What is the Test Structure?
HSK consists of six levels, namely the HSK (level I), HSK (level II), HSK (level III), HSK (level IV), HSK (level V), and HSK (level VI).
The levels of the new HSK correspond to the levels of the Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages (CLPS) and the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF) as follows:
HSK Level I
Test takers who are able to pass the HSK (Level I) can understand and use very simple Chinese words and phrases, meet the basic needs for communication and possess the ability to further their Chinese language studies.
HSK Level II
Test takers who are able to pass the HSK (Level II) have an excellent grasp of basic Chinese and is able to communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
HSK Level III
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.
HSK Level IV
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.
HSK Level V
Test takers who are able to pass the HSK (Level V) can read Chinese newspapers and magazines, enjoy and understand Chinese films and plays, and give a full-length speech in Chinese.
HSK Level VI
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.