1.44 Million Vie for 24,000 Civil Service Vacancies in China

Examinees check exam information before taking the National Civil Servant Exam at Nanjing Forestry University in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu Province, Dec. 10, 2017. (Xinhua/Sun Can)

BEIJING (Xinhua) — China’s State Administration of Civil Service has confirmed the receipt of nearly 1.44 million qualified applications for a total of around 24,000 civil servant vacancies with central authorities and their branches.

That means one in 60 qualified applicants can become a civil servant, according to the figures unveiled by the administration after all the applicants’ qualifications were reviewed by the organizations that offered the positions.

Qualified applicants are expected to sit a national written exam set for Nov. 24 in major cities across the country.

In 2019, there were a total of nearly 1.38 million qualified applications for around 14,500 civil servant vacancies.