fb cseIf your heart is set on a career in public service, there’s one significant hurdle that you need to conquer, and that’s the Career Service Examination (CSE). Individuals who want to serve the nation in a professional aspect are required to take and pass this test in order to keep their aspirations afloat.

If you’re planning to take the CSE, here are five things you need to know:

  • The Career Service Examination is designed to assess your skills in grammar and correct usage, paragraph organization, reading comprehension, analogy, logic, and numerical reasoning. Brushing up on these skills is thus necessary, especially if you’ve been away from the classroom for quite some time.
  • A solid grasp of current events around the world would be extremely useful to CSE takers. Tune in to CNN. Log on to local news sites. If it is your wish to serve the country, then you should know the various concerns and issues that it is dealing with.
  • There are two kinds of tests that you can take, the Professional and the Sub-Professional. Similarly, both tests can be taken by anyone who qualifies based on the general requirements. The only difference between the two is that the Professional Test qualifies passers to higher government positions.
  • There are two ways of taking the CSE. The first is the traditional Pen and Paper Test (PPT) and the other is the Computer Assisted Test (CAT). However, the CAT is not available in all testing centers. Its schedule is also different.
  • You can take the CSE an infinite number of times should you fail to make it the first time around. However, you can only take the exam once every three months.

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