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Looking to register for HSK testing?

To register for our HSK tests, please navigate to the 'How to Register' section, where you can find the links to the registration & payment pages. Please follow the instructions provided carefully.

Welcome to Goldsmiths Confucius Institute's Chinese Testing portal - HSK, YCT and BCT

As an official HSK Testing Centre, Goldsmiths Confucius Institute is also proud to be London's ONLY e-Testing Centre from HSK, YCT and BCT, offering frequent testing sessions throughout the year in various formats (paper, e-Test, speaking). We also offer additional classes and training to support your journey to HSK accreditation, meaning that you can not only pass your Chinese tests, but pass with a practical and comprehensive standard of Chinese.

What are HSK, YCT and BCT?

The Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi HSK test (or Chinese Proficiency Test), administered by Hanban, is China’s only standardised test of standard Chinese language proficiency or Mandarin language proficiency for non-native speakers. It approximates to the English equivalent which is the TOEFL.

Under the Chinese Testing umbrella, there is also YCT (Youth Chinese Test) and BCT (Business Chinese Test) testing. YCT focuses on Chinese language for children, whereas BCT focuses on Chinese language for use in business scenarios. These both follow a similar testing system to HSK, as they are also administered by Hanban.

Aside from these tests, we also offer Spoken Chinese testing in HSKK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi Kouyu), and YCT Oral Tests.

Bespoke training courses

We also offer bespoke HSK training course for those who wish to get specialised learning and support before sitting your exam. These classes are taught with HSK testing in mind, and are a good way to prepare for an upcoming HSK exam.

Find out more information here.

How to Register

Please refer to these steps to register for HSK:

Step 1: Register online at at the Chinese Test website and send the confirmation email to:

confucius-chinesetests (@gold.ac.uk)

Step 2: Make the payment for exam via the relevant eventbrite page:

HSK YCT BCT
HSK Test YCT Test BCT Test
HSK E-Test YCT E-Test BCT E-Test
HSKK Test YCT Oral Test  

Step 3: On Eventbrite, select your test date and payment (and any postage fee) and complete the transaction

Step 4: You will receive an email confirmation of payment and registration. Please keep a copy of your eventbrite confirmation as receipt of payment and double check your details and status on the Chinese Test website. 

For any questions regarding HSK, please email confucius-chinesetests (@gold.ac.uk) or call 0207 717 2524.

Fees

In addition to the exam fees below, there is an administration fee of £10. 

If you wish your certificate to be posted to you, then there is a postage fee of £3 (UK) or £10 (International) 

The exam fees are as follows:

HSK HSKK YCT
Level Exam Fee Level Exam Fee Level Exam Fee
Level 1 £10 Elementary £15 Level 1 £5
Level 2 £20 Level 2 £10
Level 3 £30 Intermediate £25 Level 3 £20
Level 4 £40 Level 4 £25
Level 5 £50 Advanced £35 Oral £10
Level 6 £60

Refund

All the fees are non-refundable.

Any changes (level and exam date) before the official (HSK) deadline can be processed. However we can only change level and/or exam date ONCE without extra charge.

No changes can be processed after the registration deadline. 

HSK - Dates and Times

HSK tests for levels 2/4/6 will start at 9am.

HSK tests for levels 1/3/5 will start at 1:30pm.

Students can come to our office up to 15 minutes in advance.

Location: 17 Laurie Grove, New Cross, London SE14 6NH

Dates and times 2019

Find your deadlines for regestration and payment as well as the results announcement dates for the following exam dates below.

