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The Civil Service Commission (CSC) will administer the Career Service Examination for Foreign Service Officer (CSE-FSO) in select testing centers across the country on Aug. 10. 

Applications may be filed until June 13, 2014 at any Regional Consular Office of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), or at Philippine embassies or consulates abroad; and until June 20, 2014 at the DFA Board of Foreign Service Examinations, Pasay City. Applicants should submit their applications in person.  

Conducted in collaboration with the DFA, the CSE-FSO is the qualifying test of the five-part Foreign Service Officer Examination (FSOE) of the DFA. As such, passing the CSE-FSO is a requisite to be able to proceed to the succeeding parts of the FSOE: Preliminary Interview, Written Test, Psychological Test, and Oral Test. The FSOE is administered by the DFA to recruit candidates for the foreign service corps. 

The CSC shall confer the Career Foreign Service Officer Eligibility to passers of the CSE-FSO. Said eligibility, like the Career Service Professional Eligibility, is appropriate to first level (clerical) and second level (technical) positions in government that do not involve practice of profession and are not covered by special laws. 

Details on application requirements and procedure, list of testing centers, and application form are posted on the DFA website www.dfa.gov.ph.