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Test of Proficiency in Korean(TOPIK)

[Office in charge] TOPIK Center, Dept. of Planning and Coordination

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

Major Use of Test Results

  • serving as admission and graduation standard for universities in Korea.
  • applying for companies and public institutions in Korea and abroad.
  • obtaining Visa for qualifications of permanent residency and employment, etc.
  • taking courses under Global Korean Scholarship(GKS) Program
  • serving as substitute credits and requirements of graduation for Korean majors in overseas universities.

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