Who are Exempted in Civil Service Exam (CSE)? List of CSC Eligibilities

MANILA, Philippines – Who are exempted in taking Civil Service Exam – Pencil and Paper Test (CSE-PPT)? Am I already qualified? Is there really an exemption? What are the requirements and process in securing Civil Service Eligibility Certificate? These are just some of the most common questions being raised by interested applicants who want to work in Philippine government and have a Civil Service Commission (CSC) eligibility.

Passing the CSE-PPT is one of the basic requirements in securing any first and second level government positions in the country.

SEE ALSO: 2022 Civil Service Exam Schedule (Professional and Subprofessional)

CSC recently announced that though the Bar passers, PRC board exam passers, among other qualified professionals are granted designated eligibilities, they can opt to take the Civil Service Exam if they want to. They are not exempted.

Summarized below are the complete list of CSC eligibilities.


Granted pursuant to Republic Act 1080, passers in bar exams conducted by the Supreme Court and licensure board exams conducted by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) are already exempted. As quoted from RA 1080, (Full details and requirements courtesy of CSC)

Eligibilities resulting from passing the Bar/Board examinations shall be required for appointment to positions the duties of which constitute the practice of profession regulated by the Philippine Bar/Board laws. Eligibilities resulting from Bar/Board examinations which require completion of a bachelor’s degree shall be considered appropriate to positions for which the examinations were given, and to other first and second level positions not covered by Bar/Board/special laws, and/or those that require other special eligibilities as may be determined by the Commission, or those that require licenses such as those positions listed under Category IV of CSC MC No. 11, s. 1996, as amended. (Provided under Item No. 6, Part V of the Revised Policies on Qualification Standards) Eligibilities resulting from Board examinations which require less than four (4) years of college studies shall be appropriate for appointment to positions for which the examinations were given, and to other first level positions not covered by other Board/special laws, and/or those that require other special eligibilities as may be determined by the Commission, or those that require licenses such as those positions listed under Category IV of CSC MC No. 11, s. 1996, as amended. (Provided under Item No. 7, Part V of the Revised Policies on Qualification Standards)


Pursuant to Republic Act No. 7883, also known as the “Barangay Health Workers Benefits and Incentives Act of 1995”, a BHW with at least two years in college education leading to a college degree  and and five years of active and satisfactory service as BHW to the community may be granted with BHW eligibility. As extracted from RA 7883, (Full details and requirements courtesy of CSC)

The services must be voluntary, meaning, the BHW has not been employed and has not received any form of salary, or compensation, except honorarium, in the entirety of the five-year period for service requirement. The services rendered must be continuous for a minimum period of five (5) years, meaning, the BHW should have served actively and satisfactorily on a full time basis. The services rendered shall be under accredited status of the BHW, meaning, the applicant-BHW should already had been accredited by the Local Health Board before rendering the five-year service requirement. BHW who had been hired by agency under Job Order status and/or Contract of Service, may still avail of/qualify for the grant of BHWE.


Pursuant to the Presidential Decree No. 1569, it says that the Barangay Nutrition Scholars shall be granted to Barangay-based volunteer workers for rendering at least 2 years of continuous and satisfactory nutrition services and other related activities such as community health, environmental sanitation, culture, mental feeding and family planning.

Likewise, the decree also stated that those who have been hired by agencies under Job Order status and/or Contract of Service may still avail of/qualify for BNS eligibility. (Full details and requirements courtesy of CSC)


Barangay officials are granted CSC eligibility pursuant to Republic Act No. 7160 also known as the Local Government Code of 1991.

