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HSK - Sunday 3 December

HSK - Sunday 3 December


Important dates:

  • Deadline for registration and payment: Monday 6 November 4pm
  • Test Date: Saturday 20 May 2017
    (HSK1, HSK3 & HSK5 will be held in the afternoon while HSK2, HSK4 & HSK6 will be held in the morning)

Registration Fee*


Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5

Level 6







If you are a DMU student, you are eligible for a 50% discount with the sponsorship of #DMUglobal so please state your P number upon registration. You can enjoy the discount ONLY IF you attend the test, or otherwise you will not be eligible to enjoy any sponsorship from #DMUglobal in the future.

*All the fees are non-refundable 7 days after the payment deadline. 



Step 1: Register on http://www.chinesetest.cn/

  • Please mark down the user name and password as you will need to log onto this webpage in a later stage to print off your test admission ticket and to check your result.
  • Choose “Confucius Institute of De Montfort University” as the test centre.


Step 2: Make an online payment through the online store (recommended) 
or Pay in the cashier in DMU Gateway House by cash or cheque (payable to “DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY”) with the budget code 407000.3574 then submit the receipt to DMU Confucius Institute to confirm.


Step 3: Receive the confirmation information around 15 days prior to the test date


Step 4: Print the test admission ticket from the "personal information centre" on http://www.chinesetest.cn/


Step 5: Attend the test, with your test admission ticket, personal ID certificate with photo (ID card, passport or residence permit), 2B Pencils (two or more) and an eraser.

I. Test Structure
The new HSK is an international standardized exam that tests and rates Chinese language proficiency. It assesses non-native Chinese speakers’ abilities in using the Chinese language in their daily, academic and professional lives. The new HSK consists of a writing test and a speaking test, which are independent of each other. There are six levels of writing tests, namely the HSK (level I), HSK (level II), HSK (level III), HSK (level IV), HSK (level V), and HSK (level VI). There are three levels of speaking tests, namely the HSK (beginner level), HSK (intermediate level), and HSK (advanced level). During the speaking test, test takers’ speeches will be recorded.
Writing Test
Speaking Test
HSK (Level VI)
HSK (Advanced Level)
HSK (Level V)
HSK (Level IV)
HSK (Intermediate Level)
HSK (Level III)
HSK (Level II)
HSK (Beginner Level)
HSK (Level I)
II. Test Levels
The different levels of the new HSK are similar to some of the levels in the Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages (CLPS) and the Common European Framework of Reference (CEF); details are as follows:
HSK (Level VI)
Over 5,000
Level V
HSK (Level V)
HSK (Level IV)
Level IV
HSK (Level III)
Level III
HSK (Level II)
Level II
HSK (Level I)
Level I
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
III. Test Principles
The new HSK follows the principle of “test-teaching correlation”, bases the design of the test on the current trends in international Chinese language training, and is closely related to textbooks. The purpose of the test is to “promote training through testing” and “promote learning through testing”.
The new HSK emphasizes the objectivity and accuracy of the evaluation and stresses the learners’ actual Chinese language abilities.
The new HSK sets clear test objectives to allow the test takers to be able to improve their Chinese language abilities in a systematic and efficient way.
IV. Testing Purposes
The new HSK retains the former HSK’s orientation as a general (or universal) Chinese language abilities test for adult learners. The results of the test can serve several purposes:
1. A reference for an educational institution’s decision-making concerning recruiting students, assigning students to different classes, allowing students to skip certain courses and giving students academic credits.
2. A reference for employers’ decision-making concerning the recruitment, training and promotion of test takers.
3. A method for Chinese language learners to assess and improve their proficiency in Chinese.
4. A method for Chinese language training institutions to evaluate training results.
V. Results Certificate
Test takers will receive the results for the new HSK issued by Hanban within three weeks after the test.
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