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

Introduction

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

 

 

Examination Dates and Fees

The following levels of the PTE Young Learners and PTE General will be held in May 2015 in Hong Kong.

 

Session Level Examination Fee Examination Date
Written Oral*
May PTE Young Learners Level 1 – Firstwords HK$ 580 16 May (Sat) 9 May (Sat) or 
10 May (Sun)#
PTE Young Learners Level 2 – Springboard HK$ 622
PTE Young Learners Level 3 – Quickmarch HK$ 705
PTE Young Learners Level 4 – Breakthrough HK$ 766
Session Level Examination Fee Examination Date
Written Oral*
May PTE General Level A1 – Foundation HK$ 872 16 May (Sat) 9 May (Sat) or
10 May  (Sun)#
PTE General Level 1 – Elementary HK$ 999
PTE General Level 2 – Intermediate HK$ 1,159
PTE General Level 3 – Upper Intermediate HK$ 1,592
PTE General Level 4 – Advanced HK$ 1,683
PTE General Level 5 – Proficient HK$ 1,770

 

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

 

* As per the examination regulations, oral tests of both PTE Young Learners and PTE General will be 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 April 2015. Examination results such as result statement or certificate will be sent to candidates about 3 months after the examinations are concluded.

 

 

Recognition

PTE General is designed to reward positive achievement in English language learning. It consists of two parts: a written test and an oral test. The written test assesses listening, reading comprehension and writing skills and is marked by external examiners in the UK. The oral test is assessed by trained local examiners and is sent to the UK for moderation.

The following levels of the PTE General are linked to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and IELTS (extracted from http://www.ielts.org/researchers/common_european_framework.aspx).

 

Level Common European Framework / IELTS Target candidates
PTE General Level A1 – Foundation A1 / - For test takers with a beginner knowledge of English; sufficient for survival in social, travel and everyday situations.
PTE General Level 1 – Elementary A2 / - For test takers with a basic command of English to cope with language needs for social, travel and everyday purposes.
PTE General Level 2 – Intermediate B1 / 4.0 For test takers with intermediate English for practical use in study, work, travel and other everyday purposes.
PTE General Level 3 – Upper Intermediate B2 / 5.5 For test takers who use or will use an upper intermediate level of English for their personal, social, educational or working life.
PTE General Level 4 –Advanced C1 / 6.5 For test takers applying for higher education in an English speaking institution and/or wishing to demonstrate an advanced level in English for social, academic and vocational purposes. Level 4 is recognized for admission to a number of UK universities.
PTE General Level 5 –Proficient C2 / 7.5 For test takers applying for higher education in an English speaking institution and/or wishing to demonstrate a high level of proficiency in English for social, academic and professional purposes. Level 5 is recognized for admission to a number of UK universities.

 

 

 

Examination Registration

Candidates can register the examination by post / in-person / via online registration system during below specific period.

Registration by post:
16 February to 9 March 2015

Registration in-person:
3 to 17 March 2015

Online Registration (online.hkeaa.edu.hk):
16 February to 18 March 2015 (8:30am to 5:00pm)

Interested parties may enter the examinations through their school as "school candidates". Alternatively, they may also apply by themselves as "private candidates". "Private candidates" should submit the relevant documents to our HKEAA San Po Kong office within the above registration period.

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.

Admission forms will be sent through schools (school candidates) / by post (private candidates) in late April 2015.

 

 

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 0000  or visit its website (http://www.pearsonpte.com or www.pearson.com.hk/PTE)

 

 

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. 

 

Examination Registration Forms

 

 

Enquiry

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

 

 

 

 

 

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