12/08/2015

Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK)

The new HSK test was launched by Hanban in an effort to better serve Chinese language learners. The test is the result of coordinated efforts by the experts from different disciplines including Chinese language teaching, linguistics, psychology and educational measurement. The new exam combines the advantages of the original HSK while taking into consideration the recent trends in Chinese language training by conducting surveys and making use of the latest findings in international language testing.

   

Test Schedule  

新汉语水平考试(HSK) 

考试时间 

考试科目 

报名截止日期 

成绩公布日期 

纸笔考试 

网络考试 

2015 

110日(星期六)

HSK

20141214

20141231

210

2015

21日(星期日)

HSK

15

122

38

2015

328日(星期六)

HSK

31

318

428

2015

418日(星期六)

HSK

322

48

518

2015

516日(星期六)

HSK

419

56

616

2015

614日(星期日)

HSK

518

64

714

2015

719日(星期日)

HSK

622

79

819

2015

816日(星期日)

HSK

720

86

916

2015

913日(星期日)

HSK

817

93

1013

2015

1017日(星期六)

HSK

920

107

1117

2015

1114日(星期六)

HSK

1018

114

1214

2015

126日(星期日)

HSK

119

1126

201616

  

 

HSK Introduction

HSK Level I 

HSK (Level I) assesses test takers’ abilities in the application of everyday Chinese. It is the counterpart of the Level I of the Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages and the A1 Level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEF). Test takers who are able to pass the HSK (Level I) can understand and use very simple Chinese phrases, meet basic needs for communication and possess the ability to further their Chinese language studies. 

I. Test Target

The HSK (Level I) is intended for students who have studied Chinese for a semester (half an academic year), with 2-3 class hours in each week. These students have mastered 150 commonly used words and basic grammar patterns. 

II. Test Content

HSK (Level I) test is made up of listening comprehension and reading comprehension sections and contains a total of 40 items. 

Section

Number of Items

Duration (Min)

I. Listening

Part I

5

20

About 15

Part II

5

Part III

5

Part IV

5

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

About 35

 The test will last for 40 minutes in total (including 5 minutes in which the test takers fill in personal information). 


1. Listening Comprehension

There are 5 items in Part I. The recording of each item will be played twice. A phrase and picture will be provided with each item. The test takers should make a true-or-false judgment based on what they hear.

There are 5 items in Part II. The recording of each item will be played twice. A sentence and 3 pictures will be provided with each item. The test takers should choose corresponding pictures based on what they hear.

There are 5 items in Part III. The recording of each item will be played twice. A dialogue and several pictures will be provided with each item. The test takers should choose corresponding pictures based on what they hear.

There are 5 items in Part IV. The recording of each item will be played twice. For each item, a person will make a statement. Another person will then ask a question and provide three possible answers. The three possible answers will be listed on the test paper, and test takers can choose one of the answers based on what they hear.

 

2. Reading Comprehension

There are 5 items in Part I. Each item will provide a picture and a phrase. The test taker should judge whether or not they are consistent with each other.

There are 5 items in Part II. The test paper will display several pictures. For each item, a sentence will be provided. The test taker needs to choose one of the corresponding pictures based on the content of the sentence.

There are 5 items in Part III. During this section, 5 questions and 5 answers will be provided. The test take should match the question with the appropriate answer.

There are 5 items in Part IV. Each item will display a sentence with one word missing. The test taker should select one of the words in the answer section to fill in the blank. 

All items on the test paper are shown in pinyin.

 

III. Results Certificate

For the HSK (Level I), three results will be provided including listening, reading and total. The test taker must score at least 120 points total to be considered passing. 

 

Max Score

Your Score

Listening

100

 

Reading

100

 

Total

200

 

 As a Chinese language certificate for foreign students’ entry into Chinese colleges, the results of the HSK are valid for two years (beginning from the test date). 

 

HSK Level II

The HSK (Level II) assesses test takers’ abilities in the application of everyday Chinese. It is the counterpart of the Level II of the Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languagesand the A2 Level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEF). Test takers who are able to pass the HSK (Level II) have an excellent grasp of basic Chinese and can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. 

