Chinese Lang. Proficiency Testing Center

Chinese Language Proficiency Test (HSK, YCT, HSKK, BCT)

UTRGV opens Chinese Standard Exam for RGV Students and Public. The first Asian Language Proficiency Testing Center of Rio Grande Valley --- Chinese Language Proficiency Testing Center at UTRGV officially established in September 2018. It offers Chinese Language Proficiency Test (HSK, YCT, HSKK, BCT) to UTRGV students and the public in the Rio Grande Valley and northern Mexico.

The first Test will take place on November 10,2018. UTRGV Chinese Class students will take this test to get Chinese Language Level Certificate.

HSK Test Schedule 2019

Attention: The schedule listed below are based on the Beijing time. To make sure you can participate in the exam, we advise that please do not wait until the last day to register.

Spring Semester Testing Date: May 11, 2019
Registration Deadline: April 14, 2019 (China Time)

HSK Levels 1 to 5 open for registration!

Click the links below, to pay for the test

Click link to view the 2019 Testing Schedule

For more information, please go to: or email Xin Zhang at

Click link to view the HSK Test Regulations

  • HSK/HSKK (Chinese Proficiency Test) & YCT (Youth Chinese Test)

    The Hànyǔ Shuǐpíng Kǎoshì (HSK), translated as the Chinese Proficiency Test or the Chinese Standard Exam, is China's only standardized test of Standard Chinese language proficiency for non-native speakers such as foreign students and overseas Chinese. The test is administered by Hanban, an agency of the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China.

    HSK consists of six levels, namely the HSK (level I), HSK (level II), HSK (level III), HSK (level IV), HSK (level V), and HSK (level VI).

    HSKK is the speaking test. The HSK Speaking Test (HSKK) can be divided into three levels of HSKK (Basic), HSKK (Intermediate) and HSKK (Advanced), and the test taker's on-site performance will be recorded.





    HSK (Level VI)

    Over 5,000

     Level V


    HSK (Level V)



    HSK (Level IV)


    Level IV


    HSK (Level III)


    Level III


    HSK (Level II)


    Level II


    HSK (Level I)


    Level I


    The Youth Chinese Test (YCT) was launched by Hanban in an effort to encourage foreign young students to learn Chinese and improve their Chinese language proficiency.

    It assesses young foreign students' abilities to use Chinese in their daily and academic lives. The YCT consists of a writing test and a speaking test, which are independent of each other. The writing test is divided into four levels, namely, the YCT (level I), YCT (level II), YCT (level III), and YCT (level IV). The speaking test is divided into the YCT (Beginner Level) and YCT (Intermediate Level).

    Writing Test

    Speaking Test

    YCT (Level IV)

    YCT (Intermediate Level)

    YCT (Level III)

    YCT (Beginner Level)

    YCT (Level II)

    YCT (Level I)

  • Fees for the Chinese Tests shall be collected according to the following schedule:

    HSK Fees


    Fees (USD)
    (Both the paper-based and Internet-based tests shall follow the same charging standard as follows)

    HSK Level 1


    HSK Level 2


    HSK Level 3


    HSK Level 4


    HSK Level 5


    HSK Level 6








    YCT Fees


    Fees (USD)
    (Both the paper-based and Internet-based tests shall follow the same charging standard as follows)

    YCT Level 1


    YCT Level 2


    YCT Level 3


    YCT Level 4


    YCT Speaking (Beginning Level)


    YCT Speaking (Intermediate Level)


  • Testing Purposes

    The new HSK retains the former HSK’s orientation as a general (or universal) Chinese language abilities test for adult learners. The results of the test can serve several purposes:

    • A reference for an educational institution’s decision-making concerning recruiting students, assigning students to different classes, allowing students to skip certain courses and granting students academic credits.
    • A reference for employers’ decision-making concerning the recruitment, training and promotion of test takers.
    • A method for Chinese language learners to assess and improve their proficiency in Chinese.
    • A method for Chinese language training institutions to evaluate training results.