HSK TEST – HSK Levels

—— HSK (Level VI)


HSK (Level VI) test is made up of listening comprehension, reading comprehension and writing sections and consist 101 questions.

Section

Number of Questions

Duration (Min)

I. Listening

Part I

15

50

About 35

Part II

15

Part III

20

 

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

5

 

 

II. Reading

Part I

10

50

50

Part II

10

Part III

10

III. Writing

Part IV

20

Composition

1

45

Total

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101

About 135

The test will last for 140 minutes in total (including 5 minutes in which test takers fill in personal information).

Test Structure for HSK (Level VI)

1. Listening

Part I consist 15 questions. Test takers will listen to each question only once. For each item, test takers will listen to a short paragraph. 4 options are given on the test paper and test takers should select the option corresponding with what he/she has heard.

Part II consist 15 questions. Test takers will listen to each question only once. Test takers will listen to three interviews, each with 5 questions. For each question, 4 options are given on the test paper and test takers should select the right answer based on what he/she has heard.

Part III consist 20 questions. Test takers will listen to each question only once. Test takers will listen to several paragraphs, each with several questions. For each question, 4 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. For each question, 4 sentences are given and test takers are required to pick out the one with faulty wording or formulation.

Part II contains 10 questions. For each item, a short paragraph is given with 3 to 5 blanks. For each blank, test takers should select the best answer from the 4 options based on the context.

Part III contains 10 items. Two passages are given, each with 5 blanks. For each blank, test takers should select the right sentence from the 5 options given based on the context.

Part IV contains 20 items. Several passages are given, each with several questions, and test takers should select the right answer from the 4 options for each question.


3. Writing

Test takers should first read a narrative passage of about 1,000 Chinese characters in 10 minutes, and then condense the passage to a shorter one of about 400 Chinese characters in 35 minutes. The title is subject to the free choice of test takers. Test takers are only required to retell the content of the passage and his/her own opinions are not necessary.