Free HSK 6 Practice Tests Online (100% Real Questions and Answer Keys)

HSK 6 practice test online

Are you looking for an HSK Level 6 practice test online? You’re in the right place. With the joint effort of HSK teachers and previous HSK examiners, we’ve created a few free, high-quality HSK 6 practice tests for you to take on your computer.

These free practice tests feature fulllength tests with real listening, reading, and writing questions from previous HSK 6 exams. Take them online or print out the PDF version if you want to have a good feel for what you can expect from the real exam!  

In each sample practice test, you’ll find:

  • audio for Listening questions
  • correct answers in the Listening and Reading sections
  • sample writing responses

Click the links below to kickstart your free online HSK 6 practice right now!

HSK 6 Practice Test (Set 1)

HSK 6 Practice Test (Set 2)

FAQs about HSK Level 6 Prep and Practice

Not sure how the HSK 6 test works? Then we advise you to browse through this section before diving into the practice test. You’ll learn the HSK 6 test pattern, test structure, the type of tasks you will be asked to undertake, and the scoring mechanism, among other things.

Who Should Take the HSK 6 Practice Test(s)?

We’ve created the full-length HSK 6 practice tests to assist advanced learners in preparing for the real HSK 6 exam, but anyone who wants to assess their Chinese skills on their own is free to use these practice tests. Taking a practice test helps you identify your current areas of strength and weakness, making it easier for you to work out your study plan for the next stage of Chinese studies.

Now, to pass HSK Level 6, you should be at ease with most aspects of Chinese in personal, academic, or professional settings. To be more precise, you should know about 2,500 characters5,000 vocabulary wordsand have a good mastery of Chinese grammar. The more you know, the easier it becomes for you to nail the test.

Consisting of all real questions based on actual tests, you can be sure that these HSK 6 practice tests are similar to the real HSK 6 exam. So, get the most out of these free materials as you prepare for your exam.

What Is the Overall HSK 6 Test Pattern?

As you are probably aware, there are two different forms of the HSK: internet-based HSK (HSK iBT) and paper-based HSK (HSK PBT). The HSK 6 iBT is a 135-minute test given on a computer at secure, authorized testing centers, whereas the HSK 6 PBT is a 140-minute traditional paper-and-pencil test. The test content is split into three sections: Listening, Reading, and Writing. The paper-based version is slightly longer in duration to allow you to transfer your answers from the test paper to the answer sheet in the Listening section.  

Though each version of the HSK 6 test is administered in a different format, both tests have the same questions and timing for each section and are graded in the same way. You’ll always have 35 minutes on Listening, 50 minutes on Reading, and 45 minutes on Writing.

The following table highlights the overall HSK 6 test pattern, including the order of the sections, how long each section is, and how many questions each section contains:

Section HSK 6 iBT HSK 6 PBT Number of Questions
Added Time / 5 min (fill in personal info) /
Listening 35 mins 35 min 50
Added Time 5 mins (break) 5 mins (fill out answer sheet) /
Reading 50 mins 50 mins 50
Writing 45 mins 45 mins 1 (task)
Total 135 mins 140 mins 101

Note: there will be a 5-minute break in the middle of the HSK 6 iBT, between the Listening and Reading sections. This break is mandatory, meaning you must take it. You may take other breaks during the test, but you will not be able to pause the timer for these.

To prepare yourself for the real test day experience, it’s important that you time yourself as you take each section of the HSK 6 practice test.

Whats on the HSK 6 Test Exactly?

A standard HSK 6 test has 101 questions in total, including 50 listening questions, 50 reading questions, and 1 writing task. Below, we take a closer look at the content and the type of questions covered in each of the HSK 6 test sections.

1. Listening Section

The HSK 6 test starts with the Listening section, which measures your Chinese-listening skills in everyday academic settings. This section comprises three parts containing 50 questions in the form of multiple choice. You will hear each audio clip once only.

  • Part 1. Multiple Choice

    You’ll listen to 15 short passages. Each passage lasts 20 to 25 seconds and comes with 4 statements presented on the screen or test paper. Only one of the statements is consistent with the passage, and you need to pick the right option.
  • Part 2. Multiple Choice

    You’ll hear 3 interviews, each lasting 2 to 3 minutes. At the end of each interview, 5 questions will be raised with a time gap in between (the questions won’t appear on the screen/test paper), and you need to select the best answer from the four answer options presented on the screen or test paper.
  • Part 3. Multiple Choice

    You’ll hear to 5-6 short passages, each accompanied by 3-4 questions at the end (the questions won’t appear on the screen/test paper). You need to select the best answer from the four answer options presented on the screen or test paper. Each passage lasts 60-90 seconds.

