Examinations

Examinations

The Chartered Governance Qualifying Programme (CGQP) examinations are held in the first two weeks of June and the last two weeks of November each year (unless otherwise advised).

Note: Students who are currently taking the Collaborative Course Agreement (CCA) programmes are NOT eligible to take the CGQP examinations during their CCA studies.

Examination timetable (June 2024)

Reading time: 9.15am – 9.30am

Examination time: 9.30am – 12.30pm

Examination enrolment period: 1 February – 28 March 2024

Date Module
11 June 2024 (Tuesday) Hong Kong Company Law
12 June 2024 (Wednesday) Interpreting Financial and Accounting Information
13 June 2024 (Thursday) Corporate Secretaryship and Compliance
17 June 2024 (Monday) Corporate Governance
18 June 2024 (Tuesday) Strategic Management
19 June 2024 (Wednesday) Risk Management
20 June 2024 (Thursday) Hong Kong Taxation AND Boardroom Dynamics

(1) Key dates for June 2024 examination diet

Date Description
1 February 2024 Enrolment for CGQP June 2024 examination diet
27 February 2024 Release of examination results for November 2023 examination diet
27 February 2024 Release of examination papers, mark schemes and examiners’ reports for November 2023 examination diet
12 March 2024 Closing date for Examination Results Review application for November 2023 examination diet
28 March 2024 Closing date for CGQP June 2024 examination diet enrolment
7 May 2024 Pre-released case studies for the Part 2 modules: (1) Risk Management, (2) Strategic Management, and (3) Boardroom Dynamics
23 May 2024 Release of examination admission slips
11 July 2024 Closing date for examination postponement applications
Mid-August 2024 Release of examination results
Mid-August 2024 Release of examination papers, mark schemes and examiners’ reports
Late-August 2024 Closing date for examination results review applications

Note: The Institute reserves the right to change the dates and details without prior notice.

(2) Key dates for Learning Support

Date Description
1 February 2024 Enrolment for Examination Technique Online Workshops
Early-March to Late-May 2024 HKU SPACE CGQP Examinations Preparatory Programme (Spring intake) enrolment period
20 March 2024 Student Gathering (1st session): Sharing from outstanding students in the CGQP examinations
28 March 2024 Closing date for Examination Technique Online Workshops enrolment
Early-April 2024 • Examination Technique Online Workshops – Part I
• Release of mock examination paper
Mid-April 2024 Examination Technique Online Workshops – Part II
2 May 2024 Examination Technique Online Workshops – submission deadline of mock examination paper
Mid-May 2024 Examination Technique Online Workshops – Part III

Note: The Institute reserves the right to change the dates and details without prior notice.

Examination paper structure and format

All examination papers are of three (3) hours duration (plus 15 minutes reading time). The total marks for a paper is 100. Please click HERE for examination paper structure and format of each module.

Grades and results

Candidates will usually be notified of their results within ten weeks after the conclusion of the examinations. Result definitions are as below:

Distinction 75 - 100
Merit 65 - 74
Pass 50 - 64
Fail 0 - 49

Awards for outstanding achievement in the CGQP examinations

  1. Module Prize
    Module prizes are awarded to candidates who have attained the “Distinction” grade (i.e. 75 to 100 marks). Each module prize is HK$3,000.
  2. Merit Certificate
    Candidates who have attained the “Merit” grade (i.e. 65 to 74 marks) be awarded the “Merit Certificate”.

Examination postponement

  1. Candidates who could not attend the examination due to sickness or medical reasons may apply for examination postponement.
  2. Examination postponement application must be made within 21 days after the entire examination diet is completed. Supporting documents, i.e. medical certificate covering the date(s) that candidate being absent from the examinations are required to be submitted to the Institute, together with the application fee.
  3. Candidates should pay the appropriate examination postponement application fee set for the applicable financial year.
  4. The examination postponement application fee is non-refundable under all circumstances. The fee and the application are only for the specified examination diet.
  5. The Institute may allow the applicant to sit for the next examination diet. Examination postponement is considered on a case-by-case basis at the sole discretion of the Institute.
  6. Postponement application will NOT be granted due to employment or job reasons.

Review of examination results

Candidates may apply for a review of their examination results by submitting an application fee with the fee to the Institute within 10 working days after the release examination results.

  1. Candidates may apply for a review of their examination results within ten working days after the release of the results by completing the application form with the grounds for the review application and paying the application fee to the Institute.
  2. The review of examination results is a two-stage process, and for more details of policy and procedures on review of examination results, please click HERE.

Important documents

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