The preliminary tests of the 41st Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examination will not be held in March this year, sources at the Bangladesh Public Service Commission (BPSC) have said.
The tests may be held in April. The commission held a special meeting over the 41st BCS tests on Wednesday, said the sources.
"We will try to publish the results of the 38th BCS exams before holding the exams to the 41st BCS," said Mohammad Sadiq, chairman of the commission.
According to PSC sources, by March, the commission may publish the results of the 38th BCS, viva voce to which has already been completed.
A record number of aspirants have applied for the lucrative government jobs through the 41st BCS examination.
Earlier, BPSC exam controller Nesaruddin had said that 475,000 had applied for the exam in the highest number of applications in the history of Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) exams.
In the preceding year of 2018, some 412,000 aspirants applied for the exam.
On 27 November 2019, the BPSC floated the circular of the 41st BCS to recruit class-I gazetted officials in government service.
As many as 2,135 aspirants will be recruited through this BCS.
Under this BCS, among other cadres, some 323 aspirant will be recruited in the admin cadre, 100 in police, and 25 in foreign service.
Besides, as many as 905 lecturers will be recruited through this BCS.
The government recruits class one gazetted officers through the BCS examination. Recently non-gazetted officers are also being recruited from those who passed BCS examination.