PEMDAS (or what others remember as Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally) is simply an acronym which stands for ‘Parenthesis, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, and Subtraction’. If you have a number sentence with two or more operations, the order of the letters in PEMDAS tells you how to go about these operations. It tells you what to calculate first, second, third and so on, until everything is done.
PEMDAS serves as a guideline so all of us can obtain only one correct answer in a math expression. Without PEMDAS, we can end up having two or more different answers to a single equation.
For example, 5 + 4 x 3 = ?
- We can do the addition first and get: 9 x 3 = 27
- or we can do the multiplication first and get 5 + 12 = 17
Unless you’re pretty sure that luck is always on your side, there’s no other way for you to pass the CSE PPT (or any other exam) than to PREPARE for it and PRACTICE. You have to make time to STUDY. You have to review the subjects covered by the exam bit by bit, whenever you have time to spare.
Now, here are some real-life tips and tricks in passing the Civil Service Exam in your first take (These tips and strategies are based on my personal experience in passing the Dec 2015 CSE-PPT Professional Level Exam in my first take. Strategies and stories shared by other successful examinees were also taken into consideration.):
Most questions in the Sentence Error Identification part of the Civil Service Exam will include those which make use of correlative conjunctions “Neither – Nor” and “Either – Or”.
RULE: In sentences with ‘Neither-Nor’ or ‘Either-Or’, or just ‘Or’ or ‘Nor’, remember that if both the subjects are singular, the verb must be singular. If both are plural, then the verb is plural.
CSE-PPT FAQs : Should I go for the Civil Service Exam – Professional level or should I take the SubProfessional level first?
Should you take the exam for the Professional level right away or opt for the SubProfessional level first? Most people would go for the CSE-SubProfessional level first before they take the CSE-Professional level. However, there is really no need to take both or to take one after the other. You can simply take the Professional level right away if you are aiming for second-level positions – and if you’re prepared for it.
CSE-PPT FAQs : What is the scope of the Civil Service Examination for Professional and SubProfessional Levels?
The professional level exam has 170 questions which you have to finish answering in 3 hours, while the subprofessional level exam has 165 items which you should finish in 2 hours and 40 minutes. Both the Professional and Subprofessional levels of the exam include 20 Personal Information Questions. (more…)
Do you want to work for the government? You can take the Career Service Examination – Pen and Paper Test, if you meet the following qualifications…
Subjects and verbs in a sentence must AGREE with one another in number. This only means that if a subject is singular, its verb must also be singular; if a subject is plural, its verb must also be plural. Being able to find the right subject and verb will help you correct errors of subject-verb agreement. Knowing the rules of subject and verb agreement will help you deal with Verbal Ability questions in the Civil Service Exam, and in other aptitude tests.
The CSC or the Civil Service Commission uses the Civil Service Exam or the CSE-PPT (Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test) to determine which individuals are fit to work for the government. (more…)
October 23, 2016 CSE-PPT
List of Passers
Civil Service Commission Regional Office No. 16 (ARMM)