Announcement of Special EPS-TOPIK

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 Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resources Development Pakistan, Special EPS-TOPIK for those who voluntarily returned home within their permitted sojourn period and want to come back for work in Koreawill 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 9, 2018

Held by:   Ministry of Employment and Labor of the Republic of Korea

Implemented by: Human Resources Development service of Korea

Cooperated by: Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, OEC

1.   Test Schedule




Of test date

Test Period

Announcement of test result

Age Requirements

August 1 ~ 3

August 20

September 10 ~

October 5

August 2, 1978 ~

August 1, 2000

* The schedule can be changed according to EPS circumstances

   2. (Allowed) Type of Industry : Manufacturing, Agriculture/Livestock, Construction, Fishing, Service

* If an applicant wants to be applied for a designated recommendation to his/her last workplace employer) where he/she had worked more than a year should select the same industry of the

workplace. For this reason, applicants should select the industry carefully considering the mentioned condition.

3. The (expected) number of passers :To be announced

    ○The number of passer will be announced later separately in the order of the high scores among the applicants who scored more than 88 points out of  200 regardless of industry

4 . Test Place and date Announcement

○ Test Place : CBT(Computer Based Test) Examination Room OEC Islamabad

 Announcement Method

        - Notice board of OEC(www.oec.gov.pk)

5. Qualifications (Eligibility)

○ Reemployed workers who voluntarily leave within their permitted sojourn period (Time of returning: Not before January 1st, 2010)

  ○ Persons aged between 18 and 39

   ○ 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

○ Persons who don’t have total 5 years or longer duration of sojourn with E-9 and E-10 VISA in Korea

In case of returning to his/her country before amendments of  Immigration Control law(Nov 2017), a person can be on the available applicants list even though he/she had stayed for 5 years or more in Korea. In that case, however, it is impossible for the person to apply because of lack of qualification for the test

6. Registration Procedure

○ Period : August 1 ~ 3, 2018 (For 3 days)

Place : OEC Offices

○ Method : Individual-Visit-Registration

○ Required documents

Application form (Free distribution at the registration place, 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.

 - Original Passport + color copy of passport on their returning home (for proving he/she is a voluntary returnee)

        - 2 photographs of 3.5 x 4.5cm (taken within 6 months) with white background

○ Test fee:24 USD (same amount in Pak Rupees)

 If an applicant who has unavoidable reasons cancel his/her registration during registration period, the applicant can get full refund. (However, re-application after cancellation is not allowed)

○ Registration will be made in the order of receipt, and if the applicants overly applied an additional test date will be decided and the test will be conducted accordingly. Its date also will be announced on the announcement date of the designated test venue & date for each applicant.

○ Benefits for participating HRD Korea Resettlement support training programs


Resettlement support training programs(Maximum 25 points)

TOPIK Level 3 Course(Maximum 20 points)

Job Skill Training for employment / Starting business

(Maximum 5 points)


People who have TOPIK Level 3 or higher




Extra Points (20 points)

Exemption of test fee

Extra Points (5 points)

Exemption of test fee

After 2017

Extra Points (5 points)

Exemption of test fee

    If you have completed a resettlement support program in Korea, submit application form and certificate(refer to Attachment)

    Those who have TOPIK 3 Level or higher must submit not only its certificate but also a certificate of Korean education process

7. Test Summary : September 10 2018 ~

 Test Structure & Criteria

Question Structure

Number of questions

Total score

Time given




25 mins.




25 mins.




50 mins.

 Test Duration

Test session

Test Time


1st session



2nd session



3rd session



4th session



All examinees must be in the test room before the orientation time.

○ Test Structure & Allotment of Scores and passing standard

                  - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ).

R/C and L/C will be implemented continuously without a break.

○ All of the questions are to be taken from closed question bank based on “The Standard Textbook for EPS-TOPIK”.

