CSC Suspends March 15 Civil Service Exams Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak and in compliance to Proclamation No. 922 signed by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) suspends the conduct of the Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) nationwide, until further notice.

The CSC was supposed to conduct the civil service exams on March 15, 2020 in 66 testing locations nationwide but decided to suspend the activity for safety reasons.

With an estimated total of 293,845 individuals registered to take the test across the country, “it is important to suspend the exams as a preemptive health measure to mitigate the rise in the number of COVID-19 cases”. There are an estimated 253,419 individuals who will take the Professional Level of exam while an estimated 40,426 will take the Subprofessional Level.

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Considering the sharp rise in the cases of COVID-19 in the country, the president declared a State of Public Health Emergency throughout the Philippines. He also called on urgent, critical measures to help curtail and eliminate the COVID-19 outbreak.

In response to the president’s directive, the CSC believes that it is best to suspend the tests until further notice. The examinees will still be able to take the test in the future, at no further costs, but the date is still not known.

For questions, clarifications, or more details, examinees are advised to directly call their CSC Regional Offices [click here for complete directory], the Contact Center ng Bayan 165-65 or the CSC’s Public Assistance Center at (02) 8951-2575 or 8951-2576.

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