PALO, Leyte – The computer examination meant for aspiring government employees has been suspended in the past four months due to unstable internet connection.
The Civil Service Commission (CSC) computerized examination was last used by examinees on July 29 this year, according to CSC assistant regional director Rowin Riños.
“The internet provider from our central office could not supply sufficient internet connection simultaneously with other regions. This glitch had been happening even in the past years, but it was still manageable,” Riños recalled.
She said that she is unsure when the examinations will be available again but he assured that their central office is doing their best to fix the internet problem.
Since last year, there were already 117 examinees who went through the automated test in the region. The center has 18 available computers housed at the CSC regional office here.
Similar to the paper and pencil test, the automated examination lasts for three hours and 10 minutes.
Launched in 2014, the examination is a system that automates and integrates each step in the administration of computerized examination, making the entire process faster, easier, and more efficient.
It is undertaken by the CSC in collaboration with the Advanced Science and Technology Institute, the research and development arm of the DOST.
Account registration is done online through the website In this phase, an individual personally encodes his or her personal information.
After creating an account, the applicant will gain access to weekly examination schedules – dates, time and venue of the test as well as those offered by the different regional testing centers.
An applicant may then choose from among the online offerings and make a reservation.
With the suspension, applicants can take the exam through paper and pencil test scheduled twice a year in different province.