Youth Chinese Test (YCT)


The Youth Chinese Test (YCT) is an international standardized Chinese language test which is directed at examining non-native primary and secondary school students’ ability to apply Chinese language in their studies and daily lives.

YCT LEVELS

YCT consists of two independent parts: written test and oral test. The written test is made up of four levels from YCT-Level 1 to YCT -Level 4. The oral test includes YCT-Speaking (Basic) and YCT-Speaking (Intermediate), and test takers’ on-site performance will be recorded.

Test takers who have passed YCT Level I are able to understand and use commonly used Chinese words and sentences, and able to pursue further study of Chinese.
Test takers who have passed YCT Level II are able to understand and use some simple Chinese words and sentences, and are able to meet communication demands in specific situations.
Test takers who have passed YCT Level III are able to use Chinese to conduct simple and direct communication on daily topics they are familiar with and meet the excellence level for Chinese beginners.
Test takers who have passed YCT Level IV are able to use Chinese to accomplish basic communication tasks in life and study. When travelling in China, they can handle most the communication tasks they encounter.