These consists of the Barangay Captain, Sangguniang Barangay members, Sangguniang Kabataan Chairmen, Barangay Officials: Barangay Treasurers, and Barangay Secretaries appointed by the duly appointed Barangay Chairman. (Full details and requirements courtesy of CSC)


Pursuant to CSC Resolution No. 90-083 dated January 22, 1990, passers of the proficiency tests and training courses administered by the ICTO formerly National Computer Center (NCC) shall be granted CSC eligibility. These includes those passers of Systems Analysis and Design and Computer Programming courses like Java, Microsoft Access and Microsoft Visual Basic. (Full details and requirements courtesy of CSC)


Pursuant to CSC Resolution No. 1302714 dated December 17, 2013, those who graduated summa cum laude, magna cum laude, cum laude or its equivalent in their baccalaureate degree beginning school year 1972-1973. Applicable Philippine law and rules shall be observed in resolving issues/concerns on  citizenship. (Full details and requirements courtesy of CSC)


Pursuant to Presidential Decree No. 907, dated March 11, 1976 entitled “Granting Civil Service Eligibility to College Honor Graduates”, those who graduated summa cum laude, magna cum laude or cum laude, in their baccalaureate degree, regardless of the number of years of completion both for Private HEIs with bachelor’s degree recognized by Commission on Higher Education and State Colleges with baccalaureate degree duly approved by its Board of Trustees. (Full details and requirements courtesy of CSC)


In accordance with CSC Resolution No. 1300486 pursuant to RA No. 10156 stating the act of conferring upon members of Sangguniang Bayan, Sangguniang Panlungsod and Sangguniang Panlalawigan, the appropriate CSE Eligibility. These includes the Vice Mayor, Vice Governor and regular members of Sanggunian. (Full details and requirements courtesy of CSC)


Pursuant to Presidential Decree No. 997 entitled “Conferring Civil Service Eligibilities on Scientific and Technological Specialists on the Bases of Their Qualifications and the Requirements of Public Service”, the following are automatically granted with STSE provided additional requirements are met. As per CSC,

At least three (3) years of continuous experience in research and/or teaching in the pertinent field, which may include specialized training in research, or teaching experience at the college level in one’s major field or field of specialization, or completion of a patented invention or has earned a master’s or doctorate degree in his area of specialization. (Full details and requirements courtesy of CSC)

The applicant shall be specialized in the following fields of study.

Natural Sciences

  • Astronomy – Astrophysics
  • Biological Sciences – Biology (S & T),  Microbiology, Botany, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology , Ecology,  Physical Anthropology, Marine Biology and Zoology
  • Geological Sciences – Archeology, Geophysics, Paleontology, Seismology
  • Meteorology
  • Oceanography
  • Physics/Applied Physics

Engineering Sciences

  • Biological Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Ceramic Engineering, Materials Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Food Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Geothermal Engineering, Railway Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Textile Engineering, Nuclear Engineering

Mathematics and Information and Communication Technology

  • Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Technology, Pure Mathematics, Statistics

Other Disciplines

  • Environmental Science, Food Science


Pursuant to CSC MC No. 11, s. 1996, positions which are not measurable by written test will be granted CSC eligibility. These include plant electrician, automotive mechanic, heavy equipment operator, laboratory technician, shrine curator, carpenter, draftsman, plumber, and others. (Full details and requirements courtesy of CSC)


Pursuant to Executive Order (EO) No. 132, s. 1948 and EO No. 790 dated April 3, 1982, the veteran himself/herself or spouse and children shall be given Civil Service Eligibility. (Full details and requirements courtesy of CSC)

Should the applicant not in the list of eligibles, he/she may still apply for examination and be granted with CSC eligibility. CSC is administering these exams twice yearly. The next, as posted above will be on October 2016.


All information posted above are courtesy of the Civil Service Commission. This article has been made for dissemination purposes only. Should you have further clarification, we recommend to call them at their hotline or visit their nearest CSC Regional Office.

262 comments… add one
  • Ann Feb 25, 2020 @ 5:04

    Please, answer my clarification po ������

  • Unknown Mar 3, 2020 @ 4:07

    mam/sir tanung ko lang yong eligibilty ko ba sa na napasahan sa foe pwede gamitin sa iba pa convert lang tulad pag sa lgu
    nag work

  • Anonymous Mar 8, 2020 @ 11:36

    Im an electronics technology. 4 yr. Bachelor degree. Our board exam is Electronics and communication technician. I do have the licensed. May i know if it is a 2nd level eligibility that i can use to apply in government position. It's seems like it's unfair to know that our eligibility is a only a 1st level even we are a 4 yr. bachelor degree.

