Here’s the Procedure for Civil Service Exam Application

Civil Service Exam Application refers to the Procedure for reserving a slot in the examination conducted by the Civil Service Commission of the Philippines. Applying for the Civil Service Exam means that a candidate expresses an interest in taking the Civil Service Test.

Aspiring candidates are allowed to apply for the Civil Service Exam either for a written exam (Paper and Pencil Test) or a computerized exam (COMEX). They also have the option to choose between the Professional Level or the Subprofessional Level of the CSC examinations.

Depending on the applicant’s readiness, they must apply for the written exam in March (Batch 1) or August (Batch 2) of the current year. Or apply for the computerized exam which depends on its availability in the CSC’s regional offices.

The Application period for the March schedule is between December of the current year and January of the succeeding year. The Application period for the August Schedule is between May and June of the same year. The Application period for the computerized exam is any time.

How to Apply for the Civil Service Exam Paper and Pencil Test (PPT)

To apply for the civil service exam paper and pencil test, download and fill up the civil service exam form number 100, prepare all the requirements, submit all the requirements to the CSC regional office, and pay the examination fee. Afterward, receive your notice of school assignment.

Step 1: Download and Fill Up the Civil Service Exam Form No. 100

The CS form no. 100 is available at the “Downloads” link located on the navigation bar of the CSC website.

Step 2: Prepare all the Requirements

The requirements that you need to prepare are 4 pcs recent and identical ID pictures, valid IDs, birth certificate (if the IDs do not show your date of birth), certificate of retention (for dual citizenship), and funds for payment of your exam.

Step 3: Submit the CS Form Number 100 and the Requirements to the CSC Regional Office

To find the list of regional offices and field offices, go to the “Regional Offices” link located at the navigation bar of the CSC website.

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Step 4: Pay the Examination Fee

Pay the 500 pesos testing fee at the regional office or field office where you will apply for your civil service exam.

Step 5: Receive the Online Notice of School Assignment (ONSA) through text, or email

Access the CSC website to verify your Online Notice of School Assignment (ONSA). If you still haven’t gotten your ONSA one week before your exam, visit the CSC regional office or field offices and inquire about it.

Step 6: Take the test on your scheduled examination date

Visit the location of the testing center (school assignment) 1 day before the exam to become familiar with its location.

If you fail to take the exam on your scheduled exam day, your fee and slot will be forfeited.

How to Apply for the Civil Service Exam Online

To apply for the Civil Service Exam Online, register for an account on the CSC COMEX website, reserve an exam slot, confirm your slot at the CSC testing center, and take the actual CSC COMEX exam.

Step 1: Register for an Account on the CSC COMEX Website

Visit www.csc.comex.gov.ph then go to “Sign Up Now” to register for a CSC account. In the given spaces, provide a valid username, password, and email address.

Select your date of birth in terms of month, day, and year. Afterward, tick yes or no if you are Filipino.

Provide also in the given space your personal information, educational attainment, employment status, eligibility, and other information being asked.

step 1 register for csc comex account

Step 2: Reserve an Examination Slot Online

Login to your COMEX account. The drop-down menu will show up, go to “My Exam Schedule.” Visit the “Examination Schedules” tab located in the upper left portion of the website to view the exam types and schedules.

View the details such as the examination date, testing centers, and personal appearance date. Verify if the schedule is good for you. Afterward, hit the “Reserve a Slot” button.

Step 3: Confirm your Slot at the CSC Testing Center

Go to the testing center based on the indicated “Personal Appearance Date.” The staff in the testing center will verify your identity in accordance with the information that you provide on your COMEX account.

Moreover, the staff will also take your photo, biometrics, and your digital signature. In this part, you also have to pay your examination fee of 680 pesos. Bring at least 2 valid identification cards containing your complete name, date of birth, and contact numbers.

Step 4: Take the Actual CSC COMEX Exam

This is the part where you need to go to the testing center on the scheduled date of your examination to take the actual CSC computerized test.

Step 5: Access the Exam Results Online

After a week, the results for the COMEX will be released. To view your exam results online go to www.comex.csc.gov.ph

What is the Scope of the Civil Service Exam?

The scope of the civil service exam is clerical ability, numerical ability, analytical ability, verbal ability, and general information about the Philippine Constitution, Code of Conduct, and Environmental Management and Protection.

Who is Eligible to Take the Civil Service PPT and COMEX Examination

  • A Filipino citizen who is at least 18 years old during the filing of his/her CSC exam application
  • Should have a good moral character and no criminal record involving moral turpitude
  • Has not been dismissed from a government position or dishonorably discharged from military service
  • Must not take the same Civil Service Exam level in the last 3 months before the scheduled exam date

What is the Dress Code when Applying for the CSC Exam?

Wear decent attire during the filing of your CSC exam application and on the examination day. Do not wear a sleeveless blouse or shirt, do not wear shorts, and do not come wearing slippers.

What should I bring on the day of the examination?

You should bring the following on the day of your examination: a copy of your Notice of School Assignment and or your application receipt, the same valid ID that you presented to the regional center during the filing of your exam application, and a black ballpen. No ID no exam policy.

What are the Requirements for Civil Service Exam Application

1. Properly filled out CS Form No. 100
2. 4 pcs identical ID pictures that meet the specifications set by the CSC
3. Original and Photocopy of valid IDs. These IDs should contain the applicant’s name, signature, date of birth, and clear photo.
4. For applicants with dual citizenship in accordance with R.A. 9225, the original and photocopy of the certificate of retention/re-acquisition of Philippine Citizenship from the Bureau of Immigration.
5. Bring funds for payment of the exam fee which is 680.00 pesos for those taking the CSC COMEX, and 500.00 pesos for those taking the CSE paper and pencil test (PPT).

How many times can I take the Civil Service Exam?

There is no limit on the number of times you can take the Civil Service Exam. You are allowed to take the exam once every 6 months for CSC professional level, and once every 3 months for CSC Subprofessional level.

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