CSC Says Face Shield, Face Mask Required For Civil Service Exam

Examinees for the civil service exam are required to wear face shield and face mask, according to CSC.

CSC — The Civil Service Commission has reminded examinees to wear face shield and face mask or they would be denied entry to the testing venue.

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The commission said that examinees for the Career Service Examination – Pen and Paper Test (CSC-PPT) scheduled on March 13 may remove or lift the face shield during the test in order to maximize vision and reading of the test materials. However, the examinees must strictly wear their face mask for the entire duration of the civil service examination.

According to the commission, examinees must present the original or a digital copy of their COVID-19 vaccination card or VaxCert issued by the Department of Health (DOH).

Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated examinees must present a negative RT-PCR (reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction), saliva, or antigen test result. Also, fully vaccinated examinees must present a negative RT-PCR, saliva, or antigen test result as well.

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The commission said that those requirements are part of the safety protocols in order to protect the examinees from coronavirus infection.

In addition, examinees for the civil service exam must submit a health declaration form, pre-accomplished within 24 hours prior to the examination day.

The commission said that the space in the health declaration form for temperature reading must be left blank as thermal scanning will be done at the main entrance of the testing venue on examination day.

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Moreover, the commission said that examinees may opt to bring hand sanitizer or alcohol that’s not more than 100ml in size, as well as biscuits, candies, and water.

However, the CSC said that drinking will only be allowed outside the testing room upon the approval of the examiner.

Based on a report on Philstar, a total of 75,540 examinees will troop to 77 testing centers across 16 regions for the Career Service Examination – Pen and Paper Test.

About 81% (61,075 examinees) will take the CSE Professional test, while the rest will take the CSE Subprofessional level.

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