Record Number of Applicants Took This Year’s Civil Service Exams

Record Number of Applicants Took This Year's Civil Service ExamsA record number of people took the annual civil service examination a number higher than the number of takers has fallen from 2010 and 2011. 1.5 million people have registered in this year’s exam have passed the qualification assessment and around 1.12 million took the exam last Sunday.

All of them are competing to fill in the positions in more than 140 state level government agencies and other affiliated public institutions. Local administrations said that there are about 20,000 positions to be filled, but positions in remote and poor areas have failed to attract any applicants in spite of competition.  Pressure in finding or keeping employment and a stable working environment are some reasons behind for the huge demand in positions in the government.

Those applicants that pass the exams and interviews but pulls out of the process and those recruited but turn down the position will be given negative credit record that will affect their future application for any civil service recruitment. Applicants caught cheating in the exams will not be allowed to take the exams for five years, and those who organize group cheating or hire someone to take the exam in their behalf will be banned for life.

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