Test Details

  Test Levels
  Question Structure & Test Time
  Evaluation on Writing (TOPIK II)
  Test Question Policy
  Content of Evaluation Range
  Score Report
  Pass Paper
 
Test Levels

Test level : TOPIK I, TOPIK II
Grading : 6 Levels (Level 1-6)

Level TOPIK I TOPIK II
Grading Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6
Determination of Grade Above 80 points Above 140 points Above 120 points Above 150 points Above 190 points Above 230 points

 
Question Structure & Test Time (from the year 2017)

  • Questions for Listening and Reading are all in multiple choice. Choose 1 from 4 provided answers
Level Session Area (Duration) Number of questions Score Total Score Seated time Test starts Test ends
TOPIK I
Grade 1-2
One only Listening (40mins) 30 100 200 08:15-08:40 09:10 10:50
Reading (60mins) 40 100
TOPIK II
Grade 3-6
Session 1 Listening (60mins) 50 100 300 11:25-11:50 12:20 14:10
Writing (50mins) 4 100
Session 2 Reading (70mins) 50 100 14:30 14:40 15:50
* Candidate is not be allowed to take TOPIK if entering the classroom after 8:40am and 11:50am.*

 
Evaluation on Writing (TOPIK II)

  • 2 parts for Writing – sentences and essays.
  • 2 questions of complete sentences; 2 Essays (200-300 words required for Grade 3 or 4, 600-700 words required for Grade 5 or 6).
Grade Evaluation
TOPIK II Grade 3 Evaluate whether the description or appreciation sentences of familiar social material can be constructed relatively accurately and appropriately in paragraphs and assess whether the practical sentences of personal material related to everyday context can be used in a formal way.
Grade 4 Evaluate whether the narrative or commentary of general or familiar social material related to the social context can be constructed accurately and appropriately in paragraph units.
Grade 5 Evaluate whether it is possible to construct comparatively accurate and appropriate essays related to social, abstract material or work or specialty.
Grade 6 Evaluate whether it is possible to accurately and appropriately construct essays related to social, abstract material or work or specialty.

 
Test Question Policy

  • Test questions that are capable of measuring proficiency in Korean language usage
  • Balanced composition of tested areas in testing material
  • Test questions that will enhance the candidate’s understanding of Korean culture and society
  • Test questions that are based on a wide range of Korean and Foreign Language institutions’ curriculums
  • Avoided test questions that are not advantageous to any certain language/ linguistic group
 
Content of Evaluation Range

Level & Grade Content
TOPIK I Grade
1
  • Able to perform basic language functions such as introducing oneself, purchasing products, ordering food and expressing and understanding private as well familiar topics like family, hobby and weather.
  • Able to generate simple sentences using a 800-word basic vocubulary and beginner grammar.
  • Able to form and understand potential, everyday language.
Grade
2
  • Able to express language functions such as phone calls, asking favors and using public facilities such as post offices and banks.
  • Able to use a 1500 to 2000-word vocabulary to understand and express paragraph involving private and friendly topics.
  • Know how to use language in separate situations – official and unofficial situations.
TOPIK II Grade
3
  • Having no difficulty in language functions needed in living an everyday life, using various public facilities and maintaining social relationships.
  • Able to understand and express familiar, specific social topics in units of paragraphs.
  • Able to understand and express basic characteristics of colloquial and written Korean.
Grade
4
  • Able to perform functions needed in using public facilities, maintain social relationships and carry out normal functions.
  • Able to understand plain content in the news or newspaper columns.
  • Albe to fluently understand and express social and abstract themes.
  • Able to understand and express social and cultural content based on an understanding of widely used idiomatic expressions and representative Korean Culture.
Grade
5
  • Able to express language functions needed in research and work in fields of expertise to a certain extent.
  • Able to use language skills in unfamiliar themes such as politics, economics, society, and culture.
  • Adequately able to use langauge in official and unofficial context, and in colloquial and literary context.
Grade
6
  • Able to fluently and perfectly express language functions needed in research and work in fields of expertise.
  • Able to use language skills in unfamiliar themes such as politics, economics, society, and culture.
  • Has no difficulty in language functions or language expressions to a near-native extent.

 
Score Report

All candidates will receive a score report, the report will be post to candidate within 1 month after the on-line result announcement.
 
Pass Paper

Pass paper is available at Korean official website www.studytopik.go.kr

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