1. General Instructions

1.1 The Admission Examination is held once a year. No supplementary examination will be arranged.
1.2 Candidates must attend the Admission Examination subject according to the examination date, time and venue on their Admission Examination Permit .
1.3 It is forbidden to scribble any information on the Admission Examination Permit.
1.4 Candidates should check carefully the information printed on their Admission Examination Permit. Any mistakes detected should be reported in writing or by email to the Registry at least 3 working days before the examination.
1.5 No stationery will be provided at the examination venue. Candidates are required to bring along the following items to attend the Admission Examination:

  • Personal Identity Card / Passport (must be the same as the identification document printed on the Admission Examination Permit);
  • Admission Examination Permit;
  • Pens or Ball-point Pens (Blue or Black); HB Pencils; Rulers; Erasers; Correction Fluid;
  • Candidates may use a programmable or non-programmable calculator only for the Physics subject provided that the calculator is silent during operation. Candidates are strictly prohibited from using a calculator with print-out, graphic/word-display functions or dot-matrix technology in the main display.
1.6 Dictionary/thesaurus of any form are not allowed in the examination of any subjects.
1.7 No food or drink allowed inside the examination venue.
1.8 No photo-taking/recording allowed inside the venue.
1.9 Candidates carrying any electronic device or device that can produce sound, e.g. alarm watches, must be set to silent mode before the examination is due to start.
1.10 All mobile phones, smart watches with word/data display functions or any electronic devices must be switched off and disconnected from the Internet before entering the examination room. They must not be switched on or used during the examination or before leaving the examination room.
1.11 Candidates must put all their personal belongings, e.g. mobile phone/smart watch, notes, books and any other electronic devices (e.g. tablet computers) under his/her chair, and not on the desk. Candidate’s mobile phone/smart watch which bears the display function for numbers and data is prohibited to be put in their body or pockets.
1.12 Candidates should not leave any personal belongings outside the examination room in case of theft. Any rain gears should be put outside the examination room to avoid causing wet and slippery floors inside the examination room. The University is not responsible for any items lost during the examination.
1.13 Candidates should listen carefully to the invigilator’s announcement. All the announcements shall be made in Cantonese and/or English.
1.14 Under general circumstances, all answers shall be written by ball-point pen or ink-pen. For multiple choice answer sheets, please use HB/2B pencils. Candidates are required to read in details the instructions for each of the sections in the examination paper. Any answers made without following the instructions, or any answers written on the draft paper(s), will not be marked. Candidates are not permitted to make any special marks or signs on the examination paper or examination materials.
1.15 The invigilators shall not make any explanation or confirmation on the content of the question or the manner in which answers shall be made.
1.16 For the examination of Physics subject, candidates can choose to answer in English or Chinese. Should candidates choose to answer in Chinese, they may write their answers in traditional Chinese or simplified Chinese characters.
1.17 If the candidate needs to go to the lavatory during the examination, the invigilator shall record the time the candidate was in/out of the room.
1.18 All times mentioned in this rule must follow the clock in the examination room.
1.19 If the candidate is not feeling well during the examination, he/she may request to go to the medical centre for rest or treatment, but will not be given extra time for examination.
1.20 Candidates are required to follow the regulations and requirements set out in this document. Any violations may incur a deduction of scores. Any serious violation such as those stated in item 6 of this document, the candidate may be disqualified from the examination. If a candidate is found in any violations, he/she may be required to sign a declaration for the University to follow up the case.

2. Before the Examination

2.1 Candidates are advised to arrive at the examination room at least 20 minutes in advance. The examination room will be open for entry around 15-20 minutes before the scheduled time for commencement of the examination.
2.2 Once admitted into the examination room, a candidate should occupy the seat assigned in accordance with the seat number stated on his/her Admission Examination Permit. If a candidate cannot find his/her seat, he/she should inform the invigilator.
2.3 Candidates shall not turn over any paper or examination sheets or take photo of the examination paper. Any violations will have marks deducted or will be acted upon according to item 6 in this document.
2.4 Candidates, who arrive late and are admitted into the examination room after the examination has started, will not be given extra time.
2.5 No candidate shall be admitted into the examination room 30 minutes after the commencement of an examination.

3. During the Examination

3.1 Candidates must remain absolutely silent and should not speak to other candidates or disturb them.
3.2 Candidates should first read through the whole question paper when an examination begins. If the wrong examination paper is handed to you or if the questions indicate that other materials should be given out but are not given to you, inform the invigilator immediately.
3.3 Apart from the printing or binding problems, candidates shall not be allowed to change any paper or be given more papers or examination materials.
3.4 Candidates may ask questions by raising their hands, while they must not ask the invigilator for any hint, explanation or confirmation of the examination questions.
3.5 Candidates must write their application no., building, examination room and seat number, etc. clearly on the front page of examination paper, the cover of answer booklet and on any other examination materials provided to them.
3.6 If the mobile phone or the alarm of a candidate rings during an examination, the invigilator shall ask him/her to show the mobile phone call, SMS message or MMS log, etc. All relevant information will then be noted down for further investigation. Any violation will lead to score deduction or consequences stated in item 6 of this document.
3.7 No candidate will be permitted to leave the examination room during the first 30 and the last 15 minutes of the examination. Any candidate wishing to temporarily leave the examination room will only be permitted to do so with the permission of an invigilator. A candidate must not re-enter the examination room upon submission of examination paper and answers.
3.8 If circumstances or disturbances (such as noises) arise during an examination, the Chief Invigilator should report them to the Head of Registry or his/her assistant, who will investigate the matter and shall take appropriate action. The Head of Registry or his/her assistant will determine the cancellation of examination or extension of examination time as appropriate. Should the Head of Registry render it necessary for the examination to be cancelled, he/she will terminate the examination at once and arrange the collection of the written scripts and all other examination materials provided to the candidates. If the examination is cancelled due to emergency, the answers written will not be marked.

