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The Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) is a national standardized test to assess the Chinese language proficiency of non-native speakers (including foreigners, overseas Chinese and students of Chinese national minorities). The test began to be designed by Beijing Language Institute (Beijing Language andCultureUniversityor BLCU now) in 1984 and passed the appraisal by experts in 1990. Currently HSK is a comprehensive test system catering to six levels of the Chinese learners, including HSK Basic, HSK Elementary-Intermediate and HSK Advanced. By December 2005, HSK has been taken by about a million examinees from more than 120 countries (including students of ethnic minorities inChina).


HSK certificate guarantees you:

(1)      a qualification to apply for undergraduate or postgraduate program of Chinese colleges;

(2)      a qualification not to take the Chinese courses at school according to the HSK level one reaches;

(3)      and a privilege when seeking a job.


HSK Level 1-3 (a must for higher level)

1. HSK Level 1-3 are intended for: those who have received less-than-300-hour Chinese training (or those of the similar level);

2. have learned more than 400 characters while less than 1000;

3. have learned basic Chinese grammar for HSK;

4. and are ready to take the test.


HSK Level 4 (meet the basic needs at work and school)

1. HSK Level 4 isintended for: those who have received more-than-100-but-less-than-800-hour Chinese training with basic Chinese (or those of the similar level);

2. have learned more than 400 characters while less than 3000;

3. have learned HSK grammar level A and B (for more detailed information please refer to HSK reference books.);

4. and are ready to take level 4 test.


HSK Level 5 (HSK Elementary-Intermediate)

1. HSK Level 5 isintended for: those who have received more-than-400-but-less-than-2000-hour Chinese training withelementary or intermediateChinese (or those of the similar level);

2. have learned more than 2000 characters while less than 5000; (Level A, B, and C on HSK’s glossary book)

3. have learned HSK grammar level A, B and C

4. and are ready to take level 5 test.


HSK Level 6 (HSK Advanced)

1. HSK Level 6 isintended for: those who have received more-than-3000-hour Chinese training withproficientChinese (or those of the similar level);

2. have learned more than 5000 characters while less than 8000; (Level A, B, C and D on HSK’s glossary book)

3. have learned HSK grammar level A, B, C and D;

4. and are ready to take level 6 test.

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