HSK Level 6

HSK Level 6

Introduction to the new HSK Level 6

Test Takers

The new HSK (Level 6) is designed for learners who have acquired a vocabulary of approximate 5000 or more than 5000 Chinese characters. They are capable of expressing himself or herself in Chinese freely both in written or spoken form. They are able to understand Chinese TV news report, and to read Chinese newspapers and magazines.

Contents and time of the test

The new HSK Level 6 written test consists of three sections: listening, reading and writing. It is approximately 140 minutes long, including:

  1. Listening (50 questions, about 35minutes)
  2. Reading (50 questions, 45 minutes)
  3. Writing (1question, 45 minutes)

It also includes the 5 minutes for test takers to fill in their personal inforamtion and the 5 minutes in the end of the test to write the answers on the answer sheet provided.

In the new HSK Level 5 listening section, Part 1 and Part 2 include 15 questions, Part 3 includes 20 questions and each question will be heard only once. The questions and the requirements are as follows:


Part 1 Listen to the dialogues and choose the right answers.

Part 2 Listen to the TV interviews and choose the right answers.

Part 3 Listen the dialogues and choose the right answers.

There are 4 parts in the reading section, Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 include 10 questions, the Part 4 includes 20 questions. The questions and the requirements are as follows:


Part 1 Choose the sentence with the wrong grammar.

Part 2 Choose the correct answers according to the sentences contexts.

Part 3 Complete the short passages by using the five sentences given.

Part 4 Choose the right answer according to the text given.

There are one part in writing section. The question and the requirements are as follows:


Part 1 Read an article about 1000 Chinese characters in 10 minutes. Students are not suppose to take note during the reading. The article material will be taken back by the exam supervioer teacher after 10 mintues. Students will need to write the composition with 400 Chinese characters according to the article.

Test Score

The full score for each of the listening, reading and writing sections in the new HSK Level 5 is 100. The total score is 300 and the minimum score to pass the test is 180.