. They include questions about the Philippine Constitution, government work ethics (R.A. 6713), peace and human rights issues and concepts, and environment management and protection.
The public is informed that the CSC neither holds any review class nor publishes and distributes any review material for the career service examinations. Also, the CSC does not accredit and has not accredited any individual, group, or review center for the purpose of producing/publishing and/or distributing/marketing/selling any review material, or offering and holding review sessions/classes to prospective civil service examinees. Availing such product/service is solely the individual’s personal choice and accountability.
Passing the Career Service examination is a requirement for the conferment of either Career Service Professional Eligibility or Career Service Sub-Professional Eligibility. The eligibility is necessary, together with other qualification standards such as education, experience, training, and other competency requirements, for permanent appointment to certain positions in the government career service that do not involve practice of profession.
Interested applicants may also access the Announcement posted at the CSC CAR Facebook Page, using the link It contains the details of the 20 August 2023 CSE-PPT examinations in the Cordillera Administrative Region, such as the Provincial Test Centers, examination requirements, and the link for the Online Appointment for the May 22-26, 2023 appointment schedules. The link will be re-opened for the remaining dates of the filing period. The public is informed that the CSC CAR will strictly implement its policy that “Applicants with NO prior online appointment shall NOT be entertained.”


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