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Review for August 2019 has already started

After a one-month break, we have already started our review series for the month of August 2019. The date of the examination will be on August 7, 2019. If you wish to follow our review series (I suggest you do), please like and then follow the Philippine Civil  Service Exam Reviewer Facebook page. Every week, we post Math, English, and Clerical tutorials and practice questions. For the first week our topics are LCM, GCD, Subject Verb agreement. You may download the review outline here.

We have already posted new video tutorials in Filipino on LCM and GCD on the Sipnayan Youtube channel.

Greatest Common Divisor/Greatest Common Factor

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2017 Civil Service Exam Schedule, Qualifications, and Requirements

The official website of the Civil Service Commission has released the schedule for filing and examination for 2017. The schecule are as follows.

Date of Examination: March 12, 2017
Application Period: November 14, 2016 to January 13, 2017

Date of Examination: August 6, 2017
Application Period: April 3, 2017 to June 2, 2017

Below are the qualifications and requirements to those

All applicants must strictly meet the following qualifications requirements:

1. Filipino citizen;

2. At least 18 years old on the date of filing of application;

3. Of good moral character;

4. Has not been convicted by final judgment of an offense or crime involving moral turpitude, or disgraceful or immoral conduct, dishonesty, examination irregularity, drunkenness, or addiction to drugs;

5. Has not been dishonorably discharged from military service, or dismissed for cause from any civilian position in the government; and

6. Has not taken the same level of Career Service Examination, regardless of mode, within the last three months before the date of examination.

1. Fully accomplished Application Form (CS Form No. 100, Revised September 2016).
Note: The spaces for “Signature of Applicant” and “Right Thumbmark” on the Application Form should be left blank. These shall be accomplished in the presence of the CSC processor.

2. Four (4) pieces of identical I.D. pictures with specifications, as follows:
a. Passport size (4.5 cm x 3.5 cm or 1.8 inches x 1.4 inches)
b. Colored, with white background.
c. Taken within three (3) months prior to filing application.
d. Printed on good quality photo paper.
e. In standard close-up shot (from shoulder level up with the head and face occupying at least 80% of the picture and with the name tag positioned at approximately 1 inch or 2.54 cm below the chin)
f. In bare face (with no eyeglasses, colored contact lens, or any accessories that may cover the facial features; facial features not computer enhanced)
g. Showing left and right ears
h. Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera
i. With neutral facial expression, and both eyes open
j. With HANDWRITTEN (not computer-generated) name tag legibly showing SIGNATURE OVER PRINTED FULL NAME in the format: First Name, Middle Initial, Last name, and Extension Name, if any.

3. Original and photocopy of any of the following I.D cards, which must be valid (not expired upon filing of application), and contains the complete name [i.e. first name, middle name/initial (if applicable), last name, and extension name (if any)], clear picture, date of birth (if any) and signature of the holder, and the name and signature of the issuing agency’s head/authorized representative (if any);
a. Driver’s License;
b. Passport;
c. PRC License;
d. SSS I.D;
e. GSIS I.D. (UMID);
f. Voter’s I.D.;
g. BIR I.D. (ATM type/TIN card type with picture);
h. Philhealth I.D. (must, at the least, contain the holder’s name, clear picture, signature and Philhealth number);
i. Current Company/Office I.D.;
j. Current School I.D. (validated for the current school year/semester/trimester);
k. Police Clearance/Police Clearance Certificate;
l. Postal I.D.;
m. Barangay I.D.; or
n. NBI Clearance.

Note: All other I.D. cards not included in the above list shall NOT be accepted.

4. For applicants without date in their I.D. card/s, original and photocopy of Birth Certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA, formerly National Statistics Office), or the Local Civil Registry (LCR) printed on Security Paper (SecPa)
5. For applicants holding dual citizenship under R.A. 9225, original and photocopy of Certification or Retention/Re-acquisition of Philippine Citizenship issued by the Bureau of Immigration
6. Examination fee of Five Hundred Pesos (Php 500.00)

Note: A pdf copy of the requirements can be downloaded here.

