Today 1.5 Million Chinese Candidates Compete For 20,700 Civil Service Jobs

33 / by Tyler Durden / Nov 27, 2016 6:45 PM

It’s that time of year when over million Chinese citizens line up to take The Guokao, China’s national civil service exam, which took place on Sunday, November 27. This year, the competition reached a record of 1.48 million people competing for some of the most coveted jobs in China. For some positions, there is only 1 place available for 10,000 participants.

As CRI reports, on Sunday morning, China’s national civil service exam started nationwide. The civil service exam is China’s way of enrolling government employees and a large number of people are attracted to the positions each year. This year, more than 1.48 million people compete for about 20,700 posts. On average, 55 people try out for one post.  Many people, however, don’t make it through the exam: between 2014 and 2016 more than 400,000 people quit the exam.