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5,607 pass career service exams

Butuan City (23 February) -- A total of 5,607 examinees passed the career service examinations conducted nationwide last November 16, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) reported.

Said number comprises 9.99% of the 56,141 hopefuls who took the exam. Of the said figure, 4,012 passed the Professional test while 1,595 passed the Sub-Professional test.

Passers of the Professional exam shall be conferred Career Service Professional Eligibility needed for appointment to professional, technical and scientific positions in government. On the other hand, those who hurdled the Sub-professional test shall be conferred the corresponding eligibility for clerical, trades, crafts and custodial service positions in government.

The CSC said that eligibility is one of the four qualification standards (QS) for permanent appointment to a career service position in government. The three others are education, experience, and training.

Cream of the crop

The top 10 passers of the Professional exam are: Ena Angelica C. Luga (CAR), 84.00; Elizabeth Joy M. Sadiarin (NCR), 83.83; Christian P. Umali (S. Tagalog), 83.76; Vijay D. Lalangan (Ilocos), 83.66; Rose Ann B. Ronato (E. Visayas), 83.63; Alvin I.S. Juan (C. Luzon), 83.59; Gabriel Enrique H. Limson (NCR), 83.56; Arlene C. Basinang (SOCCSKSARGEN), 83.50; Patrick Brian L. Tan (NCR), 83.49; and Victoria Raye P. Alberto (NCR), 83.48.

In terms of regional performance, the National Capital Region got the highest passing rate at 13.84% or 1,034 passers out of 7,473 examinees. The Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) followed closely with 13.53% passing rate. Placing third is Davao Region with a passing rate of 9.9%.

Meanwhile, Edgar Manuel A. Aureus from the Bicol Region topped the Sub-Professional level with a rating of 93.46. Others who made it to the top 10 are: Glenn C. Hufancia (Ilocos), 93.19; Jefferson J. Vinoya (Cagayan Valley), 92.35; Argie G. Suboc (W. Visayas), 92.07; Sherwin M. Orbon (Bicol), 91.58; Anna Katrina A. Ty (Bicol), 91.55; Ritta Dianne G. Ramos (C. Luzon), 91.31; Alaine G. Revote (NCR), 90.98; Marielle B. Lunas (Bicol), 90.88; and Jeross R. Aguilar (Bicol), 90.76.

Beating other regions in overall performance in the Sub-Professional level was CAR with a passing rate of 17.1% or 73 passers out of 427 examinees. The Bicol Region landed second with a 17.08% passing rate or 117 passers out of 685 examinees. Ilocos Region, NCR and Davao Region likewise fared well with passing rates of 15.79%, 15.7%, and 15.1%, respectively.

Profile of new eligibles

Majority of passers for both examination levels (3,095) were unemployed. A total of 1,267 passers came from the private sector and 969 from the government. Some 165 were self-employed.

The new Professional eligibles prefer work in the areas of research/report writing, management and audit analysis, accounting, human resource development, and project planning/management. On the other hand, the Sub-professional eligibles prefer typing, data/document control, encoding, computer operation, general clerical, printing, and property custodial.

In terms of gender, 63% or 3,534 passers were female, 2,070 were male, and 23 provided invalid data. The passers were relatively young, with 68% or 3,810 falling under the 18-24 age bracket and 1,312 under the 25-31 age bracket.

The complete list of successful examinees of the November 16, 2008 career service Professional and Sub-Professional examinations may be accessed at the CSC website at

Passers are advised to coordinate with the CSC Regional Office concerned on the requirements and procedure in claiming their Certificates of Eligibility (COE). Meanwhile, those who failed may secure a copy of their Reports of Rating also through the CSC website. (CSC-13/ PIA-Caraga) [top]

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