Civil Service Exam 2024 CSE Application and Schedule

The Civil Service Exam 2024 application is open to apply for all eligible Filipinos. Recently, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) of the Philippines has announced the exam dates and application period for Civil Service Exam Pen and Paper Test (PPT) for CY 2024.

Civil Service Exam 2024
Civil Service Exam 2024

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Civil Service Exam 2024

The Civil Service Exam is a test that helps Filipinos to obtain Government Jobs in the Philippines. This test is conducted twice a year by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) of the Philippines.

The Civil Service Exam is also known as Career Service Exam. Many Filipinos dream of obtaining a Government Job because of Job stability, competitive pay and retirement benefits. Hence, to obtain a Government Job in the Philippines, one must pass the Civil Service Exam.

On October 11, 2023, the Civil Service Commission announced the examination schedule for Civil Service Exam 2024. Continue reading, to get detailed information on civil service application timeline and exam schedule.

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Civil Service Exam Application Timeline and Schedule

The Civil Service Exam Pen and Paper Test (PPT) Application Timeline and Exam Schedule for CY 2024 is as follows:

Career Service Examination for Foreign Service Officer (CSE-FSO)

  • Exam Date: Jan 28, 2024
  • Title of Examination: CSE-FSO
  • Issuance Date of Exam Announcement: c/o DFA-BFSE (Department of Foreign Affairs- Board of Foreign Service Examinations)
  • Application Starts From: Sep 18, 2023
  • Application Deadline Date: Oct 20, 2023
  • Test Results Date: March 10, 2024

Career Service Examination Professional and Sub-Professional levels*

  • Exam Date: March 3, 2024
  • Title of Examination: CSE Professional and Sub-Professional levels
  • Issuance Date of Exam Announcement: Oct 30, 2023
  • Application Starts From: Nov 20, 2023
  • Application Deadline Date: Jan 3, 2024
  • Test Results Date: May 12, 2024

FOE / POE / BCLTE – Fire Officer Examination / Penology Officer Examination / Basic Competency on Local Treasury Examination

  • Exam Date: June 2, 2024
  • Title of Examination: FOE / POE / BCLTE
  • Issuance Date of Exam Announcement: Feb 12, 2024
  • Application Starts From: March 4, 2023
  • Application Deadline Date: April 3, 2024
  • Test Results Date: July 14, 2024

CSE Professional and Sub-Professional levels

  • Exam Date: Aug 11, 2024
  • Title of Examination: CSE Professional and Sub-Professional levels
  • Issuance Date of Exam Announcement: April 22, 2024
  • Application Starts From: May 13, 2024
  • Application Deadline Date: June 13, 2024
  • Test Results Date: Oct 20, 2024

*with limited acceptance of applications for the period 16-27 December 2023 to be managed by the CSC Regional / Field Offices to give way to the preparation and submission of year-end reports and project / program evaluation reports, and other year-end official activities.

Separate Exam Announcements

The CSC announcement also included that “Except for the CSE-FSO, the CSC shall issue individual or separate examination announcements three (3) weeks before the start of each application period as indicated above. The announcement shall contain detailed information on the following areas:

  • Scope of examination;
  • Passing grade;
  • Testing centers;
  • Qualification/Admission requirements;
  • Application/Documentary requirements;
  • Where to get the application form and how to file the application;
  • Target release of test results; and
  • Resulting civil service eligibility.

Civil Service Exam Requirements

Following is the general requirements to apply for CSE 2024:

  • The applicant is a Filipino citizen 
  • He or She must at least be 18 years old 
  • Has no criminal record
  • Has no dismissal record from military or government service
  • The applicant has not taken the same-level exam within the last three months before the exam date

How to Apply for Civil Service Exam 2024

To apply for Civil Service Exam and for more information on qualifications and required documents, please visit the nearest CSC Regional Offices (RO) and/or Field Offices (FO).

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the civil service exam for?

Civil Service Exam is a test that helps Filipinos to get government jobs in the Philippines. This is an aptitude test conducted twice a year by the Civil Service Commission to ensure eligible Filipinos obtain Jobs in Government.

How to apply for civil service exam 2024?

To apply for Civil Service Examination 2024-2025, you may visit the nearest CSC Regional Offices (RO) and/or Field Offices (FO). There, you will receive complete details on qualifications, requirements and application process.

Who is eligible for civil service exam?

To be eligible for CSE, one must fulfil the following eligibility criteria:

1. The applicant is a Filipino citizen
2. He or She must at least be 18 years old 
3. Has no criminal record
4. Has no dismissal record from military or government service
5. The applicant has not taken the same-level exam within the last three months before the exam date

What is the passing score in civil service exam?

The minimum passing score in civil service test is 80%.

Is civil service exam hard?

The passing percentage for civil service exam is 80%. If you are good at studies and are a merit student, then the cse test is not that hard.

Civil Service Exam Schedule 2024

The CSE exam schedule for 2024-2025 is:

1. CSE-FSO – Jan 28, 2024
2. CSE Professional and Sub-Professional levels – March 3, 2024
3. FOE / POE / BCLTE – June 2, 2024
4. CSE Professional and Sub-Professional levels – Aug 11, 2024


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[Source: CSC]