I. Test Target

The HSK (Level II) is intended for students who have studied Chinese for two semesters (an academic year), with 2-3 class hours in each week. These students have mastered 300 commonly used words and related grammar patterns. 

II. Test Content

The HSK (Level II) test is made up of listening comprehension and reading comprehension sections and contains a total of 60 items. 

Section

Number of Items

Duration (Min)

I. Listening

Part I

10

35

About 25

Part II

10

Part III

10

Part IV

5

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

About 50

 The test will last for a total of 55 minutes (including 5 minutes in which the test takers fill in personal information).

  

1. Listening Comprehension

There are 10 items in Part I. The recording of each item will be played twice. A sentence and a picture will be provided with each item. The test takers should make a true-or-false judgment based on what they hear.

There are 10 items in Part II. The recording of each item will be played twice. For each item, a dialogue and several pictures will be provided. The test takers should select the appropriate answer based on what they hear.

There are 10 items in Part III. The recording of each item will be played twice. Each item consists of a dialogue between two persons with a third person asking a question related to the content. There will be three possible answers on the test paper from which the test takers can select the correct one based on the passage.

There are 5 items in Part IV. The recording of each item will be played twice. Each item consists of a 4-5 sentence dialogue between two persons with a third person will asking a question at the end of the passage. There will be three possible answers on the test paper from which the test takers can select the correct one based on what they hear in the passage.

  2. Reading Comprehension

There are 5 items in Part I. Several pictures will be shown on the test paper. For each item, a sentence will be provided. The test taker should choose corresponding pictures based on the sentence.

There are 5 items in Part II. For each item, one or two sentences will be provided in which one word is missing. The test taker should select one of the words in the answer section to fill in the blank.

There are 5 items in Part III. For each item, two sentences will be provided. The test taker should judge whether or not the second sentence is consistent with the first one.

There are 10 items in Part IV. In this section, 20 sentences will be provided. The test taker will be asked to find the correlations between the sentences. 

All the items on the test paper are shown in pinyin.

 

III. Results Certificate

For the HSK (Level II), three results will be provided including listening, reading and total. The test taker must score at least 120 points total to be considered passing. 

 

Max Score

Your Score

Listening

100

 

Reading

100

 

Total

200

 

 As a Chinese language certificate for foreign students’ entry into Chinese colleges, the results of the HSK are valid for two years (beginning from the test date).

 

HSK Level III

The HSK (Level III) assesses test takers’ abilities in the application of everyday Chinese. It is the counterpart of the Level III of the Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages and the B1 Level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEF). Test takers who are able to pass the HSK (Level III) can communicate in Chinese at a basic level in their daily, academic and professional lives. They can manage most communication in Chinese when travelling in China. 

I. Test Target

The HSK (Level III) is intended for students who have studied Chinese for three semesters (one and a half academic years), with 2-3 class hours in each week. These students have mastered 600 commonly used words and related grammar patterns.

 II. Test Content

The HSK (Level III) test is made up of listening comprehension, reading comprehension and writing sections and contains a total of 80 items. 

Section

Number of Items

Duration (Min)

I. Listening

Part I

10

40

Approximately 35

Part II

10

Part III

10

Part IV

10

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

5

II. Reading

Part I

10

30

30

Part II

10

Part III

10

III. Writing

Part I

5

10

15

Part II

5

Total

/

80

Approximately 85

 The test will last for 90 minutes in total (including 5 minutes in which the test takers fill in personal information).

 

1. Listening Comprehension

There are 10 items in Part I. The recording of each item will be played twice. For each item, a dialogue and several pictures will be provided. The test takers should select corresponding pictures based on what they hear.

There are 10 items in Part II. The recording of each item will be played twice. For each item, a short passage will be read out, followed by an assertion, which also appears on the paper. The test taker should decide whether the assertion made is true or false.

There are 10 items in Part III. The recording of each item will be played twice. Each item consists of a dialogue between two persons. A third person will then ask a question about the dialogue. There will be three possible answers on the test paper, from which the test takers can select the best answer based on what they hear.

