Applicants of HSK

HSK (Basic) applies to learners with basic Chinese proficiencies, namely, those who have taken 100 to 800 hours of regular modern Chinese learning (including those with equivalent learning experiences).

HSK Program Overview

The HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi) or Chinese Proficiency Test is the national standardized test developed by the HSK Center.

General Introduction of HSK

China's Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi, known as HSK or Chinese Proficiency Test, is a standardized test at the state level designed by the HSK Center of Beijing Language and Culture University.

About Applicants of HSK

HSK (Basic) applies to learners with basic Chinese proficiencies, namely, those who have taken 100 to 800 hours of regular modern Chinese learning (including those with equivalent learning experiences).

Functions of HSK Certificates

To certify the holder has acquired required Chinese Proficiency to enter a college or university as an undergraduate or graduate student.

HSK organizer and certificate issuer

CNCCPT is organizer of the HSK.

Test Dates and Venues

HSK is held regularly in Mainland China. The following is the schedule of 2008 HSK tests.

Registration Procedures

Candidates shall bring two recent 30 x 40 mm photos without headwear when registering and present a photo-bearing identification, such as a passport or residence permit.

Preparation for HSK

The HSK is not based on any particular textbook or course. Candidates may refer to any textbook to prepare for the test.

Things to note during the test

Once in the test room, candidates should put the admission ticket and ID certificate on the upper right corner of the desk for inspection.

Issuing HSK Certificates and Test Report Form

The HSK certificate and test report form will be mailed to HSK test centers by the organizer within two months after the test.

Regulations on reissuing test report forms

Candidates can require a reissue of the test report form for the purpose of employment or application for study in a university within the valid period of the test result.

Information and Services

Information and services are available at HSK Center of BLCU.

Why Do People Take HSK Exam to Get an HSK Certificate?

To meet language requirements and be eligible to enter a degree or graduate studies program within a Chinese university.

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