2018 PCSR Civil Service Review Guide 3

2018 PCSR Civil Service Review Guide 3

Week 3: October 9 – October 15, 2017


A. Subtraction of Fractions

Youtube Tutorial Videos (Taglish)

Lesson 1: Subtraction of Similar Fractions

Lesson 2: Subtraction of Fractions (Dissimilar Fractions)

Lesson 3: Subtraction of Fractions (Mixed Fractions)

Lesson 4: Subtraction of Mixed Fractions Part 1 (Shortcut)

Lesson 5: Subtraction of Mixed Fractions Part 2 (Shortcut)

More videos

Link 1: Subtraction of Similar Fractions Examples

Link 2: Subtraction of Similar Fractions

Link 3: Subtraction of Mixed Fractions

Link 4: How to Subtract Fractions Part 1

Tutorial Articles

Link 1: How to Subtract Fractions

Link 2: How to Subtract Fractions Practice Test

Link 3: How to Subtract Fractions Solution to Practice Test


A. Vocabulary

B. Grammar
Understanding Simple Past Tense with Exercise

C. Spelling

Part III: CLERICAL (Subprofessional)

Alphabetizing Rules Part 3

Rule 3 Alphabetizing Exercise

Alphabetizing Quiz 3


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Civil Service Review Spelling Quiz 6 – Set 2

In each item, identify the word with incorrect spelling.

Item 01

a. definitly
b. unpublished
c. parallel
d. exhilarate
e. None of the above.

Item 02

a. metaphor
b. excede
c. thunderstorm
d. mechanical
e. None of the above.

Item 03

a. tendentious
b. posthumous
c. severe
d. reciept
e. None of the above.

Item 04

a. witless
b. infamous
c. vaccuum
d. exculpate
e. None of the above.

Item 05

a. exceptionable
b. buoyant
c. refference
d. brusque
e. None of the above.

Item 06

a. advocacy
b. playright
c. negligence
d. paraphernalia
e. None of the above.

Item 07

a. mispell
b. wean
c. projectile
d. retribution
e. None of the above.

Item 08

a. scintillate
b. tantalize
c. withere
d. tangential
e. None of the above.

Item 09

a. dumbell
b. tantamount
c. opulence
d. delineate
e. None of the above.

Item 10

a. accost
b. despise
c. equestrian
d. pronounciation
e. None of the above.


1. a – definitely
2. b – exceed
3. d – receipt
4. c – vacuum
5. c – reference
6. b – playwright
7. a – misspell
8. c – wither
9. a – dumbbell
10. d – pronunciation

Analogy Exercise 1

Fill in the blank with the correct answer.

1.) North : ____ :: Up : Down
a.) East
b.) South
c.) Left
d.) Middle
e.) Bottom

2.) One : Three  :: ____ : Nine
a.) Two
b.) Three
c.) Five
d.) Seven
e.) Nine

3.) Square : Four :: ____ : Seven
a.) Pentagon
b.) Parallelogram
c.) Heptagon
d.) Nonagon
e.) Pendragon

4.) _____ : Kabul :: Philippines : Manila
a.) Iraq
b.) Kyrgyzstan
c.) Nepal
d.) Afghanistan
e.) Oman

5.) Bishop : Chess :: _____ : Badminton
a.) Player
b.) Swing
c.) Shuttlecock
d.) Tennis
e.) Court

6.) Fur : ____ :: Petal : Flower
a.) Lion
b.) Coat
c.) Dress
d.) Cold
e.) Smooth

7.) Colony : Ants :: ____ : Penguins
a.) Colony
b.) Pack
c.) Herd
d.) School
e.) Company

8.) Bad : Egregious :: Loquacious : ____
a.) Good
b.) Shy
c.) Worst
d.) Silent
e.) Talkative

9.) Children : Child :: ____ : Ox
a.) Wolves
b.) Oxes
c.) Group
d.) Oxen
e.) Wolf

10.) ____ : Snake :: Bleat : Sheep
a.) Pipe
b.) Caw
c.) Hiss
d.) Bellow
e.) Squeak


