The CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION (CSC) announces the conduct of the:
to establish register of eligibles from which certification and appointment to the second level ranks in the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) 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 functionally related services only, except for ranks under the Philippine National Police.
Date of Examination
Deadline for Application
March 20, 2011
February 28, 2011

San Fernando City, La Union
Cebu City
Batangas City
Zamboanga City
Quezon City
Cagayan De Oro City
Legazpi City
Davao City
Iloilo City

B.   SCOPE OF THE EXAMINATION   General Ability (25%)    -   Verbal, Analytical, Numerical  
Specialized Area (75%)
  A. Jail Management Concepts and Applications (40%)  

  1. Commitment and Classifications of Inmates/Prisoners/Detainees (15%)      
  • 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    
  1. 2. Reception Procedures, Classification and Disciplinary Boards and Punishable Acts of Inmates (15%)      
  •  Reception Procedures      
  •  Classification Board (Members)      
  •  Duties and Functions of the Classification Board    
  •  Disciplinary Board (Members)      
  •  Duties and Functions of the Disciplinary Board      
  •  Authorized Disciplinary Punishment for Inmates       
  •  Limitations on Disciplinary Punishment for Inmates        
  •  Procedures in the Hearing of Disciplinary Cases for Inmates       
  •  Punishable Acts (Minor Offenses, Less Grave Offenses and Grave Offenses)     
  1.  3. Treatment of Inmates with Special Needs (10%)       
  • 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 (Foreigners)  
 B. Custodial Concepts and Applications (30%)      
  • Custody, Security and Control, Emergency Plans, Movement and Transfer of Prisoners and Detainees (20%)        
  • - Custody, Security and Control         
  • - Inmates Count (Headcount)        
  • - Security Procedures During Meal Service        
  • - Dining Room Security        
  • - Mile Censorship        
  • - Emergency Plans (OPlans)        
  • - Movement/Transfer of Inmates       
  • - Cooperation among Jail Wardens on Temporary Detention of Inmates        
  • - Rules to be followed during Movement/Transfer of Inmates       
  • - Security and Control DO’s and DON’T’s         
  • - Definition of Terms      
  • Inmate’s Rights and Privileges (10%)        
  • - Rights of Inmates         
  • - Privileges allowed for Inmates         
  • - Modes and Guidelines of Release  
 C. Inmates Welfare and Development Programs (20%)  
  • 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 (TCMP)   
D. BJMP Administrative Matters (10%)   
  • Salient Features of Republic Act No. 6713 – Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees    
  • Salient Feature of Republic Act No. 9263 – An Act Providing for the Professionalizations of the BFP and BJMP, Amending Certain Provisions of RA 6975    
  • Omnibus Rules on Leave

