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TaxiAsh
15 hours ago, mungouk said:

Anyone can check your results online if you give them the admission ticket number, but even better I just noticed you can download a digital certificate as a PDF.

 

I wrote this in a separate post to make it easier to find:

Great news! Amazing, thanks for this.

 

I just have to find all my log in details now, as my computer died yesterday, I'm using an old laptop now! doh!!

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Damn, June 5 is last day to take HSK 2.0??  I may rush in a bit to take my HSK 6 under the old system, before prepping up for 3.0.

 

Is there a difference which "test center" we choose for the home tests?  As I discussed earlier in this thread, I found the center you take the old exams to make a big difference (for me at least), because the fonts were illegible (well, less legible for beginners) on the old computers.  Are there any related concerns here?  Better to do with a certain test center with better fonts or systems?

 

Thanks!!

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milin

From this page (https://improvemandarin.com/new-hsk/) I understand that the new level tests will probably not be rolled out before 2023-2024. Perhaps only levels 7-9 of the test will be added earlier. So I assume it will still be possible to take the old level tests for a couple of years.

 

Henk / 汉克

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TaxiAsh
1 hour ago, PJ said:

Damn, June 5 is last day to take HSK 2.0??  I may rush in a bit to take my HSK 6 under the old system, before prepping up for 3.0.

 

Is there a difference which "test center" we choose for the home tests? 

I was also thinking about having a pop at HSK4 before the change, I couldn't pass it, but if the test was June, I would perhaps try, for the sake of 40 quid!

But then I thought, surely they won't be running any tests in June, as what is the point?

 

But then read the post above mine ^^^

 

maybe it's worth taking a high level, if the implementation of the new system won't be for a while.

 

??!!

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9 hours ago, milin said:

From this page (https://improvemandarin.com/new-hsk/) I understand that the new level tests will probably not be rolled out before 2023-2024. Perhaps only levels 7-9 of the test will be added earlier. So I assume it will still be possible to take the old level tests for a couple of years.

 

Thanks but isn't this an outdated article?  There are many from this past week that say the new system begins Jul 1 2021.  E.g. https://ltl-school.com/new-hsk/

But basically any google hit for "new hsk" says Jul 1 2021.

 

This seems to be further corroborated by my trying to register for an exam (HSK6) and the latest test date available anywhere in the US is in June.

 

1 hour ago, mungouk said:

No rush — the existing exams are scheduled until December 2021 at least.

 

http://www.chinesetest.cn/goKdInfoOrPlan.do?type=hsk

 

That's interesting, as it doesn't seems consistent with the test date availability in the US.  But also, I don't see it say anywhere that that list is for HSK 2.0?  If I'm not missing something, it could be implying that the later test dates are for 3.0?

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mungouk

The official notice from the MOE says that the standard will be "officially implemented" 正式实施 from 1 July, but it's not clear what that means or how it will affect the exams.

 

That's less than 3 months away, and there has been nothing published yet about the new exam formats and no textbooks etc.  As some of the old hands here have pointed out, when HSK 2.0 replaced 1.0 there was a period of parallel running where both sets of exams were available.

 

2 hours ago, PJ said:

the latest test date available anywhere in the US is in June.

 

Interesting — I just tried to register for HSK 5 and HSKK Intermediate in the UK as well as Hangzhou and Beijing, and I'm only seeing dates up to June as well.

 

 

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I had been delaying taking the HSK4 for almost a year. I wanted to take the paper-based version, just to see if I could actually write the characters down... but it was taking too long. I like to keep my documents up-to-date just in case, and I'm too far from getting a 90%+ on HSK5, so I took the HSK4 earlier this month anyway.

 

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I took the HSK 3 this past Saturday with basically no specific preparation. It's never been a motivator for me, so I haven't ever paid any attention to it. A friend of mine was registering to do the HSK 4 and convinced me to do it with him.  I didn't think I was ready for 4, so settled on the 3. I did one practice test of each section the day before and that was the first time I had seen the test format. So at the actual test, I realized right away that I would do better if I have prepared for the  hsk format more. I found the listening very easy (though the first question I got muddled up in what was the example and what was the first question). The reading was mostly fine for me, but I read too slow and ran out of time, had to just guess on at least 6 questions. The writing was also mostly fine, though there was one jumbled sentence to put in the correct order that I almost recognized no characters in🤪. Three was definitely the right level for me and I think I will "pass", but my score won't be great. When I take the 4(or if I retake the 3) I will do a better job of preparing for it. It was an interesting experience nonetheless.

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mungouk
1 hour ago, suMMit said:

I did one practice test of each section the day before and that was the first time I had seen the test format. So at the actual test, I realized right away that I would do better if I have prepared for the  hsk format more. I found the listening very easy (though the first question I got muddled up in what was the example and what was the first question). The reading was mostly fine for me, but I read too slow and ran out of time

 

Well done on taking the exam! Even if it's not a particular goal, I think it's useful to have an objective measure of listening and reading now and again.

 

Yes, I think everyone would agree that understanding the exam format and getting lots of practice are really important in the exam, especially regarding the timing.

 

Even if you know all the vocab and grammar, the exam format can be a huge distraction if you're not completely familiar with it. Actually I would say that "exam technique" really counts for a lot in the HSK.

加油! 

 

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suMMit
On 6/24/2021 at 10:54 PM, suMMit said:

I took the HSK 3 this past Saturday with basically no specific preparation.

 

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