41st BCS preliminaries: DMP requests candidates to reach Dhaka exam venues by 8:30am
Police have requested candidates of the 41st Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) preliminary examination to come to their respective examination centres in Dhaka by 08:30 am tomorrow.
Dhaka Metropolitan Police's Traffic Department made the request, as vehicle movement on various important roads will remain closed for some time due to movement of foreign VVIPs, according to a press release today.
Several foreign VVIPs are in Bangladesh on the occasion of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the golden jubilee of independence. The government is holding a 10-day special programme to mark the two historic occasions.
The BCS examinees were requested to leave for exam venues with sufficient time in hand so that they do not get caught up in traffic, said the release.
Traffic Division also offered apologies for the inconvenience.
As many as 475,000 job seekers have applied to sit for the 41st BCS exams against 2,166 posts. The preliminary exams are scheduled to be held in eight divisional cities.
Bangladesh Public Service Commission on January 13 announced the exam date. But Education Minister Dipu Moni on February 22 said the exam would be postponed. However, the PSC on March 3 decided to organise the 41st BCS exam on March 19.
The High Court on March 16 dismissed a writ petition seeking postponement of the preliminary examination. It directed the PSC to conduct the exam in compliance with the health rules.