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CRE/JRE Preparation Guide

CRE Practice*

Importance of Good Bilingual Communication in Civil Service
PPT iconImportance of Good Bilingual Communication in Civil Service (by Regina Ip)

* Taken from the talk "Regina Ip Speaks on the Importance of Good Bilingual Communication in the Civil Service"

Useful Online Links

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CRE & JRE - Chinese Resources
Online CRE section practices - with answers and explanations

Print Resources

Aptitude Test
  • Mauk, J., & Metz, J. (2016). Inventing arguments. Fourth edition. Boston, Massachusetts: Cengage Learning. (UC BC177 .M38 2016)
  • Rottenberg, A.T. (2015). Elements of Argument : a text and reader, Eleventh edition. Boston : Bedford/St Martin's. (UL  PE1431 .R68 2015)
  • Barrett, J. (2010). How to pass advanced aptitude tests: Assess your potential and analyse your career options with graduate and managerial level psychometric tests. London; Philadelphia: Kogan Page. (HF 5381.7 B37 2010)
  • Barrett, J. & Williams, G. (2003). Test your own aptitude. London: Kogan Page. (HF 5381.5 B44 2003 c.2)
  • Carter, P. (2011). IQ and aptitude tests: Assess your verbal, numerical and spatial reasoning skills. Philadelphia, PA: Kogan Page Ltd. (BF 431.3 C3617 2011)
  • Maitland, I. (1997). How to win at aptitude tests volume II.  London: Thorsons. (BF 431 M34 1997 c.2)
  • Pelshenke, P. (1998) How to win at aptitude test: A complete course with examples, explanations, practical tips and solutions. London: Thorson. (BF 431 P45 1998 c.2.)
  • 何敬鴻. (2015). 公務員能力傾向測試一本通. 香港 : 顯智教育出版社. (JQ1539.5.A69 E873 2015 )
  • Man Sir & Mark Sir. (2012). 公務員能力傾向測試全攻略. 文化會社有限公司. (JQ 1539.5 A69 E876 2012 .4 .2)


Basic Law Test
  • Constitutional and mainland affairs bureau. (2008). The basic law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. Printing division, government logistics department.
  • 何敬鴻. (2011). 公務員基本法測試一本通. 香港 : 顯智教育出版社. (KNR 1750 H44 2011 c.2)
  • 香港特別行政區政府內地事務局. (2008). 中華人民共和國香港特別行政區基本法. 政府物流服務署印務科.
  • Man Sir & Mark Sir. (2012). 公務員基本法測試全攻略. 文化會社有限公司. (KNR 1750 M37 2012 c.2)


Critical Thinking


  • “Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned.”

    Mark Twain

  • “I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.”

    Winston Churchill

  • “The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.”

    Mortimer Adler

  • “Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will.”

    Vernon Howard

  • “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “Be observing constantly. Stay open minded. Be eager to learn and improve.”

    John Wooden

  • “Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.”

    Abigail Adams

  • “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”

    Henry Ford