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1 million move to next stage of civil service exam

(People's Daily)

15:58, October 26, 2011

Edited and translated by Zhao Guobing, People's Daily Online

Citing information from State Administration of Civil Service, until Oct. 24, 2011, some 1.2 million people have passed the first qualification examination for the 2012 civil servant examination and will move on to the next phase of competion for positions provided by and directly under the central government organs.

Because some candidates' information is still being verified, the whole process of qualification examinations will be completed at 6 p.m. on Oct. 26, 2011.

According to the qualification examination, 265,000 candidates applied for the central organs and those directly under provincial governments, 19 percent down year on year. Apart from some special posts, most require two years' of grass-roots work experience. Some 779,000 candidates applied for positions at the county level, 57.1 percent of whom are college graduates. For 46 positions, the enrollment ratio has surpassed 1000-to-1.


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