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Are you ready for your HSK exam?

HSK - understanding

Are you confident in you current Chinese vocabulary level?

To pass each level of the HSK exam you need to show a progressively higher level of Chinese vocabulary.

HSK - grammar

Do you understand all of the Chinese grammar rules?

As you progress higher in the HSK exam levels they will test you on more complicated grammar rules in Chinese.

HSK - spoken

Is your spoken Chinese at a high enough level?

In order to pass the HSK exam you will how to show you can speak Chinese with a native-speaker at a proficient level.

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What is the HSK exam?

TThe HSK (Hànyu Shuipíng Kaoshì 汉语水平考试) exam is the a standardized test that evaluates the levels of Chinese language proficiency for non-native Chinese speakers.

The HSK exam has 6 different levels.

The test is administered by Hanban, which is an organization affiliated with the Chinese Ministry of Education.


What is the format of HSK Level 1?

HSK Level 1 exam is for students who can understand and use some simple Chinese characters and sentences to communicate. This test is designed to give you the bases to start studying Chinese. In HSK 1 all characters are provided along with Pinyin.

HSK LEVEL 1

CONTENT

READING

20 questions

LISTENING

20 questions

WRITING

Not tested

SPEAKING

1 topic


What is the format of HSK Level 2?

The HSK 2 level is made for students who can use Chinese in a simple and direct manner. The student must be able to use Chinese basic fashion to their daily lives. In HSK 2 all characters are provided along with Pinyin.

HSK LEVEL 2

CONTENT

READING

25 questions

LISTENING

20 questions

WRITING

Not tested

SPEAKING

1 topic


What is the format of HSK Level 3?

The HSK Level 3 exam if for student who can use Chinese to serve the demands of their personal lives, studies and work, and are capable of completing most of the communicative tasks necessary for daily life in China.

HSK LEVEL 3

CONTENT

READING

30 questions

LISTENING

40 questions

WRITING

10 topics

SPEAKING

1 topic


What is the format of HSK Level 4?

The HSK Level 4 exam if for students who can use Chinese to discuss a relatively wide range of topics in Chinese and are capable of communicating with Chinese speakers at fluidly without notable pauses.

HSK LEVEL 4

CONTENT

READING

40 questions

LISTENING

45 questions

WRITING

15 topics

SPEAKING

1 topic


What is the format of HSK Level 5?

The HSK Level 5 exam if for students who can read Chinese newspapers and magazines, watch Chinese films and are capable of writing and delivering a lengthy speech in Chinese both in a formal and informal environment.

HSK LEVEL 5

CONTENT

READING

45 questions

LISTENING

45 questions

WRITING

10 topics

SPEAKING

1 topic


What is the format of HSK Level 6?

The HSK Level 6 exam if for students who can easily understand any information communicated in Chinese and are capable of smoothly expressing themselves in written or oral form.

HSK LEVEL 6

CONTENT

READING

50 questions

LISTENING

50 questions

WRITING

1 composition

SPEAKING

1 topic


What is the HSK exam format?

The Chinese HSK exam is standardized test that rates your Chinese language proficiency. It assesses non-native Chinese speakers’ abilities in using the Chinese language in their daily, academic and professional lives. HSK consists of six levels, namely the HSK (level I), HSK (level II), HSK (level III), HSK (level IV), HSK (level V), and HSK (level VI).

The Hànyu Shuipíng Kaoshì exam follows the principle of "test-teaching correlation". It is designed to test the current trends in international Chinese language training. The purpose of the test is to "promote training through testing" and "promote learning through testing". The HSK exam emphasizes the objectivity and accuracy of the evaluation and stresses the learners' Chinese language abilities. It sets clear objectives that allow the test takers to be able to improve their Chinese language abilities in an effective and systematic way.

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