HSK- III

 

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Hànyu Shuiping Kaoshì (HSK)

汉语水平考试

Common European Framework of Reference (CEF) - B1 Certificate

 

Standard Vocabulary Required

600 Chinese characters

 

Description

Designed for 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 they experience during their Chinese tour.

 

Test Pattern

Listening- 40 questions

Reading-30 questions

Writing- 10 items

Oral-21 min

 

Who can appear for HSK?

The HSK (Level III) is intended for students who have studied Chinese for three semesters (one and a half academic years), with 2-3 class hours in a week. These students have mastered 728 commonly used words and related grammar patterns.

 

Understanding Level after HSK

Test takers who are able to pass the HSK III can communicate in Chinese at a basic level in their daily, academic and professional lives. They can manage most communication in Chinese when travelling in China.

 

 

More on HSK

Listening, Reading and Writing each have a maximum score of 100. HSK 1 and 2 therefore have a maximum score of 200 with 120 points required to pass. The higher levels have a maximum of 300 points with 180 points required to pass. There is no minimum amount of points required for each of the sections as long as the sum is over 120 or 180 points respectively.

 

Advantages of HSK

 

  • All examination candidates will receive examination reports. A HSK result is valid for long period of time; for university entrance a HSK result is valid for two years.
  • Certificate holders are exempt from Chinese language requirement at a corresponding level at Chinese educational institutions.
  • Certificates are a reference standard used by different enterprises, organizations and educational institutions in recruiting people for jobs for which Chinese language skills are necessary.
  • Certificates serve as an exemption of language testing for hiring decisions for positions requiring basic competence in Chinese.
  • Reports act as a reference to evaluate primary and secondary school’s Chinese language programs.

 

HSK Test Fees

Test fees might differ due to exchange rates of different countries. You need to contact the test center you wish to take the test for test fees.

 

Result Certification

Test takers will receive the results for the new HSK test issued by Hanban within three weeks after the test.