Instead of lining up in the CSC field office to get their application forms filed and processed, applicants can make use of the OCARS. I remembered revealing this months ago. The former term the CSC used was OARS or Online Application Reservation System, which I find better than what it is called now.
Update: OCARS for 2012 click here.
Anyways, whatever it is, I hope that this new system will help expedite reservations for CSC-Computer Assisted Tests.
Steps in Using the Online CARS (revised as of 2/15/2010)
1. The CSE-CAT applicant should log on to the CSC website (www.csc.gov.ph) or may click on the following link: http://www.csc.gov.ph/cscweb/cscweb.html, to go directly to the CSC Homepage;
2. At the CSC Homepage, he/she should look for ERPO Advisory addressed to all CSE-CAT Applicants, which will provide the hyperlink to the OCARS’ User Interface and click on the same;
3. The system would require the applicant to key-in the following personal information on the blank fields, based on example provided for each blank fields:
a. Complete Name (Last Name, First Name, Middle Name and Middle Initial)
ATTENTION: Use asterisk (*) if no Middle Name
b. Complete Maiden Name (for Married Women)
c. Place and Date of Birth
d. Sex and Civil Status
e. Level of Examination
f. Email Address **
g. Verification Code
NOTE: (**) Make sure that the provided email address is correct, current and active. Failed email delivery due either to wrong encoding, or invalid or inactive email account would automatically remove your appointment request from the system to give way to others.
4. As soon as the "Submit" button is clicked, a confirmation that the data submitted had been accepted shall appear on screen. Applicant should read the message, print a copy of the same, and open his/her email account from time to time for ERPO’s reply email.
Let me reiterate that this system is for applicants of the Career Service Examination - Computer-Assisted Test (CSE-CAT) only.