The Bangladesh Public Service Commission (BPSC) on Monday published the seat plan for the 36th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) preliminary examinations on its website at www.bpsc.gov.bd <http://www.bpsc.gov.bd>.
According to BPSC, over two lakh candidates will take part in the 36th BCS exams against 2,180 vacancies.
The two-hour preliminary test will be held simultaneously in 161 centres of Dhaka, Chittagong, Rajshahi, Barisal, Khulna, Sylhet and Rangpur from 9:30am to 11:30am on Friday (8 January).
This year, the use of wrist watch or pocket watch or electronic watch has been banned during the BCS examinations.
The authorities will provide necessary number of wall clocks in the examination halls to check time.
Earlier, the commission banned using calculators during BCS preliminary examinations.