A total of 345,293 examinees took the Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) Professional and Subprofessional levels conducted by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) on 20 August 2023.

Out of the 373,638 individuals who registered for the exam, 92.41% showed up in 95 testing centers nationwide comprised of 304,247 examinees for the CSE-Professional Level, and 41,046 examinees for the Subprofessional Level.

“We are delighted to share that we have just reached another milestone for the CSC with the remarkable increase in participants taking the CSE-PPT in just one calendar year. In 2023 alone, the CSC successfully conducted the CSE-PPT for a total of 726,900 participants. This number includes both the 381,607 candidates who took the exam in March and our exam takers this August," expressed CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles.

Among the regions, the National Capital Region reported the biggest turnout of examinees at 48,200, followed by Region IV and Region III with 39,355 and 24,227 aspirants, respectively.

“Ito ay patunay na napakalaki ng demand sa pagkuha ng career service examination at ipinapakita nito na talagang marami sa ating mga kababayan ang nagnanais na makapasok sa government service,” added Chairperson Nograles.

Chairperson Nograles also commended the smooth conduct of the exams nationwide as examinees diligently adhered to the examination advisory and health protocols released by the CSC.

“The success of today’s exam owes much to our proctors, teachers, and volunteers who commit to providing a seamless and secure testing environment. Hindi po kakayanin ng CSC ang humawak ng 727k examinees kung wala ang inyong dedikasyon at pagmamahal sa serbisyo publiko, kaya maraming salamat po sa inyo,” he said.