About HSK Test
About the HSK, HSKK, and YCT
The new HSK Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi is an international standardized exam that tests and rates Chinese language proficiency. It assesses non-native Chinese speakers abilities in using the Chinese language in their daily, academic, and professional lives. The test is administered in many nations and supervised by the State HSK Commission of the PRC Ministry of Education.
The new HSK consists of a writing test and a speaking test, which are independent of each other. There are six levels of the writing test and the HSKK Hanyu Shuiping Kouyu Kaoshi speaking test consists of three levels. During the speaking test, test takers speeches will be recorded. The YCT is the “Youth Chinese Test” for non-native primary and secondary school students.
Purposes of HSK and YCT Certification
The HSK and YCT exist to certify that non-native Chinese speakers are qualified to communicate in Chinese at the level required for business, school, and daily interactions in China. Educational institutions and businesses often require proof of language proficiency for non-natives.
HSK and YCT certification is granted based on the level of testing taken, and may provide exemption from Chinese language courses.
The HSK and YCT certificates are valid permanently. However, for students applying to Chinese colleges or universities, the accompanying score report is only valid for two years.
Number of Characters
Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages
HSK - Level 1
HSK - Level 2
HSK - Level 3
HSK - Level 4
HSK - Level 5
HSK - Level 6
The Internet-Based HSK Test
Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) has become internet based. The local examination site at the Confucius Institute at the University of Oklahoma implemented the internet-based HSK in May, 2012. The test questions and score reports will remain the same for the new internet-based test. However, the processes of test management, student fee payment, test paper delivery and result releases are greatly simplified. The written section of the test also changes significantly with the change from paper-based to internet-based testing. The article writing section of the internet-based test is typed as opposed to handwritten.
OUCI will provide a desktop computer, access to the internet and a standard headset. When preparing for the test, the test takers should make themselves familiar with the computer based test and take active measures for approaching the new test, so that good results may be attained. Hanban has created an online test system at http://mnks.chinesebridge.com.cn/ so as to allow all entrants to make suitable preparations for the internet-based test.
Instructions for HSK and HSKK Test Registration
1. Go to www.chinesetest.cn and sign up to be a member of the website.
2. After signing up, choose the level and then choose the test center.
Our test center is 俄克拉荷马大学孔子学院
3. Choose the date you want to take the test.
4. Fill out personal information.
5. Upload photo. (Otherwise, you will receive an HSK/HSKK test report without a photo.)
6. Confirm registration.
7. Pay your test fee online.
OUCI HSK&HSKK Test Venue
Confucius Institute at the University of Oklahoma
1821 E. Imhoff Road, Norman, OK 73071