1.) b. South – Relationship: Opposite
2.) b. Three – Relationship: Ratio and Proportion
3.) c. Heptagon – Relationship: Number of Sides
4.) d. Afghanistan – Relationship: Country capital
5.) c. Shuttlecock – Relationship: Part to whole
6.) a. Lion – Relationship: Part to whole
7.) a. Colony – Relationship: Collective name to animals
8.) e. Talkative – Relationship: Synonyms
9.) d. Oxen – Relationship: Plural to Singular
10.) c. Hiss – Relationship: Sounds to Animals

Rule 4 Alphabetizing Exercise

Rule 4 Alphabetizing Exercise

a) Janna D. De Pedro
b) Merida O. Alimo-ong
c) Neil F. Ag-bon
d) Mildred N. Delos Santos
e) Guillermo P. Delos Reyes

a) Roel M. Magan-an
b) Gener G. Quinta-cruz
c) Jojo B. Dela Cruz
d) Imee T. Tambo-on
e) Ginny H. Dela Vega

a) Rose Anne U. Libu-on
b) Maria Lyn P. Del Valle
c) Serena I. Lee-Uy
d) Honnie P. Del Prado
e) Jerry L. Santos-Lim

a) Tanya R. San Carlos
b) Tony P. San Miguel
c) Molly F. Prieto-Mercado
d) Lerma G. Sapino-sa
e) Melinda S. Don Galo

a) Jonjon D. Cabal-quinto
b) Princess S. Pajo-Chua
c) Elise R. San Rafael
d) Malou Q. Yapchingco-Uy
e) Dennis I. De Juan


1) c–b-e-d-a
2) c-e-a-b-d
3) d-b-c-a-e
4) e-c-a-b-d
5) a-e-b-c-d

Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Week 3 – Set 2

This is the PCSR third vocabulary reviewer.

1. Confound – verb

Confuse, puzzle

“Ha! No one can confound Conan! He can solve any case in a short period of time!” Billy said after watching the whole episode of Detective Conan.

2. Gall – noun

Irritation, bitterness

Lucas was filled with gall after being rejected by Annie.

3. Jaunty – adjective

Carefree, cheerful

Myrna got picked to play the role Lucy. She portrayed the scene in a jaunty style.

4. Ire – noun

Anger, rage

Jose tried his best to pacify the ire of his mother after failing on his exam.

5. Laud – verb

Praise, extol

Mrs. Gomez was lauded for her efforts to help the unfortunate children to get proper education.

6. Sinewy – adjective
Lean, firm, tough

The newly opened restaurant received negative feedbacks because their meat was sinewy to chew.

7. Retinue – noun

a group of advisers, assistants, or others accompanying an important person; attendants

Mr. President’s retinue followed him on his meeting abroad.

8. Warble – verb

Sing, babble

My 1-year-old baby is warbling while watching her favorite nursery rhyme video.

9. Scapegoat – noun

Someone who bears the blame for others

Cinderella is the scapegoat of her two wicked sisters.

10. Rubble – noun

Broken fragments, debris

After the earthquake, the rescue officers are now removing the rubble, hoping to find any survivors.

Rules in Alphabetic Filing Part 4

This is the fourth post in the Alphabetic Filing series. In this post, we are going to learn how to file those hyphenated and compound names.

Rule 4

Hypenated and compound last names are treated as one word. Ignore the hypen (-) and file the two words as one unit. Consider the following examples:

Luna F. Ag-non
Mara S. Dela Vega
Jonna P. Delos Reyes
Lando D. San Pedro

They are filed as:

Agnon, Luna F.
Delavega, Mara S.
Delosreyes, Jonna P.
Sanpedro, Lando D.

Now, try the following exercises.

Exercise 1

Madison Y. Dela Cruz
Noel M. Jagan-an
Lani S. Santa Ana
Bernadeth A. Delos Santos
Micca H. San Carlos

Exercise 2

Lorena S. Delos Reyes
Gino R. San Pedro
Joel M. Santa-fe
Lea O. Dela Costa
Miriam B. Alapa-ap

Exercise 3

Celestine N. Dagas-das
Junior R. Quintos Deles
Helen L. Villa Roman
Angel V. Eli-pajo
Maya C. Baqui-ran

Answer to Exercise 1

Delacruz, Madison Y.
Delossantos, Bernadeth A.
Jaganan, Noel M.
Sancarlos, Micca H.
Santaana, Lani S.

