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The eligibility resulting from the Penology Officer Examination shall be called Penology Officer

Eligibility and considered appropriate to second level ranks in the jail management and penology,
and other functionally related services, except for ranks under the Philippine National Police.

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) announces the conduct of the March 2, 2014 Penology Officer
Examination (POE) to establish a register of eligibles from which certification and appointment
to second level ranks in the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology and other functionally related
agencies shall be made, provided said eligibles meet the qualifications and other requirements of the
said positions. .

The eligibility resulting from the Penology Officer Examination shall be called
Penology Officer Eligibility and considered appropriate to second level ranks in the jail management
and penology, and other functionally related services, except for ranks under the Philippine National
Police.
Period of filing applications of the said examination is until December 16, 2013 to January 16, 2014.

Scope of Examinations

Examination Centers

Passing Grade

Admission Requirements

Application Requirements

Where to get and File Applications Forms

Examination Permits

What to Bring on Examination Day

Important Reminders

SCOPE OF THE EXAMINATIONS


General Ability (25%) Verbal, Analytical, Numerical
Specialized Area (75%)
1. Jail Management Concepts and Applications (30%)
1.

Commitment and Classifications of Inmates/Prisoners/Detainees (5%)

Courts and other Entities Authorized to Commit a Person to Jail

Categories of Inmates

Classification of Prisoners

Classification of Detainees

Inmates Security Classification

Requirements for Commitment

2.

Reception Procedures,
Punishable Acts of Inmates (20%)

Classification

and

Disciplinary

Boards,

Reception Procedures

Classification Board

Disciplinary Board

Disciplinary Punishment for Inmates

Procedures in the Hearing of Disciplinary Cases for Inmates

and


3.

Punishable Acts
Treatment of Inmates with Special Needs (5%)
Handling Inmates with Special Needs

Female

Drug Users/Dependents/Addicts

Alcoholics

Mentally-ill

Sex Deviates

Suicidal Inmates

The Handicapped, Aged, and Infirmed

Non-Philippine Citizen Inmates

2.
1.

Custodial Concepts and Applications (45%)


Custody, Security and Control, Emergency Plans, and Movement and
Transfer of Prisoners and Detainees (35%)

Custody, Security, and Control

Inmates Count

Security Procedures During Meal Service

Dining Room Security

Mile Censorship

Emergency Plans

Movement/Transfer of Inmates

Cooperation among Jail Wardens on Temporary Detention of Inmates

Rules to be Followed During Movement/Transfer of Inmates

2.

Inmates Rights and Privileges (10%)

Rights of Inmates

Privileges Allowed for Inmates

Modes and Guidelines of Release

Inmates Welfare and Development (IWD) Programs (15%)

1.

IWD Services and Activities

Guiding Principles

Provisions for Basic Needs

Health Services/Activities

Livelihood Services/Activities

Literacy Services/Activities

Cultural and Sports Development/Activities

Visitation Services/Activities

Paralegal Services/Activities

Interfaith Services/Activities

Therapeutic Community Modality Program

BJMP Administrative Matters (10%)

1.

Salient Features of Republic Act No. 6713 Code of Conduct and Ethical
Standards for Public Officials and Employees

2.

Salient Feature of Republic Act No. 9263 An Act Providing for


the Professionalization of the BFP and BJMP, Amending Certain Provisions of RA 6975

3.

Omnibus Rules on Leave

PASSING GRADE
To pass the test, the examinees should get a general rating of at least 80.00.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Applicants are advised to check carefully whether they meet the admission requirements stated
below.

Only

those

who

meet

the

admission

requirements

should

apply

for

the

examination, otherwise, their applications shall be disapproved, and the admission fees paid shall
be forfeited.
1.

Must be Filipino citizen;

2.

Must be of good moral character;

3.

Must be mentally and physically fit;

4.

Must not have been convicted by final judgment of an offense


or crime involving moral turpitude, or disgraceful or immoral conduct, dishonesty,
examination irregularity, drunkenness, or addiction to drugs;

5.

Must not have been dishonorably discharged from military service, or


dismissed for cause from any civilian positions in the government;

6.

*Must have completed a Bachelors degree;

7.

*Must not be less than twenty-one (21) nor more than thirty (30) years
of age at the date/time of filing of application;

8.

*Must be at least 54 (1.62m) in height for male, and 52 (1.57m) for


female.

Admission requirement Nos. 6, 7, and 8 shall be waived for employees of the BJMP who are
included in the list submitted to the CSC.
Admission requirement Nos. 7 and 8 shall be waived for incumbent employees of the Bureau of
Corrections and all Provincial and Sub-Provincial Jails. They are required to submit a Certification of
Employment from their authorized agency official. Same requirements shall also be waived for
former penology and correctional service agency employees, provided their applications are
endorsed by the BJMP and provided further that they can meet the minimum service requirement

pursuant to existing laws. Thus, a certification on the applicants minimum service qualification
issued by the authorized official of the BJMP shall be submitted.

A waiver for height requirement shall be automatically granted to applicants belonging to cultural
communities, subject to submission of certification of membership to a cultural community issued by
the National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP) or the National Commission on Muslim
Filipinos (NCMF).
NOTE:

Applicants with pending administrative and/or criminal cases may


take the examination and shall be conferred the eligibility if they successfully pass the same.
However, this is without prejudice to the outcome of their pending cases. If they are found
guilty of grave offenses, their eligibility shall be forfeited based on the penalties stated in the
decision and pursuant to Section 52 (a) of the Revised Rules on Administrative Cases in the
Civil Service.

