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Test of Proficiency in Korean(TOPIK)

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

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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 

Test Format and Level

Test Format and Level Test Types, Section, No. of Items, Time Limit(min.), Total Score, Level(Score) informational table
Test Types Section No. of Items Time Limit(min.) Total Score Level(Score)
TOPIKⅠ
(Beginner)
Listening 30 100 200 Level 1 (80~139)
Reading 40 Level 2 (140~200)
TOPIKⅡ
(Intermediate to Advanced)
Listening 50 180 300 Level 3 (120~149)
Reading 50 Level 4 (150~189)
Writing 4 Level 5 (190~229)
Level 6 (230~300)
TOPIK Speaking
(Beginner to Advanced)
Speaking 6 30 200 Level 1 (20~49)
Level 2 (50~89)
Level 3 (90~109)
Level 4 (110~129)
Level 5 (130~159)
Level 6 (160~200)

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 Korea Scholarship(GKS) Program
  • Serving as substitute credits and requirements of graduation for Korean majors in overseas universities.

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