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CI Ljubljana HSK Test Center

Starting with the June the 16th 2019, CI Ljubljana HSK center introduced computer based HSK test. This means that the general rules of the exam remain the same, but the novelty is, that the test taker will fill out the test, released online, on the computer, by using keyboard and headphones. Therefore, the utensils, used for the paper based test (2B pencils, rubbers, etc.), are not required anymore.

Check the following links to get the access to the information you need when applying for the HSK exam:


Why HSK test?

What is HSK?

What is HSKK?

When?

How to apply?

General rules of the HSK exam

How to pay?

When to check examination results and where to get the certificate?




Why HSK test?

The HSK is the equivalent of TOEFL and IELTS. It is the worldwide standard examination and grading system for proficiency in Mandarin Chinese.

HSK is the best way to show employers and universities in China that you are good enough to work and study in China, or even to show your employers outside China that demand certain level of your Chinese language proficiency.

Also, HSK is the best way to track your progression through the Chinese language learning. HSK provides you with the most statistically occurring vocabulary. For instance, for the HSK level 1, you learn 150 words, which are the most common words such as the personal pronouns or the numbers.


What is HSK?

HSK (Hanyu Shuiping kaoshi) is the international standardized Chinese proficiency test and is the world's most known and official proof of the knowledge of Chinese language. The test was developed by Hanban (Office of Chinese language council International) assigned by the Chinese Ministry of Education in order to meet the needs of growing number of people learning Chinese worldwide. It was first established in 1984, and carried out in the foreign countries in 1991.

There are different types of tests, beside the HSK, the BTC (Business Chinese test) and the YCT (Youth Chinese test), and the HSKK (Oral Exam of Chinese language). Today there is a new version of the HSK test. The New HSK is an upgraded version of the exam.

The test HSK is done in 6 different levels, which is passed separately. The levels of the HSK exam are independent. So you can choose the level that suits you, without having made all the lower ones.


The structure of the HSK test

HSK Level Number of words Level of Common European Framework of reference See:
HSK level 1 150 A1 http://www.chinesetest.cn/gosign.do?id=1&lid=0#
HSK level 2 300 A2 http://www.chinesetest.cn/gosign.do?id=1&lid=0#
HSK level 3 600 B1 http://www.chinesetest.cn/gosign.do?id=1&lid=0#
HSK level 4 1200 B2 http://www.chinesetest.cn/gosign.do?id=1&lid=0#
HSK level 5 2500 C1 http://www.chinesetest.cn/gosign.do?id=1&lid=0#
HSK level 6 5000 C2 http://www.chinesetest.cn/gosign.do?id=1&lid=0#

HSK Level Requirement Vocabulary CEF Fee Duration of the exam
1 Simple expressions and phrases should be understood and applied. 150 A1 15€ 35 min
2 Everyday situations should be mastered without any problems. 300 A2 15€ 50 min
3 Content of familiar situations in the areas of work, school, leisure, etc. should be managed. 600 B1 25€ 85min
4 Candidates are able to conduct conversations on various topics in Chinese and to communicate spontaneously and fluently. 1200 B2 25€ 100 min
5 Chinese newspapers and magazines can be read, speeches can be held in Chinese. 2500 C1 40€ 122 min
6 Candidates can understand virtually everything they read or hear effortlessly and express themselves spontaneously, very fluently and accurately. over 5000 C2 40€ 135 min

HSK 1

Section Number of Items Duration (min)
I. Listening Part I 5 20 About 15
Part II 5
Part III 5
Part IV 5
II. Reading Part I 5 20 20
Part II 5
Part III 5
Part IV 5
Total / 40 About 35

HSK 2

Section Number of Items Duration (min)
I. Listening Part I 10 35 About 25
Part II 10
Part III 10
Part IV 5
II. Reading Part I 5 25 25
Part II 5
Part III 5
Part IV 10
Total / 60 About 50

HSK 3

Section Number of Items Duration (min)
I. Listening Part I 10 40 Approximately 35
Part II 10
Part III 10
Part IV 10
II. Reading Part I 10 30 35
Part II 10
Part III 10
III. Writing Part I 5 10 15
Part II 5
Total / 80 Approximately 85

