CSE General Information Reviewer

Welcome to our CSE General Information reviewer, a practice test designed for those preparing for the Civil Service Exam. To be honest, this section of the exam can be quite challenging for many examinees. This is because a lot of us are not very familiar with Philippine General Information topics like political terms, the constitution, civil rights, and old and new laws. However, it is important that we acquire knowledge on these subjects as they are essential for passing the Civil Service Exam in just one take.

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CSE General Information Reviewer

This online reviewer contains 20 multiple choice questions covering a wide range of topics such as the Philippine Constitution, Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees (based on R.A. 6713), peace and human rights issues, and concepts, environment management and protection, current events, and the latest and newly enacted laws and environmental issues. Acquiring an in-depth understanding of the significant aspects and segments of the Philippine Constitution and Republic Act 6713 is highly recommended. It is equally essential to stay abreast of the latest developments and occurrences in the government.

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CSE General Information Mock Test

Here’s a Philippine General Information practice test coupled with some general information questions. If you have been reading about the Philippine Constitution and Republic Act 6713, you’ll find this practice test quite easy.

1. The term of office of the President and Vice-president of the Philippines shall be up to how many years?

a. 8 years                         b. 6 years
c. 5 years                         d. 7 years                          e. 4 years


2. The following are the duties and responsibilities of Public officials and Employees except:

  1. Process documents and papers expeditiously.
  2. Submit performance reports of the agency or office regularly.
  3. Accept gifts from the public upon prioritizing their queries.
  4. Act promptly on letters, inquiries, calls, or any other form of communication sent by the public.
  5. Make sure his/her subordinates are working during office hours.


3. The legislative power of the Philippine government shall be vested in the:

  1. Congress
  2. President
  3. Vice President
  4. Supreme Court
  5. Ombudsman


4. How are global warming and ozone depletion related?

  1. Global warming leads to ozone depletion.
  2. Ozone depletion contributes to global warming.
  3. There is no relationship between ozone depletion and global warming.
  4. Both global warming and ozone depletion are caused by an excessive accumulation of carbon dioxide.
  5. Ozone depletion and global warming are interconnected, but their relationship is complex and varies based on regional and seasonal factors.


5. For a member of the house of Congress to be expelled, how much of the total number of Members must concur with the expulsion?

  1. majority
  2. one-fourth
  3. two-thirds
  4. three-fourths
  5. nine-tenths


6. Which of the following is not removable from office by impeachment?

  1. Member of the Supreme Court
  2. The Ombudsman
  3. Senators
  4. Member of the Constitutional Commissions
  5. Vice President


7. The Supreme Court of the Philippines is composed of

  1. A Chief Justice and twelve Associate Justices
  2. A Chief Justice and an indefinite number of Associate Justices
  3. Two Chief Justices and fourteen Associate Justices
  4. A Chief Justice and fourteen Associate Justices
  5. A Chief Justice and one Associate Justice


8. One of the duties of a Barangay Captain is:

  1. to make sure other political parties do not enter the barangay.
  2. to ensure the delivery of basic services and facilities to the residents of the barangay.
  3. to use their authority to suppress the rights and freedoms of the people.
  4. to use their position for personal gain.
  5. to discriminate against certain people or groups.


9. What is the waiting period for a Barangay Councilor who has served three consecutive terms to be eligible to run again for the same position?

a. 2 terms                         b. 3 terms
c. 1 term                           d. 1 and 1/2 term                         e. none


10. Under ________ of the 1987 Philippine Constitution, Congress may propose amendments by a vote of three-fourths of all its members, while a constitutional convention may be called to propose revisions.

  1. Article XVIII
  2. Section XVI
  3. Article XVI
  4. Section XV
  5. Article VII


11. The following are the duties of the Barangay Secretary except:

  1. Prepare and keep the minutes of all meetings of the Sangguniang Barangay and the Barangay Assembly
  2. Keep custody of barangay funds and properties
  3. Prepare a list of members of the barangay assembly
  4. Keep custody of all records of the Sangguniang Barangay and the Barangay Assembly meetings
  5. Keep an updated record of all inhabitants of the barangay.


12. This branch of the Philippine Government has the power to examine, audit, and settle all accounts pertaining to the revenue and receipts of, and expenditures or uses of funds and property owned or held in trust by, or pertaining to, the government.

  1. Department of Budget
  2. Commission on Procurement
  3. Department of Public Works and Highway
  4. Commission on Audit
  5. Bureau of Internal Revenue


13. How long does a President have to veto a bill before it becomes a law?

a. 21 days                            b. 21 days
c. 30 days                           d. 45 days                         e. 60 days



14. The following are the functions of Sangguniang Panlungsod except:

  1. implementation of the provision of the Constitution on nepotism; and investigation of any matter of public interest on its own initiative or brought to its attention by any of its members
  2. Approve ordinances and resolutions
  3. Generate and maximize the use of resources and revenues for the development plans, program objectives, and priorities of the city
  4. Regulate activities relative to the use of land, buildings, and structures within the city
  5. Enact ordinances granting franchises and authorizing the issuance of permits or licenses, subject to the provisions of Book II of the Local Government Code of 1991


15. All of the following is true except for:

  1. No ex-post facto law or bill of attainder shall not be enacted.
  2. No person shall be imprisoned for non-payment of debt or poll tax.
  3. No person shall be compelled to be a witness against himself.
  4. No person shall be detained solely by reason of his political beliefs and aspirations.
  5. No correct answer


16. In case a Barangay Captain or Barangay Chairman dies, permanently incapacitated or removed from office. Who will be the next Barangay Captain?

  1. The incumbent city mayor will appoint a new barangay captain
  2. A new barangay captain will be appointed by the Civil Service Commission
  3. The highest Sangguniang barangay member shall become the Punong Barangay/Barangay Captain
  4. A new barangay chairman will be determined through a special election
  5. The incumbent president will appoint a new barangay captain


17. Chapter 8, Section 59 of the Administrative Code of 1987 prohibits:

  1. releasing and liquidating of funds beyond the fiscal year allowable
  2. awarding of a public project to a company even if they are not the lowest bidder
  3. transferring of personnel from a department to another, bypassing said personnel’s superior
  4. procurement of public properties without the consent of the Commission on Audit
  5. nepotic appointments or those made in favor of a relative of the appointing or recommending authority


18. When a conflict of interest arises, at what point should a public official or employee divest themselves of any relevant holdings or interest?

  1. 10 days from discovery of the conflict of interest
  2. 15 days from assumption of office
  3. 15 days from discovery of the conflict of interest
  4. 30 days from assumption of office
  5. 60 days within assumption of office


19. It is mandatory for every government agency to create, periodically update, and provide _______ to the public who are conducting transactions.

  1. the rates of service fees
  2. the performance targets
  3. the names of action officers
  4. the service guides
  5. the directory of officials


20. The following are functions or services that volunteers in the government can perform except ____________.

  1. counseling
  2. advisory
  3. investigation
  4. recommendation
  5. humanitarian

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