Record numbers for HSK exam in 2012

The growing importance of China and Chinese language is shown by the significant increase in the number of HSK candidates registered with the Confucius Institute for Scotland in 2012.

The HSK exam which was significantly revised in 2010 to be more appropriate for non-immersive learners drew a pool of 101 candidates, up from 34 in 2011. Candidates sat exams at five different levels with an increasing number also opting to sit the optional oral component of the exam known as HSKK.

With plans being finalised to offer candidates an online option in the future we anticipate that the number of people who want to test their skill level in this globally recognised and globally run examination will continue to increase.

Information on the 2013 HSK exam diet in May next year will be published around March 2013. An online trial test may be available in early spring.

Please email to let us know of your interest in a future HSK exam and we will contact you as soon as information is available.

Meantime for details of the HSK 2012 exam please visit