HSK or Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (汉语水平考试) is a proficiency exam for Mandarin Chinese. It was first developed in 1992.
The exams are organised by Hanban (汉办). Hanban are a part of the Chinese education ministry, who are also in charge of the Confucius Institutes (孔子学院).
Officially referred to as HSK 3.0, the new HSK exam structure will be divided into three stages and nine levels with:
- Beginner at Level 1-3
- Intermediate at Level 4-6
- Advanced at Level 7-9
To practice the vocabulary and characters for HSK level 1; visit the Inchin App