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Registration for the YCT Test in 2013

As a testing center for the new YCT (Youth Chinese Test) launched by Hanban, the Confucius Institute at the University of Kentucky (UKCI) will host the center's first YCT Level I and Level II on Nov. 10.

Test Date:

Test Dates Tests Deadline for Registration Date of Results Announced
23rd Mar. Sat. Written Test 24th Feb. 23rd Apr.
16th Nov. Sat. Written + Oral Test 20th Oct. 16th Dec.

Registration Dates:
Details see above table.

Registration Procedure:
Candidates shall pay the fees for test and registration online: www.Chinesetesting.cn
Candidates must also fill out personal information online:YCT

Test Fee:

1. Online Credit Card Payment (we accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express)
2. You can also mail your personal check, cashier's check or money order (made payable to "the University of Kentucky") to:

UK Confucius Institute
c/o Vera Brown
114 Bradley Hall
Lexington, KY 40506-0058

Information on YCT (Youth Chinese Test)
UKCI will conduct the New HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test) (Levels I and II) and HSK oral test on Oct. 21, 2012 and New YCT (Youth Chinese Test) (Levels I and II) on Nov. 10. Registration for taking the New HSK at this center will start on Aug. 25 and end on Sept. 24. Registration for taking the New YCT at this center will start on Sept. 15 and end on Oct. 14.

YCT is a standardized international Chinese language examination designed for elementary, middle and high school students whose native language is not Chinese. It assesses their proficiency in using the Chinese language in daily and academic environments. YCT consists of a written test and an oral test. The written test is divided into four levels-- YCT Level I, YCT Level II, YCT Level III, and YCT Level IV. The oral test is divided into YCT Beginner Level and YCT Intermediate Level.


Information on YCT Levels (Written test)
YCT- Level I
Test takers who are able to pass the YCT(Level I)can understand and use some of the most common Chinese phrases and sentences and possess the ability to future their Chinese language studies.Vocabulary:80

YCT- Level II
Test takers who are able to pass the YCT(Level II)can understand and use some simple Chinese phrases and sentences and cope with basic level communications.Vocabulary:150

YCT- Level III
Test takers who are able to pass the YCT(Level III), having reached an excellent level in basic Chinese, can communicate on familiar daily topics in a simple manner.Vocabulary:300

YCT- Level IV
Test takers who are able to pass the YCT(Level II)can communicate in Chinese at a basic level in their daily, academic and professional lives. When travelling in China,they can manage most forms of communication in Chinese.