99 graduates withdraw from BCSE

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Ninety-nine graduates who qualified to sit for the Bhutan Civil Service Examination (BCSE) on October 12-13, withdrew from appearing the exams by failing to verify their documents last week.

Of 1,259 graduates who secured above 50% in the preliminary examination, 39 have not reported for document verification and withdrawn their candidature from main examination.

According to the RCSE, the number of graduates withdrawing from the main examination are slightly higher compare to last year.

The Human Resource Officer with the RCSC’s exam division, Jigme Norbu, said 99 graduates have not reported for document verification, and therefore not confirmed their candidature for the main examinations.

He said candidates would have got other opportunities or some candidates might have decided to appear the main examination next time. “Candidates are permitted to appear the main examination two times,” he said.

He added if the candidates who withdrew decide to appear the main examination next time, they will have to do preliminary exam again.

According to RCSE, 32 technical graduates did not report for documents verification. Likewise, 57 B.Ed, three each from PGDFM and PDGE and four from PGDPA have not confirmed their candidature for the BCSE, this year.

Meanwhile, 1,220 graduates who are confirmed for the main examination will sit for BCSE to compete for 683 slots in the civil service. This means, at least two graduates will compete for a slot in the main examination this year.

In PGDPA category, 205 candidates will compete for 45 slots and in the Dzongkha category, 58 candidates will compete for for 104 slots.

Likewise, in the PGDFM category, 227 candidates will compete for 30 slots and in the PGDE, 183 candidates will compete for 145 slots.

In the technical category, 562 candidates will compete for 359 slots and 15 MBBS graduates registered their candidature to appear the main examination this year.

Of 649 B.Ed graduates registered for the main exam, 57 graduates have not reported for document verification and withdrawn their candidature from the main examination.

Ninety three B.Ed. graduates withdrew their candidature last year. This year, 592 B.Ed graduates will compete for 384 slots, which means at least two candidates will compete for one slot.

Kinley Yonten from Thimphu

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