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The Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide is an authorised Chinese Test Centre for the Chinese Proficiency Test.

Find out more about both the written and oral tests.

Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) - the Chinese Proficiency Test

Originally developed by the then Beijing Language Institute (Beijing Yuyan Xueyuan) in the early 1980s, the HSK has been developed by Chinese authorities to assess the capabilities of non-native Chinese language learners.

Hanyu Shuiping Kouyu Kaoshi (HSKK) - HSK Speaking Test

HSKK is a standardised oral test that aims to test Chinese as second speakers' ability in spoken Chinese. It is the oral test of HSK.

The results of HSK and HSKK testing can be used to decide an applicant’s entry to Chinese tertiary institutions or help demonstrate Chinese proficiency to potential employers. HSK and HSKK are also a prerequisite when applying for Confucius Institue scholarship to study in China.

Test Details

  • Taking HSK and HSKK in Adelaide

    2020 HSK and HSKK Test Dates

    We will run HSK tests in the morning and HSKK tests in the afternoon on these four dates. All HSK tests are paper based test.

    Date Venue Time Registration
    Saturday, March 21st, 2020 The University of Adelaide TBC Registration open till February 23rd
    Saturday, May 9th, 2020 The University of Adelaide TBC Registration open till April 12th
    Sunday, July 12th, 2020 The University of Adelaide TBC Registration open till June 15th
    Sunday, December 6th, 2020 The University of Adelaide TBC Registration open till November 9th
  • HSK Structure and Scores

    The table below gives an overview of different HSK levels.

    HSK Level Vocabulary Listening Reading Writing

    Test Duration (Mins)

    Passing Score



    20 questions / 15 min

    20 questions / 17 min



    120 out of 200



    35 questions / 25 min

    25 questions / 22 min



    120 out of 200



    40 questions / 35 min

    30 questions / 30 min

    10 questions / 15 min


    180 out of 300



    45 questions / 30 min

    40 questions / 40 min

    15 questions / 25 min


    180 out of 300



    45 questions / 30min

    45questions / 45min

    10questions / 40min


    180 out of 300


    over 5000

    50 questions / 35 min

    50 questions / 50min

    1 question / 45 min


    180 out of 300

    HSK- Level 1

    Designed for learners who can understand and use some simple Chinese characters and sentences to communicate, and prepares them for continuing their Chinese studies.

    HSK- Level 2

    Designed for elementary learners who can use Chinese in a simple and direct manner, applying it in a basic fashion in their daily lives.

    HSK- Level 3

    Designed for elementary-intermediate learners who can use Chinese to serve the demands of their personal lives, studies and work, and are capable of completing most of the communicative tasks they experience during their Chinese tour.

    HSK- Level 4

    Designed for intermediate learners who can discuss a relatively wide range of topics in Chinese and are capable of communicating with Chinese speakers at a high standard.

    HSK- Level 5

    Designed for learners who can read Chinese newspapers and magazines, watch Chinese films and are capable of writing and delivering a lengthy speech in Chinese.

    HSK- Level 6

    Designed for learners who can easily understand any information communicated in Chinese and are capable of smoothly expressing themselves in written or oral form.

  • HSKK Structure and Scores

    The table below gives an overview of three different HSKK levels.

    HSKK Level Vocabulary Listen & Repeat Listen & Reply Answer the questions

    Test Duration (Mins)



    15 sentences / 4min

    10 questions / 3min

    2 questions/3min




    10 sentences / 3min

    2 questions / 4min

    2 questions / 4min




    3 sentences / 7min

    1 question / 2min

    2 questions / 5min


    The maximum score of HSKK on each three level is 100. A score of 60 or above is considered a passing result.

    All exam papers and oral recordings will be sent to Test Centre in China within two days after the test is taken.

    Your test results can be checked online within three or four weeks, certificates will be sent to The Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide soon after. HSK and HSKK certificates are valid for two years.

  • Registration

    For registration, please complete the HSK/HSKK Registration Form.

  • Fees and Payment

    All HSK and HSKK payments can only be done online through the online shopAll fees are not refundable.        
    Key in HSK or HSKK in the search engine and add it into your cart. Select HSK/HSKK level and proceed to Check Out then follow the prompts.

    HSK Level Fee (GST incl.) HSKK Level Fee (GST incl.)
    HSK Level 1 $35 Beginner $35
    HSK Level 2 $35
    HSK Level 3 $55 Intermediate $55
    HSK Level 4 $55
    HSK Level 5 $75 Advanced $75
    HSK Level 6 $75
  • Sample Test Online

    An online sample test is available.
    You can also visit the HSK website for general information.

    More Information

    For more information about HSK/HSKK 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

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Telephone: +61 8 8313 4798

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