  • Unknown Mar 18, 2020 @ 3:14

    Kasali ba sa RA 1080 ang Chemical Technician?

  • Unknown Mar 18, 2020 @ 16:21

    Good day paano pag bachelors degree and license certified plant mechanic ka sub pro po bayun o professional level? Thank you.

  • Unknown Mar 24, 2020 @ 7:19

    is master electrician considered as cs-professional eligibility?

    • Anonymous May 28, 2022 @ 23:14

      I think so, kasi board exam na yung master electrician

    • Anonymous Jun 22, 2022 @ 19:16

      Yes Because you are a Board Passer

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2020 @ 6:53

    Hi good pm
    I am a license seafarer and have passed the MARINA licensure exam. Am I exempted to take CSC exam?

  • Unknown May 31, 2020 @ 10:31


    I am a holder of a US Patent and graduate engineering. Am I exempted to take the CSC exam?

  • Unknown May 31, 2020 @ 10:35


    I'm an holder of a US Patent and working experienced in electronics industry for 20 years and an engineering graduate. Am I exempted yo take yhe csc exams?

  • Anonymous Sep 18, 2020 @ 15:50

    Do we need prc license to be exempted or is it okay as long as you pass the board exam? Thanks

  • Unknown Oct 3, 2020 @ 7:21

    Good day po ma'am/sir passer po ako ng MARINA licensure exam exempted po ba kahit ndi mag take ng CSC exam

  • gee Jul 6, 2021 @ 14:42

    I am a graduate of Bachelor of Elementary Education major in General Education and still not board passer but I took also Basic Computer Application (vocational course), just want to know kung possible na maging exempted ako? Thanks.

  • Anonymous Jan 7, 2022 @ 16:01

    Accredited po ba sa CSC eligibilty if mag-take lang nang ECT board exam? and anu pong level salamat po sa sasagot☺

  • Anonymous Jan 8, 2022 @ 11:28

    Hello, I graduated BS in Computer Eng’g my question is, am I exempted for Civil Service Exam? I hope to hear from you soon.

    • Anonymous Aug 18, 2022 @ 8:05

      hindi po kasi no board exam ang CompE

  • Anonymous Jan 8, 2022 @ 20:07

    Exempted din po ba kapag license electronics technician?

  • Joy Fatuli Jan 10, 2022 @ 9:18

    Hello maam/sir, paano po yung nakafile na last year na postponed?

  • Fe Feb 8, 2022 @ 9:29

    Can i ask if even the ALS Gradute/High School.graduate can take the CSC ?ty for answer

    • Anonymous Aug 26, 2022 @ 10:01

      yes pero non prof exam lang

  • Louel Apr 12, 2022 @ 11:14

    Can RME (Registered Master Electrician) be converted to cs-Prof eligibility?

  • Catherine Virgara Jul 18, 2022 @ 1:39

    hello po! I am a BSComputer Education and major in computer po! and my course has no board exam, am I qualified for the eligibility? since my course is about computer? thank you.

  • florabel lelix Aug 25, 2022 @ 9:39

    Hi Po ,I’m Ofw single parent. ,and I’m so proud to have a anak na nag tapos ng Bachelor Science of Accountancy with Honors , Ang Tanong ko Po d ba sya Eligible para magkaroon ng trabaho sa Goberno .. Sana namn may chance xa na magpaglingkod sa opisina kahit San sa Goberno .. Anak xa ng Bagong Bayani . At ako yon .. Sana masagot nyo Po Ang aking Hinaing

  • Anonymous Jun 11, 2023 @ 21:33

    PAG 20 plus years in teaching profession and still teaching, pwede bang makakuha ng exemption in taking the LET?

  • Unknown Aug 30, 2023 @ 22:03

    Ano po g level ng csc eligibility ang registered master electrician

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