HSK Test at the Center for Asian Studies

HSK (汉语水平考试) and HSKK (汉语水平口语考试)

All tests will be paper-based and are offered to US residents only. No online tests are available.  

2023 Testing Date: Sunday, April 9  Registration Deadline: March 31, 2023

 HSK Levels 2,4 and 6  --9:00-11:00 AM on the day of test;

Levels 1, 3, and 5 -- 1:30-3:30 PM on the day of test.

HSKK -- 4:30 to 5:30 PM.

Additional test dates will be posted when available.

For registration procedures, please check HSK Registration Instruction

Click to register before deadline:  Test Registration

For questions on test registration, please contact CASMTSU at meijuan.hu@mtsu.edu Or call: 629-251-6887

How to Pay for Your Test

After registering for your test at http://www.chinesetest.cn, the next step is pay for your scheduled test. To make your payment, please make a check in the correct amount payable to “ CASMTSU ” and send to 


Center of Asian Studies

Box 114  MEC 3200

1301 East Main Street

Murfreesboro TN 37132 

 Please note that Payment must be received at least fourteen [14] days before the test date or your registration may be invalidated.

HSK Test

Fee ($)

Level 1


Level 2


Level 3


Level 4


Level 5


Level 6




Fee ($)

Entry Level


Intermediate Level


Advanced Level



Notice: Per recent changes in Chinese Testing International’s test arrangements, the HSKK entry level should be taken together with HSK Level 3. The HSKK intermediate level should be taken together with HSK level 4. Finally, the HSKK advanced level should be taken with HSK 5 and/or 6. HSK level 1 and 2 can be completed as standalone tests without an oral component.

 What is HSK? 汉语水平考试 (HSK) is China’s official Chinese language proficiency test for non-native speakers. It is a standardized exam to measure the test taker’s Chinese language proficiency. HSK assesses non-native Chinese speakers’ abilities in using the Chinese language in their daily, academic and professional lives. The test is administered worldwide with over 1,147 HSK exam centers in 137 countries and regions.

What is HSKK? 汉语水平口语考试 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.

To be eligible for the HSKK, you must meet the following qualifications: To take the HSKK primary level, you must first pass the HSK level 3: for the intermediate level of HSKK you must pass HSK level 4; for the advanced level of HSKK, you must pass at least HSK level 5.

 Categories and Levels

The HSK consists a written test and an oral test. The written test is comprised of HSK-Level 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, while the oral test is comprised of Entry, Intermediate and Advanced levels. During the oral test, sound-recording devices are required.

Note: All HSK test instructions are given exclusively in Chinese.

HSK level 1 is for learners who can understand and use some simple Chinese characters and sentences to communicate, and prepares them for continuing their Chinese studies. It is appropriate for students with 50-100 hours of formal education in modern Chinese, who have mastered 150 Chinese characters.

HSK level 2 is for elementary learners who can use Chinese in a simple and direct manner, applying it in a basic fashion in their daily lives. It is appropriate for students with 100-150 hours of formal education in modern Chinese, who have mastered 300 Chinese characters.

HSK level 3 is for elementary-intermediate learners who can use Chinese to serve the demands of their personal lives, studies and work, and are capable of completing most of the communicative tasks they experience during their Chinese tour. It is appropriate for students with 150-200 hours of formal education in modern Chinese, have mastered a vocabulary of 600 Chinese characters.

HSK level 4 is for intermediate learners who can discuss a relatively wide range of topics in Chinese and are capable of communicating with Chinese speakers at a high standard. It is appropriate for students with 200-400 hours of formal education in modern Chinese, have mastered a vocabulary of 1200Chinese characters.

HSK level 5 is for learners who can read Chinese newspapers and magazines, watch Chinese films and are capable of writing and delivering a lengthy speech in Chinese. It is appropriate for students with 350-550 hours of formal education in modern Chinese, have mastered a vocabulary of 2500 Chinese characters.

HSK level 6 is for learners who can easily understand any information communicated in Chinese and are capable of smoothly expressing themselves in written or oral form. It is appropriate for students with 500-600 hours of formal education in modern Chinese, have mastered a vocabulary of 5000 or more Chinese characters.


The HSK is designed to certify that non-native Chinese speakers are qualified to communicate in Chinese at the level required for school and daily interactions in China. Educational institutions and businesses often require proof of language proficiency for non-natives.  HSK is granted based on the level of testing taken, and passing grades may provide exemption from Chinese language courses.  The HSK certificates are valid for life. However, for students applying to Chinese colleges or universities, the exam report is only valid for two years.

For test guidelines and sample tests, go to Download Center. http://www.chinesetest.cn/godownload.do 



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