Individuals planning to take the upcoming Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) on 3 March 2024 may still file their application in designated Civil Service Commission (CSC) Regional Offices (ROs) or Field Offices (FOs) until Friday, 12 January 2024.

The extended application period was a response to growing interest in the CSE-PPT Professional and Subprofessional Levels. The CSC announced that additional working days have been provided to accommodate more applicants.

“By extending the filing period in regions with the most number of applicants, we hope to surpass the 345,194 individuals who took the 20 August 2023 Career Service written examination alone,” said CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles.

Applications will be considered in the order they are received until the deadline or until all available slots are filled. Applicants are advised to make prior inquiries at the nearest CSC RO and FO through the contact information provided on the CSC website (

CSC NCR, meantime, reminds interested examinees that no application shall be accepted at its office in Quezon City and its FOs. Applications may only be filed from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the designated venues including SM North EDSA, Quezon City; Fishermall, Quezon City; and SM Manila, Manila City.

To be qualified to take the CSE-PPT, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Filipino citizen;
  • At least eighteen (18) years old on the date of filing of application;
  • Of good moral character;
  • Has not been convicted by final judgment of an offense or crime involving moral turpitude, disgraceful or immoral conduct, dishonesty, examination irregularity, drunkenness, or addiction to drugs;
  • Has not been dishonorably discharged from military service or dismissed for cause from any civilian position in the government; and
  • Has not taken the same level of Career Service Examination, either through PPT or CSC Computerized Examination, within three (3) months before the date of exam or from 03 December 2023 to 02 March 2024.

The requirements to be submitted include:

  • Fully accomplished application form (CS Form No. 100, revised September 2016);
  • Four (4) pieces of identical passport-size ID pictures with name tags (read the examination advisory for the complete specifications);
  • Original and photocopy of any of the following accepted ID cards: Driver’s License/Temporary Driver’s License/Student Driver’s Permit; Passport; PRC License; SSS ID; GSIS ID (UMID); Voter’s ID/Voter’s Certification; BIR ID (ATM type/TIN card type with picture); PhilHealth ID (must have the bearer’s name, clear picture, signature and PhilHealth number); Company/Office ID; School ID; Police Clearance/Police Clearance Certificate; Postal ID; Barangay ID; NBI Clearance; Seaman’s Book; HDMF Transaction ID; PWD ID; Solo Parent ID; Senior Citizen’s ID; CSC Eligibility Card; Philippine Identification or PhilID Card; and
  • Examination fee of PHP500.

Application forms are available at various CSC ROs or FOs, or may be downloaded from the CSC website to be printed on legal-size bond paper.

The CSC reminds applicants to visit its website ( and official Facebook Page for further announcement and updates. The CSC does not recognize and shall not be liable for information posted on any other unauthorized sources.