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HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test)

Course Code
SC484A
Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
04 Dec 2022 (Sun)
Next intake(s)
05-2023
Duration
0.5 hours to 3 hours
Language
Chinese
How to Apply
Deadline on 07 Oct 2022 (Fri)
Enquiries
3762 0805
2548 7027
【Year 2022 December HSK & HSKK Schedule】
Please refer to sections "Programme Details" and "Apply" for application procedures. Please refer to the URL links of different HSK levels for details (See "Apply").

To apply, please visit any HKU SPACE enrolment centre in person with all required forms and a recent colour photograph (mandatory). Latest information will be updated on the school's respective HSK & HSKK test level webpages.

Enquiry: hkpeac@hkuspace.hku.hk

*SPECIAL NOTE: COVID-19 Control Measures*
As the pandemic situation is still fluid, the exam could be subjected to changes accordingly if necessary. Notifications will be sent to all candidates via email, SMS messages, and also on the websites below:
https://hkuspace.hku.hk/collection/covid-19-info
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/vaccine-pass.html

The Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK), operated by the Chinese Testing International (wholly-owned by Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters, a non-governmental public institution affiliated with the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China), is a national standardized test to assess the Chinese language proficiency of non-native speakers.

For more information on HSK and Chinese Testing International, please visit:
http://www.chinesetest.cn

For application, please apply directly in person/by post with HKU SPACE.

HSK & HSKK SCHEDULE

Applications for YEAR 2022 
  • Vacancies are limited on a "first-come, first-served" basis.
  • The HSK Test offererd  is a paper-based test and is offered in Simplified Chinese. Online/computer/home based test is NOT offered.

Test Dates

Enrolment Start Date

Enrolment Deadline

Available Test Types

14 May 2022, Saturday

[ENDED]

February 2022

24 March 2022

  • HSK Levels 1 - 6 (Written test)
  • HSKK Speaking  tests (Subject to availability)

4 Dec 2022, Sunday

8 August 2022 

7 October 2022

 

  • HSK Levels 1 - 6 (Written test)
  • HSKK Speaking  tests (Limited availability, apply early)
**The test schedule could be subjected to changes due to unforeseeable circumstances. Applicants will be notified by SMS/email and website updates. Please apply with your regular email and contact number. **
 

The HSK consists of two independent parts, which are written test and speaking test; written test ranges from Level 1 to Level 6 and the speaking test is divided into HSKK (Beginner), HSKK (Intermediate) and HSKK (Advanced).

The following table depicts a comparison between the HSK and the Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages and The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF):-

HSK

Vocabulary

Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF)

HSK Level 6

Over 5000

Grade Five

C2

HSK Level 5

2500

Grade Five

C1

HSK Level 4

1200

Grade Four

B2

HSK Level 3

600

Grade Three

B1

HSK Level 2

300

Grade Two

A2

HSK Level 1

150

Grade One

A1

 
Test Fees and Start Time

Written Test

Level

Fee  (includes postage)

Start Time

1

HK$260

1:30 pm

2

HK$360

9:00 am

3

HK$460

1:30 pm

4

HK$560

9:00 am

5

HK$760

1:30 pm

6

HK$860

9:00 am

Speaking Test (HSKK)

Level

Fee (includes postage)

Start Time

Beginner

HK$360

4:30 pm

Intermediate

HK$460

4:30 pm

Advanced 

HK$560

4:30 pm

 

HSK TEst format & targeted candidates

Written Test

Note: Only paper-based test is offered. The test will be conducted and printed in Simplified Chinese.

Level

Content

Targeted Candidates

Duration

1

Listening and Reading
(40 Questions)

For candidates who possess knowledge of 150 commonly used Chinese characters and understand the corresponding grammatical structure

Approximately 40 minutes

2

Listening and Reading
(60 Questions)

For candidates who possess knowledge of 300 commonly used Chinese characters and understand the corresponding grammatical structure

Approximately 55 minutes

3

Listening, Reading and Writing
(80 Questions)

For candidates who possess knowledge of 600 commonly used Chinese characters and understand the corresponding grammatical structure

Approximately 90 minutes

4

Listening, Reading and Writing
(100 Questions)

For candidates who possess knowledge of 1,200 commonly used Chinese characters and understand the corresponding grammatical structure

Approximately 105 minutes

5

Listening, Reading and Writing
(100 Questions)

For candidates who possess knowledge of 2,500 commonly used Chinese characters and understand the corresponding grammatical structure

Approximately 125 minutes

6

Listening, Reading and Writing
(101 Questions)

For candidates who possess knowledge of 5,000 commonly used Chinese characters and understand the corresponding grammatical structure

Approximately 140 minutes

 

Speaking Test (HSKK)

Level

Content

Targeted Candidates

Duration

Beginner

(1) Listen and Repeat, (2) Listen and Answer, (3) Speak Your Answer
(27 Questions)

For candidates who possess knowledge of 200 commonly used Chinese words

Approximately 17 minutes

Intermediate

(1) Listen and Repeat, (2) Look and Say, 
(3) Speak Your Answer
(14 Questions)

For candidates who possess knowledge of 900 commonly used Chinese words

Approximately 21 minutes

Advanced

(1) Listen and Retell, (2) Read The Paragraph, (3) Speak Your Answer
(6 Questions)

For candidates who possess knowledge of 3,000 commonly used Chinese words

Approximately 24 minutes

 

Duration
  • Refer to the test duration for each HSK test level.

- This is a paper-based test. Test-takers (esp. applicants for higher levels) are required to have knowledge of written Chinese to take the HSK tests.

- No computer/online based test is offered. 

Application FormDownload Application Form
Registration Form & Parent Consent Form (Print as appropriate)

Enrolment Method

More details, please visit the HSK test webpages listed below.

Payment Method

For more details, please visit the HSK test webpages listed below.

HSK Level 1
HSK Level 2
HSK Level 3
HSK Level 4
HSK Level 5
HSK Level 6
 
HSKK Beginner Level
HSKK Intermediate Level
HSKK Advanced Level