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Take your HSK Exam in Beijing with LTL

HSK Exam Dates

LTL is a registered HSK testing center and we offer monthly exam dates for HSK level 1 through to HSK level 6.

The HSK (Hànyǔ Shuǐpíng Kǎoshì) is an internationally recognized, standardized exam that tests the levels of Chinese language proficiency in foreigners.

Time and Dates of the HSK Exam 2017

HSK Test dates Application deadlines Written results date Computer results date
Paper test* Computer test
14th of Jan Saturday 18th of Dec 2016 4th of Jan 21st of Feb 6th of Feb
12th of Feb Sunday 16th of Jan 2nd of Feb 12th of Mar 27th of Feb
19th of Mar Sunday 20th of Feb 9th of Mar 19th of Apr 3rd of Apr
22nd of Apr Saturday 26th of Mar 12th of Apr 22nd of May 8th of May
20th of May Saturday 23rd of Apr 10th of May 20th of Jun 5th of Jun
11th of Jun Sunday 15th of May 1st of Jun 11th of Jul 26th of Jun
15th of Jul Saturday 18th of Jun 5th of Jul 15th of Aug 31st of Jul
12th of Aug Saturday 16th of Jul 2nd if Aug 12th of Sep 28th of Aug
17th of Sep Sunday 21st of Aug 7th of Sep 17th of Oct 2nd of Oct
15th of Oct Sunday 18th of Sep 5th of Oct 15th of Nov 30th of Oct
11th of Nov Saturday 15th of Oct 1st of Nov 11th of Dec 27th of Nov
13th of Dec Sunday 6th of Nov 23rd of Nov 3rd of Jan 2018 18th of Dec

The times of the exam vary depending on the level that you are taking.

Levels 1, 3, 5 = Exam begins at 1.30pm

Levels 2, 4, 6 = Exam begins at 9am

Our Location

All HSK exams take place across the street from LTL Mandarin school at the Capital University of Economics and Business.

Address in English: Capital University of Economics and Business, Building 1, No 2 Jintaili, Hongmiao, Beijing
Address in Chinese: 北京市朝阳区朝阳门外金台里2号首都经济贸易大学(红庙校区)1号楼

Payments can be made in person at LTL Mandarin School in Beijing

Address in English: #2910, Building C, Sunshine 100, Guanghualu 2, Beijing.
Address in Chinese: 北京市朝阳区光华路2号C座2910

Why take your HSK Exam at LTL?

  • Because it is easy. We help you to through the payment and sign up process.
  • We provide top tips on how to do well on your HSK exam.
  • LTL offers additional HSK preparation weekend courses and preparation kits.
  • LTL mandarin school is centrally located in Beijing’s CBD, close to Dawanglu subway station.
  • We don’t charge any registration fee for your test! The exam fee is all that you pay.
  • Not sure what level you’re at? Sign up for the LTL Double HSK Combo. Take two different HSK level tests in one day and receive a 10% discount on the fee.

If you have any questions, free to call us on +86 10 5100 1269 during our office hours (Mon – Fri 09:00 to 18:00)

What our students say…

testimonial from former LTL Mandarin student Karishma“When I first arrived, the thought of sitting HSK exams seemed incredibly daunting. I was a beginner and wasn’t aware of the pace at which I’d pick up the language during my time here. I was lucky to have teachers who encouraged me, pushed me and helped me to reach my full potential here. Sofia and Amy gave me the best preparation I could get – so much so that when I came to sit the exam, I felt relaxed and ready to take it. The exam experience itself was smooth and unproblematic.”

Karishma, UK. (12 weeks LTL small group class and HSK exam)

HSK Info & Levels

Our HSK Infographic below tells you everything you need to know in a single graphic. For further information, read on about the HSK Exam.

HSK Levels explained

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:

New HSK Vocabulary (Words) CLPS CEF
HSK Level I 150 Level I A1
HSK Level II 300 Level II A2
HSK Level III 600 Level III B1
HSK Level IV 1200 Level IV B2
HSK Level V 2500 Level V C1
HSK Level VI Over 5,000 C2

Level 1
Test takers who are able to pass the HSK (Level 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.

Level 2
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.

Level 3
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.

Level 4
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.

Level 5
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.

Level 6
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.

How the HSK exam works for different levels: duration and sections.

HSK Level Duration Section
HSK Level I 40 minutes Listening and reading
HSK Level II 55 minutes Listening and reading
HSK Level III 90 minutes Listening, reading and writing
HSK Level IV 105 minutes Listening, reading and writing
HSK Level V 125 minutes Listening, reading and writing
HSK Level VI 140 minutes Listening, reading and writing


HSK Infographic

HSK Exam Prices

The fee for taking the HSK exam with LTL is listed below. We do not charge any registration fees.

HSK Level Price (CNY)
HSK Level I 150
HSK Level II 250
HSK Level III 350
HSK Level IV 450
HSK Level V 550
HSK Level VI 650

The HSK Double Combo

Not sure exactly what level you are at? Why not sign up to do two different HSK  levels in one day. You will take the first exam at 9am and the second at 1.30pm. Doing the HSK Double Combo will give you a better chance at receiving a qualification. When you sign up for the HSK Double Combo you receive a 10% discount on the cost of the two exams added together.

The prices after the discount are as follows:

HSK Levels Price (CNY)
HSK Level I and II 360
HSK Level II and III 540
HSK Level III and IV 720
HSK Level IV and V 900
HSK Level V and VI 1,080

How to pay

Full payment is needed in order to complete registration and confirm your place. It can be made in cash at LTL Mandarin School or by bank transfer.

If you would like to register for the HSK exam, please fill out the form here.

HSK Preparation Extras

HSK Exam preparation course at LTL Mandarin SchoolHSK Preparation Weekend

  • 1-on-1 teaching
  • 6 hours of classes over 2 days
  • HSK specific curriculum
  • Great test preparation

The LTL HSK preparation weekend is the perfect way to get ready for your HSK exam. The preparation weekend consists of 3 hours of class on a Saturday followed by 3 hours of class on a Sunday. It’s the great opportunity to ask your teacher any questions you have regarding the HSK vocabulary and the test itself. Teaching will be specific to your level and your needs. read more


HSK Preparation kit from LTL Mandarin

HSK Preparation Kit

  • Includes mock tests and analysis
  • Five full sets of past papers
  • Sign up support and results pick-up
  • HSK test CD specific for your level

Like any exam, passing the HSK is not just about learning Mandarin, but about learning the specific vocabulary and grammar that will be tested, as well as understanding the exam structure, required time management and exam preparation. With the LTL HSK examination kit we will guide you through the process with past papers and mock more


HSK Chinese course at LTL Mandarin SchoolLong-term HSK Classes

  • Taught by certified HSK examiners and experienced HSK teachers
  • Long term 1-on-1 HSK preperation
  • Can be combined with general Chinese courses, homestays, and the Two City Combo
  • Monthly HSK exams in Beijing

Get to the next HSK level with our special HSK exam programs. Taught by certified HSK examiners and experienced HSK teachers, your HSK course is indvidually designed for you, to work on your weaknesses, improve your strengths and get you to that next HSK level as fast as possible. read more


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