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Test of Proficiency in Korean(TOPIK)

[Office in charge] TOPIK Division, Dept. of International Exchange and Cooperation

영어교육센터 이미지글로벌인재양성부 정부초청장학팀 이미지

Objectives

  • To propagate and set a standard frame work for learning Korean for non-native speakers of Korean and overseas Koreans alike.
  • To measure and evaluate their Korean language skills and utilize the results for entrance to Korean Educational institutes and for job-seeking purposes 

Exam Levels and Difficulties

한국어능력시험의 시험종류(3종 초급, 중급, 고급) 및 평가등급(6개 등급 1급~6급)
Division TOPIK
Test Level TOPIK I (Level 1~2) TOPIK II (Level 3~6)
Domains - Listening
- Reading
 - Listening
 - Writing
 - Reading
Total Score(Duration) 200 points (100 mins) 300 points (180 mins)
Score Range(points) - Level 1 : 80 ~ 139
- Level 2 : 140 ~ 200
- Level 3 : 120 ~ 149
- Level 4 : 150 ~ 189
- Level 5 : 190 ~ 229
- Level 6 : 230 ~ 300

Test result use

  • TOPIK is required for obtaining Korean permanent residency,
  • Entering universities in Korea as a foreign or Korean overseas student
  • and also used for applying to Korean companies in Korea and abroad.
  • Korean Government Scholarship Program Scholars taking the Korean language course must pass at least TOPIK level 3.
  • Document for application for examination of qualification of foreigner as Korean language teacher (National Institute of Korean Language)
  • At least level 6 is required in order to become a Korean language teacher certified by the National Institute of the Korean Language. Exam Levels and Difficulties

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