Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Review 12

This is the twelfth part of the Civil Service Vocabulary Review series of Ph Civil Service Reviewer. In this series, we discuss the words that commonly appear in English vocabulary examinations. The other parts of this series can be found in this blog’s English page.
1. Abate – verb.
lessen, decrease, reduce, subside

Example: Mario waited for the storm to abate before leaving the town.

2. Bilk – verb
to defraud, cheat, to illegally obtain money by deception

Example: A case was filed against the previous treasurer for bilking the company.

3. Chagrin – noun
distressed or humiliated, disappointment

Example: Justin felt nothing but chagrin after being rejected by his crush.

4. Dank – adjective
clammy, musty, unpleasantly moist or humid

Example: Being stuck on the middle of a dank rain forest was the worst experience for me.

5. Emulate – verb
copy, imitate

Example: One of the judges at the pageant says that they’re going to choose the one who’s worth emulating.

6. Filch – verb
steal (esp. something of small value)

Example: Mrs. Miller’s kids were scolded for filching their neighbors’ guavas.

7. Garrulous – adjective
excessively talkative, chatty, loquacious, wordy

Example: Aunt Nanette is the most garrulous lady I’ve ever known. She can speak for hours without getting tired.

8. Humdrum – adjective
monotonous, dull, boring

Example: Nestor quit his job because of his humdrum work routine.

9. Incessant – adjective
uninterrupted, continuing without pause

Example: The incessant flow of blood was from her would was the reason of her death.

10. Jaunt – noun
short journey, trip

Example: Last week, we had a quick jaunt to Baguio.

PCSR Civil Service Exam Review Guide 11

After learning age problems in PCSR Review Guide 10, let us now learn motion problems. Motion problems are problems that deal with distance, rate, and time. Watch the videos below and read the articles. From Wednesday to Saturday this week, I will post 10-15 practice problems.

PART I: MATH
A. Videos

  1. Introduction to Motion Problems
  2. How to Solve Motion Problems Part 1
  3. How to Solve Motion Problems Part 2
  4. How to Solve Motion Problems Part 3
  5. How to Solve Motion Problems Part 4
  6. How to Solve Motion Problems Part 5

B. Articles

  1. Introduction to Motion Problems
  2. How to Solve Motion Problems Part 1
  3. How to Solve Motion Problems Part 2
  4. How to Solve Motion Problems Part 3
  5. How to Solve Motion Problems Part 4

Part II: ENGLISH

A. Vocabulary

Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Review 10

B. Grammar

B.1A Subject-verb agreement Practice Test
B.1B Subject-verb agreement Answers

B.2A Grammar and Correct Usage Practice Test
B.2B Grammar and Correct Usage Answers

 

PCSR Civil Service Exam Review Guide 10

After learning how to solve number problems, let’s learn how to solve age problems. Watch the videos below and read the articles. Then, we will have exercise later.

PART I: MATH

A. Videos (These videos are in Taglish and the links point to Youtube).

How to Solve Age Problems Part 1
How to Solve Age Problems Part 2
How to Solve Age Problems Part 3
How to Solve Age Problems Part 4
How to Solve Age Problems Part 5
How to Solve Age Problems Part 6
How to Solve Age Problems Part 7
How to Solve Age Problems Part 8

B. Articles

How to Solve Age Problems Series
How to Solve Age Problems Part 1
How to Solve Age Problems Part 2
How to Solve Age Problems Part 3

C. Exercises

Practice Exercises
Solutions to Practice Exercises

Part II ENGLISH

A. Vocabulary

Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Review 9

B. Reading Comprehension

7 Tips in Answering Reading Comprehension Questions

For those who are searching the Review Guides 1 to 9, you can find them here.

Tips and Tricks in Answering Word Analogy Questions Part 1

Analogy is one of the types of questions that is always included in the Civil Service Examination, both professional and sub-professional. This type of question is one of the trickiest questions in English. In this post, we are going to discuss some of the tips that you can use in answering this type of question.

Before discussing the first tip, you should note that there are two types of word analogy. The first one is called single-word analogy and the second is called double-word analogy. Here are some examples.

Single Word Analogy

_____: king :: bench : judge
a. queen
b. court
c. throne
d. knight

Double Word Analogy

prize : contestant::

a. trophy: presenter
b. diploma: principal
c. medal: runner
d. book: author
e. mortgage: lender

Do you know the answers to the questions above?

Now, let us proceed to the tips in answering analogy questions.

Tip 1: Take note of the relationships among the words.

