2023 Exam Dates


Register an Exam

Internationally recognised Chinese language proficiency exams are offered at the Confucius Institute in Auckland to motivate students and/or to assess their progress. Below are the examination dates during the year. The links to registration and payment will be opened closer to each exam date.

Exams Exam Dates Deadline for
Dates of results
announced online
Online registration Online Payment
HSK Level 1-6 9 Apr 2023 13 Mar 16 May Closed Closed
HSK Speaking 14 May 2023 17 Apr 14 June Closed Closed
YCT Level 1-4 20 Aug 2023 24 July 20 Sept Closed Closed
HSK Level 1-6 15 Oct 2023 18 Sept 15 Nov Registration Payment
YCT Level 1-4 11 Nov 2023 15 Oct 12 Dec Registration Payment
HSK Level 7-9 (online) 12 Nov 2023 30 Oct TBA Registration Payment
HSK Level 1-6 3 Dec 2023 6 Nov 3 Jan 2024 Registration Payment

* Click the links above, in the Online registration and Online payment columns, when they are open, to complete your registration. TWO steps must be completed. 

Exams Exam Dates in 2023 Deadline for Registration/Payment
CTCSOL (written) 22 Apr 2023  From 14 Mar
CTCSOL (interview) 1-2 July; 8-9 July 2023 From 24 May
CTCSOL (written) 23 Sept 2023  From 15 Aug
CTCSOL (interview) 9-10 Dec; 16-17 Dec 2023  From 31 Oct

* For CTCSOL exam registration and payment, please visit the CTCSOL page for details.

The Confucius Institute has organised exams for Chinese language learners in New Zealand for over 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 non-native speakers to assess their proficiency in Chinese language and culture. It is offered several times a year at the Confucius Institute in Auckland and has written and oral components.


Exam Registration & Payment in TWO steps:

Step 2. Payment: Make the online payment. (Click the links above for online payment).

The fees charged for each examination

Exam types
and levels
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
HSK Level 7-9 HSKK
Level 1-3
Level 4
Fees NZ $35 NZ $55 NZ $75 NZ $95 NZ $115 NZ $135 NZ$220 NZ $45 NZ $65 NZ $85 NZ $30 NZ $50 NZ $70 NZ $100
  • Fees include a processing charge and GST.

Exam results and certificates

HSK/YCT/HSKK exam results will be available online at www.chinesetest.cn a month after the exam and the certificates will be posted out 2 months after the exam.


For further inquiries please contact CI‘s exam coordinator by email exam@ci.ac.nz.




Physical Address:
The University of Auckland
Pembridge House
31 Princes Street
Auckland Central 1010

Phone: +64 9 923 9955
Email: info@ci.ac.nz

Postal Address:
Confucius Institute in Auckland
The University of Auckland
Private Bag 92019
Auckland Mail Centre
Auckland 1142, New Zealand

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