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. In the new HSK, the written and oral exams are distinct parts, each following its own scale.
HSK Speaking Test - Basic
Structure - It aims to a test taker's Chinese oral proficiency, it is equivalent to HSK level 2, or the Common European Framework Reference for Language (CEFR) level A. After the completion of HSK.HK level 1 and 2 course, test takers should be able to understand Chinese and conduct some common used daily topics to meet the demand of basic communication.
Skills required - 300 words (about 349 characters)
Oral test - 17 minutes