Are you eligible for the CRE and BLNST?
Government jobs have always been popular, yet some of them require the candidates to sit for the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE) and Basic Law and National Security Law Test (BLNST). So what are the eligibilities for applying the CRE and BLNST?
>>>Must be a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree or will attain one in next academic year
Please note that, however, an Associate Degree does not count. Applicants who fall into neither of the above two categories should hold a qualification that meets the entry requirements on professional qualifications for civil service degree or professional posts.
If you are a registered student of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) Qualification Programme, you may apply to sit for the CRE and BLNST even if you do not possess a degree since the said qualification is accepted for applying for the post of Assistant Assessor.
However, if you are a registered social worker under the Social Workers Registration Ordinance but do not possess a degree, you are not eligible for sitting for the CRE and BLNST since the entry requirements for the post of Assistant Social Work Officer include both a professional qualification and a relevant degree.
Before applying for the CRE and BLNST, you are advised to check from the CSB website and with the recruiting departments concerned to confirm whether the qualification you are holding is accepted for appointment to the relevant civil service degree / professional post(s).
You may also contact the Civil Service Examinations Unit by phone at 2537 6429, by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by post to Room 718, 7/F, West Wing, Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar, Hong Kong for relevant details.
Contributing Editor: Sophie