Recruitment for four civil service graduate grades starts today

     The Government started a recruitment exercise today (September 19) for appointment as Administrative Officer, Executive Officer II, Assistant Trade Officer II and Transport Officer II in 2020-21. The respective recruitment targets are set out below:
Posts Recruitment target
Administrative Officer 45
Executive Officer II 180
Assistant Trade Officer II 4
Transport Officer II 15
     The application period for the above posts opens today and closes at 5pm on October 9 Hong Kong time. The recruitment is open to all permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) who meet the relevant entry requirements. Current final year undergraduates may also apply. Details of the entry requirements for these posts have been uploaded to the Civil Service Bureau (CSB)'s website at, as well as on the HKSAR Government portal (GovHK) at For the recruitment of Administrative Officers, relevant information is also available on a dedicated website at
     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; and
 (b) a Pass in the Aptitude Test paper in the CRE.
     In addition, candidates' performance in the Basic Law Test (Degree/Professional Grades) (BLT) will be one of the considerations in the assessment of their suitability.
     Applicants who do not possess the requisite CRE results, or equivalent, but have applied for the coming CRE and BLT scheduled to be held on October 10 and 17 in Hong Kong or tentatively on December 5 in seven cities outside Hong Kong (namely Beijing, London, San Francisco, New York, Toronto, Vancouver and Sydney) may also apply. Their applications will be processed subject to their obtaining the requisite CRE results.
     Eligible applicants possessing the requisite CRE results, or equivalent, will be arranged to attend the Joint Administrative Officer/Executive Officer/Trade Officer/Transport Officer Recruitment Examination (JRE) to be held tentatively on December 5. Candidates residing or studying outside Hong Kong may take the JRE on the same date in any one of the seven cities outside Hong Kong as mentioned above. For the examination outside Hong Kong, it may only be held subject to the regulations and prevailing measures in that particular city in light of the development of the COVID-19. If the situation warrants, the examination may be deferred or cancelled. Any updates of the examination arrangements will be announced on the CSB's website at
     Applicants can make online applications directly through the CSB's website at Alternatively, application forms (CSB 606 (Rev. 9/2020) and CSB 606A (Rev. 9/2020)) can be downloaded from the CSB's website. They are also available at Home Affairs Enquiry Centres of the Home Affairs Department, Job Centres of the Employment Services Division of the Labour Department, or the Information Counter on 1/F of the Trade and Industry Tower.
     Each applicant should submit only one application, either online or by post. Duplicate applications may cause a delay in processing and notifying applicants of their examination details. For applications submitted by post, please ensure that the address on the envelope is clear and correct and that sufficient postage has been paid. Mail items bearing insufficient postage will not be delivered and will be returned to the sender or disposed of by Hongkong Post, where appropriate.

Ends/Saturday, September 19, 2020
Issued at HKT 9:00