The online process to submit application forms of the 33rd Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) test will save time and money, Public Service Commission (PSC) chairman A T Ahmedul Haque said on Saturday.
“The result will be published within one year of issuing circular. Previously it took more than two years to publish results,” Haque told a media briefing at his office.
“It took four to five months and Tk 1.2-1.5 million for only examining the application forms,” he added.
As there is no need of printed forms, syllabus and other necessary papers, Tk 1.5-2 million will be saved, Haque said.
The online process will totally save around Tk 5 million, he added.
Applicants for the 33rd BCS can fill out online application forms and submit fees from Mar 8 to April 7, the PSC chairman said adding that they will be able to collect necessary information through mobile phones.
Apart from names and registration numbers, photos of the applicants will be there in the attendance sheet, he said.
Applicants will be able to recover admit cards, passwords or IDs, if they are lost, through PSC’s website (www.bpsc.gov.bd), he said.
Application forms are also available at associate organisation Teletalk’s website (http://bpsc.teletalk.com.bd).
The directions to fill out the forms and submit fees are available in the websites and the circular, issued on Wednesday.
The preliminary test of the 33rd BCS may be held in the last week of May.
The 33rd BCS aims at filling up 4,206 vacant posts. This time, under the general category, 300 will be recruited for BCS (administration), 89 for police, 69 for tax, 16 for foreign affairs and 566 as general cadres.
The government will also recruit 2,905 cadres under professional/technical categories that include 2,572 doctors.
Apart from these, 607 people will be appointed as teachers under BCS (education) and 112 for the teachers’ training colleges. [Data Source]