Confucius Institute - Budapest, Hungary

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HSK Exam

I. Information about applying for for the HSK exam
II. Short description of the new HSK exam
III. Examination levels
IV. Why should I do the exam?

Information about applying for for the HSK exam

The ELTE Confucius Institute is organizing the Spring HSK exam, for which Hungarian candidates must sign up on the website

The website is available in English and Chinese and applicants must provide the following details:
- username
- name (and possibly Chinese name, if available)
- sex,
- date of birth,
- nationality,
- mother tongue,
- photo identification document type,
- photo identity document number,
- telephone number
- address

Successful registration requires a color ID photo to be uploaded.

NOTE: exam registration is valid only in case of successful online registration and if the exam fee is paid before the deadline.

szintek 一级
1. level
2. level
3. level
4. level
5. level
6. level
oral elementary
oral intermediate
oral advanced
5000 HUF 6000 HUF 7000 HUF 8000 HUF 9000 HUF 10000 HUF 6000 HUF 7000 HUF 8000 HUF

The actual fee may change year by year!

Applications will be accepted only if:
• the application form is completely filled in electronically,1 copy is sent by e-mail, 1 copy is delivered personally
• examination fees are paid not later than the deadline,

PLEASE: • ensure that the type of exam is marked with an "X"
• check your application carefully before submitting it to the Institute. Incomplete application forms will not be accepted.
• send 1 copy of the application by e-mail, DO NOT bring it on a pen-drive
• print out the registration form in advance, not on the spot

Short description of the new HSK exam

The HSK is the official language exam of the People’s Republic of China; it has been developed for non-native speakers and is administered in many countries throughout the world. Since 2007, the ELTE Confucius Institute has organized the exams.
As of 2010, following the decision of the Chinese Language Council (Hanban), a new type of exam is introduced. The new system has 6 levels, from beginner to advanced. The levels of the new type of HSK exam correspond to the the Common European Framework Reference for Language.

I. Test Structure

The new exam consists of two parts, written and oral. The written test is from level 1 to level 6. The oral test is available at HSK elementary, HSK intermediate and HSK advanced levels.

Written test Oral test
HSK- 6. level HSK advanced
HSK- 5. level
HSK- 4. level HSK intermediate
HSK- 3. level
HSK- 2. level HSK elementary
HSK-1. level

II. Examination levels

The new HSK test corresponds directly to the Common European Framework of Reference as follows:

New type HSK Vocabulary CEF
HSK - 6.level Above 5000 words C2
HSK - 5.level 2500 words C1
HSK - 4.level 1200 words B2
HSK - 3. level 600 words B1
HSK - 2.level 300 words A2
HSK - 1.level 150 words A1

HSK – Level 1
Recommended for learners who are able to recognize and use some simple Chinese characters.

HSK – Level 2
Recommended for beginner learners who are able to use Chinese in some everyday situations.

HSK – Level 3
Recommended for learners who are able to use Chinese to speak about their lives, studies, and work and who are able to handle most communication tasks.

HSK – Level 4
Recommended for learners who can broadly discuss several themes in Chinese and are capable of high-level communication in Chinese.

HSK – Level 5
Recommended for learners who can read Chinese newspapers and watch movies, write an essay about a given theme and can give an oral presentation about it.

HSK – Level 6
Recommended for learners who can understand any kind of information in written Chinese and express themselves easily in any situation.

III. Why should I do the exam?

- the HSK examination proves Chinese knowledge throughout in the world
- Chinese or other companies connected to China may require their employees to have the appropriate level of HSK examination.
- HSK exam is a prerequisite for studying in Chinese institutions of higher education. The required level varies between institutes and departments.
- success in the HSK exam exempts students in China from taking certain language courses
- taking an HSK exam is an obligatory part of the application process for Chinese subsidiary studies. This applies to graduates of Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Foreign Trade and the BGF and the Gate of Dharma Buddhist College.
- For students of the Chinese department who wish to apply for Chinese subsidiary studies, the HSK exam is taken in consideration instead of the "internal" Chinese placement test

Additional information:

- the language certifications can be collected from the Confucius Institute two months after the examination

* the HSK exam is organized once a year

* proof of identity is required for the exam

* eating and drinking during the exam (within reasonable limits) are allowed.

* The official HSK Chinese website