The YCT (Youth Chinese Test) is an internationally standardised Chinese language test for school children. It examines Chinese language skills in the areas of listening, reading and writing. The focus is primarily on testing language skills in everyday situations.
The test consists of a written section and an oral section, which are completed independently of each other.
We recommend the test for school children up to 12 years of age.
The written test is divided into four different levels of difficulty, while the oral test, in the form of listening comprehension, has a beginner and intermediate level.
|YCT written||YCT oral||Vocabulary||HSK level|
|Level 4||Intermediate||600||Level 3|
|Level 3||Beginner||300||Level 2|
|Level 2||Beginner||150||Level 1|
YCT Level 1: The examinee can understand and use simple and frequently used words and sentences.
YCT Level 2: The examinee can understand and use familiar and everyday expressions, and simple sentences. They can have simple conversations.
YCT Level 3: The examinee can understand sentences and frequently used expressions, and communicate in everyday situations related to simple and direct exchanges of information regarding familiar and common matters.
YCT Level 4: The examinee can easily communicate in everyday situations such as school, leisure etc., and can manage most situations that are encountered when travelling in China.