OCT is a step by step assessment designed to evaluate Mandarin learners’ speaking and listening ability. All level tests are completely taken online and divided into 4 stages: Beginner, Progressive, Intermediate and Application. Each stage has 2 levels.
Target Participants

OCT provides youth and adult learners an easy start from Beginner to Intermediate Stage. Students and teachers can have a more focused study or teaching plan based on the Six-Dimensional analytical report. The Application Stage of OCT helps professionals meet their corporate Mandarin Chinese requirement.

Career-Oriented Tests

OCT Application Stage includes over 10 career-oriented tests, providing learners a more focused and effective evaluation of oral Chinese proficiency at workplace.

8-Level Framework

OCT provides an online step by step assessment path to evaluate Mandarin learners’ listening and speaking competency. Tests are divided into 4 stages [Beginner], [Progressive], [Intermediate] and [Application]; and each stage has 2 levels.

International Standards

OCT levels align with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) scale, and connect to Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK). Level 1 to 6 of OCT corresponds to the Primary level of HSKK. OCT level 7 and 8 corresponds to HSKK Intermediate level.

Correlation among OCT – HSKK – CEFR
  • Beginner
    HSKK Primary level - CEFR A1
    Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
  • Progressive
    HSKK Primary level - CEFR A2
    Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
  • Intermediate
    HSKK Primary level - CEFR B1
    Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions on topics which are familiar or of personal interests, plus briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
  • Application
    HSKK Intermediate level - CEFR B2
    Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
Digital Competency Report & Digital Certificate

The Digital Competency Report includes personalized analytical data that help test takers to understand their strengths and weaknesses for further improvements. Please click here to learn more about Digital Competency Report and Digital Certificate.


Oral Chinese Test (OCT) certificate is certified by the Confucius Institute Headquarters. The “Authentication Code” is unique and the QR code can be scanned for authentication.

  • Official Certified Certificate
  • Mapped to CEFR Framework
  • Corresponds and paves the way to HSKK
  • Global Standard of Oral Chinese for School and Workplace
Analytical Competency Report

The analytical competency report includes a six-dimensional evaluation of candidates’ Mandarin Chinese proficiency. The personalized report comes with detailed breakdown of comprehensive ability, including comprehension, initials, finals, tones, recognition, and pin yin to help test takers identify their strengths and weaknesses for further improvements.

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