Civil Service Application Process | Civil Service Exam Requirements

If you want to succeed in your Civil Service application process and successfully pass the Civil Service Exam, you may follow our guide. The CSC Eligibility in the Philippines is one of the requirements if you want to work in any government offices and agencies such as SSS, DOLE, DOTC, etc., as well as the Philippine National Police.

Every year, there are two batches or two schedules for the Civil Service Exam. You can also apply between two different Civil Service Exams – Professional and Sub-professional. If you are confident that you can take the Professional Exam, you should do so.

Please  take note that the  Civil Service Commission has a quota or limit on the total of examinees in each batch. The application is a first-come-first-serve basis. Therefore, it is best to apply early so that you could avail a slot. The Civil Service Commission will not accept additional applications if they have reached the limit for the number of applications even if the deadline has not elapsed.

Civil Service Exam Application Requirements

  1. You must be a Filipino citizen.
  2. You must be at least 18 years old on the date of filing of application for the exam.
  3. You must have good moral character
  4. You must not have been convicted by final judgement of an offense or crime
  5. You must not have been dishonorably discharged from military service or dismissed for cause from any civilian position in the government.
  6. You must not have taken the same level of CS Exam in less than 3 months (3 months Prohibition Period on taking the same level of exam)
  7. For Submission:
    1. Fully accomplished application form (CS Form No. 100 Revised September 2016).
      You can Download it Here.
      Note: The spaces for “Signature of Applicant” and “Right Thumbmark” on the form should be left blank.  These shall be accomplished in the presence of the CSC processor.
    2. Four (4) copies of identical pictures, and must be:
      • Philippine passport size (4.5 cm x 3.5 cm  or  1.8 inches x 1.4 inches)
      • colored, with white background
      • printed on good quality photo paper
      • in standard close-up shot (from shoulder level up with the head and face occupying at least 80% of the picture and with the name tag position
        at approximately 1 inch or  2.54 cm below the chin);
      • in bare face (with no eyeglasses or any accessories that may cover the facial features);
      • showing left and right ears;
      • taken in full-face view directly facing the camera
      • with neutral facial expression and both eyes open
      • with full and handwritten (not computer-generated) name tag in the format: First Name, Middle Initial, Last Name, and Extension Name, if any
        (e.g. JUAN C. DELA CRUZ, JR.), and signature over printed name
      • taken within the last three (3) months prior to filing of application
    3. Original and photocopy of any valid ID containing applicant’s clear picture, date of birth, signature, and signature of the authorized head of the issuing agency such as Driver’s License, SSS ID, GSIS ID, Philhealth ID, current Company/Office ID, current School ID, Postal ID, BIR ID, Barangay ID, Voter’s ID, Valid Passport, or Police Clearance
      (Note:  Any other ID not included in the list shall NOT be accepted.)-  IDs lacking information, particularly the applicant’s date of birth, should be supported by Birth Certificate issued/authenticated by the National Statistics Office (NSO) or Local Civil Registrar (LCR)

The Civil Service Application Process

  1. Go to Civil Service Commission website at and then download the Civil Service Examination Form – CS Form No. 100 (Revised September 2016)
  2. Fill up the Civil Service Examination Form then submit it to CSC Regional Office (CSCRO) or at any of the concerned CSCRO’s Field Offices, where the applicant intends to take the examination, without affixing signature and thumbprint.
  3. Applicant’s signature and thumbprint should be affixed on the form in the presence of an Action Officer (CSC Regional and Field Offices).
  4. Pay the P500 examination fee at the cashier.
  5. The official receipt with the processed application form must be presented to the Action Officer (CSC Regional and Field Offices).
  6. Wait for the action officer to give the examination receipt slip, other instructions and reminders for the exam.

That’s it. You have successfully undergone the Civil Service application process.


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