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Wednesday, 27 July 2016

EPS Korean language test (work in South Korea)

Posted by Anup Baral July 27, 2016 :
Results of the seventh edition of the Test in Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) language under the Employment Permit System (EPS) have been announced. Of the total 57,159 applicants who appeared in the exam, 3,517 have passed the test as per the results published by the Korean Human Resource Department. Out of the successful examinees, 1,377 have passed the test for manufacturing sector while 2,140 passed for agricultural sector. Among those who passed the exam, a total of 334 are women candidates. A total of 60,626 aspirant migrant workers had submitted application forms this year. Out of them, 57,120 had appeared for the test. Candidates who passed the exam should initiate the process of medical examination, according to Dilli Ram Bastola, director at the EPS Korea Section under the Department of Foreign Employment.

The government has also introduced a system under which candidates can appear for the examinations to test their skills. It is optional whether to appear in the skill test or not. But the chances of getting jobs are high for those who appear in the skill test than those who don't, according to the EPS Korea Section. The candidates need to complete medical examination, skill test and the process of registering the application forms before Dashain, according to Bastola. “The government will start sending the successful candidates to South Korea from January 2017.”

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