Cheating in the Civil Service Exam is Strictly Prohibited

According to the Civil Service Commission (CSC), any form of cheating in any civil service examination has been declared criminally and administratively punishable by law under Republic Act No. 9416. The commission added that they employ highly reliable systems and measures to detect any form of cheating during the Civil Service Exam.

The forms of cheating in the Civil Service Exam are as follows:
1. Use of crib sheets or kodigo containing codes in any form (written on any material or in digital form)
2. Impersonation
3. Employing a “poste” or a person inside or outside of the examination room who may or may not be an examinee but provides examinees with answers
4. Collusion of whatever nature between examinees and examination personnel
5. Examine number switching
6. Such other acts of similar nature which facilitate the passing of examination, including possession and/or use of fake Certificate of Eligibility

What’s the passing grade in the Civil Service Exam?
- To pass the test, an examinee should get a general rating of at least 80.00.

When will the test results and list of passers released?
- The list of passers shall be uploaded and posted on the official website of the Civil Service Commission within sixty (60) days after the examination. Only the list of passers uploaded and posted on the CSC website is official. The CSC does not recognize and is not liable for any other postings on any other websites that are not affiliated with, or are engaged in the unauthorized use of the name of the CSC. Examinees can generate and check their examination rating through the OCSERGS or Online Civil Service Examination Result Generation System which can also be accessed through the CSC website. Generation of examination rating through OCSERGS shall be available approximately fifteen (15) days after the posting of the list of passers, or as indicated in the corresponding issuance/advisory.

When is the issuance of certification of eligibility to passers?
- Passers shall be issued a certification of eligibility printed on CSC letterhead, free of charge. You aren’t going to pay a single centavo. Passers must personally claim their certification. Representatives and proxies are not allowed to claim the certification. For this matter, passers who have moved to or are based in another region, or in remote areas within the region, may personally claim their certification of eligibility at the CSC Regional or Field Office (conduit CSC RO/FO) nearest their present place of residence or work, upon written request. Claiming of certification shall be available approximately one (1) month after the posting of the list of passers, or as indicated in the corresponding issuance or advisory. Nevertheless, passers should verify first if their certification is already available before going to the CSC Regional or Field Office. Contact numbers of the CSC Regional and Field Offices may be accessed at the CSC website.

What are the requirements in claiming your Civil Service Exam certification of eligibility?
- You have to present a valid ID and an application receipt with CSC Official Receipt (if available). The ID you present should preferably the same ID card presented during filing of application even if already expired by the time/date of claiming. If the ID card to be presented for claiming is different from the ID card presented during filing of application, the examinee must present any of the other accepted ID cards by the commission. This time, the card should not have expired.

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If you’ve passed the Civil Service Exam, now what?
- The civil service eligibility resulting from passing the CSE (Professional) shall be called Career Service Professional Eligibility. It is a second level eligibility appropriate for both first level (clerical) and second level (technical) positions in the government that do not involve practice of profession and are not covered by special or other laws. The civil service eligibility resulting from passing the CSE (SubProfessional) shall be called Career Service SubProfessional Eligibility. It is a first level eligibility appropriate only for first level (clerical) positions in the government that do not involve practice of profession and are not covered by special or other laws.








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