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    Out of 39Cvs

    Out of 39 resumes, 5 have been shortlisted who will appear in May’16 Exam and can join by 1st week of June.

    Can I use "in" above. I understand it should be 'for" instead of "in". But I don't know the reason why not "in".

    Please clarify

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    Re: Out of 39Cvs

    We don't generally use "appear" with exams unless we are talking about whether or not someone attended for their exam at all.

    You have not been given a mark because you failed to appear for your exam on Wednesday.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Out of 39Cvs

    Also "resumes" doesn't take 'who' as relative pronoun, and resumes don't do exams.
    But perhaps you mean the resumes chosen will appear in the exams.

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    Re: Out of 39Cvs

    In BrE at least, we put an accent on "resumés" to differentiate it from the third person singular present tense form of "resume" (verb).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Out of 39Cvs

    Out of 39 resumes, 5 have been shortlisted who will appear in May’16 Exam and can join by 1st week of June.

    Can I use "in" above. If not, why?

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    Re: Out of 39Cvs

    You're still suggesting that resumés have been shortlisted. They haven't. The applicants who submitted those resumés have been shortlisted.

    I also don't understand what they can join by June 1st. You need to say what they can join.

    The main reason you can't use "in" is because people are "shortlisted for" something. It's a set phrase.

    Out of 39 applicants [who submitted a resumé], five have been shortlisted for the exam in May 2016 and they can join [what can they join?] by the first week of June.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Out of 39Cvs

    I assume they have to actually pass the exam on 16th May, rather than just appear at it, if they want to join [the organisation] in June. I don't think this telling of only half the story in the interests of saying it in one sentence is going to work.

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