A RUSH of calls about study prospects is expected from anxious HKCEE candidates today when fewer places are left for competition at the end of the second stage of Form Six Admission Procedure. The Hok Yau Club has opened a 22-line hotline telephone service to field calls from students. The main concern among callers is focused on getting a Form 6 place, as the chance of promotion narrows with each stage of the 11-day Form Six Admission Procedure, begun on the day of the results. Over 6,800 calls had been received up to 9 am yesterday, since the hotline opened on Sunday . The bulk of the calls, over 4,000, came in on Tuesday, the day of the results. Close to a third of the calls were queries about Form 6 education, while the rest focused on Form 6 admission procedure, repeat of Form 5, and requests for information about technical institutes and evening school. Over 90 per cent of the callers were described as being ''calm and stable''. But, Wu Kai-cheong, officer-in-charge of the hotline service, warned ''a rush of emotional calls'' could follow in the next few days. ''Most students are still positive and hopeful, as there are several places left to compete for. ''But as the number of places dwindles, students may begin to feel anxious, or even panic, worrying about their future. At this stage, they will need more attention and advice,'' he said. Last year, the Hok Yau Club hotline received about 16,000 calls during the 11 days of its service. Most of the calls were about Form 6 admission. Under the five-stage Form Six Admission Procedure, spread over 11 days, students with 14 points or above in six subjects were eligible to apply to their own or linked schools for admission on the day the HKCEE results were released. Those with 14 points but who failed to get places on the first day were eligible to apply to one or more other schools yesterday - the second stage of the admission procedure. Students who obtained the minimum Advanced-level entry requirements may apply to their own linked schools tomorrow; those who are still without a place can apply next week to any school with vacancies. Over 60 per cent of the 23,200 Form 6 places were filled on day one. Meanwhile, the Samaritans received over 120 calls on the day of the results, a 40 per cent rise over last year. A few callers were described as ''very frustrated'' and depressed. On Tuesday, the day of the results, the Education Department's careers and guidance section received 413 visitors and handled 349 calls on exam-related matters. But Mr Wu said: ''There are plenty of study and work opportunities to choose from. Students with problems should seek advice.''