CSC accepts applications starting Monday, May 25, 2015 to September 3, 2015 (deadline of filing). Last May 3, more than 180,000 took the Career Service Examination Paper-and-Pencil Test. Passing the CSE is one of the basic requirements in applying for a position in government. The CSE ensures that only competent and credible workers enter the public service. CSC reminds that acceptance of applications shall be on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED basis and, thus, shall be closed any time before deadline once the CSC Regional/Field Office has reached the target number of applicants. According to CSC, there will be at least 52 testing centers nationwide for October 18, 2015 Civil Service Exam (CSE-PPT).