In 2010, China introduced the new HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi), an international standard for the Chinese language proficiency of people whose native language is not Chinese. The initial levels of the tests (basic, junior and senior) has been changed to A1/A2, B1/B2 and C1/C2, a total of six levels, based on the skill system of European languages​​.

The new HSK consists of two separate parts: a written and an oral test. The written exam consists of six levels of HSK HSK level 1 to level 6, while the oral exam is divided into three levels of HSK basic, HSK progressed to HSK advanced. The examination of the candidates shall be recorded.

The new HSK test is aimed at non-Chinese candidates in their knowledge of Chinese in their daily life, study and work.

for more info see: http://www.confuciusgroningen.nl/nl/p/taal/hsk/


Overview examination levels

written exam

     Words  

  EU level  

 oral exam

HSK (level 6)

    5000 +

C2

HSK- geavanceerd 

HSK (level 5)

 2500

C1

HSK (level 4)

 1200

B2

HSK- gevorderd 

HSK (level 3)

 600

 B1 

HSK (level 2)

 300

A2

HSK- basis

HSK (level 1)

   150  

A1

Dates HSK examinations:  http://www.confuciusgroningen.nl/nl/p/taal/hsk/

HSK learning resources: http://www.confuciusinstitute.manchester.ac.uk/hsk/hsk-learning-resources/