Comparison of New and Old HSK Test


New and Old HSK Test Vocabulary
Old HSK Test
Basic Elementary-Intermediate Advanced
3000 words 5000 words 8000 words
New HSK Test
Level 4 Level 5 Level 6
1200 words 2500 words 5000 words

New HSK 5 vs Old HSK 5
  Old HSK New HSK Remark
Vocabulary 5000 2500 50% less
Test Content Listening
Grammar
Reading
Comprehension
Listening
Reading
Writing
- Remove Grammer
- Comprehension included in reading
- Add Writing
Items 170 100 40% less
Total 400 300 100 less
Writing 16 questions
16 points
10 questions
100 points
Writing proportion increase almost 6 times

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