HSK stands for Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi, or Chinese Proficiency Test. It tests your ability to use and understand Mandarin Chinese.

1. Exam structure

The new HSK is a standard international Chinese language ability test, it test the communication abilities of people in which Chinese aren't their first language, and it test their language abilities in life, study and work. The new HSK divided into writing exam and oral exam, they are both independent exam. The writing exam contain HSK(LEVEL 1), HSK(LEVEL 2),HSK(LEVEL 3),HSK(LEVEL 4),HSK(LEVEL 5) and HSK(LEVEL 6);the oral exam include HSK(Basic), HSK(Elementary-intermediate) and HSK(Advanced), the test is carry out by recording.

Writing exam Oral exam
HSK(LEVEL 6) Advanced
HSK(LEVEL 5) Advanced
HSK(LEVEL 4) Elementary-intermediate
HSK(LEVEL 3) Elementary-intermediate
HSK(LEVEL 2) Basic
HSK(LEVEL 1) Basic

2. Exam grades and students' learning capabilities

HSK (LEVEL 1) Understanding and use of basic Chinese words, sentences, capable of basic communication
HSK (LEVEL 2) Simple and direct communication, primary merit level of Chinese
HSK (LEVEL 3) Command in communication during traveling in china
HSK (LEVEL 4) Fluent communication in Chinese with natives
HSK (LEVEL 5) Can read Chinese newspapers and magazines, watch movies and perform completed speech
HSK (LEVEL 6) Expression of opinions in written and verbal forms, command over the language

3. Exam principle

The new HSK combines the teaching and test principle, it is designed to combine the current international Chinese teaching situation and using materials, and aim to promote teaching and studying.
The new HSK focus the objective and preciseness of the assessment, it attach the importance of applicable of Chinese ability. The new HSK set the clear exam object; it helps examinees to improve the ability to use Chinese effectively.

4. Result report

After three weeks of the exam, examinees will be given a new HSK result report provided by Hanban.