Wednesday, February 4, 2015

CSC sets dates of 5 eligibility exams

LEGAZPI CITY, Feb. 3 (PNA) -- Five civil service written examinations will be conducted nationwide this year by the Civil Service Commission (CSC).

Included in the schedule is the Penology Officer Examination (POE) which establishes a register of eligible individuals who may be appointed to second-level posts at the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) and other functionally-related agencies.

It is administered in collaboration with the BJMP.

The deadline of application will be on Feb, 20 while the test will be conducted on March 22, the CSC said.

The agency will also conduct the Career Service Examination for Foreign Service Officer (CSE-FSO) in coordination with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Aug. 16.

It is both an eligibility exam for government service and a qualifying test for the five-part Foreign Service Officer Examination administered by DFA, the CSC said.

Another examination lined up is the Fire Officer Examination (FOE) to be conducted on Aug. 16 and the application period is from April 6 to June 17.

The CSC administers the FOE in coordination with the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP).

The FOE announcement will be issued and posted in the CSC website by March, the CSC added.

Meanwhile, the Career Service Examination Paper-and-Pencil Test (CSE-PPT) for Sub-Professional and Professional levels are scheduled on May 3 and Oct. 18, respectively.

The CSE is a general ability test designed to measure an individual’s preparedness to enter government service and examinees who passed the exam are entitled to either a professional or sub-professional career service eligibility.

This eligibility is one of the basic requirements for permanent appointment to career positions in government, except for positions that involve the practice of profession or are covered by special laws, the agency said.

Filing of application is now open for the first schedule of CSE-PPT and will close on March 12.

“There is no more limit in taking the career service examinations, thus, an individual may continuously take the exams regardless of the number of times failed, provided that the examinee takes the same level of examination once in every three months,” the CSC said.

“Applications should be filed at the CSC Regional Office (CSCRO) or at any of the concerned CSCRO’s Field Offices where applicants intend to take the examination on a ‘first come, first served’ basis and may be closed anytime before the deadline if the CSC Regional/Field Office has already reached the target number of applicants,” the agency added. (PNA) SCS/FGS/BQL/CBD/PJN