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6,334 pass civil service exams

Butuan City (24 March) -- Career Service Examinations held November 15 last year yielded a total of 6,334 passers, representing 10.15% of the 62,389 individuals who took the examinations, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) reported.

Of the said figure, 4,681 passed the Professional Examination level, and the remaining 1,653 the Sub-Professional level, representing 9.25% and 14.01%, respectively, of the total number of examinees for each level of the career service examination.

They will be conferred the Professional and Sub-Professional Eligibility, respectively, which may qualify them for permanent appointment to vacant positions in the government career service, provided they also meet the education, experience and training requirements of the position being applied for.

According to the CSC, collective figures show that the National Capital Region (NCR) got the highest passing rate at 14.92% or 1,669 out of 11,186 examinees. Other top performing regions of the country in terms of passing rate include Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) at 13.83%, Region VII (Central Visayas) at 11.64%, Region III (Central Luzon) at 11.12%, and Region IV (Southern Tagalog) at 10.59%.

Further, the CSC reported that the highest passing rate of 14.45% or 1,244 passers out of 8,611 examinees for the Professional level was posted by the NCR. For the Sub-Professional level, the CAR emerged with the highest passing rate from among the regions, registering a passing rate of 20% or 99 out of 495 examinees.

The new Professional and Sub-Professional eligibles are advised to coordinate with the CSC Regional Office in their area on the requirements and procedure for claiming their Certificate of Eligibility (COE).

Meanwhile, those who failed may secure a copy of their Report of Rating also through the CSC website. Should they be interested in taking the test again, they may apply for the Career Service Examination-Paper and Pencil Test (CSE-PPT) which will be conducted on April 25, 2010. CSC Regional and Field Offices nationwide are accepting examination applications only until March 10. Interested applicants are advised to visit the CSC website for the application form, requirements, filing procedure, and other information regarding the April 25 CSE-PPT.

The CSC, however, reminds retakers of the rule on the frequency of taking the Career Service Examination, which is once every three months and up to four times only for the same level of examination, regardless of the mode (Paper and Pencil Test or Computer Assisted Test). Those who have failed the same level of examination for four times can only apply for the same level after two years from the date the fourth failed examination was taken. For example, an applicant who has failed the Professional test for four times already, the last of which was taken in November 15, 2009, may only retake the same level of exam from November 15, 2011 and beyond.

The CSC clarified that the frequency rule does not apply between and across the two levels of the examination, meaning, should an individual meet the limit of frequency rule for the Professional level, he/she can still take the Sub-Professional level and vice versa.

The complete list of passers of the November 15, 2009 Career Service Professional and Sub-Professional Examinations can be accessed at the CSC website at (CSC-13/ PIA-Caraga) [top]

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