There are 10 items in Part IV. The recording of each item will be played twice. Each item consists of a 4-5 sentence dialogue between two persons. A third person will then ask a question based on the dialogue. There will be three possible answers on the test paper, from which the test takers can choose best answer based on what they hear.

 2. Reading Comprehension

There are 10 items in Part I. In this section, 20 sentences will be provided and the test taker will be asked to correlate them.

There are 10 items in Part II. For each item, one or two sentences will be provided, in which one word/phrase is missing. The test taker should choose one of the suggested words/phrases to fill in the blank.

There are 10 items in Part III. This part consists of 10 short passages, each followed by a question. The test taker should choose the best answer from the 3 choices provided.

 3. Writing

There are 5 items in Part I. Each item lists several words. The test taker should construct a sentence using the words provided.

There are 5 items in Part II. Each item provides a sentence with several blanks. The test taker should fill in the blanks with the appropriate characters.

 

III. Results Certificate

For the HSK (Level III), four results will be provided including listening, reading, writing and the total. The test taker must score at least 180 points to be considered passing. 

 

Max Score

Your Score

Listening

100

 

Reading

100

 

Writing

100

 

Total

300

 

 As a Chinese language certificate for foreign students’ entry into Chinese colleges, the results of the HSK are valid for two years (beginning from the test date).

 

HSK Level IV

The HSK (Level IV) assesses test takers’ abilities in the application of everyday Chinese. It is the counterpart of the Level IV of the Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languagesand the B2 Level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEF). Test takers who are able to pass the HSK (Level IV) can converse in Chinese on a wide range of topics and are able to communicate fluently with native Chinese speakers.

 I. Test Target

The HSK (Level IV) is intended for students who have studied Chinese2-4 class hours per week for four semesters (two academic years). These students have mastered 1,200 commonly used words and related grammar patterns.

 II. Test Content

The HSK (Level IV) test is made up of listening comprehension, reading comprehension and writing and contains a total of 100 test items. 

Section

Number of Items

Duration (Min)

I. Listening

Part I

10

45

Approximately 30

Part II

15

Part III

20

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

5

II. Reading

Part I

10

40

40

Part II

10

Part III

20

III. Writing

Part I

10

15

25

Part II

5

Total

/

100

~ 100

 The test will last for 105 minutes in total (including 5 minutes in which the test takers fill in personal information).

 

1. Listening Comprehension

There are 10 items in Part I. The recording of each item will be played only once. For each item, a short passage will read out, followed by an assertion which also appears on the test paper. The test taker should decide whether the assertion is true or false.

There are 15 items in Part II. The recording of each item will be played only once. Each item consists of a dialogue between two persons. A third person will then ask a question based on the dialogue. There will be four possible answers on the test paper, from which test takers can choose the right one based on what they hear.

There are 20 items in Part III. The recording of each item will be played only once. This section consists of a 4-5 sentence dialogue or monologue followed by one or two questions. Four possible answers will be provided on the test paper, from which the test taker can choose the best one.

 2. Reading Comprehension

There are 10 items in Part I. One or two sentences will be provided for each item, in which one word/phrase is missing. The test taker should choose one of the suggested words/phrases to fill in the blank.

There are 10 items in Part II. Each item consists of three sentences that the test taker needs to arrange in the correct order.

There are 20 items in Part III. Each item consists of a short passage, and one or two questions will be asked about the passage. The test taker needs to select the best answer out of the four answers provided.

 3. Writing

There are 10 items in Part I. Each item consists of several words. The test taker should construct a sentence using these words.

There are 5 items in Part II. Each item consists of a picture and a word. The test taker needs to write a sentence based on the picture and the word.

 III. Results Certificate

For the HSK (Level III), four results will be provided including listening, reading, writing and the total. The test taker must score at least 180 points to be considered passing. 

 

Full Score

Your Score

Listening

100

 

Reading

100

 

Writing

100

 

Total

300

 

 As a Chinese language certificate for foreign students’ entry into Chinese colleges, the results of the HSK are valid for two years (beginning from the test date).

