HSK TEST – HSK Levels

—— HSK (Level III)


HSK (Level III) test is made up of listening comprehension, reading comprehension and writing sections and consist 80 questions.

Section

Number of Questions

Duration (Min)

I. Listening

Part I

10

40

About 35

Part II

10

Part III

10

Part IV

10

Filling out the Answer Sheet (Mark your answers for listening comprehension on Answer Sheet)

5

II. Reading

Part I

10

30

30

Part II

10

Part III

10

III. Writing

Part I

5

10

15

Part II

5

Total

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80

About 85

The test will last for 90 minutes in total (including 5 minutes in which the test takers fill in personal information).

Test Structure for HSK (Level III)

1. Listening

Part I consist 10 questions. Test takers will listen to each item twice. Each question is a dialogue. Several pictures are given on the test paper and test takers should select the one corresponding with what he/she has heard.

Part II consist 10 questions. Test takers will listen to each question twice. For each item, one person says a short paragraph and the other person says a sentence based on the paragraph. The sentence is also given on the test paper and test takers should judge if its content is right or wrong.

Part III consist 10 questions. Test takers will listen to each question twice. For each item, two persons make a dialogue of two sentences, and another person will raise a question based on the dialogue. 3 options are given on the test paper and test takers should select the right answer based on what he/she has heard.

Part IV consist 10 questions. Test takers will listen to each question twice. For each question, two persons make a dialogue of 4 to 5 sentences and another person will raise a question based on the dialogue. 3 options are given on the test paper and test takers should select the right answer based on what he/she has heard.


2. Reading

Part I consist 10 questions. 20 sentences are given and test takers should find out the matchup relationship.

Part II consist 10 questions. For each item, one or two sentences are given with one blank, and test takers should select the best choice from the options offered to make the sentence(s) complete.

Part III consist 10 questions. 10 short passages are given, with each containing one question, and test takers should select the right answer from 3 options.


3. Writing

Part I consist 5 questions. For each item, several Chinese words are given and test takers are required to write a sentence with these words.

Part II consist 5 questions. For each item, a sentence with one blank is given and test takers are required to fill in the blank with the right Chinese characters.