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Requirement for Newly-appointed Teachers in Public Sector Schools to Pass the Basic Law Test




 
Basic Law Test (BLT) Requirement


Starting from the 2022/23 school year, newly-appointed teachers in all public sector schools are required to pass the BLT in order to be considered for appointment.

Please refer to the EDB Circular No. 18/2021 and Frequently Asked Questions  for details. 
Education Bureau Circular No. 18/2021
Frequently Asked Questions




BLT

The EDB conducted two rounds of the BLT for teachers on a pilot basis. The first round of the BLT was held in early January while the second round, being the last round of the BLT organised in the 2021/22 school year, was held on 21 May 2022 (Saturday).  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 BLT, the EDB draws reference to the arrangements of the BLT conducted by the Civil Service Bureau (CSB).   Candidates have to answer 15 multiple-choice questions within 20 minutes.   Those who get at least 8 out of 15 questions correct (i.e. attaining a score at or above 53 out of the full mark of 100) will be deemed to have a pass result.   Teachers who have sat for a BLT conducted by the CSB and attained the abovementioned passing score will be deemed to have met the relevant requirement.  Regarding the Basic Law and National Security Law Test (BLNST) to be conducted by the CSB from June 2022, if teachers obtain a pass result in the test (i.e. getting at least 10 out of 20 questions correct), they will also be deemed to have met the relevant requirement.


The test results of the second round of the BLT were sent to candidates by post on 27 May 2022. An SMS message has also been sent to candidates to remind them of the letter. Candidates who do not receive the result notifications should contact the Teacher Professional Development Special Duty Team by phone at 2892 5709 or by e-mail to tpdsdt@edb.gov.hk.