At least five graduates will be vying for a vacancy in the civil service 

Result: About 75 percent of the 3,536 university graduates who appeared the preliminary examination (PE) on August 7 scored 50 percent and above to qualify for the main examination.

The Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) declared the results yesterday and 2,659 graduates got through the PE.

Tandin Zangmo, a graduate of Royal Thimphu College, said that this year’s PE questions were easier compared with the past questions.

Sonam Tshering, a graduate who sat PE for the second time, said that he found the problem solving and data interpretation easy this year.

About 2,704 graduates, including 45 MBBS graduates, will now have to report in person for verification and confirmation of documents for the main examination from August 29 to September 16 at the Kuzoo FM compound in Thimphu.

The graduates will compete for 498 vacancies in the civil service that the commission announced last month. This means at least five graduates will be vying for a slot in the civil service this year.

An RCSC official said that candidates who wish to review their PE results can do so by paying Nu 300 per paper. They will have to appeal to the RCSC between August 24 and 30. The result for the reviewed paper will be declared on September 2 on RCSC’s website.

Last year, about 3,322 graduates sat PE and 1,631 made to the main examination.

Dechen Tshomo