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HSK-Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi is an international standardized exam used to determine the proficiency of Chinese language skills. This exam for non-native Chinese speakers (six levels) and HSKK-Hanyu Shuiping Kouyu Kaoshi is a standardized Chinese language oral test (Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced levels). Applicants for Confucius Institute scholarships require a minimum score of 180 on the new HSK – Level 3 test and 60 on the HSKK – Elementary test.
Register online for the HSK and/or HSKK,
- Go to the Chinese Testing website (you will be instructed on how to log in): http://www.chinesetest.cn/index.do
- Input your data, upload your photo, and pay by credit card*
|HSK1||Examination candidates who reach HSK-Level 1 can understand and use simple words and sentences to fulfill specific communication needs and have a foundation for the further study of Chinese. (40 minutes)||150|
|HSK2||Examination candidates who reach HSK-Level 2 can communicate simply and directly on daily topics they are familiar with. Level 2 has reached the advanced stage of beginner level. (55 minutes)||300|
|HSK3||Examination candidates who reach HSK-Level 3 can complete basic communication tasks in daily life, study, and work. If traveling in China, Level 3 can handle most communication tasks they encounter. (90 minutes)||600|
|HSK4||Examination candidates who reach HSK-Level 4 can discuss a relatively wide range of topics in Chinese and are able to communicate with native speakers. (105 minutes)||1,200|
|HSK5||Examination candidates who reach HSK-Level 5 can read Chinese newspapers and magazines, appreciate Chinese films and television, and are able to write and deliver a full speech. (125 minutes)||2,500|
|HSK6||Examination candidates who reach HSK-Level 6 can easily understand what they read and listen and express themselves fluently in written and oral Chinese. (140 minutes)||5,000+|
HSKK (hanyu shuiping kouyu kaoshi) Chinese Oral Proficiency Test is a standardized exam for evaluating the spoken Chinese language ability of an individual whose first language is not Chinese. Three levels of the HSKK test are offered:
|HSKK-Elementary||Examination candidates should know a minimum of 200 vocabulary words||17 minutes|
|HSKK-Intermediate||Examination candidates should know a minimum of 900 vocabulary words||21 minutes|
|HSKK-Advanced||Examination candidates should know a minimum of 3,000 vocabulary words||24 minutes|
All applicants for the one-year Confucius Institute scholarship or Chinese Government scholarship are required to take both the HSK and HSKK tests. A minimum score of 180 on the new HSK-Level 3 written test and 60 on the HSKK-Elementary oral test are required for consideration.