HKEAA
HKEAA-Online Registration for Public Exams


PTE Young Learners / PTE General - May 2021
Notes for Persons Entering the Examinations
 

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

1. Important Changes on the Name of Pearson Test of English (PTE) Examination

Starting from December 2020, PTE Young Learners and PTE General have been renamed to Pearson English International Certificate – Young Learners and Pearson English International Certificate respectively.

 
2. General Information

Pearson English International Certificate – Young Learners (formerly known as PTE Young Learners) provide a fun, stress-free test for age 6-13 children; whilst Pearson English International Certificate (formerly known as PTE General) is a comprehensive and coherent assessment program that covers all the Common European Framework (CEF) level which provides an internationally recognized English test for teenagers and adults. Candidates may visit Pearson’s website at http://www.pearsonpte.com  or  www.pearson.com.hk/PTE for more details information of the Examination or contact Pearson Language Tests Hong Kong office at 3181 0123.

 
3. Registration

School Candidate

Candidates are required to submit their registration online (online.hkeaa.edu.hk) during the registration period. They should first obtain the school code through their school and enter the school code during registration. They should upload the image of their valid Hong Kong Identity Cards or other identification documents and settle the payment online. Candidates must complete the online registration by 19 March 2021 (5:30pm).

Private Candidate

Candidates are required to submit their registration online (online.hkeaa.edu.hk) during the registration period. They should upload the image of their valid Hong Kong Identity Cards or other identification documents for checking at the time of registration. Candidates must complete the online registration by 19 March 2021 (5:30pm).

*Please note that the postal and in-person registration is no longer available. The HKEAA will not accept the registration submittted after 5:30pm, 19 March 2021.

 4.  Examination Date and Fee

      Candidates are only allowed to apply for ONE examination level in the same examination series. 

  
  Examination Date #
Oral Test for Young Learner* 15 or 16 May 2021
Written Test for Young Learner 22 May 2021
  
Syllabus Code Level Examination Fee @
4181 PTE Young Learners Level 1 - Firstwords HK$ 720.00
4182 PTE Young Learners Level 2 - Springboard HK$ 770.00
4183 PTE Young Learners Level 3 - Quickmarch HK$ 870.00
4184 PTE Young Learners Level 4 - Breakthrough HK$ 950.00
 
  
  Examination Date #
Oral Test for General* 15 or 16 May 2021
Written Test for General 22 May 2021
  
Syllabus Code Level Examination Fee @
4060 PTE LEVEL A1 - Foundation HK$ 1075.00
4061 PTE Level 1 - Elementary HK$ 1225.00
4062 PTE Level 2 - Intermediate HK$ 1415.00
4063 PTE Level 3 - Upper Intermediate HK$ 1940.00
4064 PTE Level 4 - Advanced HK$ 2060.00
4065 PTE Level 5 - Proficient HK$ 2155.00
 
    # Candidates will be informed of the examination date, time and venue in the Admission Form.  The examination schedule cannot be changed and candidates must make themselves available for the examination on the dates specified above.
@ Fees paid by a candidate who subsequently withdraws his / her entry, or is absent from the examination, or the examination is cancelled by the Examination Board in a later stage will NOT be refunded. Fees are NOT transferable to other centres, or from one examination to another / a later series or for other purposes.  In addition, the HKEAA will not offer the service of “Transferred Candidate” under any circumstance.
 *  Speaking Section of both Pearson English International Certificate – Young Learners and Pearson English International Certificate will be audio-recorded as per examination regulation.

Online Registration

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 (online.hkeaa.edu.hk) and start registration. Applicant may submit their entries by inputting the information required through the online examination registration system (online.hkeaa.edu.hk) 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. Upon successful application and payment, applicants can log in to their own account to view the registered examination(s).

Special Arrangement

Candidates requesting for 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 Pearson's approval. Please note that the HKEAA does not guarantee all special arrangements requests will be approved and arranged. For enquiries, please contact the HKEAA for further assistance before submitting the registration.

 
 
5. Admission Form, Result and Certification

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. Candidates who have not received their examination results statements and certificates should contact the HKEAA to track the delivery status within 5 months after mail; otherwise, the examination results statements and certificates will be regarded as successfully received by the candidates. Examination results statements and certificates unclaimed for 5 months after mail will be returned to Pearson without further notice. After that, request for lost or unclaimed examination results statements and certificates will have to be made directly with Pearson by the candidates as applications for replacement examination results statements and certificates. Fees will be charged by Pearson. Candidates should inform the HKEAA in writing of their new address and contact telephone number if their address has been changed. The HKEAA cannot accept the responsibility for any possible loss, delay or damage in mail causing the need of requesting for replacement examination results statements and certificates. The HKEAA cannot reproduce replacement examination results statements and certificates in any form.

According to Pearson's guideline, the certificate and candidate performance report will only be issued to the candidates for who attend both Writing (Paper 1) and Speaking (Paper 2) Sections and get a passing grade. 

 
 
6. 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.
 
7. 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, epidemic, 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.