Pharmacists graduated overseas may find the HK exam particularly tough as the syllabus is quite different from what they have had in the University and Training Year. A lot of brain memory is required for remembering your drafted lengthy model answers to score in this traditionally structured exam. Practice of past papers is a must-do as the exam questions are repeated over and over again.
Some of my friends enjoyed working overseas and flied back to Hong Kong just for a week to take the exam papers, some of them survived, mostly failed.
I would recommend you to take all 3 papers in one go (or maybe 2 if you are extremely worried). Reserve at least 1 month for revision, more time should be needed if you are working part-time or full-time, talk to your manager in advance and negotiate for a 2-3 week study leave, they should understand the difficulty of this open exam.
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