Civil Service Exam Requirements 2021 Professional, Sub-professional

The complete requirements to take the Civil Service Exam (a.k.a. Career Service Eligibility Exam) this 2021 for Professional and Sub-professional levels are the following according to the CSC:

  • Must be Filipino citizens
  • At least 18 years old
  • Of good moral character and have no criminal record or have not been convicted by final judgment of an offense or crime involving moral turpitude;
  • Have not been dishonorably discharged from military service or dismissed for cause from any civilian position in the government
  • Have not taken the same level of CS exam within 3 months from last examination taken.

Everyone can apply regardless of educational attainment

The law has changed and it is great news now that regardless of college degree or education attainment, anyone who meet the requirements can apply.

Many years ago, they required at least Bachelor’s Degree for professional level and has at least finished 2 years in college for the sub-prof. Luckily, more people have  the chance to be eligible now.

What are the Civil Service Exam Requirements for 2021?

  • Application Form called CSC Form 100 (download it here) and fill it out with your personal information
  • 4 pieces of (4.5 cm x 3.5 cm or 1.8 inches x 1.4 inches) Passport Sized Photos with name tag and signature, taken at the recent 3 months from the time of application
  • Exam Fees – P500 for PPT; P600 for COMEX
  • Valid IDs – Driver’s License, SSS, GSIS, Philhealth, UMID, current Company/Office ID, current School ID, Postal ID, BIR ID, Barangay ID, Voter’s ID, Valid Passport, or Police Clearance
  • Appointment Letter received through email – for CSC-COMEX only
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Career Service Exam Application Procedure

The Civil Service Commission schedule CSC Exam for professional and sub-professional applicants usually thrice a year or every quarter each year. That is for CS-PPT a.k.a. Paper and Pencil type of exam. CSC also schedules CSC-COMEX a.ka. Computer Exam Online.

Dates and schedule of exams are posted on the commission’s website, and also in this website, whenever there is a new announcement. The new exam schedules for this year is posted on our Nav menu.

There are deadlines for the submission of applications since there are quotas for slots of examiners and application is first-come-first-served basis.

If you want to take the CS-PPT exam and become career service professional eligible, you need to file your application form at the Civil Service Commission Regional Office or Field Office near you. Check out the Civil Service Commission Offices and Branches.

It is usually located at the Capitol’s Office or your Region’s Government Center. I suggest you download the application form in advance so you can already fill it up at home and you would know the details needed there.

Apply early to have plenty of time to review and relax before the big examination day. Applying early can also help you surely join the slot because the CSC has quotas for each batch of exam.

Once you have applied, the CSC staff will issue you your official receipt and examination slip bearing your exam schedule date and time, testing center with your room number. Prepare for the following things you need to bring with you on that date.

Things to Bring on the Civil Service Exam

  • Application receipt and exam slip
  • Pencil (Mongol No. 1 or 2 recommended) and Eraser
  • Black Ball pen
  • Valid IDs

Don’t forget to wear a decent attire so you will be comfortable throughout the exam. I remember, we wore white polo shirt and decent pants.

I also suggest you bring a bottled water because the exam is thirst quenching. Good luck! Remember, if others can, so can you…

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533 comments

    1. Good day po, i am a midwifery grad (18months) way back 1977 and passed the board exam(1080) now i took up Bachelor of Science in midwifery a 4 year course and graduated last april 2018. My question is: do i need to take prof.cs exam in order to become a prof.licensure?
      Thank you and more power

  1. Hi! Recent board exam passer po ako and currently looking for work. Meron pong mga gov. position na pwede yung course ko pero dun sa requirement eh nakalagay na ang eligible ay either sub-professional (1st level) or professional (2nd level)… eligible parin po kaya ako?

    1. Yes po . As far as I know, you have an option not to take CSE kapag board passer na. Eligible ka na po once makapasa.

  2. Hello po, Magandang Araw… ask ko lang po pwede bang makatake ug CSC exam. kung high shool graduate lang ?

    pls. paki sagot…

    1. Yes po.
      -Must be Filipino citizens
      -At least 18 years old
      -Of good moral character and have no criminal record or have
      not been convicted by final judgment of an offense or crime
      involving moral turpitude;
      -Have not been dishonorably discharged from military service or
      dismissed for cause from any civilian position in the
      government
      -Have not taken the same level of CS exam within 3 months from
      last examination taken.

