The Civil Service Commission is now all set for the conduct of the Career Service Examinations-Paper-and-Pencil Test (CSE-PPT) on Sunday, May 22 in two testing Centers in the Region 12.

Some 4,962 Sub-professional and Professional examinees in Koronadal City and Cotabato City are expected to take the exam.

CSC Regional Director Grace Saqueton said there are some changes on the conduct of the exam but the CSC assures examinees that these are just minor changes.

Changes like the filling of separate text booklets for the Examinee Descriptive Questionnaires (EDQ) instead of incorporating these to the first 20 questions in the original answer sheet (AS) ; and the bubble shading instead of the rectangular slot in the AS will be implemented starting Sunday.

Apart from these minor changes, coverage of the exam will be the same. For Career Service Professional, subject areas shall include English and Filipino which will cover vocabulary, grammar and correct usage, paragraph organization, reading comprehension, analogy logic and numerical reasoning.

For Career Service Subprofessional, the coverage will also be English and Filipino which will include vocabulary, grammar and correct usage, paragraph organization and reading comprehension. It shall also cover spelling, clerical operations, and numerical reasoning.

Both Professional and Subprofessional levels will have general information on the Philippine Constitution, Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees (RA 6713), Peace and Human Rights issues and concepts, and Environment Management and Protection.

Examinees have to get a general average of at least 80 percent in order to pass.

The CSC will observe utmost caution against cheating during exam in adherence to Republic Act 9416 otherwise known as the anti-cheating law. Those who will be found guilty of using “kodigo” or cheat sheets, impersonation, employing insiders in the examination room to provide examinees with answers, tampering with exam records, switching examinee numbers, and possession or use of fake certificates of eligibility are liable under said law.

Government employees shall face administrative cases and will be dismissed form the service while private offenders cannot take any government exams and cannot enter any government service.

May 22 is the first CSC-PPT exam this year, the next exam is slated in October 16, 2011.(PIO/ South Cotabato)

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