International exam for Chinese language HSK

What are the benefits of a certificate of successful completion of the HSK exam?

First, it is a positive assessment of knowledge of the spoken Chinese language, and secondly, additional points when applying for a scholarship to Study in China, or job, receiving financial assistance for an internship in China and, of course, when entering Chinese universities.

Schedule of exams for the HSK for 2019

Note that there are three types of tests, including written —HSK, oral — HSKK, and General test for children under 14 years — YCT. All of them are registered and paid separately. You can pass HSK in your country, in Confucius ‘ office.

Last day of applications (till 12:00)HSK exam dates for 2020Type of exam
aprx. 21 September 202019 October 2020HSK, HSKK
aprx. 19 October 202023 November 2020YCT
aprx. 22 November 202021 December 2020HSK, HSKK

More about HSK

The HSK exam includes six levels and is conducted in a test form. During the test, you will need to pass an audition, demonstrate a wealth of vocabulary, reading and writing skills. To pass the exam correctly, you need to answer 60% of the questions.

LevelMin. vocabularyThe quality of preparation of the applicant for the successful completion of the levelStructureDurationApproximate costPassing score
HSK1150Basic knowledge of grammar, the capability to apply plain words and phrases for everyday use.Listening, reading40 min.200-300 USD120
HSK2300Basic knowledge of grammar, the capability to maintain a conversation on the most common topics in everyday life.Listening, reading40 min.200-300 USD120
HSK3600Ability to support simple conversations on topics common in the domestic and professional spheres of life. Also should be mastered topics related to the passage of excursions in China.Listening, reading, writing40 min.200-300 USD120
HSK41200Ability to talk briefly in Chinese with native spokesman regardless of the chosen topic. Additional language learning is also requiredListening, reading, writing40 min.200-300 USD120
HSK52500Ability to read periodicals in Chinese, to understand films and TV programs, to make a speech in Chinese in front of the audience. Additional language learning is also requiredListening, reading, writing40 min.200-300 USD120
HSK66000The ability to easily perceive oral and written speech in Chinese, as well as to freely Express their thoughts and speak to the audience.
Be sure to additional language learning for a long time
Listening, reading, writing40 min.200-300 USD120

The oral exam has three levels, which include retelling, answering questions and reading aloud.

LevelAccording to the HSK levelMinimum vocabularyStructureDurationApproximate costPassing score
HSK. BeginerHSK1-2200retelling, written and oral responses17 min.200-300 USD60
HSK. IntermediateHSK3-4900retelling, picture description, answers to questions21 min.220-320 USD60
HSK. AdvancedHSK5-63000retelling, reading aloud, answering questions24 min.230-330 USD60

Registration procedure

To pass the HSK exams in 2018 in Moscow, you must register on the single website of HSK, as well as pay for participation. On the day of the test you will need a completed application form, a copy of the passport, 2 photos 3×4 and a pass to participate in the exam. Please note that the application form must be completed in English, and the payment made for participation is not refundable, regardless of the test results.

Obtaining an HSK certificate of completion

You can find out your results a month after passing the exam on the official website of the test.

Certificate of successful completion of the international exam is an official document of the Department of education of China and is quoted internationally. The document is indefinite, but for enrolment to Chinese universities, you will need the latest results, since the receipt of which took no more than two years.

We remind you that the HSK exam is a certificate of a good knowledge of everyday Chinese, which is not enough to study in Chinese universities. However, the presence of the certificate will be your advantage upon receipt.