After waking up earlier from a nap, my grandma greeted me with “the schedule for next year’s civil service exam has been announced, I saw it on facebook” and I checked it if it was legit and it is. I had been meaning to take this since last year, but I didnt make it because the filing schedule was already done. I heard that it isnt a walk in the park because out of the 5 people I know who took it last year, only 2 passed. I hope I pass it in just one take though, because my kuyas (older male cousins) did. I know there’s a certain amount of pressure because most of them but I’m not overwhelmed by it, I was a good student throughout my stint in school, but Im not too confident that I will pass (I can only hope). I’ll take a self administered diagnostic exam so that I’ll know which field to improve, I’m taking the professional pen and paper type CSE.

As I was eating my dinner my other kuya came into our house to borrow soy sauce and my grandma told him about the CSE and that’s when I found out that he’s gonna take it as well. Now we’re not the same age, he’s 2 years older than me but he worked at a call center before and now he’s planning on working in the government. Now I dont plan on working for the gov’t, I’m just taking this test just in case I decide to do so in the future (because perspectives tend to change). And I dont like the fact that I’m taking it with my kuya because we’ll just butt heads, we’re both very competitive.

The filing period will start on November 16, 2017 – January 31, 2018, and the exam will be on March 18, 2018. Still plenty of time to read up, because I dont believe in luck, I look at it like this, if I were a soldier and I bought a rifle with no bullets to a war…I’ll be dead. I dont plan on purchasing a reviewer though, I’ll just search the interwebs for a pdf of sample questions or something, jesus christ the reviewer costs a fortune man! and I’ll only use it once. I’ll just read up on these topics, stock up on knowledge and get on with it. I look forward to it, this time I wont do it half assed like I did in UPCAT (which I regret up to this day, I got wait listed) this time I’ll do my best even if I get head to head with my kuya ahahaha.


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