The Civil Service Commission (CSC) does not endorse any review material or review center for the Career Service Examination (CSE).
CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles warned the public against review centers, groups, and private individuals using the name, logo, and website of the CSC or claiming to be endorsed by the Commission in offering online and face-to-face review classes for the CSE Professional and Subprofessional Levels.
He also reminded examinees to be cautious of review materials being sold in bookstores, on social media channels, and on online selling platforms, claiming to be reproductions of the actual examinations previously administered by the CSC.
“Sa tuwing nalalapit ang civil service exam, talagang naglalabasan ang mga review centers and reviewers na nag-aalok umano ng tutorials sa murang halaga. We are once again reminding the public that the CSC does not prescribe, accredit, or endorse any form of review classes nor do we produce or disseminate any review materials for the CSE. Enrollment in review centers and purchase of these products are the sole discretion of applicants,” emphasized Chairperson Nograles.
Under Republic Act No. 9416 or the Anti-Cheating Law, the unauthorized possession of, and/or unauthorized use, reproduction and/or dissemination in any form of, examination materials, in whole or in part, by an individual, either private or government employee, group or review center, from an unauthorized source, shall be considered an act of cheating. Any person who commits the prohibited act may be meted with the penalty of imprisonment of not less than six (6) years and one (1) day but not more than twelve (12) years and a fine of not less than fifty thousand pesos (PHP50,000.00).
For this purpose, the following acts are prohibited:
- Copying of examination questions;
- Tearing any page of the test booklet;
- Bringing home the test booklet or any page thereof; and
- Other similar instances such as possession of test booklets by review centers.