Civil Service Commissioners Act, 1956


15.—(1) The Commissioners shall, subject to the consent of the Minister, hold such competitions as they consider necessary for the selection of persons for appointments to which either subsection (1) of section 13 or subsection (1) of section 14 applies.

(2) Where—

(a) it is proposed to make an appointment or appointments to a position or positions and either paragraph (a) of subsection (2) of section 13 or paragraph (a) of subsection (2) of section 14 applies to the appointment or appointments, and

(b) the Minister decides that it is proper that the person or persons to be appointed should be selected by means of competition, and requests the Commissioners to hold such a competition,

then, the Commissioners shall hold the competition.

(3) Every competition shall consist of such one or more of the following types of test as the Commissioners direct—

(a) a written examination,

(b) an oral examination,

(c) an interview,

(d) a practical examination,

(e) any other test or tests considered by the Commissioners to be appropriate.

(4) Where a competition consists of more than one of the types of test specified in subsection (3) of this section not more than one of the tests need be competitive.

(5) The Commissioners may make admission to any test conditional on a candidate's reaching such a standard as the Commissioners consider requisite.