HSK (level 5) assesses the ability of the examinees to apply Chinese (Putonghua) in everyday life. This is an analogue of the C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Successfully passed HSK (level 5) should be able to read Chinese magazines and newspapers, watch Chinese films and performances, and make speeches in Chinese.
Purpose of the test
HSK (level 5) is aimed at those who studied Chinese 2-4 hours a week for two or more academic years, mastered 2,500 common words and corresponding grammatical structures.
The HSK test (level 5) consists of listening, reading and writing, contains a total of 100 test items and lasts 125 minutes (including 5 minutes to complete a personal information form).
In the first part of the 20 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 second part of 25 tasks. The recording of each task is played only once. This section consists of dialogues or monologues (4-5 sentences) and questions (1-2 to the task). The test form presents four answer choices for each question, from which the subject must choose the right one based on what he heard.
In the first part 15 tasks. This section consists of various texts, each of which contains several omissions that must be filled with words or sentences. The subject must choose the correct answer from the four options.
In the second part of 10 tasks. Each task consists of text. The subject must choose the most appropriate text statement from four options.
In the third part of the 20 tasks. It consists of several texts. The subject must answer questions on the texts, choosing one of the four suggested answers.
In the first part 8 tasks. Each includes several words from which the subject should make a sentence.
In the second part of the 2 tasks. The first consists of several words and requires the subject to write a text with a length of about 80 characters using the words provided. The second consists of an image and requires the subject to write a text with a length of about 80 hieroglyphs based on this image.
For HSK (level 5), 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).