The Korean language test in the field of agriculture and animal husbandry will be conducted from the 19th of Jestha. The Employment Permit System (EPS) branch under the Department of Foreign Employment has said that the language test in the field of agriculture and animal husbandry will be conducted from Jestha 19 to Ashad 3.
Earlier, it was said to be operating from 26 Baishakh but it was postponed due to local elections. Pushparaj Katuwal, director of the EPS Korea branch, said that arrangements have been made to conduct the examination at the rate of 600 students in three shifts daily except on public holidays.
Although the EPS branch manages the external examination, the examination will be conducted by the Human Resources Department (HRD) of Korea, he said. According to the EPS branch, in the year 2022, two thousand 741 in the field of agriculture and animal husbandry 2022 and six thousand 913 Nepalis in the productive sector, nine thousand 654 people have applied for 44 thousand applications.
In the past, PBT (Paperbase Test) for newcomers and CBT (Computerbase Test) for those returning to Korea will be taken from the UBT system. In this system, each examinee will be tested from a tablet instead of a computer. It has been stated that the candidates can exit only after the skill test after the examination. It is stated that the information will be given in the next phase of the examination in the productive sector.
The EPS workers' language test, which has been conducted annually since 2008, has been postponed for the past two years due to corona infection. So far, 77,000 Nepalis have entered Korea under EPS. Of them, 35,000 Nepalis are currently working in various small and medium enterprises in Korea.
Although Korea has been demanding labor from 16 different countries in the productive, agricultural, and animal husbandry, service and construction sectors, Nepal has been demanding labor only in the agricultural and manufacturing sectors.