A total of 68,167 candidates, of which 57,162 are school candidates and 11,005 private candidates, will be sitting the 2016 HKDSE. Written examinations of Category A subjects will commence in April and the results will be released on 13 July 2016.
Among the four core subjects, English Language remains the most popular subject with the largest candidature of 64,572, followed by Chinese Language with over 62,000 entries and Liberal Studies with over 61,000 candidates. Mathematics Compulsory Part has a candidature of over 54,000.
About 39,500 school candidates take two elective subjects aside from the core subjects, while some 9,300 school candidates take three elective subjects. Economics continues to be the most popular elective subject with an entry of around 17,000 candidates.
Please read the 2016 HKDSE registration statistics here