HSK 4

Section Number of Items Duration (min)
I. Listening Part I 10 45 Approximately 30
Part II 15
Part III 20
II. Reading Part I 10 40 45
Part II 10
Part III 20
III. Writing Part I 10 15 25
Part II 5
Total / 100 Approximately 100

HSK 5

Section Number of Items Duration (min)
I. Listening Part I 20 45 About 30
Part II 25
II. Reading Part I 15 45 50
Part II 10
Part III 20
III. Writing Part I 8 10 40
Part II 2
Total / 100 About 120

HSK 6

Section Number of Items Duration (min)
I. Listening Part I 15 50 About 35
Part II 15
Part III 20
II. Reading Part I 10 50 55
Part II 10
Part III 10
Part IV 20
III. Writing Prose Writing 1 45
Total / 101 Approximately 135

What is HSKK?

HSK Speaking Test (HSKK) assesses the test takers’ oral Chinese abilities. HSKK consists of three levels: HSKK (Primary level), HSKK (Intermediate level) and HSKK (Advanced level). HSKK is conducted in the form of audio recording. It is separate test from HSK. Student can apply any level they want.


The structure of HSKK test

HSKK (basic level) equivalent to A level in the CEFR, is mainly for those candidates who have studied Chinese language for one to two academic semesters with a frequency of two to three school hours a week, and have mastered a vocabulary of about 200 most frequently used words.

Content Number of items Test time (minutes)
Part 1 Listen and repeat 15 6
Part 2 Listen and answer the questions 10 4
Part 3 Read and answer questions 2 3
In total 27 13

HSKK (intermediate level) equivalent to B level in the CEFR, is mainly for those candidates who have studied Chinese language for one to two academic years with a frequency of two to three school hours a week, and have mastered a vocabulary of about 900 frequently used words.

Content Number of items Test time (minutes)
Part 1 Listen and repeat 10 5
Part 2 Look at the pictures and talk about them 2 4
Part 3 Read and answer questions 2 4
In total 14 13

HSKK (advanced level) equivalent to C level in the CEFR, is mainly for those candidates who have studied Chinese language for more than two academic years with a frequency of two to three school hours a week, and have mastered a vocabulary of about 3000 frequently used words.

Content Number of items Test time (minutes)
Part 1 Listen and repeat 3 8
Part 2 Read an article aloud 1 2
Part 3 Read and answer questions 2 5
In total 6 15

When?

2020 Examination dates

Test date Test type Test level Test starting hour Application deadline
9.2.2020 Online HSK HSK 2, 4, 6 9:00 30.1.2020 (before 5pm)
HSK 1, 3, 5 13:30
14.6.2020 Online HSK HSK 2, 4, 6 9:00 4.6.2020 (before 6pm)
HSK 1, 3, 5 13:30
21.3.2020 Online HSKK HSK primary, intermediate, advanced 16:30 11.3.2020 (before 5pm)

Where?

Examination classrooms (at School of Business and Economics, University of Ljubljana)

P203

P204

P205


How to apply?

You must register with HANBAN on their website.

In order to register for HSK or HSKK exam, you must first create a user account on the abovementioned website, then proceed to apply for specific HSK or HSKK level test. You have to remember the user account and password, because later you will need them to log in the system to check your exam application, download admission ticket and check your exam results.

How to upload photo?

A passport photo in digital form must be uploaded during the registration (all the levels of HSK and HSKK). Be careful to adjust the correct pixels of the photo. If you encounter some problems, when uploading the photo on the Chinese test web page, try to change the photo with less pixels. The maximum density is 100kB.

As for any test required photo, the preparation and use of photo shall be made according to the following requirements:

Requirements of Photo Pattern:

  • Recent bareheaded photo with white background
  • Black-white photo or color photo
  • Showing the front face of test taker clearly
  • Showing the head and the upper part of shoulder of the test taker
  • Format: JPG/GIF/PNG
  • File size: below 100KB

The photo will be shown on the test taker’s test admission ticket and the relevant certificate obtained after the test.


General rules of the HSK exam:

For the exam you need:

  • A valid identity card / passport (with the number you used to register)
  • Printed admission ticket (Please keep the number of your Admission ticket well as it will allow you to check your exam results.)

Analog watches, drinks and medications are allowed during the exam period. Otherwise no aids are allowed.

