Country examination was always there, and it could be dated from the Tang dynasty when it was called Imperial examination.
Although the times have changed, the wish to be an official is becoming stronger.
Generally, civil servant can enjoy a higher social status, greater power and prestige and means a stable income, enviable healthcare and pension programme, as well as other comforts of life.
It’s quite an appealing career option to many people, especially in this age of sluggish economy.
This craze in civil servant test will continue in the following years.