CSD to introduce new language test

November 27, 2023

The Correctional Services Department today announced that it will introduce the Assistant Officer II Language Test (Chinese / English) from December 1 to provide another way for applicants to meet the language proficiency requirements.


The test, which comprises a Chinese Language written test and an English Language written test, is benchmarked against Level 2 in Chinese Language and English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination.


Each written test includes two parts, namely practical writing and multiple choice questions. The former tests the applicants’ writing and logical thinking abilities, while the latter tests abilities of error identification, sentence completion and paragraph improvement, the department explained.


An applicant passing the language test will be deemed to have met the Assistant Officer II language proficiency requirements and the result is permanently valid.


The department said it has been adopting proactive recruitment strategies to attract talent, such as introducing new entry physical fitness test standards for its Officer and Assistant Officer II posts since mid-September.


For the convenience of applicants and to expedite its recruitment selection process, the department has also streamlined its recruitment procedures so that the physical fitness test, the Basic Law & National Security Law Test, the group interview and the selection interview for Assistant Officer II, which were conducted over two separate days previously, is now completed within one day.


It added that it will continue to enhance publicity and organise various recruitment activities to attract more people to join the department.

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