The following are the HSK 2021 Exam Dates. There are 2 different forms of exam – written and online. Please check with your country’s test centres which form of exam are they offering as not all HSK test centres have the online exam. So, please plan ahead.
You may also download the HSK 2021 Exam Dates by clicking the download button below.
Best of luck in your exams!
|Exam Dates||Written Exam Registration Dateline||Online Exam Registration Dateline||Written Exam Results||Online Exam Results|
|January 9th (Sat)||13/12/2020||30/12/2020||February 9th||January 25th|
|February 6th (Sat)||January 10th||January 27th||March 13th||March 1st|
|March 7th (Sun)||N/A||February 25th||N/A||March 22nd|
|March 20th (Sat)||February 21st||March 10th||April 20th||April 5th|
|April 10th (Sat)||March 14th||March 31st||May 17th||April 26th|
|May 15th (Sat)||April 18th||May 5th||June 15th||May 31st|
|June 19th (Sat)||May 23rd||June 9th||July 19th||July 5th|
|July 18th (Sun)||June 21st||July 8th||August 18th||August 2nd|
|August 22nd (Sun)||July 26th||August 12th||September 22nd||September 6th|
|September 11th (Sat)||August 15th||September 1st||October 18th||September 27th|
|October 17th (Sun)||September 20th||October 7th||November 17th||November 1st|
|November 6th (Sat)||N/A||October 27th||N/A||November 22nd|
|November 20th (Sat)||October 24th||November 10th||December 20th||December 6th|
|December 5th (Sun)||November 8th||November 25th||5/1/2022||December 20th|
Change in Chinese Proficiency Standards [Update]
There has been a recent announcement on the Change in Chinese Proficiency Standards and this has caused a lot of confusion. I have been asked a number of times about my view on this, so I have updated this post to include my view on this. Please note that the information below is as of early morning China time 2nd October 2020.
With regards to whether there will be any change to HSK 1-6 syllabus or vocabulary, we have no concrete information on this yet. However, we can confirm the following:
Based on the original 6 levels, level 7-9 will be added. But there will be only one test paper for level 7-9 in every test. Which level the examinee will pass is determined by the score. The new examination is planned to be launched in the first half of next year.
Impact on Current HSK Students
- For those who have passed HSK 6 level, you may need to decide on whether you want to sit for the higher level exam.
- For those who have not achieved HSK 6, then there isn’t really much impact as you will still have to learn the same Chinese vocabulary for the HSK exams although the number of words and categorisation may change.
- For those who are applying for jobs or scholarships in China, you will need to check with the respective organisations as to whether there is any change in their requirements.
Please note that there is no change to the Chinese language itself. Despite any changes to the HSK syllabus, whatever that you have learnt under the old syllabus will not go to waste. If there is any change (and again, we have no confirmation as of now that it will), the number of vocabulary that you have to know for each level will most likely be revised upwards, so in our view, it will be easier for you to learn in bite size with the current materials.
Whatever it is, please do not let this announcement derail your learning progress. We will have further information on this in due course.