HSK 2 Level

HSK (Level 2) assesses the ability of the examinee to use Chinese (Putonghua) in everyday life. This is an analogue of the A2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ​​(CEFR). Those who successfully pass the HSK (level 2) must have excellent basic knowledge of Chinese and be able to communicate in simple everyday situations that require simple information sharing.

Purpose of the test

HSK (level 2) is aimed at those who have studied Chinese for two semesters (academic year), 2-3 lessons per week. These students have mastered 300 frequently used words and corresponding grammatical structures. The HSK test (level 2) consists of listening and reading, contains a total of 60 test tasks and lasts 55 minutes (including 5 minutes to complete a personal information form).

Listening

In the first part of 10 tasks. The recording of each task is played twice. In the form of the answers presented image and phrase. The subject needs to determine if they match what he heard. In the second part there are also 10 tasks. The recording of each task is played twice. For each task presented a dialogue and several images. The subject must select an image based on what he hears. In the third part of 10 tasks. The recording of each task is played twice. Each task consists of a dialogue. The announcer asks a question on the content. The subject must choose one of three answer choices in the form. In the fourth part of the 5 tasks. The recording of each task is played twice. Each task consists of a dialogue (4-5 sentences). The announcer asks a question on the content. The subject must choose one of three answer choices in the form.

Reading

In the first part 5 tasks. Each task consists of a sentence to which you need to pick one of several pictures. In the second part there are also 5 tasks. Each task has one or two words with missing words. The subject must select the words to fill in the gaps. In the third part of the 5 tasks. Each task has two sentences. The subject must determine if the second sentence is consistent with the first. In the fourth part of 10 tasks. 20 offers submitted. The subject needs to determine the relationship between them. All hieroglyphs in the test form are accompanied by pinyin transcription.

Results

For HSK (level 2), three results will be presented: listening, reading and total score. In order for the exam to be considered passed, the subject must score at least 120 points out of 200. On admission to Chinese universities, the HSK results are valid for two years (starting from the exam date).