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Registration for the YCT Test in 2015

As a testing center for the YCT (Youth Chinese Test) launched by Hanban, the Confucius Institute at the University of Kentucky (UKCI) will be hosting the Level I to Level IV tests.

Test Dates:                   Test Type: Deadline for Registration: Date of Results Announced:
Saturday, April 4 Written Mar. 8 May 4
Saturday, May 30 Written and Oral May 3 June 30
Saturday, November 21 Written and Oral October 25 December 21

Registration and Payment Procedure:

Candidates must register online at:

To pay for the YCT test, mail your personal check to:

UK Confucius Institute
c/o Daniel Rogers
114 Bradley Hall
Lexington, KY 40506-0058

Test Fee:


Information on YCT (Youth Chinese Test)

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 traveling in China, they can manage most forms of communication in Chinese.