Foreign Service Officer Hopefuls to Take Eligibility Test

A total of 643 individuals will take the Career Service Examination for Foreign Service Officer (CSE-FSO) on 5 February 2023.

The bulk of examinees will come from the National Capital Region with 406 takers, while the rest are from Regions 1 to 11 and the Cordillera Administrative Region.

Testing venues are listed in Examination Advisory No. 1, s. 2023, while individual room assignments may be generated using the Online Notice of School Assignment or ONSA. Both are available from the CSC website at

Also available through the ONSA is the “Examinee’s Guide in Taking CSE-FSO”, which contains full details on the whole examination process. Examinees must read the guide thoroughly, and avoid sharing a copy to the public as it is only for their exclusive use.

The CSC said that wearing of face mask when entering and while inside the testing venue is mandatory.

The upcoming exam will strictly observe the “No ID, No Exam” policy.

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