HSK Chinese Proficiency Test Guide


Introduction to Chinese Test


To support Chinese-language education and development across the United States of America, the Confucius Institute Headquarters sponsors and authorizes Phoenix Tree Test Center (code: 4321301) to deliver Chinese tests, including HSK, BCT, and YCT.



Located in Midwestern region, Phoenix Tree Test Center has served Chicagoland and surrounding states for over 6 years. We are the only test center in the Midwest offers the HSK exam (from HSK Level 1 -6) every month and all YCT exam annually (from YCT Level 1-4). We help with schools, teachers, and individual candidates to prepare the exam with quality programs and learning resources packages while we work with them on test schedule to fit the best needs.



The HSK exam is split into sections: Listening, Reading and Writing (HSK Level 3-6). Each section is broken down into a number of questions to test your ability in all forms of Chinese. Currently, Phoenix Tree Test Center only offers paper-based test to all HSK, BCT and YCT.




What is HSK useful for?


1. Passport for foreign students to study in China.

1. 留学中国的通行证

According to China’s Ministry of Education, any foreign students to be enrolled in Chinese university should at least pass HSK Level 4. Study in Beautiful China Program (http://beautifulchinastudy.com/en/home) builds a one-stop platform and broadens the channels for candidates to study in China.


2. Necessary qualification for applying for Confucius Institute Scholarship and summer camps

2. 申请奖学金和夏令营的必备条件

3. Plus for career building

3. 竞争职场的利器

More and more foreign governments and multinational companies have recognized HSK, BCT and other Chinese tests, and have used them as criteria for recruitment, performance evaluation and promotion.



How to Choose Right HSK level?


  • HSK 1 – The ability to understand basic Chinese words and phrases

  • HSK 2 – Can use basic Chinese and apply to complete simple tasks

  • HSK 3 – Can communicate daily for academic and professional purposes

  • HSK 4 – Converse fluently in various topics with native Chinese speakers

  • HSK 5 – Fluent speaking and ability to read a Chinese newspaper

  • HSK 6 – Ability to express whatever you wish either spoken or written.

2020 Test Date at Phoenix Tree Center


  • Please note candidate must pick 10AM or 1:30PM session on each selected option date.


  • Please email ssheng@phoenixtree.com to request additional date/time if none of the listed date/time works for your schedule.


How to register for the test


Online register system is currently under maintenance, please contact our HSK Test Program Manager, Sara Sheng, for more information.

HSK Test

Program Manager

Sara Sheng

Email: ssheng@phoenixtree.com

Tel: 615-496-3393

Grading and certificate


After a test is given, the answer sheets will be sealed and mailed back to Beijing (China) immediately for grading by the HSK Testing Center Headquarter.  Phoenix Tree Test Center will not be responsible for grading any examinations. Candidate will be able to request for his/her online score online approximately 4 weeks after a test is administered by sending email to ssheng@phoenixtree.com. A paper score report certificate will be mailed to candidate’s registered address approximately 6-7 weeks.

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