HSK Test Level

HSK Level 1

Designed for learners who can understand and use some simple Chinese characters and sentences to communicate, and prepares them for continuing their Chinese studies. The exam is 40 minutes in length and includes a listening section and a reading section. Sample exam [PDF].

HSK Level 2

Designed for elementary learners who can use Chinese in a simple and direct manner, applying it in a basic fashion in their daily lives. The exam is 55 minutes in length and includes a listening section and a reading section. Sample exam [PDF].

HSK Level 3

Designed for elementary-intermediate learners 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 required during a visit to a Chinese-speaking country. The exam is 90 minutes in length and includes a listening section, a reading section, and a writing section. Sample exam [PDF].

HSK Level 4

Designed for intermediate learners who can discuss a relatively wide range of topics in Chinese and are capable of communicating with Chinese speakers at a high standard. The exam is 105 minutes in length and includes a listening section, a reading section, and a writing section. Sample exam [PDF].

HSK Level 5

Designed for learners who can read Chinese newspapers and magazines, watch Chinese films, and are capable of writing and delivering a lengthy speech in Chinese. The exam is 120 minutes in length and includes a listening section, a reading section, and a writing section.Sample exam [PDF].

HSK Level 6

Designed for learners who can easily understand any information communicated in Chinese and are capable of smoothly expressing themselves in written or oral form. The exam is 135 minutes in length and includes a listening section, a reading section, and a writing section.Sample exam [PDF].

HSKK

HSKK is a test for listening and speaking. It is split into three levels: HSKK (Basic), HSKK (Intermediate), and HSKK (Advanced). The candidate’s on-site performance will be recorded. The three levels of the test include different types of listening and responding questions as well as a reading section on the advanced level.

HSKK (Basic): Sample exam text [PDF].

HSKK (Intermediate): Sample exam text [PDF].

HSKK (Advanced): Sample exam text [PDF].