Civil Service Exam in the Philippines is one of the most taken eligibility examination locally. Passing any type of civil service exam can definitely give you an edge in your career.
If you’re working on government or planning to work in our government, being a civil service exam passer will ultimately give you high chance of getting hired and/or promoted. Some or most of the government position in the Philippines require passing the civil service examination.
This short article will provide you a complete guide about passing the exam with just one take as well all the things you need to know.
You can take Civil service exam in two ways. Either you choose Paper and Pencil Test (PPT) or Computer Exam (COMEX).
* Apply early before taking the exam
The Civil Service Commission always posts their announcement for the dates of Professional and Sub-Professional examination schedule. They give exam twice or thrice a year. Apply early to avoid the rush and deadline. This will give you enough time to relax and review.
* Review and refresh your knowledge
There is a complete reviewer for the CSC Exam available online for free. The site is 1taker.com. Many people have passed the exam successfully using that online reviewer. It covers all subjects for both Career Service Professional and Sub-Professional so it’s worth it.
It is so important to relax and breathe calmly in taking the exam. The exam covers many topics and your common sense and logic will be used so much. Panicking won’t wake your stock knowledge up.
* Go to the bathroom before the exam starts
They only allow a certain time for going out the room so it is important to do your bathroom rituals before the test starts.
* Bring extra pencils
Extra pencils can save your time sharpening one.
* Avoid shading excessively
Just shade lightly on the paper and your best answer. Never shade everything and answer only the items with questions. Never leave a number unanswered.
The CSC test covers the following and it’s really just the same as taking an entrance exam in college.
- English and Filipino vocabulary
- grammar and correct usage of paragraph organization
- reading comprehension
- analogy and logic
- numerical reasoning
- clerical reasoning, functions and procedures
- general information questions (about Philippine Constitution; Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees, peace and human rights issues, environmental protection)
Meanwhile, the passing rate is 80% and results are posted at the official website of CSC.
Source: Phil Pad