At least three graduates will be vying for a vacancy in the civil service this year
BCSE: Almost half of the 3,322 university graduates who appeared the preliminary examination (PE) on August 6, scored 50 percent and above to qualify for the main examination in October.
The Royal Civil Service Commission declared the results yesterday where 1,631 graduates got through the PE. Records with the commission show that 325 graduates who had registered for the PE did not appear the examination.
Unlike last year, the dental surgery graduates were not exempted from appearing the prelims this year. The commission, last year, exempted MBBS and dental surgery graduates from appearing PE and had asked them to directly report for verification and confirmation for the main examination. MBBS including comprehensive general medicine graduates were exempted this year also.
The commission decided to make dental surgery graduates appear the prelims based on an assessment of demand and supply of dental surgery and MBBS graduates.
About 24 dental surgery graduates sat for the PE this year. However, only 18 qualified for the main examination, which will be held from October 9-11.
About 1,666 graduates including 35 MBBS graduates are required to report in person for verification and confirmation of documents for the main examination from August 31 to September 18 at the Kuzoo FM compound, opposite to the Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry office in Thimphu.
The 1,666 graduates will compete for 434 vacancies in the civil service, which the commission announced last month. This means at least three graduates will be vying for a slot in the civil service this year.
About 2,361 graduates registered for general category, followed by 1,146 for technical category and 140 for Dzongkha.
However, an official from the civil service examination division said the number of graduates registered for different categories might change for the main examination since the figures are based on the information provided by candidates during e-registration.
Candidates can change the category they have opted for if they wish to during the verification and confirmation.
“The actual number of graduates registered for different category will be confirmed after completion of document verification for main examination,” the official said.
Last year, about 2892 graduates sat for the PE of which 1245 made to the main examination.
By Dechen Tshomo