CSC releases results of Foreign Service Officer qualifying test

A total of 89 examinees passed this year's Career Service Examination for Foreign Service Officer (CSE-FSO), the Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced.

The figure represents 18.78% of the total number of examinees that took the CSE-FSO on August 7, 2016.

The CSC said that examinees with the highest ratings came from the National Capital Region where the concentration of examinees was. They are Diosie Claine Avelino with a rating of 88.70; Jacqueline Ong, 87.39; Jera Beah Lego, 86.96; Catherine Sy, 86.96; Ma. Lia Karen Magtibay, 86.78; Rowell Casaclang, 86.09; Luis Antonio Medina, 86.09; Susan Phoebe Sabado, 85.22; Christina Fernandez, 84.78; Reinna Maraya Bien, 84.35; Levi Anthony Malaylay, 84.35; Paolo Marco Mapula, 84.35; Kathriz Pimentel, 84.35; and Julienne Raboca, 84.35.

Conducted in collaboration with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), the CSE-FSO serves both as a qualifying test and an eligibility examination. As a qualifying test, it forms the first part of the five-part Foreign Service Officer Examination (FSOE). Thus, passing the CSE-FSO is a requisite to be able to proceed to the succeeding parts of the FSOE, which are the Preliminary Interview, Written Test, Psychological Test, and Oral Test, all administered by the DFA. The FSOE is being done to recruit candidates for the Foreign Service Officer, Class IV position.

As an eligibility examination, passers of the CSE-FSO shall simultaneously be conferred the Career FSO Eligibility, the CSC said. This eligibility is appropriate to first level (clerical) and second level (technical) positions in the government that do not involve practice of profession and are not covered by Bar, board and other laws.

However, the Career FSO Eligibility does not make its holder eligible for Foreign Service Officer positions which require passing the DFA's five-part FSOE, the CSC clarified.

Examinees are advised to visit the CSC website to access the complete list of passers, as well as the corresponding Examination Advisory.

Test results can be generated using the Online Civil Service Examination Result Generation System (OCSERGS), which can be accessed at the CSC website starting October 2.

Passers should verify first the availability of their Certification of Eligibility with the concerned CSC Regional Office before claiming.

Source: Philippine Information Agency