RCSC exams: Should the number of graduates meet the minimum threshold, the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) is planning to facilitate the conduct of Preliminary Examinations (PE) for the civil service exams in Mongar and Gelephu.

Though the commission is yet to decide on the threshold number, the graduates can appear for the preliminary examinations from designated regional avenues. This year, the graduates will be given an option to appear for the PE from Gelephu and Mongar, the RCSC has announced.

“The arrangement was made based on public feedback to facilitate conducting PE from regional venues,” an official from the Civil Service Examination Division (CSED) said.

But when similar arrangements were made last year in Mongar, the commission called it off as only 100 graduates chose to sit the PE from there. “It was unviable for the commission,” the CSED official said.

However, this option is subject to fulfilling the minimum number of graduates opting to appear for the PE at the designated venues. The commission will announce on its website on July 22 to confirm if the PE will be conducted in Gelephu or Mongar.

“The RCSC shall make an announcement on our website on July 22 for the graduates who opt for Gelephu and Mongar to confirm on the conduct of PE at their optional venue submitted during e-registration,” the announcement stated.

“Anyone living in different parts of the country, if they are comfortable appearing for the PE from regional venues can appear from there,” another official from RCSC said. “The schools have been identified as probable venues for the PE in these regions,” he said.

While the commission is yet to finalise the minimum threshold, which will depend on the number of graduates preferring to appear for the preliminary exams from Mongar and Gelephu respectively, the official said that the venue at Gelephu could easily accommodate over 1,500.

“We will be able to ascertain whether PE could be conducted in these regions by mid-July,” the official from CSED said.

Meanwhile, it is also announced that PE might be exempted if the requirement of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) exceeds availability. This however will be ascertained only after the e-registration is complete, which will be made available on the RCSC website one week after the e-registration deadline.

As of now over 800 graduates have registered to appear for the PE on August 7. The main exam will begin from September 30 and viva voce from 17 October. The results for the main examination will be declared on December 13.

The vacancy for this year will be declared on July 27.

Tempa Wangdi