A total of 95,393 examinees will take the career service written examinations on April 25 in 33 testing centers nationwide, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) reported.
The figure is 46.25% more than the number of examinees in November last year, which counted 65,224 hopefuls. The CSC said that the increase in the number of examinees may be due to the fact that it has scheduled the career service written examinations only twice this year (April 25 and October 17); in 2009, the tests were conducted three times.
Of the total number of examinees, 79.28% or 75,625 examinees will take the Professional test while the rest will take the Sub-professional test.
The career service examinations are general ability tests where speed and accuracy matter, the CSC stressed. The Professional level, consisting of 150 test items, lasts for three hours while the Sub-professional level, also with 150 test items, lasts for 2.5 hours. Passing rate for both levels is 80.
The CSC advised examinees of the Professional level to review on vocabulary, grammar and correct usage, paragraph organization, reading comprehension, analogy, logic and numerical reasoning. Takers of the Sub-professional level should review on the same subject areas except analogy and logic, and in addition, spelling and clerical operations.