This test is for advanced level learners with a knowledge of around 5000 vocabularies. It assesses your listening, reading and writing skills with a dedicated section each. The total duration of the test is 140 minutes.
Part 1: Listening
Part 2: Reading
Part 3: Writing101: The writing part is one big point where you get an article of around 1000 characters to read. You have 10 minutes to study this article properly, after that it will be taken away from you and you have 35 minutes to rewrite the article from what you remember. Your article should have around 400 characters and you should furthermore find a suitable title.
Scoring SystemThe maximum score for this test is 300 with 180 required to pass. The three sections listening, reading and writing account for 100 points each.
More InformationThe sample pictures above as well as the information where taken or derived from chinaeducenter.com. On this website you can find further information, the outline of the 5000 vocabularies as well as a mock test with mp3 needed for the listening (as part of the outline vocabulary download package). Have a look at this, it might be very helpful in the course of preparing for the test.
HSK 6 Vocabulary Guide
This book contains the current list of HSK 6 words last updated in 2012. It covers HSK vocabularies 2501 to 5000. If you haven't studied the first 2500 vocabularies yet, make sure you do that before starting with this guide. All words in this book come with Pinyin and English translation.