Kathmandu, 16 October 2014: Results of the Korean language test under the Employment Permit System (EPS) held this year have been published on Wednesday.
Of the total 58,770 applicants appearing in the language test on September 26 and 27, only 6.2 percent, or 3,663 candidates, passed the test conducted by the Human Resource Department of EPS-Korea. Of those who passed the test, 3,462 are male and 2 female.
According to Dilli Bastola, chief at EPS-Nepal, 2,768 candidates for industrial sector and 895 for agricultural sector passed the language test. All the necessary procedures for the passing candidates will be completed by November-December. â€œThe passing candidates would leave for Korea by January 2015,â€ said Bastola.
The results of the EPS test published are available on the official website of Employment Permit System (EPS) section.
A total of 62,514 applicants had filled the application forms from Kathmandu, Dharan and Butwal. Of them, 52,485 male and 6,285 female candidates appeared for the Korean language test.
Nepali officials said the demand for female workers is low in South Korea and this could be the reason for low participation of female candidates in the Korean language test.