15,229 candidates pass 43rd BCS preliminary exams

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Dhaka, Jan 20: A total of 15,229 candidates have passed the 43rd Bangladesh Civil Service preliminary exams.

The Bangladesh Public Service Commission published the results on its website on Thursday.

The successful candidates will now be eligible to take the written exams, which are expected to be held in July, officials said. The specific date and other details will be published later, said the commission.

As many as 435,190 job seekers applied to attend the test last year, the second highest in the history of the BCS exams.

Out of them, 321,650 took the exams at 369 centres across the country on Oct 29 amid the coronavirus pandemic.

On Nov 30, 2020, the commission advertised for the 43rd BCS preliminary exam to appoint 1,814 government officials in different posts.

These include 550 posts in general cadre, 310 in technical cadre, 843 in education cadre, 12 in teachers training college and 99 in technical education cadre.

The submission of BCS preliminary exam applications started on Dec 30, 2020 and the deadline was extended several times due to the coronavirus pandemic.