Suspension of Filing of Applications for the August 9, 2020 CSE-PPT

[UPDATE as of June 2020] According to CSC Exam Advisory No. 06 s. 2020, the August 2020 CSE-PPT will not push through anymore.

Every year, there are two batches of Civil Service Exam – Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) for Professional and Sub-Professional Levels. Through the Examination Announcement No. 7 series of 2019, the initial schedule for the First Batch and Second Batch of CSE-PPT were March 15, 2020 and August 9, 2020.

However, because of the spread of COVID-19, President Rodrigo Duterte declared a State of Public Emergency throughout the Philippines. With this, the Civil Service Commission suspended the First Batch of Civil Service Exam (March 15). The resumption or rescheduling for the First Batch is still to be announced.

Read: March 15 Civil Service Exam Cancellation | Nationwide

August 2020 CSE | Suspension of Filing of Application

For the Second Batch of Civil Service Exam (August 9, 2020), the original start of application was May 11, 2020. But with the recent CSC announcement, the filing of applications for the August 9, 2020 CSE-PPT is suspended until further notice.

This is due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the extended implementation up to May 15, 2020 of the enhanced community quarantine in NCR, Region III, Region IV-A,  and other select provinces, and the general community quarantine for the rest of the country.

For more details and for clarification, everyone is advised to directly call their CSC Regional Offices, the Contact Center ng Bayan 165-65 or the CSC’s Public Assistance Center at (02) 8951-2575 or 8951-2576.


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