  

HSK Level Ⅴ

The HSK (Level V) assesses test takers’ abilities in the application of everyday Chinese. It is the counterpart of the Level V of the Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages and the C1 Level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEF). Test takers who are able to pass the HSK (Level V) can read Chinese newspapers and magazines, enjoy Chinese films and plays and give a full-length speech in Chinese.

 I. Test Target

The HSK (Level V) is intended for students who have studied Chinese 2-4 class hours per week for more than two academic years. These students have mastered 2,500 commonly used words and related grammar patterns.

 II. Test Content

The HSK (Level V) test is made up of listening comprehension, reading comprehension and writing sections and contains a total of 100 items. 

Section

Number of Items

Duration (Min)

I. Listening

Part I

20

45

About 30

Part II

25

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

5

II. Reading

Part I

15

45

45

Part II

10

Part III

20

III. Writing

Part I

8

10

40

Part II

2

Total

/

100

About 120

 The test will last for 125 minutes in total (including 5 minutes in which the test takers fill in personal information).

 

1. Listening Comprehension

There are 20 items in Part I. The recording of each item will be played only once. Each item consists of a dialogue between two persons, with a third person then asking a question about the dialogue. There will be four possible answers provided on the test paper. Test takers must choose the best answer based on what they hear.

There are 25 items in Part II. The recording of each item will be played only once. This section consists of a 4-5 sentence dialogue or monologue followed by one or more questions. Four possible answers will be provided on the test paper. The test take must choose the best answer out of the four. 

2. Reading Comprehension

There are 15 items in Part I. This section consists of various passages, each with several blanks, which should be filled with a word or sentence. The test taker needs to choose the best answer out of four possible answers.

There are 10 items in Part II. Each item consists of a passage and four possible answers. The test taker needs to choose which of the four answers is most consistent with the passage.

There are 20 items in Part III. This section consists of several passages followed by some questions. The test taker should choose the best answer out of the 4 answers provided.

 3. Writing

There are 8 items in Part I. Each item consists of several words from which the test taker should construct a sentence.

There are 2 items in Part II. The first item consists of several words and requires the test taker to write an article about 80 characters long using the words provided. The second item consists of a picture and requires the test taker to write an article about 80 characters long based on the picture.

 

III. Results Certificate

For the HSK (Level III), four results will be provided including listening, reading, writing and the total. 

 

Max Score

Your Score

Listening

100

 

Reading

100

 

Writing

100

 

Total

300

 

 As a Chinese language certificate for foreign students’ entry into Chinese colleges, the results of the HSK are valid for two years (beginning from the test date). 

 

HSK Level Ⅵ

The HSK (Level VI) assesses test takers’ abilities in the application of everyday Chinese. It is the counterpart of the Level V of the Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages and the C2 Level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEF). Test takers who are able to pass the HSK (Level VI) can easily comprehend written and spoken information in Chinese and can effectively express themselves in Chinese, both orally and on paper. 

I. Test Target

HSK (Level VI) is intended for students who have mastered 5,000 or more commonly used words. 

II. Test Content

The HSK (Level VI) test is made up of listening comprehension, reading comprehension and writing sections and contains a total of 101 items. 

Section

Number of Items

Duration (Min)

I. Listening

Part I

15

50

About 35

Part II

15

Part III

20

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

5

II. Reading

Part I

10

50

50

Part II

10

Part III

10

Part IV

20

III. Writing

Prose Writing

1

45

Total

/

101

~ 135

 The test will last for 140 minutes in total (including 5 minutes in which the test takers fill in personal information).

 

1. Listening Comprehension

There are 15 items in Part I. The recording of each item will be played only once. For each item, a short passage will be read and 4 possible answers will be provided on the test paper. The test taker needs to choose the answer that is most consistent with the passage.

There are 15 items in Part II. The recording of each item will be played only once. A recording of three interviews will be played followed by 5 questions. For each question, 4 possible answers will be provided, from which the test takers can choose the best answer based on what they hear in the passage.

There are 20 items in Part III. The recording of each item will be played only once. Several passages will be read, each of them followed by some questions. For each question, 4 possible answers will be provided, from which the test takers can choose the best answer based on what they hear in the passage. 

