HSK Level 4
HSK (Level 4) tests candidates’ Chinese application ability, which corresponds to Level 4 of the Chinese Language Proficiency Scale for International Students and Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ( CEFR ) . Candidates who have passed HSK (Level 4) can talk about a wider range of topics in Chinese and communicate fluently with native Chinese speakers.
- Subject of examination
HSK (Level 4) is mainly for candidates who study Chinese for four semesters (two academic years) at a pace of 2-4 class hours per week and master 1,200 common words.
- Exam content
HSK (Level 4) has a total of 100 questions, divided into three parts: listening, reading and writing.
|Examination Content||Number of test questions (pieces)||Exam time (minutes)|
|1. Hearing||first part||10||45||about 30|
|the second part||15|
|the third part||20|
|Fill out the answer sheet (fill in the answer for the listening part on the answer sheet)||5|
|2. Reading||first part||10||40||40|
|the second part||10|
|the third part||20|
|3. Writing||first part||10||15||25|
|the second part||5|
The entire test takes about 105 minutes (including 5 minutes for candidates to fill in their personal information).
1 . hearing
The first part consists of 10 questions. Listen to each question once. For each question, one person speaks a short paragraph first, and the other person speaks a sentence based on the paragraph. This sentence is also provided on the test paper, and the examinee is required to judge right or wrong.
The second part has a total of 15 questions. Listen to each question once. Each question is a two-sentence dialogue between two people. The third person asks a question based on the dialogue. There are 4 options on the test paper. Candidates choose the answer based on what they heard.
The third part has a total of 20 questions. Listen to each question once. This part of the test questions are all 4 to 5 dialogues or short paragraphs. One or two questions are asked according to the dialogues or paragraphs. Each question on the test paper provides 4 options. Candidates choose the answer based on what they heard.
2 . read
The first part consists of 10 questions. One or two sentences are provided for each question. There is a blank in the sentence. Candidates should fill in the blank with words from the options provided.
The second part consists of 10 questions. Each question provides 3 sentences, candidates should arrange these 3 sentences in order.
The third part has a total of 20 questions. This part of the test is a short paragraph of text, each paragraph of text with one or two questions, candidates have to choose the answer from 4 options.
3 . write
The first part consists of 10 questions. Each question provides several words and asks candidates to write a sentence using these words.
The second part consists of 5 questions. Provide a picture and a word for each question, and ask candidates to write a sentence with the word in combination with the picture.
- Score report
The HSK (Level 4) score report provides four scores for listening, reading, writing and total score. A total score of 180 is qualified.
|full score||your score|
Chinese test scores are valid for 2 years (from the date of the test).
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