HSK online exam

HSK & HSKK Home-based Online Exams

 

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, and in order to prevent the spread of the virus and protect the lives and health of examinees and test center staff, some overseas offline Chinese tests have been postponed or cancelled. However, in order to meet the needs of students in taking such tests, Chinese Testing International has launched a home-based online test of Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK, HSKK). (In case there are inconsistencies between the Chinese and English notifications, please refer to the Chinese version.Click)

 

The relevant arrangements and requirements for the tests are as follows:

 

I. Time arrangement and inquiries

 

Exam time: October 31st, 2020 (Beijing time)

Deadline for registration: October 16th, 2020 (Beijing time)

Inquiries email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

II. Application requirements:

 

1. Examinees should have access to the following for the duration of the exam:
a.   Computer

b.   Internet

c.     One of the following: mobile phone/iPad/Android tablet/other electronic equipment containing a camera

d.     Related software that meets the test requirements;

2. A separate room that meets the requirements of the test;

3. Full acknowledgement and acceptance of the home-based online test rules.

4. Complete registration on the Chinese test service website www.chinesetest.cn as required, and obtain an admission ticket for the above test date;

5. During the test, the examinees’ data will be recorded and collected by the online testing system. The use of data is limited to the purpose of the test, and examinees participating in the test are deemed to have granted permission to the test organizers to record and collect this data.

 

III. Registration

 

1. Examinees should confirm that the equipment and test environment meet the requirements:

Before registering for the exam, examinees should check in advance whether their electronic devices such as computers, mobile phones, iPad, and software configurations and internet meet the exam requirements.

 

          Computer: Windows (7/8/10) operating system, recommended screen resolution is 1440*900 or higher (the minimum setting is 1366*768)

          Computer software: download and install Online Chinese Test Application.

          Mobile phones, iPad and other electronic devices with cameras should download the video software designated by the local test center in advance: Tencent Meeting (download URL: https://voovmeeting.com/). Examinees should familiarize themselves with log-in and other operations of the Chinese Online Test Application and Tencent Conference Application (Voov) prior to the test.

          Internet: Ensure that the internet speed meets the requirements for video recording and transmission.

          Camera: HD (300,000 pixels or above), the exam room should be well lit, and the video images should be clear.

          Headphones: clear and undisrupted audio effects.

          Microphone (required for HSKK speaking test): clear recording, noise free.

          Test environment: The test should proceed in a safe, isolated and interruption-free room. It is strictly prohibited to take the test in public places such as parks, internet cafes, and restaurants. Computers, keyboards and other equipment for testing must be placed on the desktop. During the test, other people are prohibited from entering and staying the room. There should be no prohibited items in the test room.

 

Important note:

          No paper is needed for the Home-based Online Test of Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK, HSKK). During the test, it is prohibited to copy and record exam questions with notes or electronic equipment; desktop for the test should be tidy without any items irrelevant to the test.

          In order to ensure the validity of test operations, the official Chinese Test Center or third-party Chinese test centers may collect and verify test-related information of you. This information may include your name, photo, I.D. information, audio and video recordings taken during the test. We will only collect and use the above information as permitted by law and for the legitimate purposes of Chinese Test Center International (such as maintaining exam security).

 

2. Registration and payment

Log in to www.chinesetest.cn to register, complete the online registration according to the following instructions, and then complete the payment online or by contacting the test center for payment instructions.

 

 

               

 

Important Note:

          HSK and HSKK applicants must upload an electronic version of photos according to the test requirements. These are as follows:

          Recent ID photo (within 6 months before the test date) (standard two inches), passport photo only.

          Hats, headscarves (except for those worn according to religious beliefs), hair bands, and sunglasses are not permitted in the photo;

          Both black/white and color photos are acceptable, preferably with a white background as shown below:

 

 

 

 

Test fee

 

HSK

HSKK

Written test

Fee (Euro)

Oral test

Fee (Euro)

Level 1

20

beginner

20

Level 2

30

Level 3

40

intermediate

30

Level 4

50

Level 5

60

advanced

45

Level 6

65

 

     Online payment Link:

https://sisweb.ucd.ie/usis/W_CR_DISPLAY.P_WEB_PAYMENT?p_linked=Y&p_rsrc_code=FIN077#sent/_blank

 

Important Note:

          Registration fee must be paid prior to October 21th 2020, otherwise it will be deemed as a waiver of registration.

          The fee is non-refundable.

 

3. Registration confirmation and admission ticket

After the applicants have completed the registration and paid the fee, they should log in to the Chinese Testing Website to query/print the test admission ticket at least 3 days before the test. They also need to confirm personal information based on the test admission ticket, such as name, nationality, gender, I.D. type and number, and test information including test subjects, test time, test center name, test center instructions, etc.

 

IV. Preparation before the exam

 

1. Admission time

          One hour before the start of the test, use the designated video software to enter the designated meeting room ("Tencent Meeting Application”, the meeting room link will be sent to the examinee through the examinee’s registered mailbox before the test), and then place the mobile phone/iPad/other electronic device one meter behind to examinee’s left or right (approximately 45 degree angle) (as shown in the figure below), so that the examiner can view the computer screen, desktop and the examinee;

 

 

          The examiner will inspect the examinee's examination environment and ID documents through designated software;

          Examinees need to connect mobile phone/iPad/other electronic device to the WIFI network.

          Electronic devices used for video recording must have sufficient battery to ensure that they will not switch off for the duration of the test.

 

2. System login

          Examinees should log in to the system prior to commencement of the test to prepare - ideally 30 minutes but no later than 20 minutes before the beginning of the exam. If examinees are late or unable to log in to the test system due to personal, equipment, or internet reasons, they will not be allowed extra time or a make-up test.

          Log in to the testing system and click to open the Chinese Online Testing Application.

 

3. Test equipment and environment checklist:

          Camera

          Headphones or speakers to play audio

          Internet

          Examinees should ensure that the equipment and internet are functional. If they cannot log into the test application due to other reasons than malfunction of their personal equipment, internet, etc., they should contact the test center to solve the problem in advance.

 

 

Important Note:

Examinees with invalid/incorrect I.D. documents will not be allowed to enter the exam.

Prohibited items should not be allowed into be in the testing area.

 

4. Acceptance of Terms and Conditions

Entering the exam

 

Enter the admission ticket number and password to enter the testing website. Examinees must log in to the registration website with their account at least one day prior to the test in order to obtain their admission ticket number and password using the "Print" button in the "Personal Information Center" page (as shown in the figure below).

V. During the exam

1. Test regulations

The "Regulations for Chinese Testing" lists all violations and regulations that are applicable to the home-based HSK test (HSK, HSKK). If an examinee violates any, Chinese Testing International and the test center reserve the right to take action during the test. The situation will then be reviewed following the test, and the examinees may receive further consequences for their actions.

 

2. Absence

If the test taker fails to take or complete the test due to personal reasons on the day of the test, the examinee will take full responsibility. Chinese Testing International and the test center will not allow extra test time or a make-up test, and the registration fee is not refundable.

 

VI. Test results and Test report

  1. Test results

    Examinees can log onto the Chinese test service website (www.chinesetest.cn) and enter their admission ticket number and name to check their results 10 days after the HSK test and 25 days after the HSKK test.

 

   2. Test report

Examinees can log in to the personal information center to download e-version score report. Chinese Testing International do not provide hard copy score reports, however these are available to students who request one upon payment of any postage costs.

 

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