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HSK Test Level 3

The HSK 3 assesses test takers’ abilities in the application of everyday Chinese. It is the counterpart of the Level III of the Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages and the B1 Level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEF).

HSK 3 Achievement

Test takers who are able to pass the HSK (Level III) can communicate in Chinese at a basic level in their daily, academic and professional lives. They can manage most communication in Chinese when travelling in China.

HSK 3 Vocabulary

It’s required to master 600 commonly used words for HSK 3. You can travel, study, and work in China at a basic level with this essential vocabulary.

Access HSK 3 Vocabulary List

HSK 3 Grammar Points

  • 应该(yīnggāi)

  • The Separable Words 离合词

  • The Extended Usages of Interrogative Pronouns

  • 一下(yīxià) vs 一会儿(yīhuǐ’er)

  • 才(cái)

  • 才(cái ) vs 就(jiù)

  • 还是(háishì) vs 或者(huòzhě)

  • 的(de) vs 得(de) vs 地(de)

  • 又(yòu) vs 再(zài) vs 还(hái)

  • Except or Besides – 除了(chúle)

  • The Dynamic Auxiliary Word 着(zhe)

  • 把 Sentence (Part 1)

  • 把 Sentence (Part 2)

  • The Passive Sentence with 被(bèi)

  • 跟…一样(gēn…yīyàng) vs 像…一样(xiàng…yīyàng)

  • ‘more and more’ in Chinese – 越(yuè)…越(yuè)…

  • Rhetorical Sentence – 反问句

  • Directional Complements

  • 一(yī) …就(jiù)…

  • 不但(bùdàn)…而且(érqiě)…

  • 就是(jiùshì)

  • 如果(rúguǒ)…就(jiù)…

  • 只有(zhǐyǒu)…才(cái)…

  • 一…也都(yī…yě dū ) + 不没(bùméi)…

  • 又(yòu)…又(yòu)…

  • 一边(yībiān)…一边(yībiān)


HSK 3 Corresponding Textbooks



HSK 3 Mock Papers


HSK 3 Test Structure & Content

In the test paper, there are three sections in total, Listening comprehension, Reading comprehension, and Wring.






























* The test will last for 90 minutes in total (including 5 minutes in which the test takers fill in personal information).

HSK 3 Results Certificate






For the HSK (Level III), four results will be provided including listening, reading, writing and the total. The test taker must score over 60% to be considered passing.

As a Chinese language certificate for foreign students’ entry into Chinese colleges, the results of the HSK are valid for two years (beginning from the test date).

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