HSK stands for Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (汉语水平考试) literally meaning “Mandarin Level Test”.
It is organized by Hanban (汉办) the part of the Chinese education ministry also in charge of the Confucius Institutes (孔子学院).
The HSK Exam is administered by testing centres around the world, including private language schools, universities and Confucius institutes. Exam questions and dates are the same everywhere in the world, however not all testing centres choose to offer the HSK test every month.
Many students wish to take a HSK Exam in China for a number of reasons which range from finding their current level of Chinese, achieving a personal goal, or for future career progression. At LTL we help students prepare and arrange the exam with a number of programs and packages.
We are a registered HSK Testing Centre from HSK 1 through to HSK 6. If you scroll down further, we created a brilliant and informative HSK infographic which should answer all your questions regarding the exam from the number of questions per paper to exam dates.