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HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test)

Course Code
SC484A
Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
To be advised
Next intake(s)
12-2020
Duration
0.5 hours to 3 hours
Language
Chinese (Exam instruction complemented with English)
How to Apply
Deadline on 18 Oct 2019 (Fri)
Enquiries
3762 0805
2548 7027
*HSK & HSKK Tests Application Now Opens for MAY 2020*
Application for HSK & HSKK Tests on 9 May 2020 (Sat) now opens for application. Please refer to the links for different levels for details.

*POSTPONEMENT OF 9 FEB 2020 HSK & HSKK TESTS*
In view of the recent novel coronavirus outbreak, the host organizer, Hanban, has informed us that HSK & HSKK tests for 9 FEB 2020 (Sun) shall be postponed. Notifications are sent to all candidates via email and webpage updates.

For enquiry, please contact hkpeac@hkuspace.hku.hk with your application details.

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 2020 SCHEDULE

1. Candidates whose exams were postponed in Dec 2019 & Feb 2020

In view of the recent novel coronavirus outbreak, the HSK and HSKK exam on 9 Feb 2020 is cancelled and postponed by Hanban(漢辦國際), the test organiser. Please refer to the updates on our webpages and emails from hkpeac@hkuspace.hku.hk on further arrangements.

Affected applicants who have confirmed for test reschedule earlier NEED NOT reapply.

 
2. New applications for May 2020
  • New application for May 2020 is now opened. 
  • Application deadline: 20 Mar 2020 (Fri)
  • Places are limited on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The HSK Test is a paper-based exam and offered in Simplified Chinese version only.

Test Dates

Enrolment Start Date

Enrolment Deadline

Available Test Types

9 May 2020 (Saturday)

March 2020

20 Mar 2020

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

6 Dec 2020 (Sunday)

early Sep 2020

mid-Oct 2020

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

**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

Start Time

1

HK$260 (Exam Fee $200 + Postage Fee $60)

1:30 pm

2

HK$360 (Exam Fee $300 + Postage Fee $60)

9:00 am

3

HK$460 (Exam Fee $400 + Postage Fee $60)

1:30 pm

4

HK$560 (Exam Fee $500 + Postage Fee $60)

9:00 am

5

HK$760 (Exam Fee $700 + Postage Fee $60)

1:30 pm

6

HK$860 (Exam Fee $800 + Postage Fee $60)

9:00 am

Speaking Test

Level

Fee

Start Time

Beginner

HK$360 (Exam Fee $300 + Postage Fee $60)

4:30 pm

Intermediate

HK$460 (Exam Fee $400 + Postage Fee $60)

4:30 pm

Advanced 

HK$560 (Exam Fee $500 + Postage Fee $60)

4:30 pm

 

HSK TEst format & targeted candidates

Written Test

Note: Only paper-based and Simplified Chinese test is offered.

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

 

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.

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