2nd Basic Law test for teachers set

January 20, 2022

The Education Bureau announced today that the second round of the Basic Law Test (BLT) will be held on February 26 and is open for application starting January 24.


The bureau is conducting two rounds of the BLT for teachers on a pilot basis. The first round was held in early January while the second round will be the last one organised this school year.


Applications for taking the test should be submitted online from 9am on January 24 to 5pm on February 7.


Applicants will be arranged to sit for the test on a first come, first served basis.


The relevant test results are only applicable to the newly appointed teachers in the 2022-23 school year.


For the content and format of the test, reference will be drawn to the arrangements of the BLT conducted by the Civil Service Bureau (CSB). Candidates have to answer 15 multiple choice questions within 20 minutes.


Getting at least eight out of 15 questions correct will be deemed to have a pass result. Teachers who have sat for a BLT conducted by the CSB and attained a passing score will be deemed to have met the requirement.


Starting from the 2022-23 school year, newly appointed regular teachers and monthly paid temporary teachers in all public sector schools must pass the test in order to be considered for appointment.


The BLT requirement applies to all ranks of the teacher grade including principals. Such requirement is temporarily not applicable to daily rated supply teachers, teachers employed under the Native-speaking English Teacher Scheme and teachers remunerated with cash grants.

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