CSC eyes digitalized, regionalized civil service exams
MANILA, Philippines — The Civil Service Commission (CSC) may soon adopt the Supreme Court’s digitalized and regionalized system for bar examinations for its own civil service exams in lieu of the conventional pen-and-paper tests.
Associate Justice Alfredo Caguioa, this year’s bar examinations chair, guided CSC officials, led by its chief, Karlo Nograles, in observing how the court conducted the bar exams on Sunday, the final day of the admission test for aspiring lawyers.
The CSC delegation observed the conduct of the bar examinations at the Command Center at the Ateneo de Manila University, where the bar examinations in 14 local testing centers nationwide were being monitored.
“In line with our vision to transition from the conventional pen-and- paper examinations, the Commission plans to introduce digitalized and localized examinations for the CSC-PPT (Civil Service Examinations-Pen and Paper Test) sustaining the momentum of the digital shift pioneered by the Supreme Court,” Nograles said.
“As we transition to this digitalized platform, we would like to request the support of the Supreme Court in a collaborative endeavor for the adoption of policies and methodologies towards this digital shift,” he added.
He said that aside from observing the actual conduct of the bar examinations, their visit was “to benchmark the procedures and operations for formal integration of [the court’s] best practices in the localized and digitalized civil service examinations.”