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  • Sally

    Great article! Do you know when more updates on this will be available?

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    • Juliette Pitt

      Not yet, we will update you as soon as we get more information.

      LTL

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  • Emma

    Noooo, I already have HSK 6 :(

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    • Max Hobbs

      No worry Emma, if anything it's good you've already got it because it's about to become a whole lot harder!

      We will keep you posted.

      LTL

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  • CW

    So in order to get a job that includes chinese language, would you have to be able to pass HSK 9?? I am level 3 and speaking most of what I say in chinese with my teacher, so by hsk 6, I could completely be fluent enough to communicate for a basic job. I dont mind that the levels are changing, but what does that mean for the tests?

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    • Max Hobbs

      Hi CW - no you don't need to pass the 9 to get a job that includes Chinese. In fact in the current structure some companies accept 5, 4 or even HSK 3 depending on how much Chinese is involved so there's no need to stress about that.

      The HSK 9 will ultimately be the most advanced Chinese exam you can take and it's certainly not one you'd need to pass to work in China.

      Hope that helps

      LTL

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  • Muskan

    Ok so I'm an MBBS student and earlier we has hsk 4 as the compulsory exam , 1200 words along with our already vast syllabus was already a task and now 3000+ characters! #_#. Will they also change the levels required!? Because we were asked for just hsk4 in order to be eligible for the degree , I don't think they change the required levels midway of the session for a batch !

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    • Max Hobbs

      Hi Muskan - thanks for your comment :)

      No you are right, we'd be very surprised if they changed the required levels. It makes no sense at all. I wouldn't worry, ultimately if you know 1,200 words, whether it's classed at HSK2 or HSK 6... your ability is still the same.

      I think what the new format is doing gives a clearer idea of someone's ability, simply because Chinese is just so in depth. You could quite easily get a HSK 6 student who scores 90% in the exam... which you'd assume is fully fluent, but actually their speaking might only be to HSK3/4 level... this is very common especially with students who don't come to China or speak it.

      Don't worry, and keep studying hard :)

      LTL

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  • noah

    hello

    it seems you have published the dates of hsk exams in 2021; do you know if these exams in the current format, or is it possible the current format will run alongside the updated test for a while?

    Thanks!

    Noah

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    • Max Hobbs

      We do not know I'm afraid Noah. HSK haven't given any clarity on this so the best advice we can give is to keep planning for the standard format... any news after that we will publish straight away.

      Thanks for your question :)

      LTL

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  • Skye

    I was preparing for HSK 6 and wanted to take it on December but then I thought maybe I should give it more time so I’d get a better grade, then this whole new hsk thing came out :( Do u think I should better take the exam before 2021 (the current format) or should I just keep studying and wait for the new format?

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    • Max Hobbs

      Hi Skye, thanks for your comment.

      I would keep preparing for, and take the HSK 6 as normal. As of now we don't really know how it's going to change but for sure the new HSK 6 will be much harder. You may as well get it locked in now before it gets harder, but really, don't stress or rush.

      As of now (November 2020) we believe the changes won't be happening until around May 2021 anyway.

      Hope this helps

      LTL

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