HSK ( Han yu Shui ping Kao shi ) is a series of internationally recognized Chinese Proficiency Tests conducted by Hanban , also known as the Confucius Institute, an organization affiliated with the Ministry of Education, China. These tests are specially designed to test and rate the Chinese language proficiency of non-native Chinese language learners.
There are several HSK centres all over the world including in India, and the tests are held several times a year for the convenience of students. There is an easy online registration process available where one can choose a convenient date and test centre.
YRCA is happy to announce that it has been approved by the Chinese Language Centre, VIT to be an Authorised HSK Test Centre starting from 2017.
HSK Tests’ Details:
There are 6 levels of HSK written tests. HSK Level 1 and Level 2 require knowledge of Conversational Chinese and the PINYIN system of romanisation to represent Chinese words. HSK Levels 3, 4, 5 and 6 require the ability to read and write Chinese characters also.
How are HSK Tests useful?
- For admission into higher education institutions in China, an HSK certification will add value to a student’s resume and give them an edge in the selection process.
- HSK certification increases the employability of a person. There is a lot of collaboration between Indian and China today in the business world, which in turn has created a demand for people who are HSK-certified.
- HSK tests are also a useful tool for a Chinese learner to assess his own Chinese language skills and motivate him to improve on them further.