2. Reading Comprehension

There are 10 items in Part I. Each item consists of 4 sentences. The test taker needs to choose the sentence that is grammatically incorrect.

There are 10 items in Part II. Each item consists of a short passage with 3-5 blanks. The test taker needs to choose the best answer from 4 possible answers based on the context.

There are 10 items in Part III. There are two passages, each with 5 blanks. The test taker needs to choose the best answer out of 5 sentences based on the context.

There are 20 items in Part IV. This section consists of several passages followed by some questions. The test taker should choose the right answer from 4 possible answers.

 3. Writing

The test taker will be required to read a narrative article of about 1,000 characters within 10 minutes, and then rewrite it into a shorter article of about 400 characters within 35 minutes. The test taker should also create a title for the article. The test taker should recount the article and is not required to express personal opinions.

 

III. Results Certificate

For the HSK (Level III), four results will be provided including listening, reading, writing and the total. 

 

Max Score

Your Score

Listening

100

 

Reading

100

 

Writing

100

 

Total

300

 

 As a Chinese language certificate for foreign students’ entry into Chinese colleges, the results of the HSK are valid for two years (beginning from the test date).

 

 

 

 

Youth Chinese Test

The new YCT test was launched by Hanban in an effort to encourage foreign young students to learn Chinese and improve their Chinese language proficiency. As part of this effort, since 2004 Hanban has organized experts from different disciplines such as Chinese language teaching, linguistics, psychology and educational measurement to work on the program, conducting surveys in order to understand the latest trends in overseas Chinese language teaching and learning.

 

Test Schedule

新汉语水平考试(HSKK) 

考试时间

考试科目

报名截止日期

成绩公布日期

纸笔考试

网络考试

2015

328日(星期六)

HSKK

31

318

428

2015

516日(星期六)

HSKK

419

56

616

2015

1017日(星期六)

HSKK

920

107

1117

2015

126日(星期日)

HSKK

119

1126

201616

 

 

New YCT Level I

The YCT (Level I) assesses test takers’ ability in daily use of Chinese. Test takers who are able to pass the YCT (Level I) can understand and use some of the most common Chinese phrases and sentences and possess the ability to further their Chinese language studies. 

I. Test Target

The YCT (Level I) is intended for young students who have studied Chinese for three months, with 2-3 class hours per week. These students have mastered 80 commonly used words and related grammar patterns. 

II. Test Content

The YCT (Level I) test is made up of listening comprehension and reading comprehension sections and contains a total of 35 items. 

Section

Number of Items

Duration

(Min)

I. Listening

Part I

5

20

About 10

Part II

5

Part III

5

Part IV

5

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

3

II. Reading

Part I

5

15

17

Part II

5

Part III

5

Total

/

35

About 30

 The duration of the test is 35 minutes (including 5 minutes in which the test takers fill in personal information).

 

1. Listening Comprehension

There are 5 items in Part I. The recording of each item will be played twice. For each item, a sentence and a picture will be provided. The test takers should make a true-or-false judgment based on what they hear.

There are 5 items in Part II. The recording of each item will be played twice. For each item, a phrase and 3 pictures will be provided. The test takers should choose a picture that best corresponds with the phrase based on what they hear.

There are 5 items in Part III. The recording of each item will be played twice. For each item, a sentence and a picture will be provided. The test takers should make a true-or-false judgment based on what they hear.

There are 5 items in Part IV. The recording of each item will be played twice. For each item, a dialogue and 3 pictures will be provided. The test takers should choose the corresponding picture based on what they hear. 

2. Reading Comprehension

There are 5 items in Part I. Each item consists of a picture and a phrase. The test taker should judge whether or not they are consistent with each other.

There are 5 items in Part II. Several pictures will be displayed on the paper. A sentence will be provided for each item. The test taker should choose the corresponding picture based on the sentence.

There are 5 items in Part III. Each item consists of a picture and an incomplete dialogue. There will be 6 possible answers from which the test taker needs to choose the best answer. 

All the items on the test paper are displayed in pinyin. 

III. Results Certificate

The results of YCT are valid for a considerable period of time. Three results will be provided for the YCT (Level I),) including listening, reading and the total. A score of 120 or more is considered a passing score. 