2. Reading Section

The second section you’ll encounter is Reading, which is the longest HSK 6 test section taking 50 minutes. This section contains 4 parts: choose incorrect sentence, fill in the blanks (Words), fill in the blanks (sentences), and multiple choice. Below, we explain what each part stands for.

  • Part 1. Choose Incorrect Sentence

    There are test 10 items, each consisting of 4 sentences. One of the sentences is grammatically incorrect, and you need to identify the incorrect one.
  • Part 2. Fill in the Blanks (Words)

    You’ll encounter 10 short passages, each with 3-5 words missing. You’ll be given four answer options for each set of blanks and need to fill them in with the appropriate answer.
  • Part 3. Fill in the Blanks (Sentences)

    Similar to part 2, you’ll encounter 2 longer passages, each with 5 sentences missing. You’ll be given four answer options for each set of blanks and need to fill them in with the appropriate answer.
  • Part 4. Multiple Choice

    You’ll need to read 5 longer passages. At the end of each passage, there will be 3-5 questions that ask you specific questions about the content and style of the text. You need to select the best answer out of the available answer options provided.

3. Writing Section 

The last section of the HSK 6 is Writing, taking you 45 minutes to finish. The Writing section evaluates your ability to write a clear, coherent passage in a limited amount of time. There is just one task in this section: rewrite passage. We explain how it works below.

  • Rewrite Passage

    First, you’ll be given 10 minutes to read a narrative passage of about 1,000 characters. The passage will then be retracted, and you have to rewrite it into a shorter passage of about 400 characters within 35 minutes, based on your memorization, without adding your personal opinions. You also need to write a title for the passage.

How Is the HSK 6 Score Calculated?

The HSK 6 test is scored on a scale of 0 to 300 points. Each of the three sections (Listening, Reading, and Writing) receives a score from 0 to 100. The scores from the three sections are then added together to determine the total score.

You’ll receive your total scores along with the section scores in your score report on the HSK website about 2 weeks after you take the internet-based test (or one month if you opt for the paper-based test).

What Is Considered A Good HSK 6 Score?

Your HSK 6 score can be anywhere from 0 to 300. To pass the HSK 6, you just need to reach the total passing score: 180 – that’s all that matters.

However, if you intend to use your HSK score to apply to Chinese universities, pay attention to the HSK requirement for your specific school. Some schools/programs may propose a minimum cutoff score or additional requirement you must meet on the HSK 6 to be accepted. For instance, the minimum HSK requirements for Peking University is 210 points on the HSK 6, whereas to apply to Shanghai Jiao Tong University, you only need to earn 180 points (each section must be scored over 60, though).  

Essentially, a good HSK 6 score can be considered anything equal to or higher than the minimum required score for your program. (Read here for more details on what HSK level and score you need to attain to be admitted to Chinese universities)

How Much Does It Cost to Take the Official HSK 6 Test?

The HSK 6 test fees will depend on the location of your testing site. That said, you can generally expect to pay around 93 USD every time you take the test. (The price for taking the HSK 6 in China is 650 CNY.) Make sure you are ready for the official exam by taking our free HSK 6 sample practice tests!

More HSK 6 Practice Tests (Free)

Still looking for more HSK 6 practice tests? You’re in luck.

Here are 10+ more HSK 6 sample tests and practice tests in large print for you. You can access the test papers (PDF) and audio materials for free here.

Your Next Step 

HSK 6 practice exam

Want information on how to prepare for the HSK 6 test? Check out our in-depth HSK 6 test preparation guide where you’ll find all the tips, tricks, and resources to help you nail the exam!  

Ready to take the real HSK 6 test? Check out our HSK registration guide to learn when, where, and how to register for the actual test.

Remember, our website ImproveMandarin.Com is an excellent resource for you to improve your HSK and Chinese skills. If you have any questions or hiccups, we’re right here to help you!

Good luck with your HSK 6 practice and preparation!