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Descriptions and Dates

 

Description – Basic/“Beginning” HSK Chinese Proficiency Test: Levels 1-2

Sections Question Numbers Duration
1 - Listening 1-50 Approx. 35 minutes
2 - Grammar 51-90 40 minutes
3 - Reading 91-140 60 minutes

* There are no true breaks allowed during the test unless circumstances are urgent.

Description - Elementary /“Intermediate” HSK Chinese Proficiency Test: Levels 3-4

Sections Question Numbers Duration
1  - Listening 1-50 Approx. 35 minutes
2 - Grammar 51-80   20 minutes
3 - Reading 81-130   60 minutes
4 - Cloze Test 131-170    30 minutes

 

*There are no true breaks allowed during the test unless circumstances are urgent.

Description - “Advanced” HSK Chinese Proficiency Test:
Levels 5-6

HSK (Advanced) comprises the following tests: a 120-minute written/listening test, and a writing test/composition.  There are 3 sections in the 120-minute written subtest as specified below:

Section Question Numbers Duration
1 - Listening 1-40 Approx. 30 minutes
2 - Reading 41-55 15 minutes
56-80 25 minutes
3 - Cloze 81-120 40 minutes

*A ten-minute break after the end of the written test will be taken before the writing test.  The duration of the writing test is 30 minutes, when candidates are to finish a composition of 400 to 600 words.

Description - HSK Speaking (oral) Tests (HSKK)

Oral HSK tests are now at 3 levels: Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced levels, and can be taken independently of the written tests.

For information about HSKK test dates, registration deadlines, and dates for test results, go to www.hsk.org.cn/english and click on "test info," OR visit the official test site at www.chinesetest.cn/index.do.

2016 HSK (WRITTEN) and HSKK (ORAL) test dates at CIM

2016 Test Dates Day of the Week Test Offered Registration Deadline Online Results
Jan. 9, 2016 Sat. HSK Dec. 13, 2015 Feb. 16, 2016
Feb. 21 Sun. HSK Jan. 25, 2016 Mar. 21
Mar. 20 Sun. HSK, HSKK (oral) Feb. 22 Apr. 20
Apr. 16 Sat. HSK Mar. 20 May 16
May 21 Sat. HSK, HSKK (oral) Apr. 24 Jun. 21
Jun. 12 Sun. HSK May 16 Jul. 12
Jul. 16 Sat. HSK Jun. 19 Aug. 16
Aug. 13 Sat. HSK Jul. 17 Sep. 13
Sep. 11 Sun. HSK Aug. 15 Oct. 11
Oct. 16 Sun. HSK, HSKK (oral) Sep. 19 Nov. 16
Nov. 12 Sat. HSK Oct. 16 Dec. 12
Dec. 4 Sun. HSK, HSKK (oral) Nov. 7 Jan. 4, 2017
 

Fees for HSK and HSKK (payable by CHECK or MONEY ORDER to the UMD):

HSK  (listening, reading, and writing)

HSK 1 (一级)  USD $20                 HSK 4 (四级)  USD $50

HSK 2 (二级)  USD $30                 HSK 5 (五级)  USD $60

HSK 3 (三级)  USD $40                 HSK 6 (六级)  USD $70

 

HSKK (Oral – speaking test)

HSKK 1  (口试初级)  Beginning Oral       USD $20

HSKK 2  (口试中级)  Intermediate Oral    USD $30

HSKK 3  (口试高级)  Advanced Oral        USD $40