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 domestic and foreign 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 recent trends in Chinese language training by conducting surveys and making use of the latest findings in international language testing.
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.
HSK Consists of six levels.
HSK (Lv. I)
Test takers who are able to pass the HSK (Lv.I) can understand and use very simple Chinese words and 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 (Lv.2) 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 (Lv.3) 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 (Lv.4) can converse in Chinese on a wide range of topics and are able to communicate fluently with native Chinese speakers.
HSK (Lv. 5)
Test takers who are able to pass the HSK (Lv.5) can read Chinese newspapers and magazines, enjoy Chinese films and plays, and give a full-length speech in Chinese.
HSK (Lv. 6)
Test takers who are able to pass the HSK (Lv.6) can easily comprehend written and spoken information in Chinese and can effectively express themselves in Chinese, both orally and on paper.
* MEIZHI MANDARIN is appointed as HSK (IBT) official Test Center and Registration Office by Han Ban.