Dias Prasongko, Jakarta – The Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Ministry stated that the pass rate of the 2018 civil servant hopefuls (CPNS) test is at a lowly 10 percent. It is even worse in regional instances where the passing rate is below 10 percent.
Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Ministry's Deputy of human resources apparatus, Setiawan Wangsaatmadja stated that the low passing rate is mostly because applicants mostly failed to pass the basic competence selection (SKD) minimum passing grade.
"Based on the initial data, many applicants were hampered by the personal characteristics subtest," said Setiawan in a press conference on Monday, November 12.
Setiawan argues that this is caused by several factors such as the vast selection process regions and their failure in one of the subtests. This is considering the fact that every central and regional state agencies participated in the 2018 CPNS, compared to the 2017 CPNS.
"However, the tests were, in fact, difficult since we expect to welcome the best," said Setiawan who said that the strategic plan on state civil apparatus developments is what makes the question from this year's test a little more special.