A Collection of Tips & Resources for the HSK Exam Language Resources

As I mentioned in a post earlier this month, I plan on taking the HSK (Hànyǔ Shuǐpíng Kǎoshì / 汉语水平考试) exam at the end of this year (2015). I am hoping to sit the Level 4 exam, and so, I have a lot of preparation ahead of me over the next 12 months.

I recently took my first practice test and scored 160/200. It’s not bad and if I were taking the Level 1 exam, it would be a passing score. My intent, however, is to jump right in at Level 4 and to pass the test, somewhere between levels 3-6, you need a score of at least 180/200. According to this site, you need to at least pass Level 4 with a score of 180 or greater.

In preparation for the exam, I have been doing quite a bit of research on the test and the experience others have had taking it and so I  thought I’d do a roundup of articles that I have found helpful for those interested.

Tips & Resources for the HSK Exam

Online Resources for the HSK Exam

Text and Book Resources for the HSK Exam

Practice and Study Resources for the HSK Exam

  • HSK Sets on Memrise
  • Chinese Lessons on iTalki (many of the tutors teach lessons specifically geared towards the exam)

And of course I will continue to add HSK Resources to this page as I stumble across them in my studies. If you took or are planning to take the HSK Exam, I’d love to hear about you are preparing or how you prepared in the comments below!

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