2022 Civil Service Exam (CSE) Reviewer: A Resource Page

FREE reviewer for the upcoming Civil Service Exam (CSE). Topics include Math, English, Filipino, and more.

Updates:
→ March 24, 2022. The June 2022 CSE is only for agencies’ personnel only and not for the general public.

The review materials we compiled in this article are for both the Professional and Sub-Professional levels.

Overview of the Civil Service Exam (CSE)

CSE is utilized at every level of government—local or national. The objective of the exam is to establish a Register of Eligibles (RoE) which will make successful examinees civil service eligibles.

Professional Level

The professional level of the civil service exam has 170 multiple-choice questions that need to be completed within 3 hours and 10 minutes.

Here are the topics that may be included in the CSE Professional Level:

  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar and correct word usage
  • Organization of ideas
  • Analysis/Synthesis
  • Reading comprehension
  • Word Analogy
  • Data interpretation
  • Logic and abstract reasoning
  • Numerical reasoning
  • General information on the Philippine Constitution, code of conduct, peace and human rights issues, and environmental management

Sub-Professional Level

The sub-professional level of the civil service exam has 165 multiple-choice items that need to be completed within 2 hours and 40 minutes. Familiarize yourself with the following topics:

  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar and correct word usage
  • Organization of ideas
  • Analysis/Synthesis
  • Clerical Ability
  • Spelling
  • Numeral reasoning
  • General information on the Philippine Constitution, code of conduct, peace and human rights issues, and environmental management

2022 Civil Service Exam (CSE) Reviewer

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Mathematics

The Mathematics subtest contains questions on topics ranging from basic operations to business math problems. Also included is a 20-item Data Sufficiency to help you improve your analytical ability and critical thinking skills.

CSE Math ReviewerNo. of Items
Mathematics – Part 140 items
Mathematics – Part 235 items
Data Sufficiency20 items

Inductive Reasoning

This subtest is all about solving problems given limited information. They may also be referred to as abstract reasoning tests or diagrammatic style tests. These tests measure the ability to work flexibly with unfamiliar information and find solutions.

Inductive Reasoning ReviewerNo. of Items
Inductive Reasoning50 items

Philippine Constitution, General Information, and Current Events

This CSE review material about the constitution aims to refresh your knowledge of the highest law of the land which is essential as a citizen of this country.

Philippine Constitution ReviewerNo. of Items
Constitution30 items
General Information30 items

English

The English subtest has questions on alphabetizing and paragraph development aside from the questions on vocabulary, analogy, correct usage, and reading comprehension.

CSE English ReviewerNo. of Items
Alphabetizing20 items
Synonyms40 items
Antonyms40 items
Single-word Analogy40 items
Double-word Analogy40 items
Paragraph Development10 items
Grammar and Correct Usage40 items

Filipino

Filipino subtest has questions on talahulugan (vocabulary) which is divided into three subtests: kasing-kahulugan, kasalungat, and kawikaan.

CSE Filipino ReviewerNo. of Items
Kasing-Kahulugan25 items
Kasalungat25 items
Mga Wikain25 items
Wastong Gamit30 items
Pagtatalata10 items

Final thoughts

The CSE review materials above are identical in style and form that the Commission will give. It’s an important test that requires preparation. Always look for high-quality test reviewers and space out your study schedule until your testing day.