Preparation for the HSK

The HSK aims at assessing the test-taker's general competency in the Chinese language, so it is not based on any particular textbook or course.

To help familiarize test-takers with the test format and assess their readiness for the test, test-takers may refer to any textbook in preparing for the test or look at sample tests. Practice exams are available online for the new HSK, BCT, YCT tests at the following link:

Sample Tests


The HSK Information on this website is prepared by the Brigham Young University Chinese Flagship Center with reference to original HSK materials published by the HSK authorities. Adaptations have been made to suit the local situations. The ultimate rights of interpretations of HSK policies remain with the Office of Chinese Language International (Hanban). Inquiries regarding HSK policy should be directed to Hanban at

Testing Schedule

2016 Test Dates:

HSK Exam
Exam Request Deadline: Nov. 5, 2016
Registration Deadline: Nov. 14, 2016
Day of Exam: Dec. 3, 2016

Test Locations:

Brigham Young University
Building & Room TBA