Answer to Exercise 2

Alapaap, Miriam B.
Delacosta, Lea O.
Delosreyes, Lorena S.
Sanpedro, Gino R.
Santafe, Joel M.

Answer to Exercise 3

Baquiran, Maya C.
Dagasdas, Celestine N.
Elipajo, Angel V.
Quintosdeles, Junior R.
Villaroman, Helen L.

Alphabetizing Quiz 3

File the following correctly.

Item 01

1) Universe
2) Unicorn
3) Unity
4) Unisex
5) Umbrella

a) 5-2-4-1-3
b) 5-2-4-3-1
c) 2-5-4-1-3
d) 2-4-5-1-3
e) None of the above.

Item 02

1) Violin
2) Venus
3) Vase
4) Valet
5) Vacuum

a) 5-4-2-3-1
b) 5-3-4-2-1
c) 5-4-3-1-2
d) 5-4-3-2-1
e) None of the above.

Item 03

1) Windmill
2) Western
3) Wax
4) Wardrobe
5) Wrath

a) 4-3-2-5-1
b) 4-1-3-5-2
c) 4-3-2-1-5
d) 4-3-1-2-5
e) None of the above.

Item 04

1) Xanthium
2) Xanthelasma
3) Xanthate
4) Xanthene
5) Xanadu

a) 5-2-3-4-1
b) 5-3-2-1-4
c) 5-3-2-4-1
d) 5-3-4-2-1
e) None of the above.

Item 05

1) Zaddik
2) Zaar
3) Zabaglione
4) Zaddikim
5) Zabrze

a) 2-3-5-1-4
b) 2-3-5-4-1
c) 2-5-3-1-4
d) 2-3-1-5-4
e) None of the above.

Item 06

1) Acuity
2) Bravery
3) Dreamy
4) Character
5) Estimate

a) 1-2-4-3-5
b) 1-2-4-5-3
c) 1-2-3-4-5
d) 1-4-2-3-5
e) None of the above.

Item 07

1) International
2) Fahrenheit
3) Gloomy
4) Heritage
5) Justice

a) 2-4-3-1-5
b) 2-3-4-5-1
c) 2-3-4-1-5
d) 2-3-1-5-4
e) None of the above.

Item 08

1) Owl
2) Monkey
3) Llama
4) Nightingale
5) Kangaroo

a) 5-3-2-1-4
b) 5-3-2-4-1
c) 5-3-4-2-1
d) 5-2-3-4-1
e) None of the above.

Item 09

1) Parrot
2) Snake
3) Rhinoceros
4) Turkey
5) Quail

a) 1-4-3-2-5
b) 1-4-2-5-3
c) 1-4-3-5-2
d) 1-4-2-3-5
e) None of the above.

Item 10

1) Walrus
2) Unicorn
3) Xenon
4) Vixen
5) Yak

a) 2-4-3-1-5
b) 2-1-4-3-5
c) 2-4-1-5-3
d) 2-4-1-3-5
e) None of the above.

Answer key:

1) b – 5-2-4-3-1
2) d – 5-4-3-2-1
3) c – 4-3-2-1-5
4) c – 5-3-2-4-1
5) a – 2-3-5-1-4
6) a – 1-2-4-3-5
7) c – 2-3-4-1-5
8) b – 5-3-2-4-1
9) e – 1-5-3-2-4
10) d – 2-4-1-3-5

Rule 3 Alphabetizing Exercise

Rule 3 Alphabetizing Exercise

a) Belen Nicanor
b) Jose Mario
c) Marcos Belen
d) Magno Bernardo
e) Leo Rosario

a) Rodrigo Lee
b) Rosario Amor
c) Sebastian Nicolas
d) Romeo Jose
e) Pedro Bello

a) Neri Benedicto
b) Rosa Patricio
c) Luzia Dee
d) Manuel Santos
e) Jerico Rodolfo

a) Niña Tanya
b) Miguel Carlos
c) Juan Guzman
d) Carlos Rico
e) Jose Mari

a) Celeste Laviste
b) Chloe Clemente
c) Siara Faina
d) Rosell Rafael
e) Enrique Jorge


1) c-d-b-a-e
2) b-e-d-a-c
3) a-c-b-e-d
4) b-c-e-d-a
5) b-c-e-a-d

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