HSK (Level 4) assesses the ability of the examinee to use Chinese (Mandarin) in everyday life. This is an analogue of the B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Those who successfully pass the HSK (level 4) should be able to speak Chinese on a wide range of topics, as well as communicate freely with native speakers.
Purpose of the test
HSK (level 4) is designed for students who have studied Chinese 2-4 hours a week for four semesters (two academic years). These students have mastered 1,200 frequently used words and related grammatical structures.
The HSK test (level 4) consists of listening, reading and writing, contains a total of 100 test items and lasts 105 minutes (including 5 minutes to complete a personal information form).
In the first part of 10 tasks. The recording of each task is played only once. Each assignment reads a short excerpt, followed by a statement, duplicated on an answer sheet. The subject must decide whether the statement is true or false.
In the second part of the 15 tasks. The recording of each task is played only once. Each task consists of a dialogue between two people. The announcer asks a question about this dialogue. The test form presents four answer choices, from which the subject must choose the right one based on what he heard.
In the third part of the 20 tasks. The recording of each task is played only once. This section consists of dialogues or monologues (4-5 sentences), and then one or two questions. The test form presents four answer choices, from which the subject must choose the right one based on what he heard.
In the first part of 10 tasks. For each assignment, one or two sentences are presented with missing words / phrases. The subject must choose one of the suggested answers to fill in the pass.
In the second part there are also 10 tasks. Each task consists of three sentences, which the subject must put in the correct order.
In the third part of the 20 tasks. Each task includes a short passage and one or two questions on it. The test form presents four answer choices, from which the subject must choose the correct one.
In the first part of 10 tasks. Each task consists of several words. The subject must make a sentence of them.
In the second part 5 tasks. Each task includes a picture and words. The subject must write a sentence about a picture using the words given.
For HSK (level 4), four results will be presented: listening, reading, writing and total score. In order for the exam to be considered passed, the subject must score at least 180 points out of 300.
On admission to Chinese universities, the HSK results are valid for two years (starting from the exam date).