Sun.Star Davao

16K to take CS exam on Mar 17


Davao City -- The Civil Service Commission (CSC) Davao Region said it is ready for the pen and paper eligibilit­y exam on March 17 where more than 16,000 examinees are expected to take the test.

Evelyn Yparraguir­re, CSC-11 chief human resource specialist, said Friday some of the examinees are repeaters, students, and government workers who are "contractua­ls" and job order employees.

Others have worked with the government but have never had the chance to be promoted because they only hold the sub-profession­al eligibilit­y, Yparraguir­re said, noting that the oldest examinee is a 60-year-old government worker who wanted to be promoted.

She said the exam, which will start at 6 a.m., will be held in various schools at the four testing centers in the Davao region.

Davao City will host the biggest number of the CSC eligibilit­y examinees at 10,000 while the other centers will host either 1,500 or 2,000.

Yparraguir­re reminded examinees that cellular phones, calculator­s and other similar gadgets, wristwatch with calculator, and printed materials are prohibited inside the exam centers.

"We do not usually allow bags but we cannot avoid that so there will be a space provided for all bags," she said.

CSC-11 Human Resource Specialist Edna Plata said that on average, the exam's passing rate is at 10 percent to 12 percent.

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