It is important to know the relationship among words and their particular order as shown in the next example.

petal: flower

A. hands: nail
B. car: road
C. monitor: computer
D. daughter: mother

The relationship above is an example of a part to whole relationship. In the question, petal is a part of a flower. Petal is also a vital part of a flower. Among the choices, we can see that only hands and nail have the same relationship. However, the order is reversed. In hands and nail, the relationship is now whole to part. Remember, order is important. If the question is part is to whole, the answer should also be part to whole.

Below are some of the common relationships used in word analogy questions.

Here, the relationship is part to whole. Water is part of an

Cause and effect 
rain : flood
virus : flu

Association:
addition : addend
chef : toque

Degree:
hut : mansion
glance : stare

Sequence:
preschool : grade school
engagment : marriage

Function:
net : fishing
scissors : cutting

Characteristics:
cheetah : fast
snow : cold

Synonym:
benevolent : kind
courage : bravery

Antonym:
hot : cold
loose : tight

In the next post, we are going to discuss more tips and tricks, so keep posted.

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PCSR Civil Service Exam Review Guide 9

PART I: MATH

A. Youtube Videos (All videos are in Taglish)

How to Solve Number Problems Mentally

How to Solve Number Problems Mentally 1
How to Solve Number Problems Mentally 2
How to Solve Number Problems Mentally 3

How to Solve Word Number Problems

How to Solve Word Number Problems Part 1
How to Solve Word Number Problems Part 2
How to Solve Word Number Problems Part 3

How to Solve Consecutive Number Problems 

How to Solve Consecutive Number Problems Part 1
How to Solve Consecutive Number Problems Part 2
How to Solve Consecutive Number Problems Part 3

B. Articles. You can read the articles below.

How to Solve Number Word Problems

The Solving Number Word Problems Series
How to Solve Number Word Problems Mentally
How to Solve Number Word Problems Part 1
How to Solve Number Word Problems Part 2
How to Solve Number Word Problems Part 3
How to Solve Number Word Problems Part 4

How to Solve Consecutive Number Problems 

How to Solve Consecutive Number Problems Part 1
How to Solve Consecutive Number Problems Part 2
How to Solve Consecutive Number Problems Part 3

Part II ENGLISH

A. Vocabulary

Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Review 8

B. Grammar and Correct Usage

How to Use the Articles A, An, and The
When to use the Pronouns I and me

Enjoy your review!

PCSR Civil Service Exam Review Guide 8

PART I: MATH

A. Youtube Videos

Lesson on Equations

Lesson 1: Introduction to Equations
Lesson 2: Solutions to Equations
Lesson 3: Properties of Equality
Lesson 4: Solving Equations Part 1
Lesson 5: Solving Equations Part 2
Lesson 6: Solving Equations Part 3
Lesson 7: Solving Equations Part 4

How to Solve Equations

How to Solve Equations Part 1
How to Solve Equations Part 2
How to Solve Equations Part 3

B. Articles

A Tutorial on Solving Equations Part 1
A Tutorial on Solving Equations Part 2
A Tutorial on Solving Equations Part 3

PART II: ENGLISH

How to Answer Analogy Questions

How to Answer Word Analogy Questions Part 1
How to Answer Word Analogy Questions Part 2
How to Answer Word Analogy Questions Part 3

Vocabulary

Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Review 7

How to Claim Your Certificate of Eligibility

For those who passed the Civil Service Exams last October 23, you may claim your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) which is printed on an official CSC letterhead, free of charge, on or before January 4, 2017, according to the official Civil Service Exam Advisory (download the file on the previous link to read complete details). The letterhead certification shall be issued by the Regional Offices for FREE. Official Certificates on security paper however which are usually preferred by government agencies are NOT FREE of charge.

The following identification cards are honored when claiming the COE.

1.) Driver’s License
2.) Passport
3.) PRC License
4.) Voter’s ID
5.) BIR ID (ATM Type/TIN Card type with picture)
6.) Philhealth ID (must contain the holder’s name, clear picture, and Philhealth number)
7.) Company ID
8.)School ID (validated for current school year/semester/trimester)
9.) Police Clearance/Police Clearance certificate
10.) Postal ID
11.) Barangay ID
12.) NBI Clearance

Any other ID not included in the list above shall not be accepted.

The steps in claiming the COE is enumerated in the following image which can also be downloaded here.

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Downloads: Issuance of Certificates (Steps), Exam Advisory (Requirements)

Note that the download files also came from the Official CSC website. They were stored in Google, so in case the CSC website is down, then you can download it from the links.

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