1. How do I enroll on an HKSI Licensing Exam?

All enrollment details, as well as the procedure itself, is on the HKSI website – go to http://www.hksi.org

2. How much does an exam cost?

Currently, the exam enrollment fees are as follows*:

Paper 1 1,275 (HK$)
Paper 2 1,550 (HK$)
Paper 3 1,550 (HK$)
Paper 5 1,550 (HK$)
Paper 6 1,550 (HK$)
Paper 7 1,130 (HK$)
Paper 8 1,130 (HK$)
Paper 9 1,130 (HK$)
Paper 12 1,130 (HK$)
Paper 16 1,550 (HK$)

*All prices are for the computer based exams.

3. What is the pass mark for each exam?

70% which translates into the following:

Paper 1 42 or more out of 60
Paper 2 28 or more out of 40
Paper 3 28 or more out of 40
Paper 5 28 or more out of 40
Paper 6 28 or more out of 40
Paper 7 42 or more out of 60
Paper 8 28 or more out of 40
Paper 9 28 or more out of 40
Paper 12 28 or more out of 40
Paper 16 28 or more out of 40

4. What are the pass rates for the main regulatory and practical papers?

2020 Average

Paper 1 52%
Paper 2 68%
Paper 3 82%
Paper 5 75%
Paper 6 58%
Paper 7 66%
Paper 8 63%
Paper 9 60%
Paper 12 65%
Paper 16 73%

5. How much work do I have to do to pass?

For the Regulatory Papers, HKSI estimate between 55 and 85 hours for each study paper using the HKSI E-Study Manauls.

At ExecutiveKnowledge, we believe the study time can be reduced significantly.

6. What format do the exams take?

All Licensing Exams are in both English and Chinese in a multiple choice format.

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