Chinese proficiency tests

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DMU CI is a registered Test Centre for Chinese Proficiency Tests including HSK, HSKK, YCT and BCT.

The test schedules for 2020 will be published here once available.

Register for your test and then make a payment for your test.

HSK 

(Paper-based)

HSK 1

£10

HSK 2

£20

HSK 3

£30

HSK 4

£40

HSK 5

£50

HSK 6

£60
HSK (Internet-based)

HSK 1

£10

HSK 2

£20 

HSK 3

£30

HSK 4

£40

HSK 5

£50 

HSK 6

£60
HSKK (Speaking test)

HSKK Basic

£15

HSKK Intermediate

£25

HSKK Advanced

£35

YCT 

(Writing test)

YCT 1

£5
 YCT 2
£10
 YCT 3
£20
 YCT 4

£25

 

About Chinese Proficiency Tests:

Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) is an international standardised test of Chinese language proficiency that assesses non-native Chinese speakers’ ability in using the Chinese language in their daily, academic and professional lives. The tests assess a variety of language skills including writing, listening and reading. HSK consists of six levels, HSK Level I to HSK Level 6.

The table below shows the level of vocabulary expected, test duration and score and the correlation between HSK and Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages (CLPS) and the Common European Framework of Reference (CEF):

 

Vocabulary (words)

Test duration (min)

Total Score

Passing Score

CEF

CLPS

HSK Level 1

150

40

200

120

A1

Level I

HSK Level 2

300

55

200

120

A2

Level II

HSK Level 3

600

90

300

180

B1

Level III

HSK Level 4

1200

105

300

180

B2

Level IV

HSK Level 5

2500

125

300

180

C1

Level V

HSK Level 6

5000

140

300

180

C2

 

HSK Speaking Test (HSKK)

Assesses the test takers’ oral Chinese ability. HSKK consists of three levels, HSKK (Primary level), HSKK (Intermediate level) and HSKK (Advanced level). HSKK is conducted in the form of audio recording.

The table below shows the correlations between HSK and HSKK, as well as the test duration:

 

General Correlations to HSK

Test Duration

(minutes)

Total Score

Pass

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

 

Youth Chinese Test (YCT)

An international standardised test of Chinese language proficiency, assessing primary and middle school students' ability to use Chinese as a second language in their daily and academic lives. YCT is divided into writing and speaking tests, which are independent to each other. The writing test consists of four levels, YCT Level I-IV. The speaking test consists of two levels, YCT Speaking (Primary Level) and YCT Speaking (Intermediate Level).

Business Chinese Test (BCT)

An international standardised test of Chinese language proficiency, assessing non-native Chinese speakers’ ability to use Chinese language in real business or common working environments. BCT is divided into writing and oral tests, which are independent to each other. The writing test consists of two levels, BCT (A) and BCT (B). BCT (Oral iBT) are Computer Adaptive Tests (CAT) and conducted online.

There are also graded vocabulary, released texts and mock tests.

 
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