Exams/Competitions

Voluntary exams are offered at the Confucius Institute in Auckland as an incentive to students and to measure their progress.

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The Confucius Institute has organised exams for Chinese language learners in New Zealand for ten years.

The Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK),  Young Learners' Chinese Test (YCT) and Business Chinese Test (BCT) are internationally recognised, standardised Chinese exams.

The HSK is an international exam for foreigners and non-native speakers which assesses proficiency in Chinese Language and Culture. It is offered twice a year at the Confucius Institute in Auckland and has written and oral components.

 

Dates      
Exam Date

Exam Type                   

Deadline for Registration and Payment Results announced online
22 April 2017 HSK Levels 1-6 26 March 2017 May 2017
20 May 2017 HSK Speaking  23 April 2017 June 2017
6 August 2017 BCT Levels A-B 10 July 2017 Sept 2017
19 August 2017 YCT Level 1-4 23 July 2017

Sept 2017

15 Oct 2017 HSK Level 1-6 18 Sept 2017 Nov 2017
18 Nov 2017 YCT Level 1-4 22 October 2017 Dec 2017
*Click the links above for online registration and payment.

 

HSK Chinese Proficiency Test

The HSK is an international exam for foreigners and non-native speakers which assesses proficiency in Chinese Language and Culture. It is offered twice a year at the Confucius Institute in Auckland and has written and oral components.

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YCT: Youth Chinese Test

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BCT: Business Chinese Test

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Exam Materials from the Chinese Test Website

The registration manual, official exam papers, sample exam papers and other exam related materials are now available.

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