Chinese Proficiency Test


YCT, HSK,HSKK居家网考的考试日期是2022年6月25日(星期六),具体考试时间如下:

YCT口语初级/中级 11:00-11:20
HSK1 13:30-14:15
HSK2  9:00-9:55
HSK3  13:30-15:00
HSK4  9:00-10:45
HSK5  13:30-15:35
HSK6  9:00-11:20
HSKK口语初级 15:40-16:00
HSKK口语中级 11:25-11:50
HSKK口语高级 16:30-16:55
报名截止日期:2022年06月01日 。

2022年居家网考考试费/Test Fee:

1. 只考HSK1或HSK2笔试,不参加口试的考生:

For candidates who take HSK1 or HSK2 written tests only, do NOT take speaking tests
HSK1 - 33磅/pounds
HSK2 - 46磅/pounds

2. 同时参加HSK1或HSK2笔试和口试的学生:

For candidates who take both HSK(1-2) written tests and speaking tests
HSK1 + HSKK Basic - 50镑/pounds
HSK2 + HSKK Basic - 60镑/pounds

3. 报考HSK3,HSK4,HSK5或HSK6的考生需同时参加HSK笔试和相应口试考试:

HSK(3-6) candidates need to take both written test and speaking test      
HSK3 + HSKK Basic – 70镑/pounds
HSK4 + HSKK Intermedia – 90镑/pounds
HSK5 + HSKK Advanced – 110镑/pounds
HSK6 + HSKK Advanced  – 120镑/pounds
Please submit one passport size photo, taken within 3-6 months before the test(for HSK3-6 candidates only, YCT candidates and HSK1-2 are not required to submit a photo)

4. YCT(1-4级)考试费:

YCT1 - 20镑/pounds
YCT2 - 26镑/pounds
YCT3 - 39镑/pounds
YCT4 - 46镑/pounds


Payments to be made to:
Reading Chinese School
Bank: Lloyds Bank
Sort Code: 30-96-96
Account Number: 01402495

雷丁中文学校学生请在汇款备注栏填:班级+考生姓名+考试类别, 非雷丁中文学校考生请在汇款备注栏填:考生姓名+考试类别/ Reference备注: Please use "class name" + "student name" + "test module", for non-Reading Chinese School students, please use "student name" + "test module". 

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Youth Chinese Test (YCT) | 中小学生汉语考试

YCT consists of two independent parts: written test and oral test.

The written test is made up of four levels from YCT Level 1 to Level 4.

YCT Level 1: for children who have mastered a vocabulary of about 80. Passed examinees can understand and use very basic Chinese words and sentences, and able to study further Chinese.

YCT Level 2: for children who have mastered a vocabulary of about 150. Passed examinees can understand and use very basic Chinese words and sentences, capable of very basic communication needs.

YCT Level 3: for children who have mastered a vocabulary of about 300. Passed examinees can produce simple and direct communication of their familiar day to day topic, reach the primary merit level of Chinese.

YCT Level 4: for children who have mastered a vocabulary of about 600 and above. Passed examinees can carry out basic communication tasks of life, study and work. They can answer most communication tasks during a travel in China.

The oral test includes YCT-Speaking (Basic) and YCT-Speaking (Intermediate).

An Introduction to the New YCT (in English)


HSK Chinese proficiency test | 汉语水平考试

The New HSK comprises six levels from HSK-Level 1 to HSK-Level 6: 

  • HSK-Level 1: Test takers who reach HSK-Level 1 can understand and use simple words and sentences to fulfill specific communication needs and have a foundation for the further study of Chinese. 
  • HSK-Level 2: Test takers who reach HSK-Level 2 can communicate simply and directly on daily topics they are familiar with. Level 2 have reached the advanced stage of beginner level.
  • HSK-Level 3: Test takes who reach HSK-Level 3 can complete basic communication tasks in daily life, study and work. If travelling in China, Level 3 can handle most communication tasks they encounter.
  • HSK-Level 4: Test takers who reach HSK-Level 4 can discuss a relatively wide range of topics in Chinese and are able to communcate with native speaker.
  • HSK-Level 5: Test takers who reach HSK-Level 5 can read Chinese newspapers and magazines, appreciate Chinese films and television, and are able to write and deliver a full speech.
  • HSK-Level 6: Test takers who reach HSK-Level 6 can easily understand what they read and listen, and express themselves fluently in written and oral Chinese.

HSK test information

The table shows the level of vocabulary expected, test duration and score:

Test syllabus, sample papers and online practice | 网上资源

Test Syllabus and Sample test papers (考试大纲及真题) at

Online practice 网上模拟考试 at

Some good resources for exam prep: