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Common Recruitment Examination (CRE)


The question types and number of questions of the papers are as follows -

Paper (multiple-choice) No. of Questions Duration Question Types
Use of Chinese
(中 文 運 用)
45 45 minutes
  • 閱 讀 理 解
  • 字 詞 辨 識
  • 句 子 辨 析
  • 詞 句 運 用
Use of English 40 45 minutes
  • Comprehension
  • Error Identification
  • Sentence Completion
  • Paragraph Improvement
Aptitude Test 35 45 minutes
  • 演 繹 推 理
  • Verbal Reasoning (English)
  • Numerical Reasoning
  • Data Sufficiency Test
  • Interpretation of Tables and Graphs

Basic Law Test (Degree / Professional Grades) (BLT)


The BLT is a 20-minute bilingual paper comprising 15 multiple-choice questions. The paper assesses candidates' Basic Law knowledge. The scope of the BLT is based on the text of the Basic Law (which includes all its annexes, attachments and appendices). Relevant reference materials can be found in the government Basic Law homepage (

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