Tips for applying for Customs & Excise Department Inspector / Customs Officer (Physical Fitness Test)
Candidates who apply for Customs & Excise Department Inspector/ Customs Officer must pass the Physical Fitness Test. To pass the Physical Fitness Test comprising standing long jump, threading, isometric strength test and 800M run, candidates are required to score at least 1 point in each test item and a total of 12 points for all 4 test items.
How to prepare for the physical fitness test?
Test 1: Standing Long Jump
Standing long jump is a test of leg power. Any kind of jumping exercise would improve leg power. Weight exercises that involve lower legs are also good activities to improve leg power, such as squat or leg press and leg extension exercises aided by fitness equipment.
Scoring: [less than 165 cm - 0 point] [165 to 182.4 cm - 1 point] ... (Click here for the scoring details)
Test 2: Threading
Threading is a test of agility. Shuttle run, 50-meter speedy dash and squat thrust are good exercises for training agility. Candidates may practise these exercises to prepare for the threading test. Under normal circumstances, a candidate who can complete a shuttle run test (running back and forth a 10-meter distance twice) within 12 seconds would likely obtain a satisfactory result in the threading test.
Scoring: [more than 46.00 seconds - 0 point] [39.01 to 46.00 seconds - 1 point] ... (Click here for the scoring details)
Test 3: Isometric Strength Test
Isometric strength test is an all-round muscular strength test involving arm strength, shoulder strength, leg strength and back strength. The sum of weights lifted in the 4 tests will be counted for scoring. To prepare for the isometric strength test, candidates may practise weight-training exercises that target major muscles including the upper arm, shoulder, back and leg muscles. Under normal circumstances, a candidate who is able to achieve a jump distance of 175 cm from a standing position AND is able to perform 19 push-ups would likely obtain a satisfactory result in the isometric strength test.
Scoring: [less than 127.56 kg. - 0 point] [127.56 to 171.27 kg. - 1 point] ... (Click here for the scoring details)
Test 4: 800M Run
800M run is a test for both aerobic and anaerobic power. To improve performance in 800M, candidates may practise middle-distance run (800M to 1600M) at a moderately fast speed.
Scoring: [more than 3 min 45 sec - 0 point] [3 min 31 sec to 3 min 45 sec - 1 point] ... (Click here for the scoring details)
For more details about the recruitment of Customs Officer / Inspector (i.e. group discussion, written examination and Basic Law and National Security Law Test etc.), please visit the website of Customs and Excise Department (selection process of Customs Officer, selection process of Inspector).