How to Know Online School and Room Assignment (ONSA) for Civil Service Exams (Step-by-Step Guide)

Are you ready to take the Civil Service Exams?

Have you already submitted your applications for the exams for the correct level you needed, whether sub-professional or professional?

After you’ve accomplished everything and paid the corresponding fees, you are now ready to take the exams. We assume you’ve already reviewed as well.

But before you can actually head to the testing center, Civil Service Exam takers must accomplish one more thing: generating your room assignment for your test.

Many years ago, the Civil Service Commission (CSC), applicants had to go to the nearest CSC office to check the testing center and room number.

This time, however, the process has been simplified. You no longer have to visit the CSC office or wait for your notice to arrive, because this could be done online.

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Online School and Room Assignment (ONSA) for Civil Service Exams

Here’s a step-by-step guide to generating and checking your room assignment for the civil service exams:

  1. Head over to the official website of the CSC [] to generate the Online Notice of School Assignment (ONSA) or this link:
  2. If the link is offline, then this mostly likely means there are no upcoming schedules yet. Check from time to time until the link becomes online. The link is usually available about 2 weeks before your scheduled exam.
  3. Read the instructions carefully and properly fill out the form with your personal details.
  4. When you reach the part that requires you to put your middle initial, online put the letter in. Make sure you don’t put periods in this portion. For example, you only need S for Santos and DJ for De Jesus.
  5. In the blank for birthday, put in your birthdate in the following format: MM/DD/YYYY.
  6. Check the form to ensure the data you typed in are correct, including the test you need to take.
  7. Click the button to generate your room assignment.
  8. Print out the ONSA and bring this on your exam date.
  9. Should there be problems in the generation of your ONSA, make sure to verify your room assignment and schedule at the nearest CSC Regional/Field Office concerned at least 1 week before the exam date.

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