Oral Basic Law sample questions at recruitment interviews
(For civil service jobs requiring academic qualifications below Form 5 level)
Example (1) :
According to Article 5 of the Basic Law, the previous capitalist system and way of life of the HKSAR shall remain unchanged for how many years?
Answer : 50 years
Example (2) :
According to Article 24 of the Basic Law, Hong Kong residents are categorized as -
A Hong Kong residents and overseas residents
Answer : B
Example (3) :
What are the two official languages that may be used by the executive authorities, legislature and judiciary of the HKSAR?
Answer : Chinese and English languages (Article 9 of the Basic Law)
Example (4) :
Persons who wish to become Hong Kong permanent residents must have ordinarily resided in Hong Kong for a continuous period of not less than _______
A 5 years
Answer : B (Article 24 of the Basic Law)
Example (5) :
Is the President of the Legislative Council of the HKSAR elected among members of the Legislative Council?
Answer : Yes (Article 71 of the Basic Law)