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Oral Basic Law sample questions at recruitment interviews

(For civil service jobs requiring academic qualifications below completion of secondary education 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
B Permanent residents and non-permanent 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
B 7 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)


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