• Instruction

  • Below is a video that gives you a quick guide to the test; in the video, the exam procedure is introduced and some samples are provided.
    The video is also available when you take the test.
Band A test instruction video:      
Test instruction Déroulement du test Anweisungen zum Prüfungsablauf Instrucciones del Examen  
テストの流れ 시험 방법 คำอธิบายการสอบ Hướng dẫn cách thi  

Band B test instruction video:      

Band C test instruction video:      

  • Before the Test
  1. Familiarize yourself with Chinese writing styles by practice writing reminders, email, or essays to tell a story, describe personal experiences and feelings. You may also try to express your thoughts regarding an article or news story in the form of written words, so as to improve your writing.
  2. Familiarize yourself with “Notes” posted on the official website so you may spare the reading and allow yourself more time to complete the task on the actual exam.
  3. Practice frequently Chinese input modes (Phoneticㄅㄆㄇㄈ input or Pinyin) to allow yourself to finish the tasks in time.
  • During the Test
  1. Read the prompt carefully to know the task requirement, word count and time.
  2. Be sure to use the designated name for tasks that require the use of writer’s name. Do not use your real name in writing.  
  3. Make sure the writings follow the standard Chinese writing format. For example, the first line of each paragraph must be indented two spaces (standard writing) and leave no spaces before the recipient’s name (letter writing), etc.
  4. Use consistent sentences and appropriate conjunctions to connect sentences.
  5. Use correct grammar and collocation.
  6. Make sure you type the characters correctly. (Please refer to Microsoft New Phonetic Input InstuctionMicrosoft New Hanyu Pinyin Input Instruction for Chinese input modes)
  7. Only use the Chinese punctuations listed above the answer space. (,。、:!?「」)
  • Please note the followings when responding to the prompt:
  1. Does my writing fulfill the task requirement?
  2. Is my writing within the designated length?
  3. Did I write in standard Chinese writing format?
  4. Did I use appropriate conjunctions to connect sentences?
  5. Was my grammar correct?
  6. Did I use the collocation correctly?
  7. Did I select the characters correctly when typing?
  8. Did I use the punctuations correctly?

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