If you’re gearing up for your HKDSE exams, then the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) has published a handy 101 on how to make your sign-up a stress-free process.
Candidates should note the deadline for applications is October 8. Also, students should apply through their schools, while private candidates will have to apply online. Students should carefully fill in their personal information, including ID number, contact address, phone number and email.
Students can apply for a maximum of eight subjects. There are three types of subjects offered – Core, Applied Learning, and Other Language. Students should check the HKEAA website for details on what limitations there are and what subjects they can sign up for – don’t leave this bit until the last minute.
Students should also be careful when selecting what language they take their exams in, and to make sure they select the right one – English or Chinese.
The HKEAA also advises students to take their exams in the district they live and reminds them the location cannot be changed without good reason.
Candidates should also carefully check the details of their application; in particular, some subjects have separate modules, such as BAFS (Business, Accounting and Financial Studies) being split into Accounting and Business Management sections.
In addition, the HKEAA will issue a list of application details to candidates. They should use that information to make a final check and tell their school should there be any errors so they can be corrected.
Though the government will be subsidising exam fees for students this year, administration fees caused by late applications or changes in the application will have to be paid by students – bear these costs in mind.