Exam date

Registration deadline

Paper test results date**

E-test results date**

Paper Test

E-Test

Saturday, 12 January 2019

 16 December 2018

 2 January 2019

 19 February 2019*

 28 January 2019

Sunday, 24 February 2019

 28 January 2019

 14 February 2019

 24 March 2019

 11 March 2019

Sunday, 10 March 2019

 -

 28 February 2019

 -

 25 March 2019

Saturday, 23 March 2019

 24 February 2019

 13 March 2019

 23 April 2019

 8 April 2019

Sunday, 14 April 2019

 18 March 2019

 4 April 2019

 14 May 2019

29 April 2019 

Saturday, 11 May 2019

 14 April 2019

 1 May 2019

 11 June 2019

 27 May 2019

Sunday, 26 May 2019

 16 May 2019

 -

 10 June 2019

Sunday, 16 June 2019

 20 May 2019

 6 June 2019

 16 July 2019

 1 July 2019

Saturday, 29 June 2019

 -

 19 June 2019

 -

 15 July 2019

Saturday, 13 July 2019

 16 June 2019

 3 July 2019

 13 August 2019

 29 July 2019

Sunday, 21 July 2019

 -

 11 July 2019

 -

 5 August 2019

Saturday, 17 August 2019

 21 July 2019

 7 August 2019

 17 September 2019

 2 September 2019

Sunday, 22 September 2019

26 August 2019 

 12 September 2019

 22 October 2019

 14 October 2019*

Sunday, 13 October 2019

 16 September 2019

 3 October 2019

 13 November 2019

 28 October 2019

Saturday, 26 October 2019

-

16 October 2019

-

11 November 2019

Saturday, 16 November 2019

20 October 2019 6 November 2019 16 December 2019 2 December 2019

Sunday, 1 December 2019

4 November 2019 21 November 2019 1 January 2020 16 December 2019


*The result announcement will be delayed by one week due to public holidays

HSKK - Dates and Times

Dates and times late 2019

Exam date

Registration & payment deadline

Results announcement date**

Saturday, 12 January 2019

16 December 2018

19 February 2019*

Sunday, 24 February 2019

28 January 2019

24 March 2019

Saturday, 23 March 2019

24 February 2019

23 April 2019

Saturday, 11 May 2019

14 April 2019

11 June 2019

Saturday, 13 July 2019

16 June 2019

13 June 2019

Sunday, 13 October 2019

16 September 2019

13 November 2019

Sunday, 1 December 2019

4 November 2019

1 January 2020

YCT - Dates and Times

Dates and times late 2019

Exam date

Registration deadline

Paper Test results date**

E-Test results date**

Paper Test

E-Test

24 February 2019

28 January 2019

-

24 March 2019

-

23 March 2019

24 February 2019

13 March 2019

23 April 2019

8 April 2019

11 May 2019

14 April 2019

1 May 2019

11 June 2019

27 May 2019

17 August 2019

21 July 2019

-

17 September 2019

-

19 October 2019

22 September 2019

9 October 2019

19 November 2019

4 November 2019

17 November 2019

21 October 2019

7 November 2019

17 December 2019

2 December 2019

 

 

 

 

 


*The result announcement will be delayed by one week due to public holidays

YCT Oral - Dates and Times

Dates and times 209

Exam dates Registration & payment deadline Results announcement date**
Saturday 11 May 2019 14 April 2019 11 June 2019
Sunday 17 November 2019 21 October 2019 17 December 2019

BCT - Dates and Times

Dates and times 2019

Please note, we are not running BCT exams this year.

Exam dates

Registration & payment deadline

Results announcement date**

 

E-test

Paper Test

23 February 2019

13 February 2019

27 January 2019

23 March 2019

13 April 2019

3 April 2019

17 March 2019

13 May 2019

15 June 2019

5 June 2019

19 May 2019

15 July 2019

18 August 2019

8 August 2019

22 July 2019

18 September 2019

17 November 2019

7 November 2019

21 October 2019

17 December 2019

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. How do I register for HSK/HSKK/YCT test successfully?

Please follow the steps under the "How to Register" section above and complete all the actions. Once all of them are complete, you wil have registered successfully. 

2. How do I find out the dates and deadlines for the exams?

All the dates and deadlines for the exams are displayed above. All tests are on a weekend (either Saturday or Sunday) Paper test and e-test now have the same deadline for registration. 

3. What’s the difference between paper test and e-test?

The difference between them is that the former is done on paper while the computer-based one is conducted on the computer. If you choose the e-test, when you finish one part, you can’t go back to see it or change the answer again

Candidates taking the computer based test should keep in mind that, although rare, system failures may sometimes happen. The e-testing sytem is hosted on an external server which isn't under the direct control of our team, but in the event of a system failure we will do our best to solve the issue with minimal disruption to the candidate.

4. Is there a Pinyin input method in the computer?

Yes, there is. When you need to input Chinese characters during the exam, it will show you the input methods on the website which you can choose one you prefer.

5. What do I need to bring to the exam?

You need to print your admission ticket within 3 days before the test date, and bring your ID or passport, the same one you used to register for HSK. Candidates who are going to take the paper test, please bring pencils and eraser.

6. What should I do after registering on the website?

 You should send an e-mail to (confucius-chinesetests)@gold.ac.uk telling us that you have registered. After registering you will still need to pay for your exam before the registration deadline to sit your requested exam.

7. Could I change the exam date after the registration?

 You can change the exam date only before the registration deadline.

8. What’s the price of HSK/ HSKK/ YCT test?

You can find the prices for all tests on the HSK page above. 

9. How do I pay for HSK/ HSKK/ YCT test?

To pay, you need to go to the relevant eventbrite page and pay for the test and date you wish to sit the exam. you can also pay for any postage of your certificates at the same time. 

10. Can I get a refund if I can’t take the exam?

 All the fees are non-refundable.

11. What time do I need to arrive at the test room?

On the exam day, please come to our office about 15 minutes earlier than the test time and then we will lead you to the test room. Our office is located at 17 Laurie Grove, New Cross, SE14 6NH, London

12. What will happen if I am late for the test?

If you are late by more than 15 minutes, your examination will be cancelled.

13. When will I receive my results? 

Results for HSK e-test and HSK paper test will be pulished separately two weeks (e-test) and one month (paper test) after the exam date. All your results can be checked on www.chinesetest.cn . You just need to log in and type in your admission ticket series number and then you will be able to see your result.

14. When will I receive my certificate?

Normally your certificate arrives in our office two months after the exam you sit. When it arrives in our office, you can either collect from our office (17 Laurie Grove) or we can post this to you. UK postage fee is £3 and International is £10.