Placement test



The placement test has a price* of ¢8,160

Addressed to

The placement test is aimed at:


Students with prior knowledge of Mandarin.

Students who have not enrolled in Mandarin courses for more than 1 year at the Confucius Institute of the UCR.



The objective of this is to evaluate the performance and knowledge of the Mandarin language in which grammar is evaluated. In addition to listening ability, this will allow us to know the level at which you will be able to continue your language studies.


To take it, it is not necessary to review in any way, the idea is that the person presents himself with his real knowledge of the language.


The exam will be virtual and has as a basic requirement access through a laptop or PC, in addition to having headphones with a microphone and a good internet connection.


The result of this test is valid for 6 months. If the person does not enroll during this period, they must do it again.


Payment methods


  • Online payment through our website:
  • Bank deposit, in the Banco Nacional account number: 100-01-000-140077-9, with the detail: Project 2444-01, your name and surname; then you can send the receipt to our email
  • Transfer to the account in colones 15100010011400776, IBAN account CR88015100010011400776, legal ID 3-006-101757, Fundación UCR, indicate in detail: Project 2444-01, your name and surname; then you can send the receipt to our email


Exam application

Enrollment: From July 22 to 31, 2024


Exam application times (only one day is chosen):


  • Tuesday, August 7: 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 8: 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 9: 9:00 a.m.


Once you have registered, we will send you an email with the instructions so that you can connect with the teacher and apply the exam.

General guidelines for the application of the placement exam for people with previous knowledge of the Mandarin Chinese language


A registration period of 1 week will be enabled for registration.


The placement exam consists of 3 parts:


  • Written part
  • Listening part
  • Oral part


Each part seeks to evaluate the different skills required for the correct use of the Mandarin language.


Our placement test is the only way to measure your level of Mandarin proficiency, certifications from HSK or other Mandarin learning centers will not be accepted as an endorsement of the student's level.


The exam lasts a maximum of 3 hours.


About the day of the exam:

The exam will start promptly at the scheduled time, so please log in 30 minutes early to test the equipment and be ready to start.


The exam will begin with the written part, then the listening part will be done, and it will end with the oral part.



The student must have all the necessary tools to take the exam: laptop or PC, in addition to having headphones, a camera, a microphone and a good internet connection.


Once the end time has passed, the application will be withdrawn.


In case of having unstable internet or an electrical fluid problem, the exam appointment can be rescheduled or the test time can be extended with prior authorization from the teacher.


About the test results:


The results of the exam can be consulted 3 days after its application by telephone at 2511-6870 or by email at


When the result is delivered, only the recommended level for enrollment and general recommendations made by the evaluating teachers will be indicated. They will not be given the revised exams or their breakdown, as these are materials for the exclusive use of the Confucius Institute.


Once the result of the exam has been given, the registration for the Chinese course must be done by bank transfer or deposit, sending proof of payment to the email: indicating the level and schedule of interest. You cannot enroll online.


Results are final and cannot be appealed.


You will only be able to enroll in the level indicated by the placement exam or lower levels.


The validity time of the result of the application will be six months from the date of delivery of the note.



* The price of the courses is subject to change without prior notice.