HSK Testing

HSK is a standardized international Chinese language proficiency test for non-native Chinese speakers for the purposes of academic pursuit, daily and working environment Chinese application. This page provides detailed information about the different testing levels, registration, fees, and available dates.


Test Levels

The written test is comprised of six levels from HSK-Level 1 to HSK-Level 6. Please click the links below to understand HSK in details.


Registration

Below you will find the registration form to take the HSK Chinese Language Proficiency Test. Complete the form and return it to

Confucius Institute C/O Zhenyu Li
Kennesaw State University
Town Point Building
Ste. 1900, MD 9113
3391 Town Point Road
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Click Here to Download the Registration Form

 


Testing Fees

  • Testing Level
    Fee
  • Level 1
    $30
  • Level 2
    $40
  • Level 3
    $50
  • Level 4
    $60
  • Level 5
    $70
  • Level 6
    $80

* All fees include a $10 registration fee.


Testing Dates

The following are the upcoming HSK testing dates.

  • Test Date
    Registration Deadline
  • 10-15-2017 (Sunday)
    09-15-2017
  • 12-03-2017 (Sunday)
    11-03-2017
  • 10-16-2016 (Sunday)
    09-16-2016
  • 12-04-2016 (Sunday)
    11-04-2016

The following are the upcoming HSKK testing dates.

  • Test Date
    Registration Deadline
  • 10-15-2017 (Sunday) 
    09-15-2017
  • 03-20-2016(Sunday)
    02-20-2016

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) or the Chinese Proficiency Test is a standardized examination for evaluating one’s proficiency in modern Chinese language. HSK is specifically designed for foreigners, overseas Chinese and students from Chinese national minorities.

  • All HSK tests are designed by the HSK Center of Beijing, Language and Culture University located in Beijing, China. The Center’s entire work, from making tests to issuing certificates, is supervised by the National Commission of Chinese Proficiency Test under the Ministry of Education of China. All HSK certificates are issued by the National Commission of Chinese Proficiency Test, which is under the Ministry of Education of China.

  • After a test is given, the answer sheets will be sealed and taken back to Beijing immediately to be graded by the HSK Headquarters. Chinese Proficiency Testing Center at Kennesaw State University will not be responsible for grading any examinations.
  • The application is open to all interested people, without discrimination according to age, race, nationality, or religion.
  • Students with questions about credits or waivers should consult the academic advisors of their respective schools. The Chinese Proficiency Testing Center does NOT handle the distribution of credits or any other academic policies.
  • 30 days after the end of the test, you can visit the HSK test service website, www.chinesetest.cn to retrieve your score. -Input the unique number given on your Test Admit Card and your name as it is shown on the Test Admit Card in the "Score" field on the home page, and then you can view your test score. Please note that the information you input must match that on the Test Admin Card.
  • 45 days after the end of the test, the test score report will be mailed to your testing centre. Please bring your Test Admit Card to receive it there.
  • You can log into the HSK test service website, www.chinesetest.cn, and apply for additional HSK test score reports on the "Personal Center" page and pay a certain fee online, then Chinese Testing International (CTI) will send you the test score reports to your designated address.
  • Your HSK certificate expires after 2 years.
  • Yes. If your test score does not meet the passing grade, you can take the same category test again at any HSK test site worldwide. There is no waiting period and no limit of how many times you can take the test. You must reapply in order to re-take the test.
  • You may copy the certificate and send it to your school and we will send a letter of recommendation regarding the fulfillment or waiver of certain academic requirements to your school per your request.
  • Your HSK certificate(s) can serve the following purposes:

    • To certify that you have obtained the required Chinese proficiency to enter a college or university in China as an undergraduate or graduate student.

    • To certify that you have obtained the required Chinese proficiency and thus be exempt from taking certain Chinese language courses at your institution in the United States depending upon their regulations.

    • Can be used as a reference when you apply for a job position that requires a certain level of Chinese language competency.

    • To test your Chinese proficiency if you are learning the language.
  • The Chinese Proficiency Testing Center at Kennesaw State University was set up in May 2003 and the first test was administered on November 1, 2003.

 


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