Of the 1,748 university graduates who appeared the 2019 Bhutan Civil Service Examination (BCSE) in October, 1,593 secured 50 percent and above.
The Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) declared the results yesterday.
There are 889 vacancies for 2020 intake in professional and management category in the civil service and the graduates would join based on merit and examination category.
In general category, including the Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration (PGDPA), Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management (PGDFM), and Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE), 550 candidates of the total 592 who sat for the examination obtained 50 percent and above.
However, according to RCSC officials, if PGDE vacancies remain unfilled, PGDPA and PGDFM candidates would be taken in based on merit.
Securing 80.71 percent, Yeshi Choden, who has BA English degree from Royal Thimphu College, topped the general category.
In the Dzongkha category, Tashi Dorji, BA Dzongkha and English graduate from Sherubtse College topped with 73.77 percent. All 59 candidates scored 50 percent and above.
The civil service examination division’s human resource officer, Jigme Norbu, said that although there were 100 vacancies announced initially, only 59 who appeared the examinations would be absorbed.
In the technical category, 401 candidates of the total 514 passed the examinations; 333 would be absorbed in the civil service merit-based. With 73.26 percent, Karma Chorten Dendup with B.Sc. in Forestry from College of Natural Resources topped the technical category.
All the 583 candidates with Bachelors in Education (B.Ed.) obtained 50 percent and above. The vacancy in the education service was increased to 384 from 254 vacancies last year.
Karma Thinley from Paro College of Education topped the B.Ed. Dzongkha category with 69.5 percent. Scoring 75.85 percent, Nim Dorji with B.Ed in primary from the same college topped the B.Ed. general category.
Meanwhile, graduates can recheck their results between December 9 and 13 but must pay an administrative fee of Nu 300. New result will be declared on December 18 on the RCSC website.
The selected candidates will have to undergo mandatory pre-employment drug test for recruitment with paying a test fee of Nu 259.