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Young Learners Chinese Test(YCT)

Young Learners Chinese Test is a test for non-native Chinese learners under the age of 15.
It consists of Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3.

a. Level 1
It aims for youngsters who have studied Chinese for roughly 150 hours and mastered a vocabulary of about 500 characters.

b. Level 2
It aims for youngsters who have studied Chinese for roughly 250 hours and mastered a vocabulary of about 1100 characters.

c. Level 3
    It aims for youngsters who have studied Chinese for roughly 400 hours and mastered a vocabulary of about 1700 characters.

From: http://english.hanban.org/content.php?id=1556

Test components:

Level 1
Task-types Number of tasks Duration
Listening 15 about 15 minutes
Reading 25 30 minutes
Total 40 about 45 minutes


Level 2
Task-types Number of tasks Duration
Listening 20 about 20 minutes
Reading 20 20 minutes
Writing 5 5 minutes
Total 45 about 45 minutes


Level 3.
Task-types Number of tasks Duration
Listening 20 about 15 minutes
Reading 28 30 minutes
Writing 2 15 minutes
Total 50 about 60 minutes

Score:

Examinees receive certification appropriate to their exam results. The table below indicates the number of panda symbols corresponding to the standard rating. One panda corresponds to grade C (successful test), two pandas to grade B (good result), three pandas to grade A (high result). The maximum possible score is 100.


Score Grade Certification
86-100 A 3 pandas
70-85 B 2 pandas
45-69 C 1 panda
44 below F 0 pandas

Each examinee will receive notification of the test scores. The candidates who gain the minimum score required for a successful exam will also receive a certification of test completion.