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HSK Exam Malaysia 2024 (Chinese Proficiency Test)

About HSK

HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi) is an international standardised exam that tests and rates Chinese language proficiency.

It assesses non-native Chinese speakers’ abilities in using the Chinese language in their daily, academic and professional lives.

HSK consists of six levels, namely the:

  • HSK (level 1) 
  • HSK (level 2) 
  • HSK (level 3) 
  • HSK (level 4) 
  • HSK (level 5) 
  • HSK (level 6) 

HSK (level 1) assesses basic language skills while HSK (level 6) is the highest level-test takers who are able to pass this level can easily comprehend written and spoken information in Chinese and can effectively express themselves in Chinese, both orally and in written form.  

About HSKK

HSK Speaking Test (HSKK) assesses the test takers’ oral Chinese abilities. HSKK consists of three levels, HSKK (Primary level), HSKK (Intermediate level) and HSKK (Advanced level). HSKK is conducted in the form of audio recording. 

Starting from January 2023, test takers for HSK 3 and above are required to take both HSK and HSK Oral Test (HSKK).The corresponding level is as follows:

  • HSK Level 3 corresponds to Basic Level Oral Test.
  • HSK Level 4 corresponds to Intermediate Level Oral Test.
  • HSK Level 5 and 6 correspond to Advanced Level Oral Test. 

Who can take the test?  
Non-native Chinese speakers (including Chinese Malaysians) who want to evaluate their Chinese language proficiency. It is commonly taken by students, professionals, and individuals interested in studying or working in a Chinese-speaking environment.  

The importance of HSK

HSK certificate is important as: 

  1. A reference for an educational institution’s decision-making concerning recruiting students, assigning students to different classes, allowing students to skip certain courses and granting students academic credits
  2. A reference for employers' decision-making concerning recruitment, training and promotion of employees
  3. A method for Chinese language learners to assess and improve their proficiency in Chinese
  4. A method for Chinese language training institutions to evaluate training results 

Test structures (Number of items):  

 HSK Levels Test Time Duration
Test Structure
(Listening: L; Reading: R; Writing: W) 
Passing line/ Total Score Vocabulary
 1 13:30-14:10  40  L20 R20  120/200  150
 2 09:00-09:55  55  L35 R25  120/200 300 
 3 + 
HSKK (Basic) 
13:30-15:00  90  L40 R30 W10  180/300  600
 4 + 
HSKK (Intermediate) 
09:00-10:45  105  L45 R40 W15  180/300  1200
 5 + 
HSKK (Advanced) 
13:30-15:35  125  L45 R45 W10  180/300  2500
 6 + 
HSKK (Advanced) 
09:00-11:20  140  L50 R50 W1  180/300  5000  

Test fees*  

HSK/HSKK Test Fees
 Level Fees Fees (including 8% SST)
 HSK 1  RM120.00  RM129.60
 HSK 2  RM150.00  RM162.00
 HSK 3 & HSKK Oral Test              (Basic Level)  RM300.00  RM324.00
 HSK 4 & HSKK Oral Test  (Intermediate Level)  RM370.00  RM399.60
 HSK 5 & HSKK Oral Test      (Advanced Level)  RM430.00  RM464.40
 HSK 6 & HSKK Oral Test      (Advanced Level)  RM460.00  RM496.80


Test date

19 May 2024, Sunday
8 December 2024, Sunday 

Registration deadline

19 April 2024, Friday
8 November 2024, Friday  

Test centre

University of Nottingham Malaysia



Tel: + 6 03 8924 8295 

For more information

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Correspondence Details

Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
SMLC Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK)
The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
Jalan Broga
43500 Semenyih

Fax: +6(03) 8924 8012



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What are the benefits of taking the HSK exam? 

The HSK exam offers several benefits, including:

  • Providing a formal assessment of one’s Chinese language proficiency. This can be useful for both academic and professional purposes. 

  • Enhancing your resume or academic applications. 

  • Demonstrates your commitment to learning and mastering the Chinese language. 

  • Qualifying for scholarships and exchange programmes for students. 

  • Increases the chances of employment for jobs that require a certain level of Chinese proficiency. 

How can I register for the HSK exam? 

Registration procedures for the HSK examinations may vary depending on your testing centre. One can usually register online through the official HSK website or via authorised testing centres, such as UNM. The specific registration process and deadlines are provided on the official website or communicated by the testing centre. 

What is the format of the HSK exam?

The HSK covers different sections that assess listening comprehension, reading comprehension, and writing skills. The exam format may constitute multiple-choice questions, fill-in-the-blank exercises, and writing tasks, depending on the level being taken. 

How can I prepare for the HSK exam?

Preparation for the HSK tests typically involves a combination of self-study, language courses and practice exams. Resources such as textbooks, online courses, study guides and sample exam papers will help significantly. 

To do well, familiarise yourself with the exam format, practise regularly and consider seeking guidance from experienced Chinese language instructors who teach HSK. 

How long is the HSK certificate valid?

The HSK certificate does not have an expiration date. Nonetheless, some organisations, institutions and employers may have their own validity requirements. Thus, it’s best to check with the specific organisation or employer concerning the acceptance of older HSK scores.

Can I retake the HSk exam to improve my score? 

Yes, you can retake the HSK exam to improve your scores and achieve a higher proficiency level. In fact, there are no restrictions on the number of times you can take the exam. 

How can I obtain my HSK results and certificate? 

After completing the HSK exam, your results will be available on the official HSK website. You can access your scores using your registration number. Physical copies of the HSK certificate can be requested from the testing centre where you sat for the exam. 

How much is the HSK test? 

HSK test fees range from around RM100 to RM450, depending on the exam level. Fees are subject to change, so checking with authorised testing centres in Malaysia, such as UNM, for the most accurate and latest fee information is advisable. 

School of Media, Languages and Cultures

University of Nottingham Malaysia
Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

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