Record number apply for civil service exam
The number of candidates for the 2016 national civil service exam has surpassed last year’s, with more than 132,000 applicants deemed qualified for the exam as of mid-week.
A record 27,817 civil service jobs are being offered this year by central government departments and subsidiaries. The most sought-after job was a position offered by the China Employment Training Technical Instruction Center in Beijing, and the second most sought-after job was a position offered by the regional earthquake bureau in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region.
But 876 jobs did not have a single applicant. They included becoming a railway police officer in Shanghai and Xi’an.
The application window will close on Saturday, and successful candidates must pass the 2016 national civil service exam, which starts on Nov 29, before they’re granted a job interview in March.