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TOPIK

     

    Introduction

     

    Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) launched in 1997 is the Korean proficiency test run by the national government of the Republic of Korea (the "Korea").

    TOPIK is officially recognized around the world by schools, universities, government institutions and companies for academic credits, college entrance, certificate prerequisite, employment, etc.

    The main objectives of TOPIK are to propagate and set a standard framework for learning Korean for non-native speakers of Korean and overseas Koreans alike and to measure and evaluate their Korean language skills and utilize the results for entrance to Korean Educational institutes and for job-seeking purposes.

     

    Major Use of Test Results
    • serving as admission and graduation standard for universities in Korea
    • applying for companies and public institutions in Korea and abroad
    • obtaining Visa for qualifications of permanent residency and employment, etc
    • taking courses under Global Korean Scholarship(GKS) Program
    • serving as substitute credits and requirements of graduation for Korean majors in overseas universities
    Test Types and Levels
      Test Types Section Number of items Time Limit
      (mins)
      Total Score Level
      (Total Scores)
      TOPIK I
      (Beginner)
      Listening 30 85 400 Level 1 (132~207)
      Reading 30 Level 2 (208~400)
      TOPIK II
      (Intermediate to Advanced)
      Listening 40 150 600 Level 3 (204~261)
      Reading 40 Level 4 (262~330)
      Writing 3 Level 5 (331~411)
      Level 6 (412~600)

      *No break time in between sections.

      Listening

          Multiple choice questions

      Reading

      Writing

      • Sentence Completions
      • Essays (200-300 letter long for level 3-4, 600-700 for level 5-6)

       

       

    Examination Schedule & Registration Details

    Examination Date

    28 September 2024 (Saturday)

    Registration Period (Online Registration)

    13 May 2024 (10:00 a.m.) to 9 August 2024 (5:30 p.m.)

    Examination Fees

    TOPIK I: HK$730

    TOPIK II: HK$850

    Examination Fees paid are not refundable or transferable in any circumstances.

    No entry will normally be accepted after the registration period. Applicants are advised to submit registration as early as possible in order to avoid seats filling up. If under exceptional circumstances a late entry is accepted, extra fee per subject and an additional administration fee on top will be charged.

    The application for any accommodated testing arrangement is subject to NIIED’s approval and the availability of the examination centre. The HKEAA does not guarantee all accommodated testing arrangement requests can be approved and arranged. For any enquiries about the accommodated testing arrangement, candidates are advised to contact the HKEAA before submitting the registration.

    Guidelines to Candidates

    Guideline for Candidates (June 2024)

    Applicants may refer to the "Guideline for Candidates (June 2024) for reference. The Guideline for Candidates (September 2024) will be released in due course and will supersede any previous guidelines for the TOPIK September 2024 examination.

     

    General Typhoon / Bad Weather Arrangements

    As cancellation and/or postponement of an examination is a very serious matter, any decision to do so by the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) will be made only when it is absolutely necessary. If weather conditions are at all doubtful (such as the possible hoisting of a Typhoon Signal No. 8 or above or the issue of the Rainstorm Red or Black Warning), candidates should pay attention to the radio or television broadcast, or view the HKEAA website for examination schedules right up to the time they leave for the examination centre. Candidates should note that:

    (a) under normal circumstances, the HKEAA announcement of the postponement/cancellation of an examination will be made approximately two hours before the commencement of the examination;

    (b) the announcement of closure of schools due to a tropical cyclone/the issue of the Rainstorm Red or Black Warning does not necessarily imply any postponement/cancellation of an examination scheduled to be held on that day;

    (c) unless an announcement has been made by the HKEAA that examinations/public examinations/ international and professional examinations held by the HKEAA are postponed/cancelled due to bad weather conditions, candidates must assume that their examinations will be conducted as originally scheduled;

    (d) once an examination has started, it will continue for the full allotted time unless physical conditions in the examination centre are considered to be dangerous by the Centre Supervisor.

     

     

    Disclaimer and Data Privacy

    Personal data of applicants / candidates are used by the HKEAA and the Examination Board for delivery of examination and assessment services. Whether you provide the requested personal data is voluntary. However, if you fail to provide all the data, or if any of the data are inaccurate or incomplete, the HKEAA may not be able to accept your entry or provide all or part of the examination and assessment services. The personal data submitted may also be used for:

    • assisting tertiary institutions and other government / public organisations in their admissions processes;
    • assisting tertiary institutions and other government / public organisations in respect of their requests for information in granting scholarships;
    • assisting tertiary institutions and other government / public organisations to confirm the candidates’ eligibility for financial assistance or other forms of subsidization, in which case, the necessary personal data of the candidates may have to be disclosed to the concerned organisations for verification;
    • certifying candidates’ examination results in response to legitimate requests;
    • processing any refund or payment in relation to the examination;
    • conducting educational research and analysis in an anonymous format in which the identities of candidates are not traceable; and
    • marketing the services and products of the Examination Board (including examination services, courses, events, publication, and other examination materials or resources) subject to the consent of the applications/candidates*.

    The HKEAA may also transfer the personal data of applicants / candidates to third parties for the use of the above purposes or other directly related purposes, including government/public organisations, schools and educational institutions, banks (for processing refund or payment), and service providers providing various administrative or technical services to facilitate the delivery of the examination and assessment services including but not limited to data punching, registration process, dispatch of examination documents, and the capture, disposal or other processing of data.

    In compliance with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, access to all personal data will be made available, on payment of a fee, to anyone who can establish his / her right to be informed of such data as are retained by the HKEAA. Please also note that applicants' / candidates' personal data / correspondence / other information received by the HKEAA may be transferred to the Examination Board concerned for delivery of examination and assessment services and for any of the above mentioned purposes or other directly related purposes. In general, upon completion of an examination or examination series and all the connecting examination services, the HKEAA will transfer all such data to the Examination Board who will then assume full control of such data. By then, candidates should approach the Examination Board directly for their personal data/information handling policies if necessary.

    *If you have given consent but wish to withdraw your consent for your personal data to be used for this purpose, please send a letter of request to the Authority.

    Applicants / Candidates should accept that the HKEAA shall not be responsible for any non-performance of duties where such non-performance has been caused by an act of God, labour strike, natural disaster, governmental action or intervention, riot, or any other cause not reasonably foreseeable and beyond the reasonable control of the HKEAA. The HKEAA, including their contractors and subcontractors, shall not be liable to anyone claiming for any damages which are caused by, arising from or otherwise related to the failure of staff members, examination personnel or the examination centres to comply with the examination regulations, policies or procedures.


     

    Contact Information

      HKEAA

      Contact Us: https://www.hkeaa.edu.hk/en/ipe/contact_us/


      NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION (NIIED)

      Address: 191, Jeongjail-ro, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si,
      Gyeonggi-do, 13557 Republic of Korea
      Tel: 82-2-3668-1300
      Fax: 82-2-742-1064
      Website: http://niied.go.kr/eng/main.do