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HSK Test Level 5

The HSK 5 assesses test takers’ abilities in the application of everyday Chinese. It is the counterpart of the Level V of the Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages and the C1 Level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEF).

HSK 5 Achievement

Test takers who are able to pass the HSK (Level V) can read Chinese newspapers and magazines, enjoy Chinese films and plays and give a full-length speech in Chinese.

HSK 5 Vocabulary

It’s required to master 2500 commonly used words for HSK 5. Not only the essential daily matters, but you can also enjoy a profound life in China with this required vocabulary as an advanced level Chinese learner.

Access HSK 5 Vocabulary List

HSK 5 Grammar Points

  • 所 (suǒ)

  • Pivotal Sentence: 令 (lìng)

  • Pivotal Sentence: 派 (pài)

  • Comparison Sentence: A 不如/没有 B(这么/ 那么)+ Adj.

  • 于 (yú)

  • 朝 (cháo)

  • 朝 (cháo) vs 向 (xiàng) vs 往 (wǎng)

  • 突然 (tūrán) and 忽然 (hūrán)

  • 及 (yǐ jí) and 和 (hé)

  • 便 (biàn) and 就 (jiù)

  • 一直 (yìzhí) and 始终 (shǐzhōng)

  • 多亏 (duō kuī) and 幸亏 (xìng kuī)

  • 连忙 (liánmáng) & 急忙 (jí máng) & 匆忙 (cōngmáng)

  • Sentence Structure 不但不/不但没有…,反而… (búdàn bù / búdàn méi yǒu…fǎn’ér…)

  • Sentence Structure 宁可…,也不/也要… (nìngkě…, yě bù / yě yào…)

  • Sentence Structure 与其…,不如… (yǔ qí…, bù rú…)

  • Sentence Structure 万一……,(就)…… (wànyī…, jiù…)

  • Sentence Structure 幸亏……,不然…… (xìngkuī…, bùrán…)

  • Sentence Structure 除非……,不然…… (chúfēi…, bùrán…)

  • Sentence Structure 哪怕……,也/还…… (nǎpà…, yě/hái…)

  • Sentence Structure 为……所…… (wéi … suǒ…)


HSK 5 Corresponding Textbooks




HSK 5 Mock Papers


HSK 5 Test Structure & Content

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
















* The test will last for 125 minutes in total (including 5 minutes in which the test takers fill in personal information).


HSK 5 Results Certificate






For the HSK (Level V), 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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