Time flies! 2022 will be over soon. I hope your Chinese learning journey is going well! If you have plans to take the HSK Test in the coming year 2023, here are some important changes to the HSK Test that you need to know.
In this article, I will explain:
the announcement of the combined implementation of HSK writing and oral test in China;
the test dates and results announcement dates for the various Chinese proficiency tests in 2023;
information about the first global examination of HSK (Level 7-9);
other information you may want to know about the HSK tests.
Let's check them out!
The 2023 Chinese HSK test dates are now available! Find them in the picture below.
Keep studying and save the dates for a higher level's challenge in the next year!
The HSK (Level 7-9) Test has received widespread attention and will be the first test in the world on November 26, 2022.
1) Who is suitable to take the HSK level 7-9 Test?
(The new HSK level and vocabulary requirements)
Exam form: Home online examination or On-site machine examination
Exam schedule:The examination will be held in two sessions in the morning and afternoon, with a 10-minute break in the morning. The specific time schedule is as follows:
3) How to sign up for the HSK level 7-9 Test?
Log onto chinesetest.cn and choose to register online. Select the test date of November 26th and register for the test center that shows open registration. (Due to the limited number of test spaces at each test center, registration will be closed when test spaces are full.)
Registration deadline: November 12, 2022, 24:00 (Beijing time)
1) What are the HSK, HSKK, and BCT exams?
Business Chinese Test (BCT), an international standardized test of Chinese language proficiency, assesses non-native Chinese speakers' abilities to use the Chinese language in real business or common working environments. BCT is divided into writing and oral tests, which are independent to each other. The writing test consists of two levels, namely, BCT (A) and BCT (B). Oral BCT is Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) and conducted via Internet.
2) Do you need the HSK exam for your company, visa, or daily life?
The HSK is now the standard exam used by many companies and universities to evaluate the Chinese abilities of a non-native speaker. It is required if you want to study in universities in China and it is very helpful if you want to work in China because you can show companies your skills and also the test can give you extra points for the visa (see the details in the table below).
3) How to register?
You can register easily on chinesetest.cn creating a new user and choosing your country, test, level, and date. Or you can ask Annie/Jenny of our education department to help you sign up.
4) What are the times and durations of the exams?
Duration depends on the level that you choose. These range from 40 minutes for HSK level 1 to 140 minutes for HSK level 6. All the tests are on Saturday and Sunday.
5) Paper vs. computer tests
When you register for the exam you can choose which format to use between paper and computer. The main difference is in the writing part because with the paper test, you need to write using Chinese characters (hanzi). For both formats, you need to go to a physical location to take the exam.
6) Cost of the exam
The cost of the exam depends on the level. This ranges from HSK 1 being 150 RMB to HSK 6 costing you 650 RMB (for each level 100 RMB is added).
7) What score do I need to pass?
You need to have at least 60% of correct answers to pass. This means 120 points out of 200 for HSK 1 and 2, and 180 points out of 300 for HSK 3 and above.
8) When are the exam results published?
The results are published online around two weeks after the exam date for computer tests, and around four weeks after the paper test date. If you want the official test certificate you need to apply for it on chinesetest.cn and pay under 100 RMB for cost of production and delivery.
See Silk Mandarin students' exciting HSK results of 2022
We hope this can help you to understand more about the HSK, HSKK, and BCT exams.
Don't hesitate to contact us if you want more information on HSK tests or if you are seeking any advise of improving your Chinese language skills!