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Jon Long

A visual guide to Chinese language tests

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Jon Long

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HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi) is the Chinese-language proficiency test in China. The test is divided into 6 levels, with level 6 being the most advanced.


The old HSK (prior to 2010) had 11 levels requires that you know 77% more words than the current HSK.


BCT (Business Chinese Test) is just HSK for people holding a phone and wearing suits.


YCT (Youth Chinese Test) is just HSK for kids.


TOCFL is the language test in Taiwan. It's also divided into 6 levels, but it requires you to know 59% more words than the HSK.

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