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Available before and during the conduct of the examination
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 On HKEAA website On HKEAA website
On sale at HKEAA offices and online bookstore, and/or major local bookstores On sale at HKEAA offices and online bookstore, and/or major local bookstores
 Free copies available for relevant stakeholders Free copies available for relevant stakeholders
Can be downloaded from the dedicated website for schools Can be downloaded from the dedicated website for schools
Can be ordered from the HKEAA by schools Can be ordered from the HKEAA by schools
Item Content Available by Available Channel
Information related to examination administration Examination registration September of the year preceding the examination year  On HKEAA website
Examination fees and examination timetable May of the year preceding the examination year Examination fees
 On HKEAA website
Examination timetable   On HKEAA website
Examination regulations (web version) May, three years preceding the examination year; revisions to the regulations (if any) announced as soon as possible  On HKEAA website
Guidelines for handling public examination irregularities December of the year preceding the examination year  On HKEAA website
Examination centres March of the examination year  On HKEAA website
Handbooks for Candidates Important information for schools and candidates regarding candidates’ participation in the HKDSE December of the year preceding the examination year  On HKEAA website
 Free copies available for relevant stakeholders
Frequently-asked Questions (FAQs) Answers to various FAQs raised by stakeholders Updated from time to time as appropriate  On HKEAA website
Centre Supervisors’ Handbooks & Notes for Invigilators Guidelines to centre supervisors and invigilation staff regarding examination procedures and operations in normal and SEN centres March of the examination year  On HKEAA website
 Free copies available for relevant stakeholders
Assessment information Including:

  • subject information

  • assessment frameworks

  • sample papers

  • reporting system

  • marking and processing of marks

  • rechecking and remarking

  • appeal review
  • Assessment Frameworks normally provided three years preceding the examination year; latest updates provided as soon as possible  On HKEAA website
    School-based Assessment (SBA) Information about SBA in general and subject specific information (e.g. SBA Handbooks for teachers, sample assessment tasks, other resources and FAQs) Normally two years preceding the examination year; latest updates provided as soon as possible 考評局網頁
    Services to Special Needs (SEN) Candidates Application guide for special examination arrangements (SEAs) for SEN candidates August, two years preceding the examination year  On HKEAA website
    Latest news for different categories of SEN candidates Updated from time to time as appropriate  On HKEAA website
    Information leaflet and FAQs Updated from time to time as appropriate  On HKEAA website
    Recognition of HKDSE Information on recognition of HKDSE Updated from time to time as appropriate  On HKEAA website
    Benchmarking studies Updated from time to time as appropriate  On HKEAA website
    HKDSE information booklets and leaflets Information regarding different processes of the HKDSE, including:

  • marking and processing of marks

  • onscreen marking

  • grading procedures and Standards-referenced Reporting

  • SBA

  • Applied Learning subjects

  • quality assurance framework, etc.
  • Updated from time to time as appropriate  On HKEAA website
    HKDSE App Instant access to useful information related to the HKDSE and notification about important updates Updated from time to time as appropriate  On HKEAA website
    Available for free at App Store and Google Play
    DSE Express Blog Useful information on the HKDSE; readers can leave comments and pose questions Updated from time to time as appropriate  On HKEAA website
    HKEAA YouTube Channel Videos highlighting information on examination regulations and administration as well as services offered by the HKEAA Updated from time to time as appropriate  On HKEAA website