Guideline For Civil Service Online Graduate Entrance Examination 2021

The Office of the Head of the Civil Service (OHCS) is pleased to announce the schedule and guidelines for the 2021 edition of the Civil Service Graduate Entrance Examination for recruitment to the Service for the years 2022/2023.

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Graduate applicants who successfully submitted an online application through the OHCS recruitment portal will receive an SMS notification bearing further details on the examination.


  • Date: Monday, 30th August 2021
  • Time: 10am – 12 noon



  • Examination Requirement

Candidates are required to use the following to access the Online Examination;

  1. A desktop/laptop computer with an Internet Browser NB: Usage of phones is strongly discouraged
  2. Stable Internet access for the duration of the examination. Turn off all incoming calls if you are using your phone as a hotspot.
  • Account Verification

Candidates will be provided with an Index Number and Password. Upon receiving this, candidates are required to visit the examination portal accessible through the Applications menu on or and follow the steps below:

  1. Click “SIGN IN”
  2. Type in your “Index Number” and “Password” received from OHCS
  3. Verify your account name
  • Examination Structure

This paper test your Analytical Writing Skills. There are Six (6) Questions in all. Candidates are required to ANSWER ONLY THREE (3) questions. QUESTIONS ONE (1) AND TWO (2) ARE COMPULSORY, and any other question. Your answer for each question should NOT EXCEED Five Hundred (500) words.

  • Payment
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To participate in the Examination, candidates are required to make a ONE-TIME NON-REFUNDABLE payment of GH¢ 50.00 as examination fees. Service charges from your network or the service provider applies. Candidates will be notified of the time to make payments. On the day of payment, refer to the “payment procedure” in item 4.0 below for further details.


  1. Read all instructions carefully
  2. Read the terms and conditions for the examination and “Tick” the check box at the button of the page to accept terms and conditions for the examination. Candidate will not see questions if box is not ticked.
  3. Do Not “CLOSE” or Use the “BACK” Button on your Internet Browser once the examination has commenced. This will result in the loss of examination data, which has not yet been submitted. Instead, use the “PREVIOUS” and “NEXT” button to move between questions.
  4. Review your scripts Before Submitting.
  5. At the end of the Examination, once you click “Submit” you will not be able to go back to make any changes.
  6. Do not solicit external assistance during the examination. If reported and this is proven your result will be cancelled.


Payments are to be made through Mobile Money on the OHCS examination portal by following the procedures below;

  1. Click “SIGN IN
  2. Login with your credentials (Index Number and Password)
  3. Under the All Exam category, Click “Take Exam
  4. Click “BUY NOW” and follow Mobile Money Payment process below
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Mobile Money Payment Process

  1. Click “Mobile Money”
  2. Input Mobile Money number
  3. Click “Submit”
  4. Click on your service provider (MTN, AirtelTigo, Vodafone)
  5. Dail *789*9# on your mobile device and wait for payment prompt
  6. Authorise payment on your mobile device
  7. Click “Confirm” on your computer device
  8. Click “Continue”

NOTE: In case of interruptions during Step “5” of the Mobile Money payments procedure, you may have to check the approval system of your mobile network, and activate your pending transactions using (AirtelTigo Money – *110#, MTN – *170)

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