Youth Chinese Test Registration

The Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide is the only authorised Testing Centre in South Australia for the Youth Chinese Test (YCT).

The new YCT test was launched by Hanban in an effort to encourage foreign young students to learn Chinese and improve their Chinese language proficiency.

As part of this effort, since 2004 Hanban has organized experts from different disciplines such as Chinese language teaching, linguistics, psychology and educational measurement to work on the program, conducting surveys in order to understand the latest trends in overseas Chinese language teaching and learning.

  • Test structure

    The new YCT is an international standardized test of Chinese language proficiency. It assesses young foreign students' abilities to use Chinese in their daily and academic lives.

    The new YCT consists of a writing test and a speaking test, which are independent of each other. The writing test is divided into four levels, namely, the YCT (level I), YCT (level II), YCT (level III), and YCT (level IV).

    The speaking test is divided into the YCT (Beginner Level) and YCT (Intermediate Level).

    Writing Test
    YCT (Level IV) Test takers who are able to pass the YCT (Level IV) can communicate in Chinese at a basic level in their daily, academic and professional lives. When travelling in China, they can manage most forms of communication in Chinese.
    YCT (Level III) Test takers who are able to pass the YCT (Level III), having reached an excellent level in basic Chinese, can communicate on familiar daily topics in a simple manner.
    YCT (Level II) Test takers who are able to pass the YCT (Level II) can understand and use some simple Chinese phrases and sentences and cope with basic level communications.
    YCT (Level I) Test takers who are able to pass the YCT (Level I) can understand and use some of the most common Chinese phrases and sentences and possess the ability to further their Chinese language studies.
  • Registration

    For registration, please complete the YCT Registration Form.

    We will run one YCT test at the Confucius Institute in 2020.

    2020 Test Information
    Date Venue Time Registration
    Sunday, November 15th The University of Adelaide   TBC    Open until October 19th  
  • Fee and payment

    YCT payment can only be done online through the online shop. All fees are not refundable.

    YCT Vocabulary Registration Fee (incl. GST)
    YCT-Level 1 80 $20
    YCT-Level 2 150 $20
    YCT-Level 3 300 $20
    YCT-Level 4 600 $30
  • More information

    For more information about YCT please contact:

    Ms Emily Lee
    The Confucius Institute
    Level 4 Wills Building, The University of Adelaide
    Phone: +61 8 8313 4798     Fax: +61 8 8313 0005