China伯乐相码经a’s civil servant exam is seeing fiercer competition, as job openings
have been slashed.
The registration for the guoka伯乐相码经ao, or China’s national civil service exam,
ended on Wednesday. As of the deadline date, more than 1.2 million people have
qualified to take the exam for 14,500 vacancies, China News reported.
The number of job vacancies this year saw a sharp decline, nearly half that
of 2017, when 1.1 million applicants vied for 28,500 vacancies.
Competition is fierce: the average ratio of applicants to openings is about
85:1 this year, much higher than last year’s 58:1.
The most sought-after vacancy, a post in the meteorological bureau of
Longmen county in Guangdong province, drew 4,040 applicants.
The decrease in vacancies for this year’s guokao is attributed to the
reorganization of the Communist Party of China and government institutions
carried out earlier this year, according to an expert from Offcn, a "cram
school" 正版综合伙料 for the civil servant exam.
The unidentified expert said the merger of national tax and local tax
authorities led to a nearly 70 percent reduction in related posts, which account
for nearly half of all vacancies.
The guokao is an annual examination to recruit civil servants for
national-level government departments, affiliated public institutions and local
Despite the relatively low salaries of civil servants, job security and
perks such as a better pension plan, health and welfare benefits attract many