Skip to content
Youth Chinese Test logo

Youth Chinese Test

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.


For registration, please complete the YCT Registration Form.

We will run one YCT test at the Confucius Institute in 2019.

2018 Test Information
Date Venue Time Registration
Sunday, November 17th The University of Adelaide   TBC    Open until October 21st  

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

Confucius Institute
Level 4 Kenneth Wills Building



Telephone: +61 8 8313 4798

Find Us Online

Confucius Institute Blog   Confucius Institute on Twitter   Confucius Institute on YouTube