How to Compute for the Civil Service Exam Average Rating

This article will provide you an idea about how the Civil Service Commission computes for the Average Rating for the Civil Service Exam, (otherwise known as Career Service Examination). By reading this article, you should understand the weigh of each set of test and thus have an idea on where to focus more during the Civil Service Exam.

More likely, you will be able to estimate your final rating based on a self-evaluation of your performance in the Civil Service Exam CSE. If not however, you should at least be able to tell for yourself, after the exam, weather you can prepare for a celebration party or study again, but harder, for the next Civil Service Exam (CSE).

 Civil Service Exam Rating System
First, the Civil Service Examination is composed of several test competencies, namely:

Part I
► Verbal abilities in English and Filipino Vocabulary
► Grammar and Correct Usage
► Paragraph Organization.

Part II
► Analogy (professional level only)
► Logic (professional level only)
► Clerical Operations (sub-professional level only)

Part III
► Numerical Reasoning

Part IV
► General Information
A. Philippine Constitution
B. General Information, Current Events Enacted Laws and Environment Issues.
C. Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees.

The first part (verbal) of the exam consists of 40 items, the second part (analytical) has 50 items, the third part (numerical) is made up of 40 test items, and the last part (general information) is a 20-item test. Hence, the Civil Service Exam is a 150-item exam.

So, here's how the Civil Service Commission computes for the average rating.

► The first three portions of the exam weighs 90% and the last portion weighs 10%.

For example:
Suppose I earned 82.31% for the first part, then I got 83.78% for the second part, then made 83.26% for third part and 86.46% for the last part, then my average rating is _____%.

Step by step computation:

1. Add [verbal], [analytical] and [numerical], then divide the sum by 3. Next, multiply by 0.90

2. Multiply [general information] by 0.10

3. Take the sum of the results in step 1 and step 2. That is your average rating.

Using the values given from the example above:

1. ((82.31 + 83.78 + 83.26) ÷ 3) * (0.90) = 74.805

2. 86.46 * 0.10 = 8.646

3. 74.805 + 8.646 = 83.451

It doesn't mean that you need to score 80.00% in all test portions. Just know the rating system and be among the top 10% high scorers. Surely, you'll have a certificate of eligibility.

So, that's how it is.

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