EPS TOPIK Schedule 2012 in Sri Lanka

    Announcement of the 10th EPS-TOPIK 2012 Schedule in Sri Lanka

    According to the MOU on the Sending of Workers between the Ministry of Employment and Labor of the Republic of Korea (MOEL) and the Ministry of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare,the 10thTest of Proficiency in Korean (EPS-TOPIK) in Sri Lanka is to be conducted as follows.

    All job seekers who want to work in Korea under the Employment Permit System should pass the EPS-TOPIK, implemented by the Human Resources Development Service of Korea (HRD Korea) authorized by the MOEL, and only those who passed the test are allowed to submit the job application form for EPS.

    July 30, 2012
    • Held by: Ministry of Employment and Labor in the Republic of Korea (MOEL)
    • Implemented by: Human Resources Development service of Korea
    • Cooperated by: Ministry of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare and Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment
    1. Test Date: October13(Saturday) and 14 (Sunday), 2012
      10:30~11:40(Session 1), 15:00~16:10(Session 2)
      All examinees must be in the designated test room untilthe designated time (09:30 for the session 1, 14:00 for the session 2)for the orientation.
    2. (Allowed) Type of Industry: Manufacturing, Fishing.
      All applicants of 10th EPS-TOPIK can choose only ‘Manufacturing’ and ‘Fishing’ for selection of the type of industry. Choosing other types of industry is not allowed. Basically, your choice of industry cannot be changed afterwards, so please consider the industry carefully.
    3. The (expected) number of passers : 5000 persons

      The selection will be made in the order of the high scores among the applicants who scored more than 80 points out of 200 points and as many as the number of ‘expected number of passers’ will be selected based on their test results.
      * The number of passers can be changed according to the Employment Permit System operating conditions
    4. Test Place and date Announcement
      • Test Venue and time of each applicant will be announced at the bulletin board of MTOSB on September 7, 2012
      • Announcement of Test Result and passers
        • Date: Wednesday, October24,2012
        • Website of SLBFE (
        • Website of the Employment Permit System (
        •  Website of the Human Resources Development of Korea (
    5. Qualifications
      • Persons aged between 18 and 39 (Persons born between October15, 1972 and October14, 1994)
      • Persons who submitted a certificate of career or an equivalent document as having experience with construction more than 1 year.
      • Persons who have not been convicted of imprisonment or heavier punishment
      • Persons who have no record of deportation or departure orders from the Republic of Korea
      • Persons who are not restricted from departure of home country
    6. Registration procedure
      • Period of Registration:
        • Colombo 20, Aug(Mon.) ~ 25, Aug(Sat) [for 6days]
        • Extra Provinces 20, Aug(Mon) ~ 24, Aug (Fri) [for 5days]
        - Registration Hour: 09:00 ~ 16:00 (lunch break 13:00 – 14:00)
      • Registration Places of Each
        see detailed on attached file
      • Registration method: Individual visit registration
      • Required documents
        • Application form (Free distribution at registration places, only to the applicants
          who paid the test fee
          Registration numbers are written on each application form, and one applicant can receive and submit one application form. If there is any error in an application form, correct it with correction fluid or tape and submit it.
        • A copy of passport (or ID card)
        • 2 photographs of 3.5 x 4.5cm (taken within 6 months)
    7. Test Fee
      • Test Fee: 24 USD (approximately Rs. 3,200.00)
        If an applicant who has avoidable reasons cancel his/her registration during registration period, the applicant can get full refund. (However, re-application after cancellation is not allowed)
      • Matters to be aware of
        Those who have applied for CBT EPS-TOPIK this time can not apply for the next EPS-TOPIK.(CBT, PBT) in this year.
    Questions will be selected both from the open question book and from the newly developed closed questions.

    Test Structure & Allotment of Scores and passing standard
    • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ).
    • R/C and L/C will be implemented continuously without a break.

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