Civil Service Exam Coverage 2021 for Professional and SubProfessional

Here is the civil service exam coverage if you are planning to take the career service examination, pen and paper test (cse-ppt) in the Philippines in 2021. These are the topics that you need to study to prepare yourself for the examination.

Passing the civil service exam is one of the requirements before you can work in the government sector. The test will determine if you have the basic analytical skills and the know-how to do the job of a public servant.

Historically, the civil service commission conducts the cse exam two times a year. Based on the 2019 and 2020 schedules. The exam is conducted during the months of March and August. The application period is normally 2 months before the date of the examination. This may vary though for the year 2021.

There are two levels of cse exam ppt. The first is the professional level and the second is the subprofessional level. Depending on your qualifications, you can take either one If you want to work in the public sector.

You need to know the exam coverage so you will have an idea of the topics and academic subjects that you have to study. Preparation is a must to increase your chance of passing the 3 hours 10 minutes long cse-ppt professional level exam, or the 2 hours 40 minutes long subprofessional examination.

The exam questionnaires are in English and Filipino. Most of the topics tested are English and Mathematics. The scope of the exam for the professional level is wider. If compared to the subprofessional level. This means that the preparation for the former is also longer.

Civil Service Exam Coverage for Professional Level

Numerical Ability

  • Basic operations
  • Word problems

Analytical Ability

  • Word Association
  • Identifying assumptions and conclusions
  • Logic
  • Data interpretation

Verbal Ability

  • Grammar and correct usage
  • Vocabulary
  • Paragraph organization
  • Reading comprehension

General Information Items on the following:

  • Philippine constitution
  • Code of Conduct and ethical standards for public officials and employees (RA 6713)
  • Environment management and protection

Civil Service Exam Coverage for Subprofessional Level

Numerical Ability

  • Word problems
  • Basic operations

Clerical Ability

  • Filing
  • Spelling

Verbal Ability

  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar and correct usage
  • Reading comprehension
  • Paragraph organization

General Information Items on the following:

  • Philippine constitution
  • Code of Conduct and ethical standards for public officials and employees (RA 6713)
  • Environment management and protection
civil service exam coverage

source: www.csc.gov.ph

How Many Items are there in the Civil Service Exam?

The total number of exam items for the professional level is 170. It is composed of 150 items for the test proper and 20 items for the personal data of the examinee.

On the other hand, the total number of exam items for the Subprofessional level is 165. 145 of which is allotted for the test proper and the remaining 20 items are for the examinee’s personal data.

How Many Hours is the CSE Exam?

The professional level exam is 3 hours and 10 minutes long. The test proper is usually from 8:00 am to 11:10 am. Meanwhile, the subprofessional level exam is 2 hours and 40 minutes long. The latter usually starts at 8:00 am and ends at 10:40 am.

What is the Passing Score for the Civil Service Exam?

You need to get a minimum rating of 80% for you to pass the cse-ppt. For example, the professional level has 170 questionnaires. This means that you need to get 136 correct items to pass the said exam.

On the other hand, the subprofessional level has a total of 165 questionnaires. To pass this exam, you need to get a score of 132.

How Much is the Exam Fee?

The examination fee for the CSE-PPT is Five Hundred Pesos (Php 500). Regardless of whether you will take the professional or subprofessional level test

Conclusion

Now that you know the topics covered in the civil service exam. You can start preparing for it. My suggestion to you is to make a study schedule. Determine which topic on the list is your weakness and devote longer study time for it.

For example, if you think you are weak with topics like “word problems.” You have to practice answering Math questions related to it.

If you are weak in “vocabulary.” You can read books or newspapers. Use a dictionary to know the meaning of the unfamiliar words that you encounter. Use a thesaurus to find their synonyms.

Make sure to study for months before filing your exam application. In this way, you have enough time to prepare for the exam.

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