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Public Service Commission Exam Trends in Nepal: FY 2079/80 Analysis

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Public Service Commission Examination: An Analysis of Trends and Demographics in Fiscal Year 2079/080

The Public Service Commission (PSC) examination in the fiscal year 2079/080 saw a significant level of participation. A total of 483,203 individuals registered for the exam, showcasing a growing interest in government service careers. However, the competition was intense, with only 3,675 candidates, which includes 1,099 women and 2,576 men, securing recommendations for permanent government positions.

Geographical Distribution of Applicants

The data indicates a strong inclination towards government jobs in five districts of Madhes - Sarlahi, Bara, Rautahat, Mahottari, and Dhanushabasi. These districts alone contributed 81,403 applications, representing 16% of the total. Notably, the districts with the least applications were Manang, Mustang, Rasuwa, Myagdi, and Dolpa, totaling only 3,073 candidates. Remarkably, no candidates from Manang and Mustang succeeded in the PSC exam.

Age and Community Representation

The average age of successful candidates was 28 years. The majority of exam takers belonged to the Brahman Chhetri community, while 23.56% were from the Pahari community. Interestingly, the Baram community had the lowest representation, with only 0.01% of their members applying.

Background of Candidates

A significant 79.64% of the applicants were children of farmers, highlighting the agricultural backbone of the candidate pool. Contrastingly, only 10.64% were from business backgrounds, and 1.85% were children of workers.

Yearly Trends and Comparisons

The number of applications in the fiscal year 2079/080 was 32.23% higher than the previous year, indicating a growing trend. The fiscal year 2073/74 recorded the highest number of applications at 844,297, while 2075/76 saw the lowest at 143,753. In total, 1,616 advertisements and notices for various positions and examinations were published in 2079/080.


The data from the fiscal year 2079/080 reveals insightful trends about the demographics and preferences of PSC exam candidates. It highlights a significant interest in government service across diverse regions and communities, with a notable emphasis on candidates from agricultural backgrounds. This analysis serves as a valuable resource for understanding the dynamics of public service examinations and the evolving interests of the youth in government careers.

Key Statistics:

  1. Total Applicants for PSC Exam (2079/080): 483,203 people
  2. Candidates Recommended for Appointment: 3,675
    • Women: 1,099
    • Men: 2,576
  3. Top Districts Attracting Applications:
    • Sarlahi, Bara, Rautahat, Mahottari, Dhanushabasi (Total Applications from these districts: 81,403)
  4. Districts with Lowest Applications:
    • Manang, Mustang, Rasuwa, Myagdi, Dolpa (Total Applications from these districts: 3,073)
  5. No Pass Candidates:
    • Districts: Manang, Mustang
  6. Average Age of Recommended Candidates: 28 years
  7. Year-over-Year Application Increase: 32.23% (Compared to Fiscal Year 2078/79)
  8. Total Applications in Fiscal Year 2078/79: 365,434
  9. Lowest and Highest Application Years:
    • Lowest in Fiscal Year 2075/76: 143,753 applications
    • Highest in Fiscal Year 2073/74: 844,297 applications
  10. Total Advertisements and Notices Published in 2079/080: 1,616 (including 503 promotion notices, 147 internal competitive exams, 299 open competitive exams, and 667 different inclusions)
  11. Community Representation in Applicants:
    • Brahman Chhetri Community: Majority
    • Pahari Community: 23.56%
    • Baram Community: 0.01%
  12. Applicant's Background:
    • Children of Farmers: 79.64%
    • Children of Business Families: 10.64%
    • Children of Workers: 1.85%
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