Government jobs: Are you eligible?

Government jobs: Are you eligible?
Jobstreet content teamupdated on 13 April, 2022

The interest of people in working for the government has been increasing, particularly since started presenting job opportunities in the public sector on the website. The amount of traffic the dedicated page generates, the visitors browsing through the available jobs, and the large turnout of applications are just some indicators that public interest in public service is on the rise.

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If you are one of those considering or thinking of joining the ranks of government employees, you should already know that the primary qualification to applying for a government post is civil service eligibility, which means passing the civil service exams. So, how does one go about taking the Civil Service examinations?

(1) Get your qualifications ready.

Are you qualified to take the exams? Do you think you have what it takes to work in public service? Read this to know more on the qualifications.

(2) Know what exams to take.

For more information on what exams you need to take to be eligible to government jobs, read this article.

(3) Download the forms.

As the article states, there is a process on taking the Civil Service Examination, first of which is to accomplish a form. The form is available in the Civil Service Commission  website, or you may click through here. Download the form, fill it out, and proceed with the process of applying for a slot on the pencil and paper test.

As of the moment, there is no schedule for the Civil Service Computerized Examination (COMEX), which leaves you the option of taking the pen and paper test. Schedules and requirements are here.

Meanwhile, if you are automatically eligible for civil service, then the next step for you is to file for a grant of eligibility under special laws and CSC issuances. Depending on your qualification, you need to file for eligibility with the right form. Here is the link to the forms that you would need to accomplish before applying for automatic eligibility. If you haven't known yet, there are actually qualifications that allow you to become automatically eligible for civil service. Review them here.

(4) Take the exam.

For a guide on taking the pen and paper civil service exam, the Civil Service Commission issued this guide.

(5) Include your eligbility on your JobStreet profile.

One last reminder: Once you have gotten your civil service eligibility (whether through passing the Civil Service Examinations or getting automatic eligibility),  reflect your eligibility on your profile. You may do any or all of these options:

  1. Scan a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility and attach it to your profile;
  2. Include your Civil Service eligibility number (found on the upper left hand of your certificate) in your profile;
  3. Mention your Civil Service eligibility number in your resumé, which you also have the option of attaching to your profile.

For those who have taken the exam and passed but have misplaced or lost their certificates of eligibility, there is also a procedure on how to have a copy reprinted. The form to fill up is here.

If you are interested in a government job, don't delay! Civil service examination slots have become rare these days because of the suspension of the COMEX. Get your civil service eligibility fast and go to to start your career in public service.

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