How to Explore PH Civil Service Exam Reviewer

The PH Civil Service Exam Reviewer website ( has already provided free reviewers for the past two years and so far many testimonials have already reached me that this website has been very useful in this review. Below are some of the useful links within the website that are often ignored or missed especially when browsing using mobile phones.

1.) Math – The math page contains basic concepts in numerical ability such as operations on fractions, decimals,  solving equations, as well as finding areas of geometric figures. This also includes topics like LCM, GCF, and addition of positive and negative integers. If you are not very good in math, I suggest that you start with this page.

2.) Word Problems – The Word Problems page contains detailed tutorials about word problems. This includes number problems, age problems, motion problems, work problems, mixture problems, coin problems, investment problems, ratio problems, digit problems, and more.

3.) English – The English page contains reviewers on vocabulary, grammar and correct usage, and paragaraph organization. It also contains basic grammar tutorials particularly the tenses of the verbs.

4.) Practice Tests – This contains practice tests and exercises on both English and Math topics discussed in the site.

5.) Post List – contains the complete of posts of this website. This includes list of Civil Service Exam Passers.

6.) Videos – Useful videos from Sipnayan for learning mathematics.

Another useful site is the Sipnayan Youtube Channel which contains more than 300 Tagalog Math Tutorial videos. 🙂

Lastly, as a bonus, if you already passed the Civil Service Exam, then you may want to explore our partner website, the Philippine Government Jobs, if you want to work for the Philippine Government.

FREE Civil Service Examination Reviewers

It’s just one day before the examination, so good luck. The last day before the examination is very crucial, so I suggest that you don’t over review, relax a bit in the evening, and sleep early. I have written 5 Things to Do A Day Before the Exam for the details.

For those who want to review more, you may want take a peek at more than 400 pages to access our free civil service examination reviewers.

1.) Math Word Problems contains tutorials about age, number, mixture, motion, work problems and other word problems in Algebra.

2.) Mathematics – contains numerical ability tutorials such as fractions, decimals, percents, equations, GCF, LCM,

3.) English – contains tutorials on grammar, vocabulary, analogy, paragraph organization, and more.

4.) Practice Test – contains practice tests and exercises on different topics.

5.) Post List – contains the complete list of more than 300 civil service review materials.

6.) Videos – contains video Taglish Math Video tutorials.

Again, good luck to all examinees.

3 Mistakes Done Before or During the Civil Service Exam Day

During the Civil Service Exam day, it is important to be prepared, but what is more important is not to get late. The most important goal during the day of the examination is to arrive at the venue ahead of time. In this article, we learn from mistakes done by previous examinees. Please keep them in mind.

1. They sleep very late.

Some examinees usually sleep very late the night before the Civil Service Examination. One potential drawback about this is waking up late. There was one examinee in May 2015 who woke up 9:00 am. The start of the examination was usually 8:00 am.

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In any examination, it is always advisable to relax the night before. This will make you fresh during the day of the examination. Sleepiness during exams can make you slower and can affect your focus.

2. They wake up very early.

There are some cases in Civil Service Examinations where examinees sleep early but also wake up very early. This is probably due to excitement (wink) or nervousness or being afraid to be late. However, many of them experienced headache during the day of the examination making it difficult for them to answer the questions.

You can set your alarm clock during the day of the examination. Better still, set two alarm clocks. I usually do this if I have some important appointments. If you wake up too early, at least you can sleep a bit more without being worried.

And it is not advisable to review if you wake up early!

3. They don’t search ahead for the venue.

Many examinees only search for the venue during the day of the examination. Many of them get lost and some even get late. Note that the examiners don’t allow late comers during the exam!

Related: 5 Things to Do a Day Before the Exam

It is important to know the venue of the Civil Service Examination ahead of time. It is even better to visit the venue before the examination and know some alternative routes as well as traffic conditions. To those who are very far the venue, you can sleep at a friend’s house or even rent a hostel.

And most of all, during the day of the examination, don’t forget your pencil. Simple things count!