4. Collection of Examination Papers

4.1 Candidates are not allowed to leave the examination room during the last 15 minutes of the examination period until they are given permission to leave by the Chief Invigilator.
4.2 Candidates must stop writing and remain in their seats quietly upon completion of the examination. If the candidate is found to be continuing writing, he/she shall have scores deducted and acted upon according to item 6 of this document.
4.3 It is the responsibility of the candidates to ensure that all loose pages are securely placed into the answer booklets/examination papers, and that the examination papers and other examination materials provided to them at the scene are handed in.
4.4 Candidates are not permitted to switch on mobile phones or to take photos inside the examination room. Any violators will have score deducted or acted upon according to item 6 of this document.
4.5 Candidates must not take any examination papers, answer booklets or materials provided, whether used or unused, out of the examination rooms.
4.6 After candidates have handed in the answer booklets/examination paper, no request for amendment and checking of answer or personal information will be entertained.

5. Conduct of Candidates

5.1 Candidates shall comply with this set of Admission Examination Rules and all instructions given by an invigilator.
5.2 Smoking, eating or drinking is prohibited in the examination room.
5.3 Candidates must remain quiet and must not shout in the examination room.
5.4 When communication is needed with an invigilator, candidates must not cause any unnecessary distraction to other candidates. A candidate who persists in causing disturbance to other candidates after a warning may be required to discontinue the examination and leave the examination room by the Chief Invigilator.
5.5 During the examination, candidates shall not communicate in any way with other candidates, nor give or receive any information, material or aid to or from other candidates, nor make use of any material or aid not authorised for that examination.
5.6 No person may impersonate a candidate, nor may any candidate permit himself/herself to be impersonated at any examination.

6. Disqualification

6.1 The University reserve the right to disqualify candidates from examination if any information/document given in a candidate’s application is found to be untrue/incorrect during the admission or examination process.
6.2 Any one of the following acts committed by a candidate is considered cheating or misconduct. The Chief Invigilator has the right to discontinue the examination of the candidate involved, who will also be disqualified and asked to leave the examination room:
6.2.1 A candidate disobeys the instructions of the invigilators.
6.2.2 Someone impersonates a candidate, or a candidate permits himself/herself to be impersonated.
6.2.3 A candidate obtains the contents of examination papers prior to the examination.
6.2.4 A candidate writes down anything on papers without permission before the examination starts or continues to write after the invigilator has announced the finish of the examination.
6.2.5 A candidate is found to have any unauthorised article(s)/material(s) on/in the examination desk or on his/her body.
6.2.6 A candidate communicates or attempts to communicate with any person inside or outside the examination room, with the exception of the invigilators.
6.2.7 A candidate uses any unauthorised notes, books or electronic devices (e.g. mobile phone, smart watch, electronic dictionary, tablet computer, etc.).
6.2.8 A candidate switches on/uses mobile phone, takes photographs or publicly discloses any examination materials or examination scenes.
6.2.9 A candidate copies during the examination the information, data or material from the books, dictionaries, electronic devices brought into the examination room, or copies the answers of another candidate.
6.2.10 A candidate leaves and enters the examination room without permission.
6.2.11 A candidate causes noise/disturbance to other candidates .
6.3 During the investigation of suspected cheating and misconduct incident, candidates may be requested to provide the data content stored inside their mobile phone or any other electronic devices. The University may record any relevant information.
6.4 During the investigation of suspected inappropriate conduct as listed above, the University may withhold the examination and admission results of candidate(s) concerned.

7. Rechecking of Admission Examination Results

7.1 A candidate requesting for rechecking his/her Admission Examination results should be made before the prescribed deadline after the Admission Examination result is announced.
7.2 The Chief Examiner of concerned subject will re-check the scores of each section, the total score of the answer sheet and any written scripts completed for the examination.
7.3 MOP50 is charged for rechecking of each subject of Admission Examination.
7.4 Late application will not be handled.
7.5 Candidates will be informed by email of their rechecking results within 5 working days after the application deadline.
7.6 The rechecked results will be served as the final decision. Further request for rechecking will not be accepted.
7.7 Under no circumstances will the University disclose the examination papers and answers of a candidate.

8. Arrangement of Examination during Typhoons and Rainstorms

8.1 Typhoons and Rainstorms

8.1.1 Typhoon signal No. 1, No. 3 or rainstorm warning signal

When Typhoon signal No. 1, No. 3 or a rainstorm warning signal (no matter Yellow, Red or Black) is hoisted, all examinations will be held as scheduled.

8.1.2 Typhoon signal no. 8 or above When Typhoon signal No. 8 is hoisted, the following arrangement will apply:

When Typhoon signal No. 8 (or above) is hoisted Admission Examination Arrangement
Hoisted During the Admission Examination Examination will continue as scheduled.
Hoisted or still in force during the following times:
  • The examinations scheduled at 10:00 will be cancelled.
  • At or after 07:00 a.m.

Remark: The University will inform the candidates about the relevant examination arrangement through the webpage, mobile phone message (SMS) and emails. When Typhoon signal No. 8 is lowered or cancelled, the following arrangement will apply:

When Typhoon signal No. 8 (or above) is lowered or cancelled Admission Examination Arrangement
Lowered or cancelled during the following times:
  • The examinations in the morning session will be held as scheduled.
  • Before 07:00 a.m.
8.2 Arrangement for cancelled examinations

The examination will be postponed to the first Saturday or Sunday after the date of the cancelled examination. Candidates concerned will be notified by SMS message and emails regarding the rearrangement of the examination