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800 graduates pass civil service examination

The RCSC has vacancies for 429 graduates

Of the 957 university graduates who appeared the 2017 Bhutan civil service examination (BCSE) in October, 800 scored 50 percent and above to get through the examination.

The Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) declared the results yesterday. RCSC officials said 429 graduates would join the civil service based on merit and examination category. Of the 429, 211 would undergo a 10-month course in post graduate diploma in public administration (PGDPA), financial management (PGDFM) and education (PGDE) while the 203 technical graduates will join service from January next year. Of the 211, 141 will pursue PGDE.

The civil service examination division’s human resource officer, Jigme Norbu, said that going by the number of candidates who obtained 50 percent and above, the candidates have performed well.

Meanwhile, except for the Dzongkha category, graduates from universities in India and Australia topped the general and technical category examinations.

Scoring 75.79 percent, Phurpa Tshering from Merak, who has a BA Journalism and Mass Communication from IMS Unison University in India, topped the general category and Jamyang Chophel, also a BA Journalism and Mass Communication graduate from the same university secured the second position with 74.46 percent.

Phurpa Tshering said topping the examination gave him immense joy. “I want to thank His Majesty The King, my family, friends and teachers. My achievement today is really a collective effort.”

With 73.93 percent, Dorji Wangchuk who has a BA in Economics from the University of New England in Australia took the third position in the general category.

In the Dzongkha category, Karma Loday a BA Language and Literature graduate from the Institute of Language and Cultural Studies (ILCS) topped with 68.35 percent. Dorji Drakpa and Rinzin Wangmo, both from ILCS with 67.79 and 65.31 percent, were second and third respectively.

Securing 72.58 percent Sonam Dorji with B.Sc. Trauma, Emergency and Disaster Management from Jamia Hamdard University in India topped the technical category. Phub Tenzin, an MBBS graduate from All India Institute of Medical Sciences stood second. He scored 72.41 percent.

Tashi Chenzom, also with a B.Sc. Trauma, Emergency and Disaster Management from Jamai Hamdard University in India stood third. She scored 72.39 percent.

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