What is Candidate ?
Candidate is (noun) 1. a person who applies for a job There are six candidates for the post of assistant manager. We have asked three candidates to come for an interview. 2. a person who is standing for election She accompanied the candidate round the constituency. 3. a person who has entered for an examination All candidates should answer three questions. Candidates are given three hours to complete the exam.
source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level