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Candidates who are invited to attend the Written Test will be assessed on their Basic Law (BL) knowledge through a written test on the same day.

The questions in the BL test (Opens a new window) are set in both English and Chinese. It consists of 15 multiple-choice questions to be completed in 25 minutes. There is no passing mark for the BL test and the full mark of the paper is 100. The result is of permanent validity.

If an applicant has attended the BL test arranged by other recruiting bureaux/departments or the one centrally administered by Civil Service Bureau, the applicant will be exempted from sitting the BL written test and can use the previous test result as the basis of the BL score.

The previous BL test result will be accepted only upon the production of the original test result when attending recruitment interview.

The applicant may take the BL test again and in such case, the latest score obtained in the current recruitment exercise will be taken into account.

Basic Law Test