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Joint Recruitment Examination for Administrative Officer, Executive Officer II and Relevant Posts (JRE)

 

The JRE in Hong Kong 

 

The JRE in Hong Kong will be held on 5 December 2020. An e-mail was sent to candidates who are invited to the JRE notifying them of the relevant examination details. If any candidates have not received the email by 23 November 2020, they should immediately contact the Civil Service Examinations Unit (CSEU) by phone at (852) 2537 6429 or by e-mail to csbcseu@csb.gov.hk. Any request for change of examination venue will NOT be considered.

 

Candidates are required to read thoroughly the "Guidance Notes for Candidates of Joint Recruitment Examination to be held in Hong Kong on 5 December 2020" and "Joint Recruitment Examination to be held in Hong Kong on 5 December 2020 Contingency and Precautionary Measures at Examination Centre – Guidelines for Candidates" before coming to the examination.

 

Please visit this webpage regularly for the latest information.

 

The JRE outside Hong Kong 

 

For the convenience of those studying or residing outside Hong Kong, the JRE is also tentatively scheduled to be held on 5 December 2020 in seven other cities, namely Beijing, London, San Francisco, New York, Toronto, Vancouver and Sydney. An e-mail was sent to candidates who are invited to the JRE notifying them of the relevant examination details. Candidates who have not received the email by 23 November 2020 should immediately contact the CSEU by phone at (852) 2537 6429 or by e-mail to csbcseu@csb.gov.hk.

 

Candidates are required to read thoroughly the "Guidance Notes for Candidates of Common Recruitment Examination and Basic Law Test / Joint Recruitment Examination to be held outside Hong Kong on 5 December 2020" and "Common Recruitment Examination and Basic Law Test / Joint Recruitment Examination to be held outside Hong Kong on 5 December 2020 Contingency and Precautionary Measures at Examination Centre – Guidelines for Candidates" before coming to the examination.

 

For the examination outside Hong Kong, it may only be held subject to the regulations and prevailing measures in that particular city in the 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 this webpage. Please visit this webpage regularly for the latest information.

 

Special notification: The Government of the United Kingdom has imposed new national restrictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic for the period from 5 November 2020 to 2 December 2020. Depending on the development of the situation and further announcement by the Government of the United Kingdom on the arrangement after 2 December 2020, the examination arrangements for the coming JRE tentatively scheduled for 5 December 2020 in London may be adjusted, or the examination be deferred or cancelled. Affected candidates will be informed of the details by e-mail separately.

 

Duration, Sample Task Questions and Intellectual Property Rights Statement 

 

The JRE aims to assess applicants' analytical and written communication abilities. The examination lasts for three hours.

 

During the examination, candidates are required to complete two questions.

 

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: –

 

(a) set out two major problems facing the setting up of integrated centres for mental health and explain the implication of the identified issues; and

(b) 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。

 

Intellectual Property Rights Statement

 

All answer scripts submitted by candidates, shall be the sole and exclusive property of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (the “Government”).  All intellectual property rights (including copyright) of the scripts shall vest and remain vested in the Government immediately upon creation.  All scripts may be handled by the Government at any time and in any way it deems appropriate.  In particular, the Government may use, those scripts or any part thereof in any manner (including copying, adapting, editing or distributing) in an anonymous format in which the identities of candidates are not traceable for assessment, recruitment or related purposes.  The Government also reserves all rights of action against any unauthorised dealings with the scripts.

 

 

 

 

 

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