HSK Exam Dates 2024

December 16, 2023

The HSK stands as the globally acknowledged Mandarin Chinese proficiency test designed for non-native speakers.

Taking the HSK exam can be advantageous to Chinese learners in many ways, as it boosts your chances of finding a job in China or a scholarship at a Chinese university.

If taking the HSK exam is one of your 2024 New Year resolutions, find out the 2024 dates for both the paper-based HSK and the computer-based HSK below. And should you need help preparing for your HSK, check out Culture Yard's HSK preparatory classes here.

When Are the 2024 HSK Exam Dates?

Paper-Based HSK Exam Dates 2024

Test Date Deadline of Test Registration Score announcement
January 13 (Sat) December 17 (2023) February 20
March 16 (Sat) February 18 April 16
April 21 (Sun) March 25 May 28
May 19 (Sun) April 22 June 19
Jun 22 (Sat) May 26 July 22
Jul 21 (Sun) June 24 August 21
August 18 (Sun) July 22 September 18
September 8 (Sun) August 12 October 15
October 19 (Sat) September 22 November 19
November 16 (Sat) October 20 December 16
December 8 (Sun) November 11 January 8 (2025)

Computer-Based HSK Exam Dates 2024

Test Date Deadline of Test Registration Score announcement
January 13 (Sat) Jan 3 January 29
March 16 (Sat) March 6 April 1
April 21 (Sun) April 11 May 13
May 19 (Sun) May 9 June 3
Jun 22 (Sat) June 12 July 8
Jul 21 (Sun) July 11 August 5
August 18 (Sun) August 8 September 2
September 8 (Sun) August 29 September 23
October 19 (Sat) October 9 November 4
November 16 (Sat) November 6 December 2
December 8 (Sun) November 28 December 23

If you plan to take the HSK in 2024, you can register for your exam on the Hanban website.

What Is the HSK?

The HSK exam stands for “Hànyǔ shuǐpíng kǎoshì” (汉语水平考试), and it is the official Chinese proficiency exam for testing non-native Chinese speakers’ Chinese level. It is offered by the Confucius Institute Headquarters, also known as Hanban.

The current HSK is divided into nine levels, which include the old six levels and the newer HSK 7-9 which was launched very recently. The initial HSK Level One to Six aim to evaluate students’ ability to communicate fluently in everyday life, while in addition to that, the new HSK 7-9 are also meant to test candidates translation skills.

The HSK exam may be required for enrolling at Chinese universities, and holding a passing certificate for some of the upper-level exams may also help acquire work or during the visa application process.

HSK Level Vocabulary Required Cumulative Vocabulary
HSK 1 150 150
HSK 2 150 300
HSK 3 300 600
HSK 4 600 1200
HSK 5 1300 2500
HSK 6 2500 5000
HSK 7-9 5636 10636

Want to know more about the HSK? Here is an introduction to the HSK exam.

Are the 'New' HSK Exam Available in 2024?

No, according to Hanban, these 2024 HSK exam dates are not for the new HSK. The 2024 HSK exams will follow the format and content of the old HSK, except for HSK 7-9, for which the 2024 exam dates are yet to be announced.

How Can I Prepare For the 2024 HSK?

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We wish you all the best of luck! 加油!