HSKK Basic Level

  • Designed for learners who are new to Chinese and even cannot speak the simple daily words.
  • You will accquire about 200 common words and phrases.
  • After you finish this level, you are able to understand simple Chinese and can conduct basic conversation on familiar daily topics.
  • You don't need to know Chinese characters.

I. Test Content

The HSKK (Beginner Level) is divided into three parts, with a total of 27 questions.

Test content

       Number of Items


Section 1

Repeat after Listening



Section 2

Reply after Listening



Section 3

Answer the Questions






All tests take about 17 minutes (including 7 minutes for preparation)

Part I consists of fifteen questions. For each question, a sentence recording will be played, the candidate should repeat it after listening.

Part II consists of ten questions. For each question, the recording of a question will be played, the candidate should give a short answer after listening.

Part III consists of two questions. There are two questions (with pinyin) provided on the test paper, and the candidate answers the questions, speaking at least 5 sentences per question.

II. Score Report

The full score of HSKK (Beginner Level) is 100, and a score of 60 points is considered qualified.

Full Score

Passing Score

              Your Score




HSKK scores are used as proof of foreign students' ability to learn Chinese in Chinese universities and colleges, which are valid for two years (from the date of the examination).

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