HSK tests

The HSK test is an international standardized exam that tests and rates non-native Chinese speakers' language proficiency. The HSK test consists of two independent parts, a writing test and a speaking test.

Confucius Institute at the University of Helsinki organizes the HSK Chinese proficiency tests once a semester. You can also take the test at the University of Jyväskylä.

The HSK Writing Test is divided into six different levels: Levels 1-6

The HSK Speaking Test is divided into three levels: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

The registration for the HSK writing and speaking tests takes place separately.

For more information on the test structure and levels, please see the HSK information on the chinese test website.

Confucius Institute organizes the HSK Writing Test and HSKK Speaking Test twice a year.
The tests are held at university classrooms. The Speaking test is held at the Language Lab A115 in Metsätalo (Unioninkatu 40 ). Currently you can take only paper-based test at the institute.

Test days in 2020

Autumn
HSK Writing Test:  Sat 17 October 2020 (register by 20 September 2020) Registration is open to all levels
HSKK Spoken Test: Mon 19 October 2020 (register by 20 September 2020) Registration is open to all levels

HSK test on Sat 17 October 2020

LEVEL TIME REGISTRATION VENUE
Level 2 9:15-10:10 9:00 Porthania, Yliopistonkatu 3, 617
Level 4 9:15-11:00 9:00 Porthania, Yliopistonkatu 3, 722
Level 6 9:15-11:35 9:00 Porthania, Yliopistonkatu 3, 728
Level 1 11:30-12:25 11:15 Porthania, Yliopistonkatu 3,722
Level 3 10:40-12:10 10:25 Porthania, Yliopistonkatu 3, 617
Level 5 9:15-11:20 9:00 Porthania, Yliopistonkatu 3, 672

HSKK test schedule on Mon 19 October 2020

LEVEL TIME REGISTRATION VENUE
Beginner 10:15-10:32 10:00 Unioninkatu 40, A113 language lab
Intermediate 11:00-11:21 10:45 Unioninkatu 40, A113 language lab
Advanced -    

 

1. Log onto the website
www.chinesetest.cn 

2. Sign up
Provide necessary personal information including e-mail address, nationality, mother tongue and date of birth

3. Test registration
Selecting test format, test center and date (Note:there might be a 1-2 days difference on the test date on Chinesetest website and CI website, the actual test dates are on CI website), completing your personal information, uploading a photo and  confirming registration information.
For the test center Confucius Institute at the University of Helsinki choose paper-based test. 
For double check, after completing the online registration send e-mail to mariliina.rasanen@helsinki.fi telling your name the test level you have registered in.

4. Pay the test fees
You must pay the test fee at least 27 days before the test date. Test fee must be paid on time to Confucius Institute bank account otherwise the registration will not be confirmed. After paying the test fee, send a copy of the payment receipt to mariliina.rasanen(at)helsinki.fi.

5. Test registration confirmation
After completing registration and paying test fee, test takers who has provided valid email address can check their inbox for the confirmation message 10 days before the test date. If test taker has not received a confirmation message, he/she should consult with the test center.

6. Print Test Admission Ticket
Log on the Chinese Testing Service Website to print the Admission Ticket. Test takers go to take the test on the test date with his Test Admission Ticket and ID Certificate. If you have any problems with printing the Admission Ticket, contact the test center in advance.

For test registrations and any questions concerning the HSK test, please contact:
Mariliina Räsänen, mariliina.rasanen(at)helsinki.fi, 02941 22868
Zhao Xiufen, xiufen.zhao(at)helsinki.fi, 0294122872

If you are unsure which HSK test level is suitable for you, the Chinese language teachers at Confucius Institute will be happy to provide assistance.

HSK and HSKK test fees
HSK writing test Price HSKK spoken test Price
Level 1 20€ Beginner level 20€
Level 2 30€    
Level 3 40€ Intermediate level 30€
Level 4 50€    
Level 5 60€ Advanced level 45€
Level 6 65€    

 

You must pay the test fee at least 27 days before the test date. Test fee must be paid on time to Confucius Institute bank account otherwise the registration will not be confirmed. After paying the test fee, send a copy of the payment receipt to mariliina.rasanen(at)helsinki.fi.

If the test taker has not paid the test fee by the deadline, his/her test registration will be automatically cancelled.

If the test taker has paid the test fee, cancelation should be accoplished in accordance with regulations prescribed by Chinese Testing International.

  1.  Before the deadline for test registration: cancelation can be made online of by contacting test centers; the test taker is eligible for a full refund.
  2. After the deadline for test registration up until 10 days before the test date (including the 10th day): cancelation can be made online or by contacting test centers; the test taker is eligible for a 50% refund.
  3. Less than 10 days before the test (excluding the 10th day): no cancelation can be made and no refund will be provided.

On the official HSK website you can find lots of information on the HSK test, including sample tests for practicing.
www.chinesetest.cn
Sample HSK tests
Check your HSK test score 

HSK practice materials for both the HSK Writing Test and HSK Speaking Test are also available for short term loan at the Confucius Institute library.