The exam is administered by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs in collaboration with the Human Resource Development Service of Korea in Nghe An Province.
Applicants must undergo two rigorous rounds of exams designed to test their fluency in the Korean language. If any applicant is caught cheating they are automatically disqualified and banned from retaking the exam for two years.
Curriculum vitae of contestants who successfully score passing grades on the exam will be forwarded to employers for further screening. Around 1,300 applicants will have the opportunity to work in the ROK next year.
Previously, in early October, more than 21,000 workers sat for the Korean language exams in their quest to secure a manufacturing job in the ROK, which offer salaries around US$1,000-1,500 per month.