The Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON) hereby notifies the general pubic that it has commenced sales of entry forms for the 2013 Public Service Examination (PSE).As usual, interested candidates are expected to register for the Examination through their employers, or would be employers who constitute the College Client Organisations in this respect.
P.M.B 1004, Topo - Badagry
It shall take place simultaneously at various centres nationwide on Thursday 31 January and Friday 1st February, 2013 respectively.
Public Service Examination Client Organizations:
The Public Service Examination is conducted by ASCON for and on behalf of the following Client Organisations:
State Civil Service Commissions in the Federation
Local Government Service Commissions; and
Other interested Public Institutions.
Purpose Of The Public Service Examination:
The Public Service Examination is designed to test the suitability of candidates who aspire for appointment into the administrative and special departmental cadres of any of the Public Services in Nigeria. These officers would be expected to:
Write and speak in a lucid, comprehensible manner;
Possess the ability to think independently and evaluate problems rationally and dispassionately;
Possess enough drive, initiative and resilience that would enable them perform their duties efficiently.
The Public Service Examination is also used for the screening of serving officers who desire conversion from the Assistant cadre to the Officers cadre. It equally provides additional proof in the determination of competence and eligibility of officers for promotion.
Public Service Examination Syllabus:
The Public Examination comprises of Five (5) papers; namely:
English Language (Essay and Comprehension)
General Knowledge Paper I (Essay); and
General Knowledge Paper 11 (Objective)
Details of each of the papers are reflected in the Examination Syllabus (available with our client organisations). Client organisations are expected to either reproduce copies of the syllabus for distribution to prospective candidates or apply for extra copies at the rate of N200.00 per copy.
The fee payable by each candidate is four thousand five hundred naira (N4,500.00) only. Client Organisations are requested to collect the prescribed amount from candidates and subsequently remit same to ASCON in bank draft(s) only, on submission of completed entry forms. It should be noted that entry forms not accompanied with appropriate fee shall not be processed. Client Organisations are also free to charge candidates additional but reasonable amount to cover the cost of advertisement and processing of entry forms etc
Closing Date For Submission Of Entry Forms:
All entry forms for the 2013 Public Service Examination must be submitted to ASCON not later than Friday, 21st December, 2012 as late entries might not be accommodated.
Method Of Entry:
Prospective candidates are required to complete in duplicate, the prescribed entry form with two (2) copies of a recent passport-size photograph. Each client organisabon has the responsibility for issuance of the prescribed entry form to candidates and collection of the completed forms from them. They are expected to submit the completed entry forms (in duplicate) to ASCON which will thereafter release candidates examination numbers and centres. Accordingly, ASCON does not accept examination entry forms directly from candidates, All entry forms must be endorsed. Any form(s) not endorsed, will not be processed.
All enquiries on the Public Service Examination should be directed to:.
The Director of Administration
Telephone No.: 08037199086
The Liaison Officer
Administrative Staff College of Nigeria
Federal Secretariat Complex
Shehu Shagari Way, Abuja.
Telephone and Fax No.: 0.9-5236883
Telephone Nos: 08033703167 & 08093692705
NB: You can also visit ASCON website @ www.ascon.org
Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON)