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HSK Test Level 2

The HSK 2 assesses test takers’ abilities in the application of everyday Chinese. It is the counterpart of the Level II of the Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages and the A2 Level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEF).

HSK 2 Achievement

Test takers who are able to pass the HSK (Level II) have an excellent grasp of basic Chinese and can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.

HSK 2 Vocabulary

It’s required to master 300 commonly used words for HSK 2. You can communicate with Chinese people on daily routine matters with this essential vocabulary.

Access HSK 2 Vocabulary List

HSK 2 Grammar Points

  • 多(duō)

  • 都(dōu)

  • The Adverb 还(hái)

  • The Adverb 就(jiù)

  • 吧(ba)

  • 着(zhe)

  • The verb reduplication

  • The adjective reduplication

  • 从(cóng) and 离(lí)

  • 一点儿(yī diǎn er) VS有点儿(yǒu diǎn er)

  • 真(zhēn) and 很(hěn)

  • 过(guò) VS 了(le)

  • 别(bié) and 不要(bùyào)

  • 让(ràng)

  • The Comparative Sentence “比(bǐ)” Sentence

  • Yes-No Question & Affirmative-Negative Question

  • 要(yào)/快(kuài)/快要(kuàiyào)/就要(jiùyào)……了

  • The Progressive Tense Pattern 在(zài)/正在(zhèngzài)/正(zhèng)……呢(ne)

  • The Result Complement in Chinese: 结果补语

  • The Potential Complement in Chinese: 可能补语

  • The Degree Complement in Chinese: 程度补语

  • The Quantitative Complement in Chinese: 数量补语

  • The Simple Directional Complements in Chinese: 简单趋向补语


HSK 2 Corresponding Textbooks




HSK 2 Mock Papers


HSK 2 Test Structure & Content


In the test paper, there are two sections in total, Listening comprehension and Reading comprehension. All items on HSK 2 test paper are shown in pinyin.




























*The test will last for a total of 55 minutes (including 5 minutes in which the test takers fill in personal information).


HSK 2 Results Certificate





For the HSK (Level 2), 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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