Chhimi Dema 

Close to 65 percent of graduates who appeared in the Bhutan Civil Service Examination’s (BCSE) preliminary examinations (PE) this year qualified for the main examination.

Of the 2,543 graduates who took the examination, 1,650 graduates passed scoring 50 percent and above the cut-off point.

The Royal Civil Service Commission declared the results yesterday and maintained the cut-off percentage at 50 percent.

A total of 3,486 graduates registered for PE and 2,543 graduates appeared to sit the preliminary examinations.

Those who passed the PE will sit for the main examinations in four categories: administrative, finance, education, and technical service.

The highest number of graduates (690 graduates) registered for vacancies in the Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration followed by 628 graduates in the technical category.

A total of 516 graduates registered for slots in the Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management (PGDFM) category, and 372 graduates registered for the Post Graduate Diploma in Education category.

There are 406 vacancies for graduates to take in the ministries and agencies in the government sector.

Exempted from appearing in the PE, 435 graduates with Bachelor’s in Education and 30 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) graduates registered for the BCSE.

Compared to last year, the number of graduates who appeared for PE decreased by 1,370 graduates.

Last year, 3,912 graduates appeared in the PE and 1,028 qualified to sit for the main examination.

The document verification for those sitting for the main examination begins on August 29 and ends on September 6.