Exam application portal opens… CSC-7 opens new testing venue in Talibon for Aug

By Rey Anthony Chiu | 08:59 AM May 28, 2023

For the first time, Civil Service Commission is opening up a new testing venue for Bohol other than Tagbilaran City, to cater to the 3,250 applicants for career service in government.

According to Zerah Elies Sanchez of CSC Bohol, in the upcoming August 20 Pen and Paper Test for Career Service professional and sub professional examinations, CSC would open up a testing center in Talibon, for the 1000 applicants from the north and eastern Bohol.

Speaking at the weekly Kapihan sa PIA, Sanchez, who just got assigned in Bohol from a long stint at the CSC in the Region assigned in the conduct of examinations to career service aspirants, said this year forms the second year of CSC transition to the digital age.

With this, she said CSC continues to adopt to the times, using a mix of online and physical presence in its conduct of the August 2023 examinations.

This too as the CSC announces the opening of the online application portal this Monday, May 22, and this continues until June 21 of this year, or until slots have been filled, whichever comes first.

Application forms are downloadable from CSC.gov.ph, Sanchez said.
Applicants however need to be Filipino citizens, at least 18 years old on the date of filing of application, of good moral character, have not been convicted by final judgment of a crime involving moral turpitude, disgraceful or immoral conduct, dishonesty, examination irregularity, drunkenness, or addiction to drugs, have not been dishonorably discharged from military service or dismissed for cause from any civilian position in the government; and have not taken the same level of Career Service Examination, either through PPT or CSC Computerized Examination (COMEX), within three (3) months before the date of examination.

Upon application, applicants must prepare a passport size I.D. picture with handwritten nametag and signature, duly accomplished certificate of consent (which can again be downloaded from the CSC website, valid I.D. card/s or Philippine Statistics Authority issued Local Civil Registry issued birth certificates (for applicants without date of birth in their I.D. card/s).

And when the application is done strictly online on a First-Come-First Served basis through https://ocseas.csc.gov.ph/rovii/client, the CSC would send back a confirmation email and a schedule for the submission of the physical requirements and the payments after securing an appointment online.

This means that applicants would need to create their email accounts by signing in or logging in, so they can send in their filled-up forms, the same email will receive the CSC notifications.
Sanchez also assures that the csc7’s https://www.facebook.com/cscro7/ has a facility for Frequently Asked Questions, or a teleconsult facility is available during office hours from CSC7.net for more questions.

As per last exams experience, CSC said there might be some issues with the sending of applications in the first few days as the whole system would be taking in so much applications, but this should revert to normal after a few days.

As one gets his appointment date confirmation, he should be bringing in the fully filled system-generated application form, (printed back-to-back in a legal-size bond paper), 4 pieces of identical Passport sized I.D. picture with nametag and signature, duly accomplished Certificate of Consent, original and photocopy of any valid I.D. card/s, and if this card lacks information like date of birth, the applicant shall, in addition, submit his/her original and a photocopy of the PSA or LCR issued birth certificate.

The applicant shall also bring an examination fee of Php500.00.

And then, a few weeks before the examination date, examinees would be informed of their place of examination (school assignment) through the Online Notice of School Assignment (ONSA), via email.

ONSA would be available via the CSC website http://www.csc.gov.ph approximately two weeks before examination day, Sanchez said. (rahc/PIA-7/Bohol)

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