Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

1.   QWhen will HSK Exam be held and how to apply?
ACLC arranges HSK exam
three times a year (April, August and December). You can search for other test centre/time from Hanban website
( Currently, CLC only accepts online registration. Please register online at ( and a payment memo will be sent by email.

2.    QWhat is the cost and payment method of HSK?

       A Payment can made by cash, cheque or credit card. You can download the payment form at CLC HSK Page ( The exam fee is standardized among all the test centres in HK but may be different between countries.

HSK Level 1 HSKһ级: HK$200

HSK Level 2 HSK: HK$300

HSK Level 3 HSK: HK$400

HSK Level 4 HSK: HK$500

HSK Level 5 HSK: HK$700

HSK Level 6 HSK: HK$800

Speaking Test (Beginner Level) (): HK$300

Speaking Test (Intermediate Level) (): HK$400

Speaking Test (Advanced Level) (): HK$500


3.   QWhat is the exam content of HSK?
APlease find Sample Test papers at ( You can find more information from Information (HSK) in CLC HSK page. The following table gives you a brief idea.



Quantity of commonly
used words




Total Score (100 for each section) Passing Score

Exam duration

HSK Level 1



200 120


HSK Level 2



200 120


HSK Level 3


300 180


HSK Level 4


300 180


HSK Level 5


300 180


HSK Level 6


300 180


HSK Speaking





100 60


HSK Speaking





100 60


HSK Speaking





100 60



4.      QCan I register the exam more than one level ?
A Normally, HSK level 2/4/6 are held in the morning (from 9am). HSK level 1/3/5 are held in the afternoon (from 1:30pm), and HSK speaking (all levels) held at 4:30pm. Student can register a maximum of two consecutive levels from HSK level 1 to 6. However, students can only register one level in speaking, because it starts at the same time for all levels.


5.       QDo you offer the exam in traditional Chinese? Can I answer in traditional Chinese in the writing part?
AHanban offers the simplified Chinese version only . Regardless of the exam version, student can answer in traditional or simplified Chinese in the writing part.


6.       QI am a mainland Chinese/HK local. Can I register for the HSK exam?
AHSK is targeted to students learning Chinese as a foreign/ second language regardless of the nationalities. For those whose mother tongue/ first language is Chinese (usually heritage is Chinese, born and raised up in China or Hong Kong), schools and employers may have a higher expectation on your Chinese level. In that case, instead of HSK, the Putongtua Shuiping Ceshi (PSC) is more appropriately. Interested students can register PSC test at Centre for Research and Development of Putonghua Education (Tel: 3943 6749,


7.       QWhen will the result is available and how to collect the score report?
AThe result will be available online one month after the exam date. Students can log in to their personal account at ( Official score report will be sent to our centre by Hanban two months after the exam date. Collection can made in person/by proxy at the CLC general office. An announcement will be sent by email. For the registered mail postal service of the score report, a service fee at HK$30 for local mail and HK$50 for oversea mail will be charged. Payment is to be settled together with the examination fee. Students taking this option please fill in the mailing label in the payment form before the deadline of payment.



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