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HSK Exam

The 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.

  • Are you confident in you current Chinese vocabulary level?
  • Do you understand all of the Chinese grammar rules?
  • Is your spoken Chinese at a high enough level?
  • Do you understand the structure of the HSK exam?
  • Are you able to read and write simplified Chinese characters?
  • Can you confidently understand & communicate in Chinese?

If you answered 'no' to any of those questions, you may want to speak with one of Live Lingua's HSK tutors. The first trial HSK class is absolutely free. You can speak with the tutor to see if they think you are ready for the HSK test and they can propose a study plan for you. No credit card required, and no commitment.

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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.

Do you have any questions about the HSK Chinese exam? You can speak to one of our HSK tutors for free to ask any question you may have. They will speak with you and evaluate how prepared you are.

Designed 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
TIME

SECTION 1

READING
20 questions
17 minutes

SECTION 2

LISTENING
20 questions
15 minutes

SECTION 3

WRITING
Not Tested
Not Tested

SECTION 4

SPEAKING
1 Topic
17 minutes

Do you have any questions about the HSK level 1 exam? You can speak to one of our HSK level 1 tutors for free to ask any question you may have. They will speak with you and evaluate how prepared you are.

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
TIME

SECTION 1

READING
25 questions
17 minutes

SECTION 2

LISTENING
20 questions
22 minutes

SECTION 3

WRITING
Not Tested
Not Tested

SECTION 4

SPEAKING
1 Topic
17 min

Do you have any questions about the HSK level 2 exam? You can speak to one of our HSK level 2 tutors for free to ask any question you may have. They will speak with you and evaluate how prepared you are.

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
TIME

SECTION 1

READING
30 questions
30 minutes

SECTION 2

LISTENING
40 questions
45 minutes

SECTION 3

WRITING
10 Topics
15 Minutes

SECTION 4

SPEAKING
1 Topic
21 min

Do you have any questions about the HSK level 3 exam? You can speak to one of our HSK level 3 tutors for free to ask any question you may have. They will speak with you and evaluate how prepared you are.

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
TIME

SECTION 1

READING
40 questions
40 minutes

SECTION 2

LISTENING
45 questions
30 minutes

SECTION 3

WRITING
15 Topics
25 Minutes

SECTION 4

SPEAKING
1 Topic
21 min

Do you have any questions about the HSK level 4 exam? You can speak to one of our HSK level 4 tutors for free to ask any question you may have. They will speak with you and evaluate how prepared you are.

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
TIME

SECTION 1

READING
45 questions
45 minutes

SECTION 2

LISTENING
45 questions
30 minutes

SECTION 3

WRITING
10 Topics
40 Minutes

SECTION 4

SPEAKING
1 Topic
24 min

Do you have any questions about the HSK level 5 exam? You can speak to one of our HSK level 5 tutors for free to ask any question you may have. They will speak with you and evaluate how prepared you are.

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 5
CONTENT
TIME

SECTION 1

READING
50 questions
50 minutes

SECTION 2

LISTENING
50 questions
35 minutes

SECTION 3

WRITING
1 Composition
45 Minutes

SECTION 4

SPEAKING
1 Topic
24 min

Do you have any questions about the HSK level 6 exam? You can speak to one of our HSK level 6 tutors for free to ask any question you may have. They will speak with you and evaluate how prepared you are.


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