TYPES OF MANDARIAN TEST

HSK Speaking Test (HSKK) assesses the test takers’ oral Chinese abilities.

HSKK exam is divided into three levels — HSKK (Primary level), HSKK (Intermediate level), and HSKK (Advanced level). This exam is conducted in the form of audio recording.

Business Chinese Test (BCT) is another Chinese language proficiency test for foreigners engaged in business activities. The test consists of two relatively independent tests: BCT (Listening & Reading) and BCT (Speaking & Writing).

The candidates can sit for one or both of them at a time. There is no limit to candidates’ age, education, or Chinese proficiency level.

Youth Chinese Test (YCT), is one more test of Chinese language proficiency, assesses the Mandarin proficiency for school-going children. YCT is divided into writing and speaking tests, which are independent of each other.

The writing test consists of four levels, YCT (level I), YCT (level II), YCT (level III), and YCT (level IV). The speaking test comprises two levels, YCT Speaking (Primary Level) and YCT Speaking (Intermediate Level).

EXAM PATTERN OF HSK EXAMINATION

HSK (Level I)

Section

Number of Items

Duration (Min)

I. Listening

Part I

5

20

About 15

Part II

5

Part III

5

DURATION : Approx 15 minutes

  

Part IV

5

 

3 minutes are provided to fill  the answer in listening comprehension

Filling out the answer sheet (Mark your answers for listening comprehension on Answer Sheet)

3

II. Reading

Part I

5

20

17

Part II

5

Part III

5

Part IV

5

Total

40 items

40

About 35

HSK(Level II)

Section

Number of Items

Duration (Min)

I. Listening

Part I

10

35

About 25

Part II

10

Part III

10

Part IV

5

3 minutes will be given to fill answer sheet

Filling out the answer sheet (Mark your answers for listening comprehension on Answer Sheet)

3

II. Reading

Part I

5

25

22

Part II

5

Part III

5

Part IV

10

Total

60 items

40

 

 TOTAL DURATION : 50 Minutes

HSK( Level III)

 

Section

Number of Items

Duration (Min)

I. Listening

Part I

10

40

About  35

Part II

10

Part III

10

Part IV

10

DURATION : Approx 35 minutes

5 minutes are provided to fill  the answer in listening comprehension

Filling out the answer sheet (Mark your answers for listening comprehension on Answer Sheet)

 

 

 

II. Reading

Part I

10

30

30

Part II

10

Part III

10

  
  

 

 

                                                                               30 Minutes will be provided

III. WRTING

DURATION : Approx 15 minutes

   TOTAL ITEMS : 80 items, TOTAL DURATION : 85 MINUTES

Part I

                   5

10

About 15 minutes

Part II

5

  
  

 

HSK(LEVEL IV)

 

I.                    LISTENING

Part I

10

 45

30 minutes

Part II

15

Part III

20

  
   

 

                                                                   5 Minutes will be given to fill answer sheet

.

  

Duration (Min)

     II. Reading

Part I

                 10

40

About 40 minutes

Part II

10

Part III

20

  

 

                                                              

 

II.   WRITING

 

THE TEST duration  is : 100 Minutes

TOTAL ITEMS : 100 Items

Part I

10

15

25 Minutes

Part II

5

  
  
   

 

                                          5 minutes will be given to fill answers for the listening