 

Max Score

Your Score

Listening

100

 

Reading

100

 

Total

200

 

 

New YCT Level II

The YCT (Level II) tests test takers’ ability in daily use of Chinese. It is the counterpart of the Level I of the Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages and the A1 Level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEF). Test takers who are able to pass the YCT (Level II) can understand and use some simple Chinese phrases and sentences and cope with basic level communications. 

I. Test Target

The YCT (Level II) is intended for young students who have studied Chinese for a semester (half an academic year), with 2-3 class hours per week. These students have mastered 150 commonly used words and related grammar patterns. 

II. Test Content

The YCT (Level II) test is made up of listening comprehension and reading comprehension sections and contains a total of 40 items. 

Section

Number of Items

Duration (Min)

I. Listening

Part I

5

20

About 15

Part II

5

Part III

5

Part IV

5

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

3

II. Reading

Part I

5

20

27

Part II

5

Part III

5

Part IV

5

Total

/

40

About 45

             

 The test will last for a total of 50 minutes (including 5 minutes in which the test takers fill in personal information).

 

1. Listening Comprehension

There are 5 items in Part I. The recording of each item will be played twice. For each item, a phrase and a picture will be provided. The test takers should make a true-or-false judgment based on what they hear.

There are 5 items in Part II. The recording of each item will be played twice. For each item, a sentence and several pictures will be provided. The test takers should select corresponding pictures based on what they hear.

There are 5 items in Part III. The recording of each item will be played twice. For each item, a dialogue and 3 pictures will be provided. The test takers should choose the corresponding picture based on what they hear.

There are 5 items in Part IV. The recording of each item will be played twice. Each item consists of a question and three possible answers. Test takers need to choose the right answer based on what they hear. 

2. Reading Comprehension

There are 5 items in Part I. Each item consists of picture and a phrase. The test taker should judge whether or not they are consistent with each other.

There are 5 items in Part II. Several pictures will be displayed on the paper. For each item, a dialogue will be provided. The test taker needs to choose the corresponding picture based on the dialogue.

There are 5 items in Part III. This section consists of 5 questions and 5 answers for the test taker to match.

There are 5 items in Part IV. Each item consists of an incomplete dialogue. There will be 6 possible answers from which the test taker needs to choose the best answer. 

All the items on the test paper are displayed in pinyin.

 

III. Results Certificate

The results of YCT are valid for a considerable period of time. Three results will be provided for the YCT (Level I),) including listening, reading and the total. A score of 120 or more is considered a passing score. 

 

Max Score

Your Score

Listening

100

 

Reading

100

 

Total

200

 

  

New YCT Level Ⅲ

The YCT (Level III) tests test takers’ ability in daily use of Chinese. It is the counterpart of the Level II of the Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages and the A2 Level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEF). Test takers who are able to pass the YCT (Level III), having reached an excellent level in basic Chinese, can communicate on familiar daily topics in a simple manner. 

I. Test Target

The YCT (Level III) is intended for young students who have studied Chinese for two semesters (one academic year), with 2-3 class hours per week. These students have mastered 300 common words and related grammar patterns. 

II. Test Content

The YCT (Level III) test is made up of listening comprehension and reading comprehension sections and contains a total of 60 items. 

Section

Number of Items

Duration (Min)

I. Listening

Part I

10

35

About 20

Part II

10

Part III

10

Part IV

5

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

5

II. Reading

Part I

5

25

30

Part II

5

Part III

5

Part IV

10

Total

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60

About 55

 The test will last for a total of 60 minutes (including 5 minutes in which the test takers fill in personal information).

 

1. Listening Comprehension

There are 10 items in Part I. The recording of each item will be played twice. For each item, a sentence and a picture will be provided. Test takers should make a true-or-false judgment based on what they hear.

There are 10 items in Part II. The recording of each item will be played twice. Several pictures will be displayed on the paper. For each item, a dialogue will be provided, and the test takers should choose the corresponding picture based on what they hear.

