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
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…
“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|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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
- 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
- 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 exams.read more
- 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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