The YCT is an international standardized test of Chinese language proficiency. It assesses young foreign students' abilities to use Chinese in their daily and academic lives. The new YCT consists of a writing test and a speaking test, which are independent of each other. The writing test is divided into four levels, namely, the YCT (level I), YCT (level II), YCT (level III), and YCT (level IV). The speaking test is divided into the YCT (Beginner Level) and YCT (Intermediate Level).
Test takers can understand and use some of the most common Chinese phrases and sentences and possess the ability to further their Chinese language studies.
Test takers can understand and use some simple Chinese phrases and sentences and cope with basic level communications.
Test takers have reached an excellent level in basic Chinese, can communicate on familiar daily topics in a simple manner.
Test takers can communicate in Chinese at a basic level in their daily, academic and professional lives. When travelling in China, they can manage most forms of communication in Chinese.