Who are exempted to take the Civil Service Exam in the Philippines? You can acquire civil service eligibility even without taking the CS exam if you are on the following lists.
A lot of readers have been asking this question, so I decided to make a post about it and include here the list of exempted Civil Service exam takers.
According to the Civil Service Commission, there are eight different eligibility under special laws. You may not need to take the CS exam anymore if you have been granted any of the following entitlements:
Note that some categories are not the same or equivalent as the Professional and Sub-professional eligibility. Also, note that different eligibility has appropriate government position levels because every specific job in the government has different eligibility requirements.
The Following are Exempted to Take the Civil Service Exam in the Philippines
Bar and Board Exam passers:
- Bar Exam Passers – if you passed the Bar exam conducted by the Supreme Court
- Board Exam – if you passed the board exam or licensure exam given by the PRC
Under this list, you should be required for appointment to positions practicing your profession, have completion of bachelor’s degree and have professional license. Read more at RA 1080.
Under PD No. 907, these are college honor graduates such as:
- Summa cum laude
- Magna cum laude
- Cum laude
Electronic Data Processing Specialists:
Under CSC resolution 90-083, these are those who passed the proficiency test or training course given by the National Computer Center for Computer Programming, System Analysis and Design, Java, MS Access and Visual Basic.
This eligibility is suitable for computer related job positions in the government such as IT/Management Information System Group,Data Encoder, Data Machine Operator, Auxiliary Machine Operator, Data Encoder-Controller, Computer Programmer, Information Systems Analyst, and to other positions determined by the CSC.
Scientific and Technological Specialists:
Under PD 997, these are persons with highly technical education recognized by CHED with specializations in any of the following scientific and mathematical fields:
- Natural Sciences
- Biological Sciences
- Biology (S & T)
- Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
- Physical Anthropology
- Marine Biology
- Geological Sciences
- `Physics/Applied Physics
- Engineering Sciences
- Biological Engineering
- Manufacturing Engineering
- Ceramic Engineering
- Materials Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Mechatronics Engineering
- Food Engineering
- Petroleum Engineering
- Geothermal Engineering
- Railway Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
- Textile Engineering
- Nuclear Engineering
- Mathematics and Information and Communication Technology
- Applied Mathematics
- Computer Science
- Information Technology
- Pure Mathematics
- Other Disciplines
- Environmental Science
- Food Science
Skills Eligibility – Categories I & II:
Under CSC MC 11, section 1996, as amended, these people may be granted skills eligibility:
Note that skills eligibility are not equivalent/comparable to Career Service Sub-Professional and Sub-Professional eligibility.
- Category I includes TESDA skills test passers
- Category II includes completion of 1 year very satisfactory actual work performance under temporary status of appointment
Veteran Preference Rating:
Under Executive Order 790, 10 points may be added to the failed exam of a veteran, or his/her spouse, or any of their children. Failed exam such as:
- Career Service Professional or Sub-professional
- Fire Officer
- Penology Officer
Under RA No. 7160, this includes:
- Elective Barangay Officials: Barangay Captain, regular Sangguniang Barangay Members, and Sangguniang Kabataan Chairmen
- Appointive Barangay Officials: Barangay Treasurers, and Barangay Secretaries who were appointed by the duly elected Punong Barangay.
These persons must be considered suitable for appointment to first level positions in the career service including those in the Fire and Jail Bureaus, except positions determined by the Commission.
Barangay Health Workers Eligibility:
Under RA 7883, these people are local health workers of the barangay and has completed at least 2 years of college degree and 5 years of continuous and satisfactory service as an accredited BHW. The BWH is suitable for first level positions in the government service except for categories classified by the Commission.
Barangay Nutrition Scholars:
Under PD 1569, this is granted for barangay-based volunteer workers who have at least 2 years of continuous satisfactory nutrition services and related activities required by the commission.
This is suitable for first level first level eligibility and may be considered for appointment to positions which do not require written examination, provided the appointee meets the education, training, experience, and other requirements of the position.
In order to have the certificate of eligibility, you must file your application to claim it at the CSC office by submitting the requirements.