A total of 74,766 examinees took three (3) civil service examinations on Sunday, 23 October, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) reported. This number represents 92.50% of the 80,826 registered examinees nationwide.

The actual number of test takers are as follows: 59,092 for the Fire Officer Examination (FOE); 9,711 for the Penology Officer Examination (POE); and 5,963 for the Basic Competency on Local Treasury Examination (BCLTE).

Top CSC officials visited different testing sites to inspect the actual conduct of the exams. CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles visited Ponciano Bernardo Elementary School and Ponciano Bernardo High School in Cubao, Quezon City, while Commissioner Ryan Alvin Acosta inspected Pampanga High School in San Fernando, Pampanga.

Assistant Commissioner Ariel Ronquillo and Acting Executive Director IV Victoria Esber visited Don A. Roces Sr. Science and Technology High School, Manuel Roxas High School, and Aurora A. Quezon Elementary School, all in Quezon City. Acting Assistant Commissioner Karin Litz Zerna visited Quezon National High School, Gulang-Gulang National High School, and Lucena City National High School in Lucena City; and Talipan National High School, Pagbilao, Quezon.

“The recent conduct of the FOE, POE, and BCLTE was generally successful and very peaceful. No untoward incident has been reported to the Commission by our CSC Regional and Field Offices. We thank everyone involved in the administration of the exams for assisting the CSC and ensuring that everything was orderly. We also thank the examinees for cooperating with our protocols. Our best wishes to all of them,” Chairperson Nograles said.

Target release date of results for the 23 October 2022 FOE, POE, and BCLTE is on 3 December 2022.

The CSC has resumed the administration of written civil service examinations this 2022, after the COVID-19 pandemic affected its exam administration operations. In the first half of the year, it administered eight (8) eligibility examinations with 213,081 takers, resulting in 35,382 passers.

Meanwhile, the Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) held nationwide last 7 August yielded 26,307 passers out of 138,703 actual examinees.

“Nagsimula nang bumalik sa dati ang mga serbisyo ng CSC. Sana ay tuloy-tuloy na ang mga programang nakatutulong sa pagbuo ng isang tapat, mahusay, at epektibo na pamahalaan. Ito ang layunin ng CSC: ang bawat kawani ay dapat hindi lamang lingkod bayan kundi lingkod bayani,” added Nograles.