A total of 4,755 applicants at the Bureau of Customs (BOC) will be taking the general ability and competency exam to be administered by the Civil Service Commissioner (CSC) on August 31, 2014 (Sunday). The examinees include current BOC employees who have applied for promotion and new applicants who are aspiring for the 1,056 positions at the Bureau’s main office and various collection districts throughout the country.
Eighty-eight percent (88%) of the examinees applied for non-supervisory positions and 12% for supervisory or managerial positions. About 75% of the total number of examinees are taking the exam in Metro Manila.
The exam, to be administered by the CSC, will be held at the following locations: St. Joseph’s College of Quezon City (E. Rodriguez Ave, Quezon City); St. Theresa’s College (D. Tuazon St., Lourdes, Santa Mesa Heights, Quezon City); Siena College of Quezon City (Del Monte Ave., San Francisco Del Monte, Quezon City); Angelicum College (112 M.J. Cuenco St. Bgy Sto. Domingo, Quezon City); St. Theresa’s College of Cebu City (Juana Osmeña St, Cebu City); and the University of Mindanao-Matina Campus (Matina Crossing, Davao City).
Examinees must be at their designated testing centers at least one hour before the time of the examination which will begin at exactly 8:00am on August 31. They are required to bring valid identification cards and other pertinent documents, ballpens and pencils.
Examinees that pass the first exam will move to the second round of tests, this time focused on specific exams to determine whether the candidate has the right qualifications and is fit for the position they are applying for.
Further information is posted in the websites of the Bureau of Customs www.customs.gov.ph; the Department of Finance (www.dof.gov.ph); and the Official Gazette (www.gov.ph). Applicants can also visit the Facebook page of the Department of Finance for updates.