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Qualification requirements for civil service posts are normally set with reference to qualifications obtainable under the local education system or from local institutions, including HKDSE, HKCEE and HKALE qualifications.

The Civil Service Bureau (CSB) of the Hong Kong SAR Government announced on 28 June 2011 that results in the HKDSE Examination would be accepted for civil service appointment purpose from 20 July 2012 onwards. Details are as follows:

A candidate attaining results in 5 subjects in HKDSE in any combination of the following will be regarded as having met the requirement of “5 passes in HKCEE”:

  • Level 2 in Senior Secondary subjects
  • “Attained” in Applied Learning (ApL) subjects (subject to a maximum of two ApL subjects), and
  • Grade e in Other Language subjects

 

A candidate attaining results in 5 subjects in HKDSE in any combination of the following will be regarded as having met the requirement for “2A3O”:
  • Level 3 in Senior Secondary subjects
  • “Attained with Distinction” in ApL subjects (subject to a maximum of two ApL subjects), and
  • Grade c in Other Language subjects

For details, please visit: Civil Service Bureau.

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