CSC COMEX Schedule for May and June 2015

For those who are late for the May 3, 2015 Civil Service Examination Paper and Pencil Test, the Civil Service Commission has announced the schedule for the May and June 2014. Note that if you have already registered for the paper-and-pencil test, you are not allowed to take these exams. As stated in the memo

“Applicants must NOT have taken the same level of Career Service Examination being applied for, either through the Paper and Pencil Test (PPT) mode or the Computerized Examination (COMEX) mode, within the last three (3) months.”

Below are the schedules of the exams in the Central and Regional Offices as well as the schedule of the Date & Time of Online Offering (registration). As the slots are very limited, you have to register on the said time (8:00 am).

CSC COMEX Schedule for May and June 2015

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csc comex schedule 2014

The memo of the PDF CSC Comex schedule can be downloaded here where the screenshots above was taken can be downloaded here.

March 2015 COMEX Schedule now available

The 2015 Civil Service Computer Examination (COMEX) schedule for PROFESSIONAL  takers is now available online. Below is the schedule of the exam and the reservation.

Notes: There are only very limited slots for the examinations, so register as early as possible on the said dates. You may sign up now, but you can only RESERVE a slot during the date and time of online registration stated above.

Date & Time of Online Reservation            Date of Examination
Feb. 25, 2015 8 a.m.                                        March 3, 2015
March 4, 2015 8 a.m.                                        March 10, 2015
March 18, 2015 8 a.m.                                      March 24, 2015


Date & Time of Online Reservation           Date of Examination
Feb. 27, 2015 8 a.m.                                      March 5, 2015
March 6, 2015 8 a.m.                                     March 12, 2015
March 20, 2015 8 a.m.                                   March 26, 2015

Note: According to the website of CSC, the schedule maybe changed without prior notice.

The link for online registration is here.

The Comex Examination Fee is Php680.00.

For more information, please visit announcement about the 2015 COMEX schedule.

October 2014 Civil Service Exam Topnotchers

The Civil Service Commission has now released the top 10 of the October 2014 Civil Service Exam Topnotchers, both Professional and Subprofessional levels. There are 140, 906 Professional Examinees, 19, 344 (11.93%) passed. Out of the 22, 334 examinees,2,537 (11.36% passed).

Mark Allen Galope of NCR bested the almost 141,000 examinees garnering a score of 90.52%, while Richedlhyne Orbeta topped the 22,000 examinees for the Subprofessional Exams. Below are the list of topnotchers in both levels.

Civil Service Professional Level Topnotchers

1. Mark Allen Galope, 90.52 (NCR)
2. Jose Maria Hizon, 89.85 (NCR)
3. Anna Clarita Sangkal, 89.62 (Region 4)
4. Bea Czarina Bartolome, 89.56 (Region 4)
5. Ervin Balili, 89.45 (NCR)
6. John Mark Tayona, 89.33 (NCR)
6. Nina Johanna Pedrosa, 89.33 (Region 6)
7. Nathaniel Barretto, 89.32 (NCR)
8. Rose Anne Padillo, 89.29 (Region 6)
9. Ma. Paola Francesca Lizares, 89.28 (NCR)
9. Rochelle Ann Labina, 89.28 (Region 12)
10. Rachel Mae Panganiban, 89.12 (Region 4)

Civil Service Subprofessional Level Topnotchers

1. Richedlhyne Orbeta, 88.64 (Region 4)
2. Kristine Anne Bernadette Tumlad, 88.58 (NCR)
2. Feli Jan Wenson Bagares, 88.58 (Region 10)
3. Eloiza Marie Manglugay, 87.91 (CAR)
4. Joanna Cristina Balasbas, 87.83 (NCR)
5. Jamie Paul Medrano, 87.79 (NCR)
6. Jenelyn Malayo, 87.58 (Region 4)
7. Olive Artillaga, 87.21 (Region 4)
7. Mark Vincent Delos Santos, 87.21 (Region 4)
8. Mary Joy Padilla, 87.18 (NCR)
9. Kristian Mark Sueta, 87.06 (Region 8)
10. Prince Nikko Parrilla, 86.87 (Region 6)

Congratulations to all the topnotchers as well as the passers.