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HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test)

Course Code
SC484A
Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
To be advised
Duration
0.5 hours to 3 hours
Language
Chinese (Exam instruction complemented with English)
How to Apply
Deadline on 10 Jan 2018 (Wed)
Enquiries
3762 0821
2548 7027

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/index.do

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

 

HSK 2018 Schedule

Places are limited, on a first-come-first-served basis.

Test Dates

Enrolment Start Date

Enrolment Deadline

Available Test Types

11 Feb 2018 (Sunday)

11 Dec 2017

10 Jan 2018

Written (Levels 1-6) + Speaking (Subject to availability)

19 May 2018 (Saturday)

mid-March 2018

11 April 2018

Written (Levels 1-6)+ Speaking (Subject to availability)

2 Dec 2018 (Sunday)

20 Sept 2018

25 Oct 2018

Written (Levels 1-6)+ Speaking (Subject to availability)

 

Format of the HSK

Written Test

Note: Only paper-based test is provided.

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

Level

Content

Targeted Candidates

Duration

Beginner

Listen and Repeat; Listen and Answer; and Speak Your Answer
(27 Questions)

For candidates who possess knowledge of 200 commonly used Chinese words

Approximately 17 minutes

Intermediate

Listen and Repeat; Look and Say; and Speak Your Answer
(14 Questions)

For candidates who possess knowledge of 900 commonly used Chinese words

Approximately 21 minutes

Advanced

Listen and Retell; Read The Paragraph; and Speak Your Answer
(6 Questions)

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

Approximately 24 minutes

 

Test Fees and Start Time

Written Test

Level

Test Fee

Start Time

1

HK$200

1:30 pm

2

HK$300

9:00 am

3

HK$400

1:30 pm

4

HK$500

9:00 am

5

HK$700

1:30 pm

6

HK$800

9:00 am

Speaking Test

Level

Test Fee

Start Time

Beginner

HK$300

4:30 pm

Intermediate

HK$400

4:30 pm

Advanced 

HK$500

4:30 pm

 

 

 

 

Application Form Download Application Form

Enrolment Method
 

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

Payment Method
 

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