○ Items to prepare on the test day

- Admission Ticket (KLT Slip)

- Passport Original

 All applicants are required to bring his/her passport and CNIC

No applicant is allowed to take the test without passport and CNIC

8. Announcement of Test Result

Announcement Date : October 5, 2018

    ○ Announcement Method

-           Notice boardof the OEC(www.oec.gov.pk)

-           Website of the Employment Permit System(http://www.eps.go.kr)

-           Website of the EPS-TOPIK (http://epstopik.hrdkorea.or.kr)

    ○ Validity period of test result is 2 years(effect on the date of result announcement)

          9. Other Information

○ If an applicant is confirmed as a non-voluntary returnee, his/her test result will be  considered invalid even he/she passes the test and the applicant  should take full  responsibility on that.

○ Those who pass the test will benefit from a shortened reentering procedures including faster job registration and placement, and exemption from pre-departure training.

○On the test day, mobile phones, cassette players, PDA, MP3 player, electronic dictionaries, and other electronic devices which are possibly used in cheating during  the test are highly prohibited.

○Test will be void, and examinees will NOT be eligible for taking the test for 3 years in case of cheating during the test.

○ If an applicant’s personal information on the passport is not exactly the same as the one on the application form (name, date of birth, and gender), their registration to the EPS job seekers’ roster and entry to Korea is not permitted in any case, and the applicant is fully responsible for any problem caused by the differences in their  personal information.

○ For improvement of Proficiency in Korean, all of the questions are to be taken from closed question bank based on “The Standard Textbook for EPS-TOPIK”.

“The Standard Textbook for EPS-TOPIK” has been uploaded on the webpage as follows and applicants can download it for free.



Address of webpage

Homepage of

HRD Korea

Textbook file (PDF, Sound source)


Homepage of


Textbook file (PDF, Sound source)


 Passing the special EPS-TOPIK only guarantees the qualification for job application for EPS, and does not guarantee the employment in Korea.

 Moreover, persons who are restricted from the employment in Korea, such as those who do not pass the medical examination or who have the record of illegal stay in Korea or who do not meet the criteria for E-9 visa, cannot be employed in Korea.

If the drug test results are positive after entering Korea, you can be returned to your country

 According to MOU on between Ministry of Employment and Labor of the Republic of Korea and the Ministry of Labour and Manpower of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, only OEC has the legal authority to send Pakistan workers to the Republic of Korea. Only the job seekers who passed the EPS-TOPIK and registered on the roster by OEC can be hired by Korean Employers. If any other private sectors are involved in procedure for sending workforce, there will be the legal punishment for those acts.

 It costs 24 USD(or same amount in local currency) for an applicant to take Special EPS-TOPIK and only the certain amount of money noticed officially as a sending cost by OEC during the registration period of a job application form will cost you for entering Korea under the EPS. Besides, except OEC, any other agency or person is not allowed to be related to employment procedures of EPS. For this reason, all applicants should be aware of this fact and protect themselves from any damages or losses caused by anyone or any other agencies absurd (deceiving) proposal related to recommendation or employment in Korea under the EPS.


Application for Test fee Exemption and Additional point from resettlement training, education


□ Applicant’ s Oath

I solemnly swear that I will take full legal responsibilities for any falsified resettlement training, education documents submitted for registering EPS-TOPIK.

 If the applicant’s document is proven to be falsified, the test result will invalidated and the person will not be able to take any EPS-TOPIK for 3 years

□ Applicants to fill in






Date of birth


Passport No.




Contact no.


□ Resettlement Support Training                                                * Mark (●) for eligible

Korean education


(Maximum 20 points)

• Those who completed Korean education process

Not available for those who completed in 2016                                           ( ○ )

•  Those who completed TOPIK Level 3 or higher

after completion of the Korean education process                    ( ○ )

Vocational training for

employment & Start-up

(Maximum 5 points)

• Those who completed vocational training for employment

& Start-up                                                                           ( ○ )

20___ / ___ / ___ (YYYY/MM/DD)


President of HRD Korea

Eligible Applicants

              Please Type Your Passport Number in Below Search Box and Press FIND



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