Youth Chinese Test (YCT) | 中小学生汉语水平考试
The Youth Chinese Test (YCT) is an international standardised Chinese language test, which is directed at examining non-native primary and secondary school students' ability to apply Chinese language in their studies and daily lives.
An online Chinese Test (Home Edition) is to help school students complete YCT test at home, with remote monitoring from our test centre.
YCT Home-edition Test was held on Saturday 5th June 2021.
YCT1-4 were all start at 9:00am (online entry/log in from 8:00am)
Registration Deadline passed at midnight 25th May 2021.
Registration and payment was at onlineshop.shef.ac.uk - search for "YCT"
Throughout the time of taking the home-edition YCT test, the school students must be able to operate a window-based computer, as well as a smart mobile phone/iPad/Tablet, un-aided, all by his/her own.
Examination fee for written test:
- YCT1: £5
- YCT2: £10
- YCT3: £20
- YCT4: £25
Examination fee for speaking test:
- YCT Speaking (Basic): £10
- YCT Speaking (Intermediate): £10
YCT consists of two independent parts: written test and oral test.
The written test is made up of four levels from YCT Level 1 to Level 4.
YCT Level 1: for children who have mastered a vocabulary of about 80. Passed examinees can understand and use very basic Chinese words and sentences, and able to study further Chinese.
YCT Level 2: for children who have mastered a vocabulary of about 150. Passed examinees can understand and use very basic Chinese words and sentences, capable of very basic communication needs.
YCT Level 3: for children who have mastered a vocabulary of about 300. Passed examinees can produce simple and direct communication of their familiar day to day topic, reach the primary merit level of Chinese.
YCT Level 4: for children who have mastered a vocabulary of about 600 and above. Passed examinees can carry out basic communication tasks of life, study and work. They can answer most communication tasks during a travel in China.
The oral test includes YCT-Speaking (Basic) and YCT-Speaking (Intermediate).
The following table shows vocabulary needed, test duration and passing score:
|Equivalent to HSK||Vocabulary (Words)||Test Duration, Min||Total Score||Passing Score|
|YCT Level 1||-||80||35||200||120|
|YCT Level 2||HSK Level 1||150||50||200||120|
|YCT Level 3||HSK Level 2||300||60||200||120|
|YCT Level 4||HSK Level 3||600||85||300||180|
|YCT Speaking (Basic)||-||19||100||60|
|YCT Speaking (Intermediate)||-||21||100||60|
Syllabus, sample papers and online practice | 网上资源
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