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.

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YCT tests schedule 2021

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.


Fees

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

Youth Chinese Test (YCT) | 中小学生汉语考试

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).

An Introduction to the New YCT (in English)

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

Resources

Syllabus, sample papers and online practice | 网上资源

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