C.  PASSING GRADE  To pass the test, an examinee should get a grade of at least 80.00.
The examination shall be OPEN TO ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS, as follows:  
  • Incumbent personnel of BJMP, Bureau of Corrections and other jail/correctional facilities (i.e. Provincial Jails) who have not yet acquired any Second Level Eligibility (e.g. Career Service Professional Eligibility, Penology Officer Eligibility, 2nd level Police Officer Eligibility, RA 1080, and other applicable 2nd level eligibilities); and  
  • Private individuals, with no 2nd level eligibility and who are interested to join the jail and penology service.   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.  
  • Must be Filipino citizen;   
  • Mentally and physically fit or free from any deformities which would render them incapable of performing the duties required of the BJMP ranks;  
  • Must be of good moral character;   
  • Must not have been convicted by final judgment of an offense or crime involving moral turpitude, or of disgraceful or immoral conduct, dishonesty, examination irregularity, drunkenness or addiction to drugs; and  
  • Must not have been dishonorably discharged from military service or dismissed for cause from any civilian positions in the government.   Applicants with pending administrative and/or criminal case may take the examination and will 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 58 (a) of the Uniform Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service and CSC Resolution No. 010659, dated March 22, 2001.   Private individuals should meet the following requirements in addition to the admission requirements mentioned above:  
  • Must have completed a Bachelor’s degree;  
  • Must not have been granted any 2nd level Civil Service Eligibility or its equivalent;  
  • Must not be less than twenty-one (21) nor more than thirty (30) years  of age; and  
  • Must be at least 1.57 m. (5’2’’) in height for Female, and 1.62 m. (5’4’’) for Male; Provided, that a waiver for height requirement shall be automatically granted to applicants belonging to cultural communities.   
 The maximum age limit and minimum height requirements are waived for the incumbent personnel of the following agencies/jail/correctional facilities subject to submission/presentation of a Certification of Employment from authorized agency official:  
  • Bureau of Jail Management and Penology;  
  • Bureau of Corrections; and  
  • All Provincial and Sub-Provincial Jails which were placed under the management/supervision and control of the BJMP. 
  1. Properly accomplished application form (CS Form No. 100-F, Revised 2011)  
  2. Examination fee of Php700.00  
  3. Four (4) latest and identical passport size (1 ½” x 2”) ID pictures with white background, and with full name tag that includes the surname, first name and middle initial taken within three (3) months before the date of filing of application. Pictures that are scanned, photocopied or computer-enhanced are not accepted.  Name tag should be hand-held.  Applicants should not wear eye glasses or any accessory that may cover their facial features when they are having their pictures taken   
  4. Any two (2) valid ID such as Driver’s License, SSS ID, GSIS UMID Card, current Office ID, Postal ID or Valid Passport which contain the applicant’s picture, signature, date of birth, and the signature of the authorized head of the issuing agency. Photocopy of the IDs should be attached to the application form to serve as reference for Room Examiners on examination day 
F.     WHERE TO GET AND FILE APPLICATION FORMS   Application forms are available at any CSC Regional Offices and Field Offices. The same may be downloaded from the CSC page: Application forms may be reproduced provided the same format is followed.   Application may be filed at any of the following CSC Regional Offices:        
CSC Regional Office No. I
Quezon Avenue, San Fernando City
2500 La Union
CSC Regional Office No. IX
7000 Zamboanga City
CSC Regional Office No. IV
139 Panay Avenue
1103 Quezon City
CSC Regional Office No. X
Vamenta Boulevard, Carmen
9000 Cagayan De Oro City
CSC Regional Office No. V
4500 Legazpi City
CSC Regional Office No. XI
Ecoland Drive cor. Beechnut St., Ecoland Subdivision, Matina
8000 Davao City
CSC Regional Office No. VI
Onate Street, Mandurriao
5000 Iloilo City
CSC National Capital Region
25 Kaliraya Street
1100 Quezon City
CSC Regional Office No. VII
Sudlon, Lahug
6000 Cebu City

  Application may also be filed at the nearest CSC Provincial/Field Offices within the jurisdiction of the above-named CSC Regional Offices. 
G.     EXAMINATION PERMITS   Qualified applicants will be notified of their places of examination upon filing of applications through a Notice of Admission or Examination Permit. Room assignments of examinees shall be posted in the CSC website and on examination day, on bulletin boards of the school where they will take the examination.
H.     WHAT TO BRING ON EXAMINATION DAY   Applicants should bring the following on examination day:  
  • Notice of Admission/Examination Permit   
  • Lead pencil/s (No. 1 or 2) and eraser/s  
  • Ball Pen (Blue or Black)   
  • The same valid ID Cards presented during the filing of application (i.e. Driver’s License, SSS ID, current Office ID,  GSIS UMID Card, Postal ID, BIR ID, Barangay ID, Voter’s ID, Valid Passport, or Police Clearance) 
Important Reminders
Failure to take the examination on your scheduled date will mean forfeiture of your examination fees.

DO NOT bring service firearms, any electronic gadget, including mobile phones, i-pod, and other materials other than those listed on Item H (What to Bring on Examination Day) of this Examination Announcement, otherwise, they will be confiscated by the Security Officers. The Commission will not be liable for the loss or damage of said belongings.

Any form of cheating in any civil service examination shall be considered a violation of Republic Act 9416 and any person found guilty shall be administratively and criminally liable.
Those found ADMINISTRATIVELY LIABLE shall suffer the following penalties:  For those in the GOVERNMENT SERVICE, dismissal from the service with all the accessory penaties of forfeiture of government benefits, cancellation of eligibility, bar from taking any government examination, and perpetual disqualification from re-entering government service.  For PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS, perpetual bar from entering government service and from taking any government examination.
Those found CRIMINALLY LIABLE shall be meted out the penalty of imprisonment of not less than six (6) years and one (1) day but not more than twelve (12) years and a fine of not less than Fifty Thousand Pesos (Php50,000.00) with the appropriate accessory penalties.