The Chinese Proficiency Tests, Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi or HSK, are The People's Republic of China's only standardized Chinese tests for non-native speakers.
HSK New version: Since March 2010, the new HSK version has been launched.
Structure - After the completion of HSK.HK level 2 course, test takers should understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance, can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters, can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
Skills required - 300 words (about 349 characters)
Part A: Listening 25 minutes
Part B: Reading 20 minutes
How to prepare HSK-2 Test