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Candidates interested in applying for AO, EOII, ALOII, ATOII and TOII posts reminded to apply for Common Recruitment Examination and Basic Law Test

Posted in: Press Releases

July 31, 2019


Candidates interested in applying for AO, EOII, ALOII, ATOII and TOII posts reminded to apply for Common Recruitment Examination and Basic Law Test

The Government announced today (July 31) that the next round of recruitment exercises for the posts of Administrative Officer (AO), Executive Officer II (EOII), Assistant Labour Officer II (ALOII), Assistant Trade Officer II (ATOII) and Transport Officer II (TOII) will begin in September 2019.
 
As part of the entry requirements, applicants for these posts will need to have obtained:
 
(a) Level 2 in the two language papers (Use of Chinese and Use of English) in the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE) or equivalent results; and
(b) a Pass in the Aptitude Test (AT) paper in the CRE.
 
In addition, candidates' performance in the Basic Law Test (Degree / Professional Grades) (BLT) will be one of the considerations to assess their suitability.
 
The CRE and BLT will be held respectively in Hong Kong, and Beijing and six overseas cities. The details are set out below:
 


Location

Application Period
(Hong Kong time)

Examination Date

Hong Kong

August 2 to
August 15 (5pm)

October 5 and 12

Beijing and six overseas cities (namely London, San Francisco, New York, Toronto, Vancouver and Sydney)

September 21 to
October 4 (5pm)

December 7

 
Details relating to the CRE and BLT and an on-line application system will be made available on the website of Civil Service Bureau (www.csb.gov.hk/eng/cre.html) during the said application periods, while details of the 2019-20 AO, EOII, ALOII, ATOII and TOII recruitment exercises will be separately announced in September.
 
Candidates who later submit an application for these posts will not automatically be given places at the CRE. Therefore, candidates who wish to apply for these posts in the 2019-20 recruitment exercises but do not possess the requisite CRE results or equivalent results, as well as those who would like to attempt the BLT, must file a separate application to take the relevant CRE paper(s) and/or BLT during the relevant application periods. All CRE and/or BLT applicants may apply to take the examination in either Hong Kong or any one of the above-mentioned cities outside Hong Kong (i.e. Beijing and six overseas cities), but not both.


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