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Applications for Amendment of Subject Entry Information / Late Entry

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  1. What should I do if I want to change, add or delete subjects after my entry to the 2021 HKDSE has been accepted by the HKEAA?

    Candidates who wish to change, add or delete subjects after their entry has been accepted should make an application with the HKEAA during the amendment period from 23 November to 7 December 2020. Candidates should note that a change of the language version of a subject or a change in the choice of paper / module / musical instruments (for Music) / physical activities (for Physical Education) etc. in a subject is also regarded as a change of subject.

    Applications for amendment of subject entry information are subject to the approval of the HKEAA and the payment of a supplementary fee of HK$268 per candidate’s application (irrespective of the number of subjects) and the subject fees (if applicable). Those who apply for an addition of subject(s) are required to pay the subject fee(s) for the additional subject(s). (Note: The subject fees for the 2021 HKDSE school candidates will be paid by the Government while the supplementary fee will be borne by candidates.)

    You may click here for details about the supplementary fees.

    School candidates should apply through their schools.

    Private candidates should submit the application via the Registration System by using the User ID and password that you registered during the September Registration before the above mentioned deadline.

    Note:

    (1) Applications for amendments to the supplementary information for the subject of Music/Physical Education cannot be accepted via the Registration System. If you have entered for Music/Physical Education and wish to amend the supplementary information, including changes to the musical instruments and other details for Music Paper 4B or information about exemption for Paper 4B/Paper 4C or the selection of physical activity for Physical Education Paper 3 (Practical Examination), should complete an application form obtained from your school with the School Principal’s approval letter and then submit the completed form in person or via an authorised person at the HKEAA Southorn Centre office (Address: 12/F, Southorn Centre, 130 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong) on or before 7 December 2020. You should settle the payment of the supplementary fee by credit card / EPS / Octopus (the ceiling of each transaction is HK$3,000) at the time when the application is submitted.

    (2) Applications for amendments to the physical activities for Physical Education Paper 3 (Practical Examination), changes to the musical instruments and other details for Paper 4B or exemption for Paper 4B/Paper 4C will not be accepted after 7 December 2020.

     

     

  2. How should I pay the supplementary fee and subject fee (if applicable) if I apply for amendment of subject entry information during the amendment period from 23 November to 7 December 2020?

    School candidates will be given a demand note by their school to settle the supplementary fee $268 while the subject fees will be paid by the Government. They should settle the fee via one of the following channels before 11:59 pm on 11 December 2020:

    • through Internet Banking
    • through PPS
    • cash payment at any 7-Eleven or Circle K convenience stores in Hong Kong

    Private candidates can choose to pay the examination fee online by credit card, the Registration System will connect you to the Credit Card system instantly. If you choose to make payment via PPS or via internet banking or pay cash at any 7-Eleven or Circle K convenience stores in Hong Kong, you should download your Demand Note from the Registration System and settle the supplementary fee $268 and examination fees before 11:59 pm on 11 December 2020.

     

     

  3. What should I do if I wish to apply for addition or substitution of subjects but I missed the deadline of amendment period on 7 December 2020?

    Candidates who wish to apply for late entry/subject amendment on or after 8 December 2020, should come to the HKEAA Southorn Centre office for processing (school candidates should first obtain their school’s consent and submit an application with the relevant documents). Such late applications are subject to HKEAA ’s approval and payment of a higher supplementary fee.

    You may click here for details about the supplementary fees.

    Applications will normally not be accepted after 7 December 2020. Requests made thereafter will be exceptionally considered by the Secretary General on a case-by-case basis. Any super-late requests for late entry/subject amendment will not be accepted after 9 April 2021 (i.e. 10 working days before the start of the written examinations on 23 April 2021). In addition, the HKEAA will not provide faxed copies of question papers to wrong-centre or wrong-version candidates

     

     

  4. Can I apply for late entry now if I did not submit my application during the registration period?

    Registration for Category A, Category B subjects of the 2021 HKDSE Examination is closed. The period for late entry is scheduled from 23 November to 7 December 2020.

    School candidates who wish to apply for late entry should approach the School Examination Officers (SEO) who may apply for late entry for the candidates concerned via the Registration System during the aforementioned late entry period. Upon the school principal’s endorsement, SEO should print the demand notes and distribute them to individual candidates for payment of supplementary fee $414 (while the subject fees will be paid by the Government) before 11:59 pm on 11 December 2020.

    Private candidates who wish to apply for late entry are required to create a new user account for logging into the Registration System and complete the registration during the late entry period (scheduled from 23 November to 7 December 2020). Upon completion of your late entry, you should print the demand note for payment of supplementary fees $414 and examination fees before 11:59 pm on 11 December 2020. The ‘User Manual for the HKDSE Examination Late Entry (Private Candidates)’ is available for download from the Registration System. Candidates are advised to read carefully the document before submitting the applications.