The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has issued crucial reminders for all examinees preparing to take the Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) on August 20.
CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles emphasized the significance of reviewing CSC Examination Advisory No. 8, s. 2023, which contains essential information regarding school assignments and important guidelines to ensure the smooth conduct of the examination. He further informed examinees that they can also access their respective school assignments through the Online Notice of School Assignment (ONSA) posted on the CSC website.
In light of the recent lifting of the state of public health emergency, Nograles announced that the wearing of face masks during the exam is now optional. However, he highlighted that individuals with comorbidities, pregnant women, unvaccinated and symptomatic individuals, as well as the elderly, are still advised to wear face masks for their safety.
Examinees are reminded to arrive at their designated testing venues no later than 6:30 a.m. in accordance with the requirements set by CSC Regional/Field Offices. Gates to testing venues will be closed promptly at 7:45 a.m., and latecomers will not be allowed to enter and take the exam.
The “No ID, No Exam” policy will be strictly enforced during the CSE-PPT. Examinees must present a valid ID card on the day of the examination, preferably the same ID used during the application process. In cases where the original ID is missing, a list of approved and valid alternative ID cards is provided, ensuring the authenticity of the examinee’s identity.
Proper attire is also highlighted, with plain white shirts or tops recommended. Examinees are strictly prohibited from wearing sleeveless shirts/blouses, shorts/short pants, ripped jeans, tokong pants, and slippers. Moreover, long hair must be tied up neatly.
The CSC emphasizes that taking the test booklet out of the testing room or venue is strictly forbidden. Examinees are strictly prohibited from bringing electronic devices such as cell phones, smartwatches, or other gadgets that can capture audio or video recordings of the test materials or the exam process.
The complete list of guidelines and reminders is accessible on the official CSC website at www.csc.gov.ph.
For the upcoming CSE-PPT, a total of 373,636 examinees are expected to participate. Among them, 328,772 examinees will take the Professional level, while 44,864 will take the Subprofessional level. The examination will be conducted across various testing centers nationwide.