Schedule and Requirements Philippine Civil Service Exam 2019

CSC Exam Sched and Req

The Civil Service Commission through the Examination Announcement No. 8 Series of 2018, announced the 2019 schedule of the Civil Service Exam- Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT). If you are planning to take the civil service exam, either the professional or the sub-professional level, please see the schedule below including the requirements needed in filing your application.

CSE-PPT 2019 Schedule

Here are the pertinent information you need to know about the 2019 Career Service Examinations:

EXAM DATE: March 17, 2019

NAME OF EXAM: CSE-PPT Professional Level / CSE-PPT Sub-Professional Level


START: December 17, 2018
DEADLINE: January 16, 2019

EXAM DATE: August 4, 2019

NAME OF EXAM: CSE-PPT Professional Level / CSE-PPT Sub-Professional Level


START: May 6, 2019
DEADLINE: June 5, 2019

As you can see from the detail above, the Commission conducts the Civil Service Examinations twice a year to give chances to those who are not able to take the exam on the first batch. Please be reminded that the application for the exam will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. If the CSC reaches the target number of applicants even before the deadline, the Commission may close the acceptance of applications earlier than expected.

Testing Centers

Here are the examination centers where you will take your respective exam. These are the testing centers from the last CSE-PPT, so we expect that the exam locations for the Civil Service Exam 2019 will be the same. Please be reminded that the list below may change without prior notice. Please stay tuned.

REGION 1 – TESTING CENTERS: San Fernando City, La Union; Dagupan City; Urdaneta City; Vigan City; Laoag City

REGION 2 – TESTING CENTERS: Tugegarao City; Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya; Basco, Batanes; Cauayan City, Isabela

REGION 3 – TESTING CENTERS: City of San Fernando, Pampanga; Malolos City, Guiguinto, Bulacan; Cabanatuan City; Balanga City; Baler, Aurora

REGION 4 – TESTING CENTERS: Dasmarinas City; Batangas City; Cainta, Rizal; Lucena City; Calapan City; San Jose, Occidental Mindoro; Boac, Marinduque; Odiongan, Romblon; Puerto Princesa City

REGION 5 – TESTING CENTERS: Legazpi City, Naga City, Masbate City

REGION 6 – TESTING CENTERS: Bacolod City; Iloilo City; Roxas City, San Jose, Antique

REGION 7 – TESTING CENTERS: Cebu City; Dumaguete City; Tagbilaran City; Bogo City

REGION 8 – TESTING CENTERS: Tacloban City; Borongan City; Catbalogan City; Ormoc City

REGION 9 – TESTING CENTERS: Zamboanga City; Pagadian City; Dipolog City

REGION 10 – TESTING CENTERS: Cagayan de Oro City

REGION 11 – TESTING CENTERS: Davao City; Tagum City

REGION 12 – TESTING CENTERS: Cotabato City; Kidapawan City; Koronadal City; General Santos City

NCR: To be announced

CAR: baguio City; Tabuk City; Bangued, Abra; Bontoc, Mt. Province

CARAGA: Butuan City; San Francisco, Agusan del Sur; Surigao City; Tandag City

ARMM: Cotabato City; Iligan City; Bongao, Tawi-tawi

CSE-PPT Application Qualifications

The civil service examination in the Philippines is administered by the Civil Service Commission for those who are working or planning to work in the government. Passing the examination means getting the eligibility to have the chances of promotion, regularization or getting a position in the government. Just like any other examination conducted by the government, there are some requirements and qualifications to fulfill to qualify for the examination. If you want to know if you are qualified, check the details below:

  • You must be a Filipino citizen, at least 18 years of age at the time of filing of the application.
  • You must be of good moral character, no criminal record or has not been convicted on an offense involving moral turpitude.
  • Must not have been dishonorably discharged from military, police, fire or jail service or even dismissed for cause from any civilian position in the government.
  • Must not have taken the same level of career service examination within three (3) months from the last examination taken.

Application Requirements

Below are the specific documentary requirements you must submit when filing your exam application:

  • A duly-accomplished application form (CS FORM No. 100 Revised September 2016). Leave the signature and right thumb mark spaces blank as these will be accomplished in the presence of a CSC representative/ processor during the filing of the application.
  • Four (4) pcs. Philippine Passport size pictures with a dimension of 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm or 1.78 x 1.38 inches. Submit pictures that are taken within the last 3 months prior to the filing of the application. The picture must be colored in a white background and printed in good quality photo paper. Additionally, it must be in the bare face with no eyeglasses, colored contact lens, or any accessories that may cover the facial features (facial features not computer enhanced). Please refer to the images below for a more detailed explanation of this matter.



  • Present a valid identification card and submit a photocopy of it. Please refer to our guide: CSE List of Accepted ID.
  • If your only available ID does not contain your birth date, submit a copy of your NSO or PSA Birth Certificate.
  • Prepare a non-refundable examination fee of Php 500.00
  • If you have dual citizenship under RA 9225, submit a copy of a Certificate of Retention/ Re-acquisition of Philippine Citizenship issued by the Bureau of Immigration.


Pursuant to Republic Act No. 1080, The Commission grants the second-level civil service eligibility to Bar and PRC Board Passers even without taking the examination. The exemption is likewise granted to Latin Honor graduates pursuant to Presidential Decree No. 907.

CSC List of Accepted ID’s

Planning to take the upcoming 2019 Civil Service Exam? Then, you must first secure an ID for the application. If you do not know what ID’s are allowed by the CSC, please read on.


The new postal identity card. It is one of the accepted ID’s by the Civil Service Commision.

List of Accepted ID

The Civil Service Commission or the CSC released a unified list of identification cards (ID’s) that are accepted for transactions within the Commission. If you are applying for the Civil Service Examinations, grant of eligibility under special laws, and certification/authentication of eligibility, you must present any of these acceptable ID’s:

  • Driver’s License/Temporary Driver’s License (LTO O.R. must be presented together with old Driver’s License; O.R. alone is not allowed)/Student Driver’s Permit;
  • Passport;
  • PRC License;
  • SSS I.D.;
  • GSIS I.D. (UMID);
  • Voter’s I.D./Voter’s Certification;
  • BIR/Taxpayer’s I.D. (ATM type/TIN card type with picture);
  • PhilHealth I.D. (must have the bearer’s name, clear picture, signature and
  • PhilHealth number);
  • Company/Office I.D.;
  • School I.D.;
  • Police Clearance/Police Clearance Certificate;
  • Postal I.D.;
  • Barangay I.D.;
  • NBI Clearance;
  • Seaman’s Book;
  • HDMF Transaction I.D.;
  • PWD I.D.;
  • Solo Parent I.D.;
  • Senior Citizen’s I.D.;
  • Alien Certificate of Registration Identity Card (ACR I-CARD);
  • and CSC Eligibility Card.



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