Several candidates study in group as part of their preparation for the BCS examFile photo

The preliminary exam of 45th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) will be held on 19 May, according to a source of Bangladesh Public Service Commission (BPSC). 

The source told Prothom Alo that the BPSC has set 19 May, Friday, for the preliminary test of the BCS. Now, the BPSC is taking preparation to hold the examination.

The BPSC says 346,000 candidates have applied to sit in the 45th BCS examination against a circular published on 30 November.

The application continued between 10 December and 31 December. From this BCS, 2,309 cadres will be recruited while 1,022 in non-cadre. The highest number of cadres will be recruited in health.