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.

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