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HSK is an international standardized exam that tests and rates Chinese language proficiency. It assesses non-native Chinese speakers’ abilities in using the Chinese language in their daily, academic and professional lives.The test has 6 levels from beginning level 1 to advanced level 6. Other relative tests like HSKK (汉语水平口语考试), Business Chinese Test (BCT)and Youth Chinese Test (YCT) are also available to register according to individual demand.

January 2017, Nottingham Confucius Institute China Ningbo Branch was successfully been authorized as one of the HSK test sites. It has been given the permission to administer HSK,both computer-based and paper-based exam,as well as the exam for HSKK (汉语水平口语考试), Business Chinese Test (BCT)and Youth Chinese Test (YCT). You are welcome to register for the exam, professional HSK training courses, and make use of referential information provided by us.

1. HSK Test date (2019)
12/1/2019 24/2/2019 23/3/2019 14/4/2019
11/5/2019 29/6/2019 21/7/2019 17/8/2019
22/9/2019 13/10/2019  16/11/2019 1/12/2019


* We also offer HSKK once a year, please email us for further information.


2. How to register

Click to check the test date and register for the exam. You need to follow the steps below:

  • Log in or register as a new user
  • Choose test site
  • Fill out personal information
  • Upload photo
  • Submit and pay
  • Confirm registration


3. Useful resources


4. Frequently asked questions

What are the fees for different levels of tests?















When and how can I get my test result?
The result of paper-based test will be released on the offical Chinesetest website one month after your exam; and two weeks time needed for the computer-based exam.


When and where can I collect my certificate?
The certificate( score report) will be sent to the test center after about 45 days after the test date , please collect it at the test center by showing your Admission Ticket and valid identification document.


I have studied Mandarin Chinese, but have never taken any courses with the Confucius Institute. Can I still sit the HSK exams?

Yes,you can. You don’t have to be a Confucius Institute student to take the HSK
exam with us.


I am on the Level 2 Mandarin course. I haven’t attended any HSK exams before. Can I register for an HSK Level 2 exam, or do I have to start from Level 1?

You can start with whichever level of test that would suit you. There are plenty of
past and mock exam papers available on the HSK website:
( We would advise you to do a few sets of papers before
deciding on the appropriate level of test you should be taking.


I am currently doing the Level 3 Mandarin course. Which level of HSK exam should I choose?

We would recommend that students studying the level 3 choose the same level of
HSK. But it is also advisable to do some sample papers on the HSK website to
find out if that level is the most suitable for you. If you think it is a bit
too difficult, it is advisable that you move to a lower level.



Should you have any enquiries  ,Please feel free to contact us

Telephone: +86 (0)574 88180000-8340