There are no ‘accredited’ CSC review centers – CSC

POSTED: Monday, September 12th, 2011

QUEZON CITY, September 1 (PIA) — The Civil Service Commission clarified that it does not recommend or accredit review centers for their Career Service Examinations (CSE).

CSC director Maria Luisa Salonga-Agamata emphasized during the broadcasting of “Talking Points” aired by Radyo ng Bayan, PTV4, and the Philippine Information Agency that review centers which claim to be accredited have not been approved by the commission at all.

She also stated that the CSC exams consist of questions on Mathematics, English, Filipino, the constitution, and other areas requiring only stock knowledge. And yet, surprisingly, many fail to pass the grade. For example, the results from the latest examinations held May 22 this year indicate that only 12,000 or around 12 percent of the 97,000 examinees for both the professional and sub-professional categories passed.

The CSC said that they are the ones who give the reviews and advises examinees to make sure that they are well-rested and in peak mental condition prior to taking the exams.

According to CSC, advisories will be mailed to the applicant-addressees as to the place and time of their exams, so they should make sure that they placed down their complete addresses.

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Passers who will work in government agencies will still be observed according to their performance during the probationary period before becoming a regular employee.

According to Agamata, the October 15 exam will be the last Paper and Pencil Test (PPT) for 2011 and the deadline for application is today, September 1. However, those who fail to submit their registration for the pencil test can still take the Civil Service Exam, the Computer-Assisted Test (CSE-CAT) forSeptember 19.

CSC is also working on COMEX or Computerized Civil Service Examination, a faster literal walk-in exam with complete processing and faster results. This means more CSEs within a year and faster results. However, Agamata also stated that this will take time to achieve. (MYQ/ GMG-PIA GHQ/PIA-MIMAROPA)

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