Optional exams are offered at the Confucius Institute in Auckland to motivate students and to assess their progress. Please find the dates and registration information of the examinations in 2019.

The calendar of the examinations in 2019

Exam DatesExamsDeadline for
Dates of results
announced online
Online registrationOnline Payment
23 March
HSK Speaking

24 February 2019 23 April 2019Register NOWPayment link
14 April 2019 HSK Level 1-6
18 March 2019 14 May 2019Register NOWPayment link
17 August 2019
YCT Level 1-4

21 July 2019 17 September 2019Register NOWPayment link
18 August 2019
BCT Levels A-B

22 July 2019 18
Register NOWPayment link
13 October 2019 HSK Level 1-616 September 2019 13 November 2019Register NOWPayment link
17 November 2019 YCT Level 1-421 October 2019 17 December 2019Register NOWPayment link

* Click the links on the right columns above for online registration and payment.

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 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.

  • Exam Registration & Payment (Note these are two separate processes):
Step 1. Registration: Register at the Chinese Test website: www.chinesetest.cn.
Step 2. Payment: Make the online payment. (Click the links below for online payment).

The fees charged for each examination

Exam types and levelsFee (GST included)
HSK, Level 1 & 2NZ $35
HSK, Level 3 & 4NZ $55
HSK, Level 5 & 6NZ $75
HSK Speaking, BeginnerNZ $35
HSK Speaking, IntermediateNZ $55
HSK Speaking, AdvancedNZ $75
YCT, Level 1-3NZ $20
YCT, Level 4NZ $30
BCT (A), Listening,Reading & WritingNZ $70
BCT (B), Listening,Reading& WritingNZ $100

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.

BCT exam results and certificates will be available online at www.chinesetest.cn a month after the exam.

* Any Inquiries please contact CI exam coordinator Ms Meiju Wang
(Email: meiju.wang@auckland.ac.nz; Tel: (09) 923 1916)