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HSK Test Level 1

HSK 1 assesses test takers’ abilities in the application of everyday Chinese. It is the counterpart of the Level I of the Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages and the A1 Level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEF).


HSK 1 Achievement

Test takers who are able to pass the HSK (Level I) can understand and use very simple Chinese phrases, meet basic needs for communication and possess the ability to further their Chinese language studies.


HSK 1 Vocabulary

It’s required to master 150 commonly used words for HSK 1. To achieve this first level of Chinese language proficiency, you must master basic pronouns, classifiers, nouns, verbs, and other parts of speech. You must also know how to express time, age, money, and numbers using different sentence patterns such as questions, negatives, imperatives, and the like.

Access HSK 1 Vocabulary List

HSK 1 Grammar Points

  • Count Numbers

  • Express Time

  • Express Date

  • 的(de)

  • The Basic Sentence Structure

  • General Questions 吗(ma) and 呢(ne)

  • Wh-Questions

  • “是(shì)……的(de)” Sentence

  • 不(bù) and 没(méi)

  • 二(èr)” and “两(liǎng)

  • 会 (huì) and 能 (nénɡ)

  • Three Special Sentence Structures

  • 了(le)

  • Serial Verbs Sentence


Learn more about HSK 1 grammar points

HSK 1 Corresponding Textbooks



HSK 1 Mock Papers


HSK 1 Test Structure & Content


In the test paper, there are two sections in total, Listening comprehension and Reading comprehension. All items on HSK 1 test paper are shown in pinyin.




























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

HSK 1 Results Certificate





For the HSK (Level I), three results will be provided including listening, reading and total. The test taker must score at least 120 points total 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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