Candidates arrive to sit the national exam for civil servants in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, on November 28.  Photo: CNS
Candidates arrive to sit the national exam for civil servants in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, on November 28. Photo: CNS

Record 2.1m Chinese sit civil service exam as economy slows, youth jobless rate climbs

  • More than 2.12 million registered for Sunday’s ‘guokao’ exam, the first time the number has crossed 2 million
  • Applicants have just a one-in-68 chance of success of landing coveted ‘iron rice bowl’ positions

Topic |   China economy
Candidates arrive to sit the national exam for civil servants in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, on November 28.  Photo: CNS
Candidates arrive to sit the national exam for civil servants in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, on November 28. Photo: CNS
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