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Chinese Proficiency Tests



Currently, there are two different Chinese standardized tests administered by our Confucius Institute that measures an individual's Chinese language proficiency level.



The HSK standardized test was the first to be offered by HANBAN, a non-government, non-profit organization affiliated with the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China. The HSK test measures the Chinese language proficiency of non-native speakers.


The YCT, or Youth Chinese Test, is the newest standardized Chinese language proficiency test administered to young foreign students. This test is used to both encourage foreign, young students to learn Chinese as well as provide an understanding of current trends in overseas Chinese language learning and teaching.