Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) is a standardized test for the Chinese proficiency of non-native Chinese speakers, including foreigners, overseas Chinese, ethnic Chinese and ethnic minority Chinese.
HSK level 6 is the highest level of the new HSK test
. Candidates who pass HSK level 6 can easily understand the Chinese information they hear or read and express their opinions fluently in Chinese, either orally or in writing.
The HSK test was designed and developed by NOCFL and the Confucius Institute headquarters. NOCFL is a public institute directly under the Ministry of Education, PRC.
NOCFL developed and implemented the HSK test which includes the primary Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi〔HSK（primary）for short〕, preliminary, intermediate Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi〔HSK（preliminary Intermediate）for short〕, and the advanced Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi〔HSK（primary）for short〕.
HSK is held regularly in China and overseas every year. Those who meet the required standards will be awarded the HSK certificates .
Chinese Ministry of Education has established the National HSK Committee, which has full authority to administer the HSK and issue HSK certificates.
By 2017, there were 860 HSK centers worldwide, including 530 overseas test centers in 112 countries and 330 domestic test centers in 71 cities.