Career Service Examinations Test Requirements

Here are the details of what are Career Service Examinations Test requirements  in case you are interested in taking one. The exam are issued multiple times a year and depending on your schedule you can pick which one. The test is administered by the Civil Service Commission. If you are looking for a government job or a career in government, you should atleast take one of these exams.


1. Applicants for Career Service Professional and Sub-professional levels must:

  • A Filipino citizen
  • At least 18 years old
  • Have no criminal record or has not been convicted by final judgment of an offense or crime involving moral turpitude
  • Has not been dishonorably discharged from military service or dismissed for cause from any civilian position in the government
  • Has not taken the same level of CSE within three months from last exam taken



  • Fully accomplished Application Form (CS Form No. 100 (Revised November 2012)).
  • Four ID pictures:
    • Philippine Passport size (1.8 inches x 1.4 inches)
    • Colored, with white background
    • Printed on good quality photo paper
    • In standard close-up shot (from shoulder level up with the head and face occupying at least 80% of the picture and with the name tag positioned at approximately 1 inch or 2.54 cm below the chin)
    • In bare face (with no eyeglasses or any accessories that may cover the facial features)
    • Showing left and right ears
    • Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera
    • With neutral facial expression, and both eyes open
  • Handwritten name tag in the format: First Name, Middle Initial, Last Name, and signature over printed name
  • Original and photocopy of any valid ID* containing applicant’s clear picture, date of birth, signature, and signature of the authorized head of the issuing agency such as Driver’s License, SSS ID, GSIS ID, Philhealth ID, current Company/Office ID, current School ID, Postal ID, BIR ID, Barangay ID, Voter’s ID, Valid Passport, or Police Clearance

Examination fee:

  • P500 for the Paper and Pencil Test (PPT)
  • P600 for Computer-Assisted Test (CAT)
  • Copy of Appointment letter received by the applicant through email (for Computer Assisted Test

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