CSC Announces July 2021 Civil Service Exam Schedule, Requirements

The CSC (Civil Service Commission) recently announced the July 2021 schedule for the CSE-PPT (Career Service Examination, Pen and Paper Test) for both the Professional and Sub-Professional levels.

CSC Announces July 2021 Civil Service Exam

Due to COVID-19 quarantine restrictions, however, the tests are only available for select areas, particularly in some Visayas and Mindanao testing centers.

Limited Testing Centers for 2021 Civil Service Exams

The civil service exam is set to be held on July 18, 2021, only at the following areas:

Region VI

  • Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
  • Kalibo, Aklan
  • Iloilo City
  • Jordan, Guimaras
  • Roxas City
  • San Jose, Antique

Region VII

  • Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental
  • Tagbilaran City, Bohol
  • Siquijor

Region IX

  • Pagadian City
  • Dipolog City
  • Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay

Region XII

  • Koronadal City
  • General Santos City


  • Bongao, Tawi-Tawi

Take note that the application period starts from May 14, 2021 and ends on June 3, 2021 (deadline).

Moreover, slots are limited for each testing center!

Applications will be received on a first-come, first served basis. The CSC Regional/Field Office will stop receiving applications once the target number/limit is reached.

So, make sure that you don’t wait until the deadline to file your application.

Since this will be the first civil service exam since the COVID-19 pandemic started, slots might get filled out quickly!

Application Requirements

  • Fully accomplished Application Form (make sure you filled out CS Form No. 100, Revised September 2016; you can download this from the CSC website or given free at any CSC Regional/Field Office)
  • Four (4) pieces of identical ID pictures with detailed specifications
  • Original and photocopy of valid IDs that are not expired on the date of filing of the application
  • Payment of examination fee worth Php500.00

If your valid ID doesn’t have your birthday printed on the card, you’ll have to present an original and photocopy of your birth certificate issued by the PSA (Philippine Statistics Authority) or the LSA (Local Civil Registrar).

Applicants holding dual citizenship under R.A. 9225 need to submit an original and photocopy of the IC (Identification Certificate) issued by the BI (Bureau of Immigration).

How to Apply Civil Service Exam

Submit all your requirements at a CSC Regional/Field Office listed above. Make sure it will also be the CSC Regional/Field Office where you plan on taking the test.

You may still file a request for transfer of testing center within 5 days after submitting your application but such a request will not be accepted after that period.

Once your application is processed, you’ll know your school assignment (place of examination) through the ONSA (Online Notice of School Assignment) approximately two weeks before examination or at the CSC Regional/Field Office concerned one week before the examination day.