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March 2018 Civil Service Exam Results

MANILA, Philippines - On May 16, 2018, within 60 days of the exam date, examination results for the civil service exam, CSE-PPT were officially released on the Civil Service Commission (CSC) website. The Civil Service Exam - Pen and Paper Test were administered by the Civil Service Commission on March 18, 2018. It has been announced that 4,573 passed the Subprofessional level in addition to the 25,633 who passed the Professional level.

SubProfessional certificates are required to hold clerical levels of government positions while Professional certificates are needed to be appointed to second level, or technical, government positions along with a Bachelor's degree. Both Sub Professional and Professional exams cover the topics of numerical ability, verbal ability, and general information. However, SubProfessional exams cover clerical ability such as filing and spelling while professional exams cover analytical ability including word association, logic, and data interpretation. The CSC exam for Professional level was made up of 170 questions and lasted 3 hours and 10 minutes. The Subprofessional CSC exam covered 165 items over the course of 2 hours and 40 minutes.

Individuals who pass the exam should contact the CSC regional office for information about the availability of their CoE, or, Certificate of Eligibility. According to the CSC, examinees must obtain a rating of at least 80%. For the August 2017 exam, 11.07% of test takers passed the Professional exam while 10.39% passed the SubProfessional exam. Overall, 10.98% of examinees passed. This is the lowest passing rate in recent history. In March 2017, the passing rate was 11.42%. In October 2016, 11.3% of candidates passed. In April 2016, 11% of candidates passed and in October 2015, 11.02% of examinees passed the exam. The highest recent scores were achieved are 92.45% on the Professional exam and 88.87% on the Subprofessional exam in March 2017.

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