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Executive Officer Grade

2021-22 Recruitment Exercise Timeline

 Events  Period / Date
Application Period for the Executive Officer II (EOII) Post Application closed on 8 October 2021
Joint Administrative Officer / Executive Officer / Labour Officer / Trade Officer / Management Services Officer / Transport Officer Recruitment Examination (JRE) 4 December 2021
Selection Interview February to May 2022 (tentative)
Earliest Batch of Offers of Appointments (subject to clearance of all recruitment formalities) End of April 2022 (tentative)


    Entry requirements

As part of the entry requirements, applicants for the EOII post are required 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 result in the Aptitude Test paper in the CRE; and
(c) a Pass result in the Basic Law Test (BLT) (Degree / Professional Grades).  Only those candidates who have passed the BLT (Degree / Professional Grades) will be considered for appointment.  Attaining a score at or above 53 out of the full mark of 100 (i.e. getting at least 8 out of 15 questions correct) will be deemed to have a pass result in the BLT.  The BLT result wil also constitute an appropriate weighting in a candidate's overall assessment.
  • Common Recruitment Examination and Basic Law Test (Degree / Professional Grades) (CRE and BLT)

    For more details about CRE and BLT, please click here.

  • Joint Administrative Officer / Executive Officer / Labour Officer / Trade Officer / Management Services Officer / Transport Officer Recruitment Examination

    The recruitment examination aims to assess applicants' analytical and written communication abilities. The examination lasts for three hours. Candidates should complete two questions in the examination. The format of the two questions are depicted in the following:

    • Question 1 is a task set against a case background. Candidates can draw on materials from the case background when attempting the task. Candidates are expected to provide practical and innovative solutions on the basis of good understanding and independent analysis of the issues presented in the question. Mere reproduction of background materials indiscriminately in content and language will not earn any marks.

      Based on the case background provided, candidates should complete the task question in English. Below is a sample task question: 

      You work in the Ministry of Welfare of the Government of the City of Jade. You have been tasked to draft an internal discussion paper on the provision of mental health services, in which you should

      1. set out two major problems facing the setting up of integrated centres for mental health and explain the implication of the identified issues; and
      2. recommend feasible measures to address the major problems identified.

      Please draft the paper in English

    • Question 2 is a question on a specific social or policy issue in Hong Kong. Candidates should answer this question with their own views and provide justifications for their stance.

      Based on the brief background information provided, candidates should complete the task question in Chinese. Below is a sample task question:

      有 意 見 認 為 , 香 港 素 有 「 美 食 天 堂 」 之 稱 , 有 條 件 推 動 「 大 牌 檔 」 文 化 的 發 展 , 因 此 建 議 政 府 應 在 市 區 尋 覓 適 合 的 地 段 , 發 展 新 的 「 大 牌 檔 」 攤 檔 。 事 實 上 , 鄰 近 地 區 亦 有 不 少 類 似 的 成 功 經 驗 。

      請 分 析 上 述 建 議 有 何 利 弊 , 表 明 你 是 支 持 抑 或 反 對 有 關 建 議 , 並 就 你 的 立 場 提 出 理 據 。 如 果 是 贊 成 的 話 , 請 提 出 建 議 , 確 保 方 案 可 有 效 達 致 其 政 策 目 的 ; 如 果 是 反 對 的 話 , 請 提 出 其 他 推 動 香 港 成 為 「 美 食 天 堂 」 的 措 施 。

      請 用 中 文 作 答 。

  • Selection Interview

    The EOII selection interview will be conducted in both Cantonese and English for each applicant individually.  Generally speaking, each candidate will be interviewed by a 3-member selection panel and the interview will last for about 30 minutes.


        All the above information on timeline and selection methods is for reference only.

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