For the third year, the City of Bogo will host the Civil Service Examination come March of 2019. The CSE is a prerequisite for people wanting to land a job in the government

Local Government Unit through the Human Resources Office will start accepting  applicants who wish to register to participate in the simultaneous nationwide examinations next year on December 17, 2018.

This is part of the Civil Service Commission in Central Visayas’ expansion of its test centers for Career Service Examination through the Paper and Pen Test, both for professional and sub-professional levels.

The Paper and Pencil Test, one of the modes of taking the CSE, is conducted twice or thrice nationwide every year, subject to the approval of the commission.

The upcoming CSE through the Paper and Pen Test will be held on March 2019. By then, qualified applicants in northern Cebu can already take the test in the Bogo City center.

Filing of application forms for the examination will also be accessible and convenient since there are offsite processing of examination applications in Bogo City and neighboring Municipalities.

The dates and venues, however, are yet to be announced.

Aside from the documentary requirements needed, CSE takers will have to pay P500 as examination fee.

To be qualified, an applicant should be a Filipino citizen of at least 18 years of age and of good moral character; has no criminal record or has not been convicted by final judgment of an offense or crime involving moral turpitude; and has not been dishonorably discharged from military service or dismissed for cause from any civilian position in the government.

The upcoming CSE is open for both the career service professional examinations and sub-professional examinations, regardless of educational attainment.

Professional level examinations are taken by those who seek officer and technical positions while sub-professional level exams are for those who seek non-technical and clerical positions. The passing rate for both is 80 percent.

Passing the CSE is a prerequisite for regularization in civil service. An employee admitted to government service who has not taken the examination can only be hired as a contractual employee.