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BigBang's T.O.P takes conscripted police exam for military duty

2016/10/25 17:37

SEOUL, Oct. 25 (Yonhap) -- T.O.P of popular K-pop boy band BigBang took an exam to become an auxiliary police officer for his impending military duty on Tuesday, the group's management agency said.

The 28-year-old rapper, whose real name is Choi Seung-hyun, took the auxiliary police's 348th recruitment test at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency headquarters, according to YG Entertainment. His name can be found on the list of applicants on the police website.

All able-bodied South Korean men are subject to compulsory military service for about two years in a country that faces North Korea across a heavily fortified border. Serving in the auxiliary police is accepted as an equivalent of the military duty.

The results will be posted on the website on Nov. 11. If the star passes the exam, he may enlist as soon as early next year.

Following the enlistment of the group's oldest member, the other four members are also expected to serve in the military in the near future.

South Korean boy band BigBang's T.O.P (Yonhap) South Korean boy band BigBang's T.O.P (Yonhap)