  3. Ask ko lang poh kapag pang professional i-ta2ke kong exam agad kht hs grad lng poh ako at halimbawa naipasa ko poh un di poh ba ako mahihirapan makahnap ng magandang position as professional passer sa CSE sa government?O talagang advantage tlg is college level o grad. pra mgkaron ng mgandang position?thanks in advance

    1. Pwede po ba akong mag-file para sa examination kahit wala ako sa sarili kong tinitirahan? Nasa manila po kasi ako ngayon, e taga Lucena po talaga ako.

  4. hi po! tanong ko lang po pasado na po ako professional.
    ngayon gusto ko pong mg try exam subprof. tanong ko po pag di po ba ako pumasa subprof. hindi po ba mawawala eligibility ko sa prof.? thanks po

  5. Good Day Mam/Sir

    Ask ko lang po kung ung ieexam po is ung required po sa BFP saka po ano pong Card ung need Card po ba sa school kailan din po ang pinaka exactly date po ng exam online filling pa po ba txt Po and Godbless po

    1. An individual who already pass the PRC board exam is still allowed to take the CSC exam. However, please be informed that PRC license is equivalent to CSC Professional eligibility already. Hence, it is not necessary for you to take CS Prof exam.

      1. Hello ma’am, ask ko lng po. pwede po ba iapply yung sub-pro sa BFP?

        Pano po kung nakapag file na po ako ng sub pro, PWEDE ko pa po ba papalitan yun ng PRO?

  6. hi maam naka pasa ako nang special exam given last october 14 2018. nang ppt exam. professional category. . and im presently hired as a casual employee at cadiz city LGU. Tanong ko lang kasi Highschool graduate lang po ako paano po ako maka apply for like clerical jobs? need your advice. Thank you. 🙂

    1. Hi. My friend is curious. Nag-file siya para sa Civil Service exam, Professional, College graduate siya but for 2 years lang. Okay lang kaya yun?

    2. Please look for the qualification standards (e.g. Education, experience, training and eligibility) of the vacant position/s to determine if your qualification meets the requirement. There are positions that required compmetion og high school studies only, others requires of at least 2nd year in college.

  7. Magandang araw po. If professional examination passer ka po ba eh pwede kana po bang magtrabaho sa gobyerno kahit di pa tapos sa college ?salamat.

    1. Civil Service Eligibility is just one of the requirements for permanent appointment in government service. The Qualification Standards are the minimum and basic requirements for positions in the government in terms of education, training, experience, Civil Service eligibility, physical fitness and other qualities required for successful performance of the duties of the position. These shall serve as the basic guide in the selection of the employees and in the evaluation of appointments to all positions in the government.

      1. Hi. My friend is curious. Nag-file siya para sa Civil Service exam, Professional, College graduate siya but for 2 years lang. Okay lang kaya yun?

    2. Good day po tnong ko lng po.2yrs graduate lang po ako yr 2009.pwedi po ba ako mg exam s cs.?gusto ko kc mktrbho s governo khit anong trbho..pki

      advice po sna ako.slamat po

  8. Good day po Ma’am, ask ko lang po pwide po ba mag take po ng civil service exam, kahit dpa po tapos yong pag aaral sa college?

    1. pwede na. way back before like 7 or 9 years ago kailangan ng certain degree or educational attainment para makapagtake. pero ngayon, madali nalang, meet the minimum requirements and you can take the exam, as long wala kang criminal records, hindi ka nadischarge any police or military service at hindi ka nagka-take ng cs exam last 3 months ago.

      1. amh hello po mam/sir pwde po ba mag exam ng civil service exam kahit po dpa naka college nag tesda po ako caregiver nka ojt po ako kaso di ako nakasama sa exam nung sa tesda na kaya dpa ako licence caregiver

  9. hi maam naka pasa ako nang special exam given last october 14 2018. nang ppt exam. professional category. . and im presently hired as a casual employee at cadiz city LGU. Tanong ko lang kasi Highschool graduate lang po ako paano po ako maka apply for like clerical jobs? need your advice. Thank you. 🙂

  10. mam/sir. .OFW po ako dito sa saudi, gustong gusto ko pong mag attend ng exam ng Civil service. paano po ako makapag exam? may online exam poba? if meron paano po magfile? salamat malaking tulong ang reply nyo

  11. I only have TIN ID. is that acceptable? Thank you! when is the next remaining examination schedule before the year ends?

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