Chinese Proficiency Test, HSK/HSKK
汉语水平考试 / 汉语水平口语考试
The HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi), which is organised by OCLCI (Hanban), is an international standardised Chinese language test to measure the ability of non-native Chinese speakers to communicate in Chinese in daily lives, academic and working settings.
HSK and HSKK (HSK Speaking) are open to all ages. Two independent parts: written test and oral test, can be taken separately.
HSK and HSKK tests held in 2017:
(1). Sunday 19 March 2017, for both HSK and HSKK (Paper and Pencil- based).
(2). Sunday 11 June 2017, for HSK (Internet-Based, NOW OPEN).
(3). Sunday 3 December 2017, for both HSK and HSKK.
Registration deadline: 10 DAYS BEFORE the test date.
Examination fee for HSK (Written Test):
HSK1: £10; HSK2: £20; HSK3: £30; HSK4: £40; HSK5: £50; HSK6: £60.
Examination fee and duration of the test, for HSKK (Oral Test):
HSKK Basic: £15; HSKK Intermediate: £25; HSKK Advance: £35.
The New HSK comprises six levels from HSK-Level 1 to HSK-Level 6:
- HSK-Level 1: Test takers 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.
- HSK-Level 2: Test takers who reach HSK-Level 2 can communicate simply and directly on daily topics they are familiar with. Level 2 have reached the advanced stage of beginner level.
- HSK-Level 3: Test takes who reach HSK-Level 3 can complete basic communication tasks in daily life, study and work. If travelling in China, Level 3 can handle most communication tasks they encounter.
- HSK-Level 4: Test takers who reach HSK-Level 4 can discuss a relatively wide range of topics in Chinese and are able to communcate with native speaker.
- HSK-Level 5: Test takers 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.
- HSK-Level 6: Test takers who reach HSK-Level 6 can easily understand what they read and listen, and express themselves fluently in written and oral Chinese.
The Table shows the level of vocabulary expected, test duration and score:
|Vocabulary (words)||Test duration, min||Total Score||Passing Score|
|HSK Level 1||150||40||200||120|
|HSK Level 2||300||55||200||120|
|HSK Level 3||600||90||300||180|
|HSK Level 4||1200||105||300||180|
|HSK Level 5||2500||125||300||180|
|HSK Level 6||5000||140||300||180|
HSKK can be divided into three levels of HSKK (Basic), HSKK (Intermediate and HSKK (Advanced). Test takers on-site performance will be recorded.
HSKK 包括 HSKK (初级), HSKK (中级) and HSKK (高级) ，考试采用录音形式。
Table shows general correlations between HSK and HSKK, test duration and passing score:
|General Correlations to HSK||Test Duration, min||Total Score||Passing Score|
|HSKK Basic||HSK Level 1 and Level 2||20||100||60|
|HSKK Intermediate||HSK Level 3 and Level 4||23||100||60|
|HSKK Advanced||HSK Level 5 and Level 6||25||100||60|
Test Syllabus, Sample Papers and Online Practice 网上资源
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