More than 3,800 candidates have registered to take online examinations to become civil servants of Hanoi, starting on October 14.

The candidates will complete online tests in foreign languages, computer science and other major subjects which will last through October 23. Scores for the test will be received as soon as the examination is finished.

This is the first time this kind of exam will be held in Hanoi, with the aim of ensuring that recruitment is conducted transparently and publicly while also improving the quality of public servants, said Vice Chairwoman of the municipal People's Committee Nguyen Thi Bich Ngoc.

All test rooms are equipped with cameras to strictly supervise the testing process, Ngoc - who doubles as chairwoman of the recruitment council - said at the opening ceremony for this year's exam on October 13.
Nearly 500 candidates who pass the exam will be chosen to work for the People's Committees and departments of the city and its districts.

Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Tran Anh Tuan told Tien Phong (Vanguards) newspaper that this was one among many active measures taken by Hanoi to prevent corruption in the recruitment of public servants.
In the near future, online tests would be applied for all civil servant recruitment exams following guidance from the Prime Minister, he said.

"Examinees should also be required to take an interview to better assess their communication skills and other capabilities. We target having around 70 percent of ministries, sectors and localities apply the use of information technology for their civil servant recruitment from now to 2015," he added.

Similar exams were organised by the Ministry of Home Affairs and northern Hai Phong city earlier this year.
The online recruitment software was compiled by the Ministry of Home Affairs and it has continued perfecting the software to ensure candidates take online tests for all subjects by 2015.-VNA