Nearly two million candidates will compete for over 20,000 civil service jobs this year in China, said a state-run daily which lauded the move for applicants to have at least two years’ experience working at the grassroots level.
Applications for the annual National Civil Service Exam (NCSE) opened Monday.
An editorial in the Global Times said that the exam is also called the “golden rice bowl” because of the stability and relatively good pay of civil servant positions.
This year, nearly two million candidates will compete for the 20,339 available posts.
“However, carefully going through the list of positions on offer, one finds a laudable trend in the exams this time round. Most of the positions in the Party and governmental organizations require the applicants to have at least two years’ experience working at grass-roots level,” it said…