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1949
The first civil service examination held according to the Decree on the Higher Civil Service Examination and the Decree on the General Civil Service Examination
1973
Academic and work experience eligibility requirements abolished for Civil Service Examination
1989
A separate recruitment target for the disabled instituted
1996
Recruitment target for women introduced
2001
Questions of the preliminary test of the Public Administration Examination opened to the public
2002
Questions of the secondary test of the Public Administration Examination opened to the public
2003
Recruitment target for women changed to the employment targets for gender equality
2004
The Public Service Aptitude Test (PSAT) introduced as part of the Foreign Service Examination
2005
Recruitment for Grade 6 of recommended regional talent introduced, the PSAT introduced as part of the Public Administration Examination
2007
Recruitment target for regional talent introduced in the Public Administration Examination, written-test questions of the Open Competitive Examinations for Grade 7 and Grade 9 opened to the public
2008
Special recruitment examination for the disabled introduced
2009
A separate recruitment target for those from low-income groups instituted, the upper age limit abolished for Civil Service Examination
2010
Recruitment for Grade 6 of recommended regional talent changed to recruitment for Grade 7
2011
The name of the Public Administration Examination changed to the Open Competitive Examinations for Grade 5, the career recruitment examination for experienced personnel from the private sector for Grade 5 introduced
2012
Recruitment for Grade 9 of recommended regional talent introduced
2015
Recruitment target for regional talent introduced in the Open Competitive Examination for Grade 7, the Career recruitment examination for experienced personnel from the private sector for Grade 7 introduced
2016
Extra points (3%, 5%) introduced for family members or descendents of persons killed or wounded for a righteous cause in the Open Competitive Examinations for Grade 7 and Grade 9