There are 10 items in Part III. The recording of each item will be played twice. Each item consists of a question and three possible answers. Test takers need to choose the best answer based on what they hear.

There are 5 items in Part IV. The recording of each item will be played twice. Each item consists of a dialogue between two persons, followed by a question about the dialogue. There will be three possible answers on the test paper, from which the test takers can choose the right one based on what they hear. 

2. Reading Comprehension

There are 5 items in Part I. There will be several pictures on the test paper. For each item, a dialogue will be provided. The test taker needs to choose the corresponding picture based on the dialogue.

There are 5 items in Part II. Each item consists of a picture and 3 sentences. The test taker needs to choose the sentence that corresponds with the picture.

There are 10 items in Part III. Each item consists of a question and 3 possible answers. The test taker needs to choose the best answer.

There are 10 items in Part IV. Each item consists of a dialogue with a blank section. The test taker should choose one of the 3 suggested words to fill in the blank. 

All the items on the test paper are provided displayed in pinyin.

 

III. Results Certificate

The results of YCT are valid for a considerable period of time. Three results will be provided for the YCT (Level I),) including listening, reading and the total. A score of 120 or more is considered a passing score. 

 

Max Score

Your Score

Listening

100

 

Reading

100

 

Total

200

 

 

 New YCT Level Ⅳ

The YCT (Level IV) tests test takers’ ability in daily use of Chinese. It is the counterpart of the Level III of the Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages and the B1 Level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEF). Test takers who are able to pass the YCT (Level IV) can communicate in Chinese at a basic level in their daily, academic and professional lives. When travelling in China, they can manage most forms of communication in Chinese. 

I. Test Target

The YCT (Level V) is intended for young students who have studied Chinese for more than two semesters, with 2-3 class hours per week. These students have mastered 600 commonly used words and related grammar patterns. 

II. Test Content

The YCT (Level IV) test is made up of listening comprehension, reading comprehension and writing sections and contains a total of 80 items. 

Section

Number of Items

Duration (Min)

I. Listening

Part I

10

40

About 30

Part II

10

Part III

10

Part IV

10

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

5

II. Reading

Part I

5

30

30

Part II

10

Part III

10

Part IV

5

III. Writing

Part I

5

10

15

Part II

5

Total

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80

About 80

 The test will last for a total of 85 minutes (including 5 minutes in which the test takers fill in personal information).

 

1. Listening Comprehension

There are 10 items in Part I. The recording of each item will be played twice. For each item, a dialogue and a picture will be provided. The test takers should make a true-or-false judgment based on what they hear.

There are 10 items in Part II. The recording of each item will be played twice. For each item, 3 sentences and 3 pictures will be provided. The test takers should choose the sentence that corresponds with the picture based on what they hear.

There are 10 items in Part III. The recording of each item will be played twice. Each item consists of a dialogue between two persons followed by a question. There will be three possible answers on the test paper. Test takers can choose best answer based on what they hear.

There are 10 items in Part IV. The recording of each item will be played twice. For each item, a short passage will be read out. A sentence will be displayed on the test paper (with pinyin). The test takers should make a true-or-false judgment based on what they hear. 

2. Reading Comprehension

There are 5 items in Part I. Each item consists of a picture and 3 sentences. The test taker needs to choose the sentence that corresponds with the picture.

There are 10 items in Part II. In this section, there are 20 sentences divided into 2 groups. The test taker should match them.

There are 10 items in Part III. Each item consists of a dialogue with a blank section. The test taker should choose one of the 3 suggested words to fill in the blank.

There are 10 items in Part IV. Each item consists of a passage and a question. The test taker needs to choose the correct answer out of 3 possible answers. 

3. Writing

There are 5 items in Part I. Each item consists of several words. The test taker should construct a sentence using these words.

There are 5 items in Part II. Each item provides a sentence with blanks. The test taker should fill in the blanks with the right characters.


 III. Results Certificate

The results of YCT are valid for a considerable period of time. Four results will be provided for the YCT (Level I),) including listening, reading, writing and the total. A score of 180 or more is considered a passing score. 

 

Max Score

Your Score

Listening

100

 

Reading

100

 

Writing

100

 

Total

300