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It’s 3 Months Before the Next Exam! 4 Things To do

Yes, it’s three months before the next 2014 Civil Service Exam.If the original schedule pushes through, then the next exam will be on October 26th, exactly 3 months from now.

I think it is the perfect time for you to start your review seriously. Here are some of the things that you can do.

1.) Know the scope of the exam.

The exam is mainly composed of English and Mathematics. The details of the scope of the Civil Service Professional Exam and Sub-professional Exam can be found here. Focus on these types of exams, read, and practice everyday.  Continue Reading

5 Things To Do A Day Before the Civil Service Exam

One of the most common mistakes examination takers do is to cram and do a lot of studying the day before the examination. If you think you have done enough review for the past days, you have to relax a day before the examination. Here are a few tips and things to do a day before the examination.

1.) Relax, don’t overdo the review.

Cramming one day before the examination will really not help you a lot, it may even be the reason why you will not pass the exam. During the last day of the examination, you can review a bit in the morning, but try to relax in the afternoon. Lie down on a sofa and listen to soothing music,  go out and watch the sunset, or watch a movie at home with family and friends. Continue Reading

6 Things To Do Two Weeks Before the Civil Service Exam

It’s two weeks before the exam! I am sure you are all excited (big big smile from me).  However, before you sink yourself in the upcoming Civil Service Review fever, let me give you some tips on how to make your review more organized. Here are the 6 things that I recommend you do in the next two weeks. It’s not a guarantee that you will pass (cross fingers), but I hope they help.

1. Make a Review Schedule

Make a table that will contain your review schedule for the next two weeks. Focus on a particular topic at each time frame. For example, tomorrow, from 6:00-9:00 pm, review about equations. Just all about equations. Continue Reading

8 Tips on How to Pass the Civil Service Examination Next Time

Since I graduated, I have conducted Civil Service Examination review from time to time and I know several people who took many times. Sadly, until now, some of them have not yet passed the exams.  I tried to think about what was wrong and here are my insights about it.

First of all, truth be told, if you look at the content of the Civil Service Examination, aside from Republic Act 6713, almost all of the scope of the examination is High School level. Now, if you have not passed the examination, it does not mean that you are dumb, but your review approach is probably wrong. Of course, for those who graduated before I was born (just kidding), you need a lot of brushing up to do.

Below are my insights on what must be wrong and what to do about them. If you can add more, it will be valuable for other readers.

Note: The tips below are for those who want or those who have taken the Civil Service Examination in the Philippines.  Continue Reading