Civil service entrance examination

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Civil service examinations (also public tendering) are examinations implemented in various countries for recruitment and admission to the civil service. They are intended as a method to achieve an effective, rational public administration on a merit system.

The most ancient example of such exams were the imperial examinations of ancient China. Russian Empire implemented such procedures at the turn of the 19th century.

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  1. Eno, Robert. 'Song Dynasty Culture: Political Crisis And The Great Turn'. N.p., 2008. Web. 31 Oct. 2015.
  2. Ebrey, Patricia Buckley. The Cambridge Illustrated History Of China. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996. Print.
  3.,. 'The Song Dynasty In China | Asia Topics In World History'. N.p., 2015. Web. 31 Oct. 2015.

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