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Tests on for 15,000 applicants for govt jobs

13 Sep 2021 By OUR CORRESPONDENT

Muscat – The Ministry of Labour (MoL) on Monday began a three-day long exercise to select 80 candidates for various government jobs from among 1,541 candidates through written tests.

The written examinations for the job applicants vying for various posts offered in seven government units are being conducted at the University of Technology and Applied Sciences in Muscat’s Al Khuwayr area.

Saif bin Sulaiman bin Saif al Shaqsi, head of the Department of Job Vacancies and Announcements Section at the Ministry of Labour, said that the ministry has invited 1,541 jobseekers to compete for 80 job opportunities offered in seven government units – viz. the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning, the Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation, the Administrative Affairs Council of the Judiciary, the National Museum and the Ministry of Social Development.

On the first day, Shaqsi said a total of 485 male and female jobseekers took the test to compete for 35 government jobs on offer.

“While on Tuesday, 474 candidates will compete for 23 jobs, and 582 will sit for the exam on Wednesday for 22 jobs on offer.”

Shaqsi said that the tests at the venue in Al Khuwayr are going on in a smooth manner due to the presence of a number of supervisors.
“This is being done adhering to all the precautionary and preventive measures against the spread of the COVID-19 virus.”

The tests are being held from 8.30am to 2pm in batches, in an allotted time of 30 minutes for each batch.
“Additional time is allocated to announce the results and preparing for the entry of a new batch into the examination halls.”

Regarding the nature of the tests, Shaqsi said “it consists of 30 questions, 20 of which are focused on the specialised field, five in mental ability, and another five on general knowledge”.

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