HKEAA-Online Registration for Public Exams

PTE Young Learners / PTE General - November / December 2018
Notes for Persons Entering the Examinations

Read the instructions carefully before submitting the entry.  The Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) shall not be responsible for incorrect entries.

1. General Information

PTE has two suites of examination. PTE Young Learners targets for children; whilst PTE General targets for teenagers and adults. For syllabuses and result release of the examinations, please contact Pearson Language Tests Hong Kong office at 3181 0123 or visit its website or

2. Registration

Interested parties may enter the examinations through their school as “school candidates” or apply by themselves as “private candidates”. Examination registration may be submitted by post or in-person or via the online registration system during the registration period. 

The online registration is accepted from 17 August (8:30am) to 19 September (10:00pm) 2018.

Under special circumstance, the HKEAA may, at its discretion, admit a candidate after the above registration period.  A supplementary fee for late entry will be levied.  Examination fees or supplementary fees paid are NOT refundable nor transferable in no circumstances.

Before submitting an online registration, applicants are required to create their own accounts with a valid email address.

After the applicant account is created, applicant should login their account at the Registration Home page ( and start registration. Applicant may submit their entries by inputting the information required through the online examination registration system ( during the registration period.  A copy of the candidate’s Hong Kong Identity Card / Birth Certificate / valid passport / other identification document should be uploaded on the system (For the purpose of verifying the registration information only, it will be destroyed after the application procedures are completed). The examination fee must be paid online during registration.  The payment is only accepted by credit card with "Verified by VISA" or "MasterCard Secure Code" function. The Authority cannot accept any responsibilities for unsuccessful registration because of technical / network failure.

After the application and payment was successful, applicants can log in to their own account to view the registered examination(s).

School candidates should first contact their schools to obtain the school code which is required to be input when making online registration.

Candidates requesting special arrangements should submit a written request together with a medical certificate at the time of registration. The application of special arrangement is subject to the examination board's approval.

 3.  Examination Date and Fee

  Examination Date #
Oral Test for Young Learner* 3 or 4 November 2018
Written Test for Young Learner 10 November 2018
Syllabus Code Level Examination Fee @
4181 PTE Young Learners Level 1 - Firstwords HK$ 650.00
4182 PTE Young Learners Level 2 - Springboard HK$ 695.00
4183 PTE Young Learners Level 3 - Quickmarch HK$ 785.00
4184 PTE Young Learners Level 4 - Breakthrough HK$ 860.00
  Examination Date #
Oral Test for General* 9 December 2018
Written Test for General 15 December 2018
Syllabus Code Level Examination Fee @
4060 PTEG LEVEL A1 - Foundation HK$ 975.00
4061 PTE General Level 1 - Elementary HK$ 1115.00
4062 PTE General Level 2 - Intermediate HK$ 1290.00
4063 PTE General Level 3 - Upper Intermediate HK$ 1770.00
4064 PTE General Level 4 - Advanced HK$ 1875.00
4065 PTE General Level 5 - Proficient HK$ 1970.00
# Candidates will be informed of examination date, time and venue in the admission form. The examination schedule may not be changed once issued. Candidates should make themselves available for the examination on the dates specified above.
@ All fees paid are not refundable and not transferable from one examination to another or from one candidate to another or for any other purposes.

  *  Oral tests of both PTE Young Learners and PTE General will be audio-recorded as per examination regulation.

4. Admission Form and Result

The admission forms stating the exact examination date, time and venue will be sent to school candidates through their schools or private candidates by post at the address provided.  Candidates should contact the HKEAA if they do not receive their admission form 2 weeks before the examination commences.  Examination results statement and certificate will be sent to school candidates through their schools or private candidates by post at the address provided in about 3 months after the examinations are concluded.

5. Personal Data
Personal data of candidates are used by the HKEAA and the Examination Board for delivery of examination and assessment services.  Whether you provide the requested personal data is voluntary. However, if you fail to provide all the data, or if any of the data are inaccurate or incomplete, the HKEAA may not be able to accept your entry or provide all or part of the examination and assessment services. The personal data submitted may also be used for:
(a) assisting tertiary institutions and government / public organizations in their admissions processes;
(b) assisting tertiary institutions and government / public organizations in respect of their requests for information in granting scholarships;
(c) assisting tertiary institutions and government / public organizations to confirm the candidates’ eligibility for financial assistance or other forms of subsidization, in which case, the necessary personal data of the candidates may have to be disclosed to the concerned organizations for verification;
(d) certifying candidates’ examination results in response to legitimate requests;
(e) processing any refund or payment in relation to the examination;
(f) conducting and assisting tertiary institutions and other government/public organizations to conduct educational research and analysis;
(g) conducting educational research and analysis in an anonymous format in which the identities of candidates are not traceable; and
(h) marketing the services and products of the Examination Board (including examination services, courses, events, publications, and other examination materials or resources) subject to the consent of the candidates.*

The HKEAA may also transfer the personal data of candidates to third parties for use for the above purposes or other directly related purposes, including government / public organizations, schools and educational institutions, banks (for processing refund or payment), and service providers providing various administrative or technical services to facilitate the delivery of the examination and assessment services including but not limited to data punching, registration process, dispatch of examination documents, and the capture, disposal or other processing of data.

In compliance with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, access to all personal data will be made available, on payment of a fee, to anyone who can establish his / her right to be informed of such data as are retained by the HKEAA.  Please also note that candidates’ personal data / correspondence / other information received by the HKEAA may be referred to the Examination Board concerned for delivery of examination and assessment services and for any of the abovementioned purposes or other directly related purposes. In general, upon completion of an examination or examination series and all connecting examinations services, the HKEAA will transfer all such data to the Examination Board who will then assume full control of such data.  By then, candidates should approach the Examination Board direct for their personal data / information handling policies if necessary.

*If you have given consent but wish to withdraw your consent for your personal data to be used for this purpose, please send a letter of request to the HKEAA.
6. Disclaimers

The HKEAA shall not be responsible for any non-performance of duties where such non-performance has been caused by an act of God, labour strike, natural disaster, adverse weather, governmental action or intervention, riot or any cause not reasonably foreseeable and beyond the reasonable control of Pearson or the HKEAA.

The HKEAA, including their contractors and subcontractors, shall not be liable to anyone claiming for any damages which are caused by, arising from or otherwise related to the failure of staff members, examination personnel or the examination centres to comply with the examination regulations, policies or procedures.