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.
YCT Paper-based Test will be held on Thursday 24th March and Saturday 26th March 2022.
YCT1-4 will all start at 9:00am.
Registration Deadline has passed and we are to hold the test in person, i.e. we require the test-takers to be present at our Test Centre.
Note: In June 2021, we held a home-edition test. Throughout the time of taking the home-edition YCT test, the school students were 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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