HSK Speaking Test (Advanced Level)

HSK Speaking Test (Advanced Level) Introduction

The HSK Speaking Test (Advanced Level) assesses the test takers' ability to express themselves orally in Chinese (Mandarin). It is the counterpart of the Level V of the Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages and the C Level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEF). Test takers who are able to pass the HSK Speaking Test (Advanced Level) can understand spoken Chinese and fluently express their ideas in Chinese.

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HSK Speaking Test Outline

Test Target

The HSK Speaking Test (Advanced Level) is intended for the students who have studied Chinese 2-3 class hours per week for more than 2 academic years. These students have mastered about 3,000 common words.

Test Content

The HSK Speaking Test (Advanced Level) is comprised of three parts, containing 6 items in total.

Section Number of Items Duration (Min)
Part I Listen and Repeat 3 7
Part II Read Aloud 1 2
Part III Answer the Questions 2 5
Total 6 14

The duration of the test is 24 minutes (including 10 minutes for preparation).

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There are 3 items in Part I. The recording of a passage will be played, and the test taker should repeat the content.

There is 1 item in Part II. There will be a passage on the test paper, and the test taker should read it out aloud.

There are 2 items in Part III. The test taker should answer the two questions on the test paper.

Results Certificate

The maximum score of the HSK Speaking Test (Advanced Level) is 100. A score of 60 or above is considered a passing result.

Max Score Passing Score Your Score
100 60

As a Chinese language certificate for foreign students entry into Chinese colleges, the results of the HSK are valid for two years (beginning from the test date).

Learn more about the HSK Test, please visit Study HSK

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