Youth Chinese Test


2020 YCT Test Result

Test Date: 28 June 2020


Name         Level         Score

Lewis             4        300/300

Justine           4        298/300

Hugo             4        295/300

Matthew        4        278/300

Anthony         4        253/300

Vivaan            1         180/200

Efecan            1         158/200

Almira             1         152/200

About Youth Chinese Test (YCT)

The new YCT test was launched by Hanban in an effort to encourage foreign young students to learn Chinese and improve their Chinese language proficiency. As part of this effort, since 2004 Hanban has organized experts from different disciplines such as Chinese language teaching, linguistics, psychology and educational measurement to work on the program, conducting surveys in order to understand the latest trends in overseas Chinese language teaching and learning.

The purpose of the test

The YCT is intended for students whose mother tongue is not Chinese. The results of the test can serve various purposes:


  1. A method for Chinese language learners to assess and improve their proficiency in Chinese.

  2. A reference for Chinese language training in schools.

  3. A method for Chinese language training institutions to evaluate training results.

  4. A benchmark for students who want to participate in the HSK test.

Test Structure

The new YCT is an international standardised test of Chinese language proficiency. It assesses young foreign students' abilities to use Chinese in their daily and academic lives. The new YCT consists of a writing test and a speaking test, which are independent of each other. The writing test is divided into four levels, namely, the YCT (level I), YCT (level II), YCT (level III), and YCT (level IV). The speaking test is divided into the YCT (Beginner Level) and YCT (Intermediate Level).

Test Levels

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 further their Chinese language studies.

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.

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.

Test takers who are able to pass the YCT (Level IV) can communicate in Chinese at a basic level in their daily, academic and professional lives. When travelling in China, they can manage most forms of communication in Chinese.

For more details about YCT, please click here.

Our Training Class

How to Enrol

  1. Complete the enrolment form and email to admin@gigglingpanda.co.uk;

  2. Pay the correct fee to our bank account with your child’s name + YCT as the payment reference.

  3. We will confirm your child’s place via email.

*Please click here to find our full class timetable.