Those who have already passed the same level of examination or a


comparable level of examination given by the Professional Regulation Commission, as well
as passers of Board/Bar examinations, and those who graduated with honors in their
bachelors degree need not apply.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
1.

Fully accomplished Application Form (CS Form No.


100, Revised November 2012). The spaces for Signature of Applicant and Right
Thumbmark on the form should be left blank. These shall be accomplished in the
presence of the CSC processor.

2.

Four (4) copies of identical I.D. pictures with specifications, as


follows:
Passport size (4.5 cm x 3.5 cm or 1.8 inches x 1.4

inches)

Colored, with white background

Taken within three (3) months prior to filing of


application.
Printed on good quality photo paper

In standard close-up shot (from shoulder level up with


the head and face occupying at least 80% of the picture and with the name tag positioned at
approximately 1 inch or 2.54 cm below the chin)

In bare face (with no eyeglasses or any accessories


that may cover the facial features)

Showing left and right ears

Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera

With neutral facial expression, and both eyes open

3.

With full and handwritten (not computer-generated)


name tag in the format: First Name, Middle Initial, Last Name, and Extension Name (if
any), and signature over printed name

Original and photocopy of any valid ID containing applicants


clear picture, date of birth, signature, and signature of the authorized head of the issuing
agency such as Drivers License, SSS ID, GSIS ID, Philhealth ID, current Company/Office
ID, current School ID, Postal ID, BIR ID, Barangay ID, Voters ID, Valid Passport, or Police
Clearance (Note: Any other ID not included in the list shall NOT be accepted)
IDs with lacking information, particularly the applicants date of birth, SHOULD be
supported by Birth Certificate issued/authenticated by the National Statistics Office
(NSO) or Local Civil Registrar (LCR).

4.

Examination fee of Five Hundred Pesos (Php 500.00).

Failure to take the examination will mean forfeiture of examination fee.

WHERE TO GET AND FILE APPLICATION FORMS


Application forms are available at any CSC Regional and Field Offices. The same may be
downloaded from the CSC website: www.csc.gov.ph.
Applicants who are incumbent or former penology and correctional service agency employees, may
file their application forms at the nearest BJMP Regional Offices (BJMPROs).
All other applications may be filed at any of the following CSC Regional Offices, and at the nearest
CSC Provincial/Field Offices within their area.
CSC Regional Office No. 1

CSC Regional Office No. 9

Quezon Avenue, San Fernando City

Cabatangan

2500 La Union

7000 Zamboanga City

CSC Regional Office No. 11


CSC Regional Office No. 5

Ecoland Drive cor. Beechnut St.,

Rawis

Ecoland Subdivision, Matina

4500 Legazpi City

8000 Davao City

CSC Regional Office No. 6

CSC National Capital Region

Oate Street, Mandurriao

25 Kaliraya Street

5000 Iloilo City

1100 Quezon City

CSC Regional Office No. 7

CSC CARAGA

Sudlon, Lahug

Doongan Road

6000 Cebu City

8600 Butuan City

EXAMINATION PERMITS
The Application Receipt shall serve as the Examination Permit. For school assignments, qualified
applicants may use the Online Notice of School Assignment (ONSA) to get a print-out of their Notice
of Assignment. The ONSA shall be available at least two (2) weeks before the examination. To use
this system, examinees should log on to the CSC website and go to the Examination Announcement

webpage, or type the following path:http://webapp.csc.gov.ph/ExamAssign/ExamAssign.htm in the


address bar of their browser.
If applicants still do not know their school assignment or cannot access the Online Notice of School
Assignment one (1) week before the examination day, they should inquire their school assignment
from the CSC Regional/Field Office where they filed their application.

WHAT TO BRING ON EXAMINATION DAY


Applicants should bring the following on examination day:
1.

Application Receipt or Notice of School Assignment

2.

Lead Pencil/s (No. 1 or 2) and eraser/s

3.

Ball Pen (Black or Blue)

4.

The same valid ID card/s presented during the application stage (i.e.
Drivers License, SSS ID, GSIS ID, Philhealth ID, current Company/Office ID, current School
ID, Postal ID, BIR ID, Barangay ID, Voters ID, Valid Passport, or Police Clearance)

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

No Valid ID, No Examination

All personal belongings including cellular phones, digital watches, calculators, books, and all
other electronic gadgets and printed materials must be surrendered to the Room Examiners.

Firearms, if any, must also be surrendered to the security guard/designated firearm


custodian at the entrance gate of the testing center.

Proper attire should be worn during filing of application form, and on examination
day.APPLICANTS/EXAMINEES SHOULD NOT BE IN SLEEVELESS SHIRT/BLOUSE, OR
IN SHORT PANTS, OR IN SLIPPERS

WARNING

The Civil Service Commission uses a highly reliable system to detect cheats. Any form of cheating in
any civil service examination shall be considered a violation of Republic Act No. 9416 (AntiCheating Law), and any person found guilty shall be administratively and criminally liable.
The forms of cheating are, as follows:
1.

Use of crib sheets or codigo containing codes in any form (written


on any material or in digital form)

2.
3.

Impersonation
Employing a poste or a person inside or outside of the examination
room who may or may not be an examinee but provides examinees with answers

4.

Collusion of whatever nature between examinees and examination


personnel

5.

Examinee number switching

6.

Possession and/or use of fake Certificate of Eligibility

7.

Such other acts of similar nature which facilitate the passing of


examination