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July 2, 2014

Filing of application for the Career Service Examination – Foreign Service Officer (CSE-FSO) is extended.

Interested applicants may still submit their applications in person until July 7 at any Regional Consular Office/Satellite Office of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) or at Philippine embassies or consulates around the world, and until July 14 at the DFA Board of Foreign Service Examinations (BFSE) in Pasay City.

The Civil Service Commission (CSC), in collaboration with the DFA, will conduct the CSE-FSO on Aug. 10 this year. 

The CSE-FSO is both a qualifying test and an eligibility examination. As a qualifying test, it forms the first part of the five-part Foreign Service Officer Examination (FSOE) of the DFA. It is a prerequisite to be able to proceed to the succeeding parts of the FSOE, namely, the preliminary interview, written test, psychological test, and oral test, all administered by the DFA. The FSOE serves as the recruitment exam for candidates to the career foreign service corps.

Passers of the CSE-FSO shall also be conferred the Career Foreign Service Officer Eligibility appropriate for first level (clerical) and second level (technical) positions in government that do not involve practice of profession and are not covered by special laws.

For details on admission requirements and procedure, list of testing centers, and application form, check the FSOE announcement posted at the DFA website www.dfa.gov.ph.

Interested parties may also coordinate with the DFA BFSE Secretariat at telephone numbers (02) 834-3080 or (02) 834-3083.