Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced that there will be no more written Civil Service Exams this 2020 due to the continuing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
In an advisory issued on June 17, CSC Chairperson Alicia deal Rosa-Bala said the difficulty in the implementation of public health standards during the COVID-19 pandemic, such as physical distancing, reduced capacity of public transportation, and restriction on mass gatherings, has led it to cancel the following civil service examinations via the pen-and-paper test (PPT) mode:
Fire Officer Examination, Penology Officer Examination, Basic Competency on Local Treasury Examination scheduled on June 21, 2020; Career Service Examination (CSE) PPT (Professional and Subprofessional Levels) scheduled on August 9, 2020; Intermediate Competency on Local Treasury Examination, Pre-Employment Test, Promotional Test, Ethics-Oriented Personality Test scheduled on October 11, 2020.
Here’s the copy of the Advisory:
Moreover, the conduct of the 15 March 2020 Professional and Subprofessional CSE-PPT shall be reset in 2021. A separate issuance pertaining to the said rescheduled exam will be released by the CSC.
The 15 March 2020 CSE-PPT was supposed to be held in 66 testing locations nationwide with an estimated total of 293,845 individuals nationwide registered to take the test.