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Pearson Test of English (PTE) Young Learners / Pearson Test of English (PTE) General

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There are 2 suites of Pearson Test of English (PTE), PTE Young Learners targets for children and PTE General targets for teenagers and adults. The examinations are held twice a year in May and November/December in Hong Kong.

The PTE General score concordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages can refer to the website of Pearson Language Tests Hong Kong office (


Examination Dates and Fees

The following levels of the PTE Young Learners and PTE General will be held in November / December 2016 in Hong Kong.


Session Level Examination Fee Examination Date#
Oral* Written
Nov PTE Young Learners Level 1 – Firstwords HK$ 603 5 Nov (Sat) or 
6 Nov (Sun)
12 Nov (Sat)
PTE Young Learners Level 2 – Springboard HK$ 647
PTE Young Learners Level 3 – Quickmarch HK$ 733
PTE Young Learners Level 4 – Breakthrough HK$ 797
Session Level Examination Fee Examination Date#
Oral* Written
Dec PTE General Level A1 – Foundation HK$ 908 10 Dec (Sat) 17 Dec (Sat)
PTE General Level 1 – Elementary HK$ 1,039
PTE General Level 2 – Intermediate HK$ 1,204
PTE General Level 3 – Upper Intermediate HK$ 1,655
PTE General Level 4 – Advanced HK$ 1,748
PTE General Level 5 – Proficient HK$ 1,839


# The exact examination date, time and venue which will be informed to candidates in the admission form. They cannot be changed once issued. Candidates should make themselves available on the examination dates.


* As per the examination regulations, oral tests of both PTE Young Learners and PTE General will be audio-recorded.

Examination documents will be sent to school candidates through their schools or private candidates by post at the address provided on their entry forms. Admission form will be issued in around late October 2016. Examination results such as result statement or certificate will be sent to candidates about 3 months after the examinations are concluded.



Examination Registration

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

Registration by post:
19 August to 10 September 2016

Registration in-person:
12 to 19 September 2016

Online Registration (
19 August (8:30am) to 20 September (10:00pm) 2016

Examination Entry Forms:
Entry Form for Private Candidates / Entry Form for Private Candidates (editable pdf format)
Notes for Persons Entering the Examination

Under special circumstance, the HKEAA may, at it 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 any circumstance.

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.


Examination Syllabus & Examination Result Release Dates

For tests syllabuses and test result release dates, please contact Pearson Language Tests Hong Kong office at (852) 3181 0123  or visit its website ( or



Data Privacy

Personal data of candidates are used for delivery of examination services. As such, they may be provided to the Authority's designated contractors/vendors (or their appointees) for delivery of processes which is not accomplished by the Authority, inculding but not limited to data punching, receipt of candidate fees and despatch of examination documents. 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. The personal data submitted may also be used for: (a) assisting tertiary institutions and other government/public organisations in their processes for admissions purposes; (b) assisting tertiary institutions and other government/public organisations in respect of their requests for information in granting scholarships; (c) assisting tertiary institutions and other government/public organisations 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 organisations for verifications; (d) certifying candidates’ examination results in response to legitimate requests; (e) conducting educational research and analysis in an anonymous format in which the identities of candidates are not traceable; and (f) marketing the services and products of the Examination Board.

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. Candidates should approach the Examination Board directly for their personal data/information handling policies if necessary. 



For examinations administration matters (such as registration), please contact the HKEAA at
(852) 3628 8761