Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi, (汉语水平考试) abbreviated as HSK is a standardization test of the People’s Republic of China in language proficiency (simplified Mandarin) for non-native speakers, namely foreign students, immigrants from outside, and members of ethnic minorities in China.
The Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi began in 1984 at the Beijing Language and Culture University and in 1992 the HSK officially became the national standardized examination. As of 2005, more than 120 countries have participated in hosting the HSK and the Hanyu shuiping Kaoshi exam has been conducted approximately 100 million times (including by ethnic minority domestic candidates).
As of now people can apply online, all testing is still done in person, and assessments are still being handled in China. The HSK exam is almost the same as the TOEFL English Exam, and the HSK certificate is valid without any restrictions in China. The exam aims to test language proficiency to a higher and professional level of education.
On February 9, 2020, Universitas Brawijaya held an HSK exam consisting of HSK 2, HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5, HSK 6, and HSKK. The exam this time was held at FIB A Building, 7th Floor, Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Universitas Brawijaya.
For the HSK exam participants, they come from students of the Chinese Literature Study Program from Brawijaya University itself to students from outside Brawijaya University.