The validity of an HSK certificate is not limited, but the examination result for admission to a Chinese university is only valid for two years from the date of the examination.


Admission letter

After getting our notice to download your admission ticket, you can print your admission letter directly from the webpage, where you have registered, and bring to the test on the test day.


The procedure of the HSK examination

  1. Test taker should arrive to the CI Ljubljana test point at least 30 minutes before the time of the exam. If the test taker arrives before the listening part starts, he/she may immediately enter the test room to take the exam. If the test taker arrives after the listening part starts, he/she may take the exam when the reading part of the exam begins, and no extension shall be given to make up for the lost time. If the test taker arrives after the reading part starts, his/her qualification of taking the exam will be cancelled.
  2. Before entering the test rooms, test taker will be asked to identify him/herself by showing the identification document, which was provided during his/her registration and the admission ticket. The name, gender, birth date and ID card number on the test admission ticket must be consistent with those on the valid certificate, otherwise the test taker shall be refused to take part in the exam.
  3. Test taker should sit according to afore arranged sitting order (the names will be written on the sitting places).
  4. After entering the test room, test taker should place the test admission ticket and the ID certificate at the top right corner of the table, so as to facilitate the examiner and proctor to conduct inspection at any time. In general, the test takers should not leave the test room midway. For special reasons that the test taker has to leave the test room midway, he/she should ask for permission from the examiner in charge of the exam. Before leaving the test room, the test taker shall submit his/her test admission ticket to the examiner, and show the ID certificate when he/she returns to the test room.
  5. The chief examiner will begin the test by reading out loud the main regulations of the test.
  6. Test takers log in the online test system by inputting their admission ticket number and password.
  7. Test takers adjust the volume of the headphone.
  8. Test begins with the listening part.
  9. If the test taker does not take the test on the test date for reasons not caused by the test sponsor, the consequences should be assumed by the test taker, and Chinese Testing International is not responsible for arranging a re-test for the test taker. The test fee shall not be refunded.
  10. In the process of the test, if any test taker conducts cheating acts such as hire of a proxy to take the exam, plagiary, notes smuggled into the test room, peep of relevant materials etc., the chief examiner has the right to forbid the test taker to continue the test, or makes a record on the exam report; and Chinese Testing International has the right to cancel the test taker’s test result and reserves the right to forbid him/her to take all tests conducted by the Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters.

How to pay?

Please transfer the examination fee to our account and send the proof of payment to our email ciljubljana@ef.uni-lj.si before the registration deadline. If there is no evidence of a money transfer before the registration deadline, your registration is unfortunately invalid and you can’t take part in the examination. The registration can’t be cancelled after the payment and the payment is non-refundable. After the registration and the payment of the test fee, we shall send you the further information on your e-mail.


Account information:


UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI

EKONOMSKA FAKULTETA

KONFUCIJEV INŠTITUT LJUBLJANA

Kardeljeva ploščad 17

1000 Ljubljana


IBAN: SI56 01100 – 6030708574

ID for DDV: SI28186745


Transaction purpose: name of the examinee + HSK level


Prices:

Levels Fees (EUR)
HSK level 1 15
HSK level 2 15
HSK level 3 25
HSK level 4 25
HSK level 5 40
HSK level 6 40
HSKK Basic 20
HSKK Intermediate 20
HSKK Advanced 20

When to check examination results?

The results of the online HSK tests will be known approx. two weeks after exam. The results of HSKK test will be known approx. one month after the exam

Test date Test type Result release date
9.2.2020 Online HSK 24.2.2020
14.6.2020 Online HSK 29.6.2020
21.3.2020 Online HSKK 21.4.2020

Results can be checked individually at the website http://www.chinesetest.cn/ with the admission ticket number and password.


Required pass score

Test Full score Pass score
HSK 1 200 120
HSK 2 200 120
HSK 3 300 180
HSK 4 300 180
HSK 5 300 180
HSK 6 300 180
HSKK (basic level) 100 60
HSKK (intermediate level) 100 60
HSKK (advanced level) 100 60

How to get the official certificates?

You will be able to pick up the certificates at CI Ljubljana. Our HSK center can also send the certificates via international fast mail (on your request) at the expenses of the test taker. You can also bring us the envelope with your name, address and valid stamp which can reach to you.


For more information

ciljubljana@ef.uni-lj.si

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