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AO, EOII, ATOII, MSOII and TOII applicants reminded to apply for Common Recruitment Examination and Basic Law Test

     The Government announced today (July 30) that the next round of recruitment exercises for the posts of Administrative Officer (AO), Executive Officer II (EOII), Assistant Trade Officer II (ATOII), Management Services Officer II (MSOII) and Transport Officer II (TOII) will begin in September.

     Applicants for the posts will need to have obtained Level 2 in the two language papers (Use of Chinese and Use of English) or equivalent results and a Pass in the Aptitude Test paper in the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE) as part of the entry requirements for the posts. In addition, the Basic Law Test (BLT) result will constitute an appropriate weighting in a candidate's overall assessment.

     The CRE and BLT is scheduled to be held in Hong Kong on October 3 and 10. The application period for this local examination will begin on July 31 and end at 5pm on August 13 (Hong Kong time).

     For the convenience of those studying or residing outside Hong Kong, the CRE and BLT will also be held on December 5 in Beijing and six overseas cities, namely London, San Francisco, New York, Toronto, Vancouver and Sydney. The application period for the non-local examination will begin on September 19 and end at 5pm on October 2 (Hong Kong time).

     Applicants who wish to apply for the AO, EOII, ATOII, MSOII and TOII posts in the 2015-16 recruitment exercises but do not possess the requisite CRE results or equivalent results, as well as those who wish to sit for the BLT, must file a separate application to take the relevant CRE and/or BLT paper(s) during the relevant application period. Applicants for the AO, EOII, ATOII, MSOII and TOII posts will not automatically be given places at the upcoming CRE and BLT. Moreover, 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.

     Details relating to the CRE and BLT and an on-line application system will be made available on the website of the Civil Service Bureau ( during the said application periods, while details of the 2015-16 AO, EOII, ATOII, MSOII and TOII recruitment exercises will be separately announced in September.

Ends/Thursday, July 30, 2015
Issued at HKT 14:15


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