How To Pass The Civil Service Exam & All You Need To Know

Would you rather work abroad or stay here and land a stable government job by passing the civil service exam?

Considering most Filipinos are family-oriented, it won’t surprise me if you choose the latter.

When you look at Jobstreet’s October 2017 survey, it states that Almost 80% (or 8 out of 10) of the 16,425 respondents expressed their desire to work in the government.

This proves that when given a chance, most Filipinos will rather work here than be away from their families.

With all the benefits associated with a career in public service, it’s easy to see why Filipinos prefer it over your regular 9-to-5 office job.

On top of the fulfillment you derive from serving the Filipino people, you’ll also enjoy:

  • Job security.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Career growth.
  • Retirement plan.
  • Bonuses and salary increases.

Of course, everyone who has a desire to work for the government goes through a hiring process.

When we talk about Civil service eligibility means you’ve passed the civil service exam.

And if you think this exam is only done for formality, let its dismal passing rate prove to you how difficult it is (at least for the majority of the examinees who end up not passing the exam).

Who is allowed to take the Civil Service Exam?

  • At least 18 years old
  • Not convicted of a crime
  • Bot dismissed from a government position
  • Within the last 3 months haven’t taken the Civil Service Exam of the same level

Who are exempted to take the Civil Service Exam?

  • Barangay Officials (Local Government Code)
    • Including SK Chairman, Barangay Treasurer and Secretary
  • Sanggunian Members (RA 10156)
  • Bar and Board Exam Passers (RA 1080)
  • Honor Graduates (PD 907)
    • Bachelor’s degree graduate with Latin honors
  • Foreign School Honor Graduates (CSC Res. No. 1302714)
    • Bachelor’s degree graduate with Latin honors of a prominent school abroad
  • Electronic Data Processing Specialists (CSC Res. No. 90-083)
    • Passers of National Computer Center on System Analysis and Design, Computer Programming, Java, MS Access and Visual Basic
  • Scientific and Technological Specialist (PD 997)
    • Holders on courses in Natural Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Mathematics and Information and Communication Technology, Environmental Science and Food Science
  • Skills Eligibility (CSC Mc No. 11, s. 1996)
    • Plant Electrician, Automotive Mechanic, Heavy Equipment Operators, Laboratory Technicians, Shrine Curator, Carpenter, Draftsman, Plumber
  • Veterans Preference Eligibility (EO 132 at 790)
    • Philippine Veterans, their wives, and children – plus 10 points on an exam
  • Barangay Nutrition Scholars (PD 1569)
    • minimum of 2 years of service
  • Barangay Health Workers (RA 7883)
    • minimum of 5 years of service

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