Another job seeker Mehdi Hasan had five exams on the same day on September 18. He gave three tests in the morning and in the afternoon and left the other two. Another job seeker named Shaswati Haldar has appeared for five exams next Friday. Of these, three in the morning and two in the afternoon. It cost him 2,300 rupees to apply for these exams. Now he has to give up three exams as the exams are on the same day.
At the end of the stagnation of the corona, when the employment crisis has started to cut, the job seekers are facing new problems. In the last three Fridays, 44 job examinations have been held in various government and autonomous organizations and ministries. Last September 18 there were 21 tests. Five tests were held on 24 September. And on October 1 there are 18 exams. Following this, the examination of 13 institutions is going to be held on October 8. Job seekers are in trouble as there are multiple exams at the same time on the same day. Tests next Friday: Next Friday at Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company, Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR), Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB), Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board, National Security Intelligence (Bangladesh Security Intelligence) ), General Insurance Corporation, Jalalabad Gas Transmission and Distribution System Limited, Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation (BADC), Paddy Research Institute, Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Limited, Bangladesh Power Development Board and Padma Oil Company Limited will be appointed to various posts. More than five lakh candidates are expected to take part in these examinations.
Employers and job seekers say that even though job seekers are in trouble because the exams were held at the same time, some employers consider it a curse. Belayet Hossain, chairman of the Bangladesh Power Development Board, told Aajkar Patrika that it is good to have the test at the same time. 100 people apply for a post. Now if 50 people take the test here, then the more the better. Otherwise, one gets a job in five places, and one does not get a job anywhere.
Belayet Hossain said that the examination work of Bangladesh Power Development Board was given to BUET last May-June. Then there was a date. But BUET could not take the test as the lockdown started suddenly. Now BUET has given the test date. He said there was no opportunity to change the date.
Examination for the post of office assistant of General Insurance Corporation is on 8th October. About 17,000 candidates are taking part in this test. Nazim Uddin, assistant general manager of the human resources department of the institute, said that the school-college schedule for taking exams started a month ago. He said that there was a problem in choosing the place of examination due to the excess of job examinations.
Most of the employers say that the test problem has been created at the same time due to Corona. However, there are opposite views. Nazim Uddin of the General Insurance Corporation said that in a recruitment test in 2019, they saw only 50 percent attendance of candidates. Finding out the reason for this, they discovered that the number of participants had decreased due to another test being conducted at the same time.
An official of the Public Service Commission (PSC), who did not want to be named, said the same thing. According to him, there have been multiple tests of government recruitment at the same time before. However, they were not so loud. Considering the unemployed, he thinks that steps should have been taken in advance to overcome this problem.
As against the five posts of Assistant Director (Administration) of Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (REB), 14,608 candidates are going to participate. Nurul Alam, a job seeker for the post, said employers should check whether other companies have job tests before setting a date. However, an official of REB, who did not want to be named, said that every organization is independent. There is no question of asking anyone at what time the test will be taken. Besides, it is not written in the job test that there will be no other test at that time. Where is the solution?
At the same time, the PSC is talking about coordinating the examination time between the institutions to get rid of the complexity of multiple recruitment exams. Ordinary job seekers say that all the jobs in the country should be examined in the same way as they are recruited under PSC and Bangladesh Bank. The job seekers think that they will not have to face this problem if all the exams are conducted under only four or five institutions.
On the other hand, BDjobs CEO Fahim Mashroor gave two suggestions. According to him, exams can be taken on other days of the week without taking exams on weekly holidays. In this case, his advice to solve the problem of the test center, to arrange the test online. He said that where it costs Rs 200-500 for a candidate to take the test directly, it is possible to reduce the cost to Rs 15-20 if the test is taken online. He also said that now various private banks are taking the test in this way.
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