CSC announces schedule for June 2014 COMEX (how to apply, requirements)

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The Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced Wednesday, May 28, that they will conduct a civil service exam in June 2014 for those who want to take Career Service Eligibility through the new computerized system.

The COMEX or the CSC Computerized Examination System is designed and developed to unite all previous stand-alone examination processes into a single, automated examination system.

COMEX is scheduled on Tuesdays at the CSC Central Office and on Thursday at the Regional Offices.

CENTRAL OFFICE
Date of Examination Date and Time of Reservation
June 3, 2014 May 28, 2014, 8:00 a.m.
June 10, 2014 June 4, 2014, 8:00 a.m.
June 17, 2014 June 11, 2014, 8:00 a.m.
June 24, 2014 June 18, 2014, 8:00 a.m.

REGIONAL OFFICES
Date of Examination Date and Time of Reservation
June 5, 2014 May 30, 2014, 8:00 a.m.
June 19, 2014 June 13, 2014, 8:00 a.m.
June 26, 2014 June 20, 2014, 8:00 a.m.

COMEX is available at the following regional testing centers:

  • San Fernando City - Regions 1
  • Tuguegarao City - Regions 2
  • Panay Ave., Quezon City - Regions 4
  • Legazpi City - Regions 5
  • Cebu City - Regions 7
  • Cagayan de Oro City - Regions 10
  • Davao City - Regions 11
  • Baguio City - Cordillera Administrative Region

According to the CSC, testing centers in the other regions will open within year.

An applicant may only reserve a slot on the scheduled reservation date of his or her preferred exam date.

Interested applicants who wishes to participate and to acquire his or her Career Service Eligibility must NOT have taken the same level of Career Service Examination being applied for, either through the Paper-and-Pencil Test (PPT) mode or the COMEX, within the last three months.

HOW TO APPLY

  1. Create a user account in the CSC Computerized Examination System (COMEX) website: www.comex.csc.gov.ph.
  2. Click the Sign Up Now! button.
  3. Fill out the necessary information asked for.
  4. Upon successful completion and submission of account details, you will receive a confirmation email from CSC COMEX. Click the activation link in the email message you received. Upon clicking the activation link, you will be redirected to the COMEX website and the page will display as something like: “You have successfully activated your account.”
  5. Click the Login button at the upper right-hand corner of the page. Enter your username and password.
  6. Click the Reserve A Slot Now button.
  7. Choose from a list of exam schedules with the types of exams, number of slots, date, time, and venue of personal appearance and examination.  Please take note of the testing center of the exam date you are reserving for.
  8. You will receive an email confirming your slot reservation. Print the email that you received which contains the date, time, and venue of examination and personal appearance.
  9. Go to the CSC Testing Center on the date, time, and venue of your scheduled personal appearance. A CSC Action Officer will verify applicant’s identity and validate documents submitted (see list of required documents below).
  10. After validation, proceed to the cashier to pay the examination fee of ₱ 600.00.
  11. CSC Action Officer will take the following digital information of applicant: photo, signature, and biometric fingerprint.
  12. You will be issued a printed “CSID” which you will present to the examiner.
  13. You will now be asked to go the COMEX Room to take the exam.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Print-out of slot reservation confirmation email
  • One (1) valid ID with date of birth. (If ID presented has no date of birth, National Statistics Office (NSO) or Local Civil Registry (LCR) birth certificate will be required.)
  • Photocopy of valid ID
  • ₱ 600.00 examination fee

IMPORTANT NOTES!

  • Steps 1-8 must be accomplished online.
  • Representatives are NOT allowed. The applicant must personally accomplish step 9-13.
  • Please use a working/active email address. All confirmation emails and exam-related announcements will be sent to the email address you used to sign-up for your COMEX account.
  • COMEX users should regularly check their email, as well as open their COMEX account, for information about examination schedules or online offerings.

CSC COMEX Exam results shall be released within two weeks after the date of examination.

COMEX was jointly developed by the CSC Examination, Recruitment, and Placement Office and the Department of Science and Technology Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI).

The Paper-and-Pencil mode of examination is still available and remains an option for those who prefer to take a written exam.

For more information on the Civil Service exams, contact the CSC Examination, Recruitment and Placement Office at telephone numbers (02) 931-8163 or (02) 931-7935 local 712, 714, and 716 or email Test Development and Standards Division at erpo_ead@webmail.csc.gov.ph or Examination Administration Division at erpo_ead_07@yahoo.com.

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