The Civil Service Commission (CSC) made revisions in the Civil Service Examinations to change the Paper-and-Pencil Test to Paper-and-Pen Test. Most people did not notice the changes, especially because the name format is close to the original and the abbreviation of the test (CSE-PPT) remained the same.
In line with the revisions in the test, the Commission also released a revised application form in 2016. Known as the CS Form No. 100 (Revised September 2016), the form is used by all applicants so they can take the test.
Take note of the following guidelines in filling out the application form:
Only apply if you are qualified to take the test.
Otherwise, you will just be wasting your time and money because your application will only be rejected. If this was overlooked, you might lose your eligibility if it was later discovered that you were not qualified when you took the test.
See also: Civil Service Examination Schedule, Qualifications, and Requirements (2020)
Note: “Applicants with pending administrative and/or criminal cases may take the examination and shall be conferred the eligibility if they successfully pass the same. However, this is without prejudice to the outcome of their pending cases. If they are found guilty, their eligibility shall be forfeited based on the penalties stated in the decision and under existing Civil Service Law and Rules.”
Study the Civil Service Application Form before writing anything.
As you can see in the application form available for download on this page, there are shaded portions that are to be filled out by the CSC Processor. Make sure to leave these portions blank.
Fill out the form completely and honestly.
Again, any form of dishonesty or misrepresentation is strictly prohibited and could lead to the cancellation of the person’s eligibility.
Note: Spaces for Signature/Printed Name and Right Thumbmark of the applicant should be left blank. These shall only be accomplished in the presence of the Administering Officer/CSC Processor.