The Royal Civil Service Commission is pleased to announce the Bhutan Civil Service Examination (BCSE) 2011 for recruitment of University Graduates into the Civil Service as follows:




1.      The objective of Preliminary Examination is to shortlist candidates for the Main Examination and ensure minimum standard required of a candidate.


2.      Preliminary Examination Paper shall be common to all categories of graduates.


3.      Preliminary Examination shall be objective type questions to test English and Dzongkha communication skills, logic and analytical, problem solving and data interpretation abilities of the candidates.


4.      Candidates shall be required to answer in the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) answer sheet provided by the RCSC.


5.      Only those candidates who achieve the minimum cut off marks are eligible to sit for the Main Examination.


6.      Marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination shall not be carried forward to the Main Examination and shall be valid only for that particular year.





1.      The objective of the Main Examination is to test candidateís core competencies and subject/general knowledge for final selection.


2.      Candidates appearing the Main Examination shall be grouped under the following categories of BCSE:


a.    Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration (PGDPA)

b.    Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management (PGDFM)

c.    Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching (PGDE);

d.   Technical Graduates: Positions requiring technical subject knowledge and Law graduates for PGDNL; and

e.    Dzongkha Graduates: Teaching positions (PGDE) in Schools and other positions in Agencies requiring Dzongkha knowledge.


3.      Main Examination shall consists of the following three parts with corresponding weightage:


a.    Part I: Academic Achievement (AA) - 10%

b.    Part II: Written Examination (WE) - 70%

c.    Part III: Viva Voce (VV) - 20%




Minimum of a Bachelors Degree of at least three years:


a.       PGDPA:Minimum of a Bachelorís Degree in any field.

b.      PGDFM: Minimum of a Bachelorís Degree in Commerce /Economic (Honours)/ Economic (Majors)/ Business Administration /Business Management.

c.       PGDE: Minimum of Bachelorís Degree with at least one relevant subject prescribed for the Bhutanese School Syllabus and has obtained the minimum qualifying marks in the subject at the Bachelor's Degree examination.

d.      Technical: Relevant field of specialization.

e.       PGDNL: Minimum of Bachelorís Degree in Law.

f.       Dzongkha: Minimum of Bachelorís Degree in Dzongkha/Buddhist Studies


For Eligibility Criteria and Disqualification, please refer Chapter 7 on BCSE for Recruitment of University Graduates Rules and Regulations, BCSR 2010



1.      Eligible candidates shall register online at and upload recent passport size photograph.


2.      To confirm registration, candidates must attend the briefing for the Preliminary Examination.


3.      Only those candidates who qualify in the Preliminary Examination are required to report in person for verification of documents and confirmation of registration for the Main Examination with the following documents in original as well as a complete set of photocopies:

a.       Academic transcripts of Masterís Degree, if relevant

b.      Academic transcripts of Bachelorís Degree

c.       Academic transcripts of Classes XII

d.      Academic transcripts of Classes X††††††††††

e.       Bhutanese Citizenship ID card (new)

f.       Valid Security Clearance Certificate

g.      Valid Medical Fitness Certificate

h.      NGOP certificate

i.        Original ďNo Objection CertificateĒ from the employer, if employed

j.        Two recent passport photographs

k.      Four legal stamps

l.        Letter of Undertaking (Available at the time of Verification and confirmation of Registration)

m.    Bhutanese Citizenship ID card (new) of the witness††††††


Registration of applicants for the Main Examination with incomplete documents will not be accepted.



Only those candidates who qualify in the Main Examination with a minimum of 50% marks are required to report in person for selection and placement to:

a.       PGDPA Course

b.      PGDFM Course

c.       PGDE Course

d.      PGDNL course

e.       Positions requiring Technical graduates

f.       Positions requiring Dzongkha Graduates

The following criteria shall apply for selection and placement:

         Merit ranking of BCSE Main Examination result

         Availability of vacancy

         Meeting academic mark requirement in the subject for teaching positions


Further, if a selected candidate withdraws his candidature, the vacancy shall be offered to the next qualified candidate in order of merit.


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July 13 -August 10, 2011

RCSC website <>


Announcement of Vacancies

August 18, 2011

RCSC website


Briefing for P.E.

August 24, 2011

Nazhoen Pelri (YDF Complex)


Conduct P.E.

August28, 2011

To be announced later


Declaration of the P.E. Result

September 9, 2011

Print Media & RCSC website


Appeal - P.E. Result

September 12 Ė 26, 2011

RCSC Secretariat


Declaration of Appeal Outcome of P.E. result

September 29, 2011

RCSC website


Registration for the Main Examination (M.E.): Confirmation of Academic Achievement/Marks & Verification of documents

September 19 - October 1, 2011

To be announced later


Briefing for the M.E. & Distribution of Admission Card

October 26, 2011

To be announced later


Conduct M.E. - Written Examination

October 28 - 30, 2011

To be announced later


Conduct M.E. - Viva Voce

November 7 - 15, 2011

To be announced later


Declaration of M.E. Result

December 8, 2011

Print Media & RCSC website


Appeal - M.E. Result: Written Examination & Viva Voce

December 9 - 22, 2011

RCSC Secretariat


Declaration ofAppeal Outcome of M.E.

December 26, 2011

RCSC website


Selection & Placement

December27 - 28,2011

To be announced later


For clarification, please contact the following officials in the RCSC Secretariat:

1.      Dorji Tshering at telephone # 332476

2.      Phuntsho Tashi at telephone # 323276

3.      Dorji Wangchuk at telephone # 322491(Ext. 105)


Please, Click Here to refer Chapter 7 of the BCSR 2010 for Rules and Regulations on BCSE for Recruitment of University Graduates