A total of 148,312 individuals are expected to take the Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) and the Intermediate Competency on Local Treasury Examination (ICLTE) on Sunday, 7 August 2022, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced. 

The CSE-Professional test will be taken by 125,640 examinees or 84.96% of the total number of examinees, while the rest will take the Subprofessional level in 67 testing centers nationwide. Meanwhile, 435 examinees will be administered with the Intermediate Competency on Local Treasury Examination (ICLTE). 

“We have to work together in taking the necessary precautions to avoid the risk of COVID-19 infection in our testing centers.” 

“We urge all examinees to read Examination Announcements No. 10 and 11 which are all ready posted on the CSC’s website for all the important reminders as well as to access the required health declaration forms. We have to work together in taking the necessary precautions to avoid the risk of COVID-19 infection in our testing centers,” Chairperson Karlo Nograles appealed. 

Nograles clarified that those without face shields on exam day shall not be denied entry to the testing venue.

“Examiners/test administrators and examinees alike who prefer to use face shield as an added protection against COVID-19 may do so.” 

He, however, added that: “Examiners/test administrators and examinees alike who prefer to use face shield as an added protection against COVID-19 may do so.” 

On the other hand, it is emphasized that, as part of the implementation of minimum public health standards, the wearing of face mask by both examiners/test administrators and examinees shall be strictly required and observed at all times, except in the following conditions:

(i) during admission when examinees shall be asked by the admitting room examiner to temporarily remove their face mask to check, establish and ensure the identity of the examinee, with the examinee wearing back the face mask as soon as identity has been established; and

(ii) when drinking/taking snacks which shall be done outside the testing room upon request and approval by the room examiner.  

As previously implemented, the upcoming exams will also strictly observe the “No ID, No Exam” policy. Examinees must present a valid ID card on examination day, preferably the same ID card presented during the filing of the application.

If the ID card is different from the one presented during the filing of the application, the examinee must present ANY of the following accepted ID cards, which must be valid (not expired)—Driver’s License/Temporary Driver’s License (LTO O.R. must be presented together with old Driver’s License; O.R. alone is not allowed)/Student Driver’s Permit; Passport; PRC License; SSS ID; GSIS ID (UMID); Voter’s ID/Voter’s Certification; BIR/Taxpayer’s ID (ATM type/TIN card type with picture); PhilHealth ID (must have the bearer’s name, clear picture, signature, and PhilHealth number); Company/Office ID; School ID; Police Clearance/Police Clearance Certificate; Postal ID; Barangay ID; NBI Clearance; Seaman’s Book; HDMF Transaction ID; PWD ID; Solo Parent ID; or Senior Citizen’s ID. The PhilID Card issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority may also be accepted as valid ID card for civil service exam. 

The CSC also requires vaccinated examinees to present the original or a digital copy of their vaccination card/proof of full vaccination, such as the VaxCert; while those unvaccinated or partially vaccinated must present a negative RT-PCR, saliva, or antigen test result. Fully vaccinated individuals coming from local government units requiring RT-PCR, saliva, or antigen testing must also present a negative result. 

“The CSC has put in place, upon consultation with the IATF, several health and safety protocols to protect the examinees, as well as the proctors and examiners, against COVID-19. We appeal for everyone’s cooperation to ensure the safe and successful conduct of the upcoming CSE Professional and Subprofessional exams,” Nograles said. 


The CSC said that examinees must submit a Health Declaration Form pre-accomplished not earlier than one day or within 24 hours prior to exam day. The space for the temperature reading must be left blank as thermal scanning will be done at the main entrance of the school/testing venue on exam day. 

Examinees who were not able to submit a Certificate of Consent during the filing of application must also bring one on exam day. 

The CSC further stated that only black ball pen may be used in answering the test, and that examinees shall not be allowed to share or borrow ball pens as a health precaution. 

Examinees may opt to bring alcohol or hand sanitizer that is not more than 100 mL in size, as well as candies or biscuits and water. However, drinking will only be allowed outside the testing room, upon the approval of the Room Examiner. 

Examinees’ testing venue or school assignment for the 7 August CSE-PPT for Professional and Subprofessional levels may be generated using the Online Notice of School Assignment or ONSA found in the CSC website at

To use ONSA, examinees should encode/fill in the required data in the corresponding data fields accurately, following the indicated format. Examinees may opt to print the generated Notice of School Assignment for their personal reference, but it is not mandatory for entering the testing venue. 

If examinees cannot access the ONSA or still do not know their school assignment, they are advised to inquire directly with the CSC Regional/Field Office concerned. 

Examinees should be at the testing venue not later than 6:30 a.m., or as required by the CSC Regional/Field Office concerned. 

If feasible, they are advised to visit or conduct an ocular inspection of their assigned school/testing venue at least one day before the exam to be familiar with the location, available means of public transport, and the amount of travel time needed considering the traffic situation. 

The CSC urged examinees to read and fully understand the “Examinee’s Guide in Taking CSE-PPT”, which is also available through the ONSA to be familiar with the whole examination process.

The complete text of Examination Advisory No. 10 and 11, s. 2022 may be accessed from the CSC website at



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