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汉语水平考试 hànyǔ shuǐpíng kǎoshì (HSK): Chinese Proficiency Test

2016.10.25
汉语水平考试 hànyǔ shuǐpíng kǎoshì (HSK): Chinese Proficiency Test

Test structure

HSK is an international standardized test of Standard Chinese language proficiency. This test aims to assess the non-native speakers` capabilities of applying Chinese language in daily life, study and work. The HSK test consists of two independent parts, a writing test and a speaking test. They are taken separately. The writing test is divided into six different levels (not 11 levels like it was in the old HSK system). The oral test comprises of 3 levels: Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced.

 

Test Principles

The new HSK follows the principle of “test-teaching correlation”, bases the design of the test on the current trends in international Chinese language training, and is closely related to textbooks. The new HSK emphasizes the objectivity and accuracy of the evaluation and stresses the learners` actual Chinese language abilities. To enter a Chinese university a test taker must score a minimum of 180 on the HSK 4.

 

Test Levels

Each level has a following structure, duration and price (the price depends on the location you choose to pass the exam):

 

Writing Test

Level 1: 40-minute test on Listening and Reading. Price: ¥150;

Level 2: 55-minute test on Listening and Reading. Price: ¥250;

Level 3: 90-minute test on Listening, Reading and Writing. Price: ¥350;

Level 4: 105-minute test on Listening, Reading and Writing. Price: ¥450;

Level 5: 125-minute test on Listening, Reading and Writing. Price: ¥550;

Level 6: 140-minute test on Listening, Reading and Writing. Price: ¥650.

 

Oral Test:

Level А (Elementary), price 150, duration 17 minutes.

The test consists of 3 parts:

  • retelling
  • answer the oral questions
  • answer the written questions

 

Level B (Intermediate), price250, duration 21 minutes.

The test consists of 3 parts:

  • retelling
  • picture description
  • answer the questions

 

Level С (Advanced), price350, duration 24 minutes.

The test consists of 3 parts:

  • retelling
  • reading aloud
  • answer the questions

 

 

Levels

Oral Test

Written Test

Vocabulary

Words (cumulative / new)

Characters (cumulative / new)

Listening

Reading

Writing

1

150

150

174

174

20 questions

20 questions

Not tested

2

300

150

347

173

35 questions

25 questions

3

600

300

617

270

40 questions

30 questions

10 items

4

1200

600

1064

447

45 questions

40 questions

15 items

5

2500

1300

1685

621

45 questions

45 questions

10 items

6

5000

2500

2663

978

50 questions

50 questions

1 composition

 

 

HSK 1

Test takers have to know 150 most commonly used Chinese words, understand and be able to use simple Chinese phrases and have basic grammar rules.

 

HSK 2

Test takers have to know 300 most commonly used Chinese words, be able to complete communicative tasks, which are aimed at applying Chinese in a basic fashion to learners` daily lives in a simple and direct manner.

 

HSK 3

Test takers have to know 600 most commonly used Chinese words, use Chinese to serve the demands of their personal lives, studies and work, and are capable to use their language skills successfully whilst travelling in China.

 

HSK 4

Test takers have to know 1200 most commonly used Chinese words, be able to discuss a wide range of topics freely in Chinese including communication with Chinese speakers.

 

HSK 5

Test takers have to know 2500 most commonly used Chinese words, be able to read Chinese newspapers and magazines, watch Chinese movies and plays and express themselves easily in Chinese.

 

HSK 6

Test takers have to know 5000 most commonly used Chinese words, understand easily any information communicated in Chinese and are capable of smoothly expressing themselves in written or oral form.

 

 

HSK Schedule for 2016

 

Exam date

Application deadline

    Oral/Written Exam

16.Oct.2016

19.Sept.2016 for a paper-based test, 6.Oct. for online test

Both

21.Nov.2016

16.Oct.2016 for a paper-based test, 2.Nov.2016 for online test

Both

4.Dec. 2016

7.Nov.2016 for a paper-based test, 24.Nov. for online test

Both

 

 

You can register online at www.chinesetesting.cn. 3 weeks later after taking your exam, you can see your results there. In Russia, you can take HSK Exam in the following test centers:

 

 

City

Name of the test center

Address

Telephone

E-mail

Irkutsk

Confucius Institute at Irkutsk State University

No.6 Ulan Bator Street, office 320

3952-419582

confucius@id.isu.ru

Moscow

Confucius Institute at Moscow State Linguistic University

Komsomolsky pr., 6/2

499-255-79-14

 

St. Petersburg

Confucius classroom at Private Education Institute

Ligovsky pr, 56Е

812-4412968

chinesecenterLTD@gmail.com, cncn@smart.spb.ru

 

Ulan-Ude

Confucius Institute at Buryat State University

Pushkin str., 25

3012-449409

kongzi@bsu.ru

Vladivostok

VSUES, Vladivostok State University

Gogol str., 41, office 5502

(423) 240-41-18

wangbing_rus@yahoo.cn

Moscow

school №1948 Lingusit-M

Novocheryomyshkinskaya str. 64/2, Bolotnikovskaya str., 52/3

(495) 331-34-03, (499) 121-54-11

secretary1@sch1948.ru, info@sch1948.ru

Blagoveshchensk

Confucius Institute Blagoveshchensk National Pedagogical University

Lenin St., 104-346

(4162)37-57-81, (4162) 37-76-47

sinocenter@yandex.ru

St. Petersburg

Confucius Institute at Saint Petersburg State University

Universitetskaya emb, 11-218

(812) 3240749

ci@orient.pu.ru

Tomsk

Confucius Institute at Tomsk State University

Lenin St., 36 -330

3822-528555

mashayf@hotmail.com, confucius@vtomske.ru

Novosibirsk

Confucius Institute at Novosibirsk State Technical University

Karl Maks pr.,20, building 1 NSTU, office 521a

383-3463431

info@confucius.nstu.ru

Vladivostok

Confucius Institute Far Eastern National University

Okeansky pr., 37

(423) 243-91-58

confucius@dvfu.ru

Kazan

Confucius Institute at KFU

Pushkin str., 1/55-305/321

843 293-94-46, (843)292-82-11, 8-9872353677

alfiakasimova@gmail.com

Elista

Confucius Institute at the Kalmyk State University

Pushkin str., 11, building 1″А», office 311.

(84722) 4-10-05, 7(84722)2-05-04, 937-467-2591

ci@kalmsu.ru

Ekaterinburg

Radio Confucius Classroom at RSVPU

Lunacharskogo str., 85а

3433504695

info@china-ekb.ru, cha-i@yandex.ru, info@cha-i.com

Ryazan

Confucius Institute Ryazan State University

Svoboda str., 46, office 103(а)

4912 460708 доб. 2283, 4912 280584

confucius@rsu.edu.ru

Komsomolsk-on-Amur

Amur State University of Humanities and Pedagogy

Kirova str., 17, building 2, office. 227

(4217)59-13-70

ik@amgpgu.ru

Volgograd

Confucius Institute at Volgograd State Socio-pedagogical University

Lenin pr., 27, VSSPU, office 3-35 или 3-30 (Administration of International Collaboration)

8442-20-28-46

ci@vspu.ru

Ekaterinburg

Confucius Institute Ural Federal University

Chapaeva str., 16 (building UFU),3rd floor, office 302

922 106 36 88, (343) 350 75 49, (343) 257-11-89 (office)

 
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