Swarming applicants crash civil service exam website
www.chinaview.cn 2008-10-14 16:10:12   Print

    BEIJING, Oct. 14 (Xinhua) -- The official website providing information on China's upcoming civil service examination was overloaded because of huge number of visitors.

    Monday was the first day China's Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (CMHRSS) released updated information regarding next year's civil servant recruitment exam.

    In less than an hour, millions of eager candidates visited the website causing it to crash.

    A Tsinghua University student, surnamed Zhang, who will graduate next June, said he tried refreshing the site from 9:00 a.m. till 8:00 p.m. but the home page said, "The server is too busy, please wait".

    The website began working again Tuesday.

    A total of 13,566 positions in central government departments and affiliated organizations will be open for public competition. Hopefuls are required to go through registration procedures on-line.

    The foreign ministry, for example, has 157 new jobs. CMHRSS will recruit 13 people for the positions.

    Government jobs have become increasingly popular in China.

    In 2005, more than 370,000 applicants sat for the civil service exam. The figure skyrocketed to more than 600,000 a year later and in 2007,more than 800,000 applicants sat for the exam.

    The registration period lasts from Oct. 15 to Oct. 24. The exam will be held Nov. 30.

Editor: Du Guodong
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