TOPIK – Test of Proficiency in Korean

Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) in the UK

Objective

The TOPIK, Test of Proficiency in Korean, is a written test designed to measure the ability of non-native speakers for expression and comprehension in the Korean language.

 

Eligibility

Non-Koreans and overseas Koreans whose native language is not Korean

 

2022 UK Exam Dates

  • The 81st TOPIK : 9 April 2022 (Application closed)
  • The 84th TOPIK : 15 October 2022 (Application dates : 4 – 31 July 2022)

     

2023 UK Exam Dates

  • TOPIK in April : Exact date will be confirmed soon. (Application starts in early January.)
  • TOPIK in October :Exact date will be confirmed soon. (Application starts in early July.)

 

Test Fees

  • TOPIK I  : £40
  • TOPIK II : £55 

 

Test Venues 

 

Application information

 Further details for the 84th TOPIK application will be announced in mid June on our website.

2022 the 84th TOPIK Application 

 

Level and Grade

  • Level of Examination : TOPIK I, TOPIK II
  • Evaluation Grade : 6 grades (1st ~ 6th grades)
    *The evaluation is based on the total scores
Level 
/ Grade
TOPIK I TOPIK II
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Total Scores Over 80 Over 140 Over 120 Over 150 Over 190 Over 230

Structure of Questions

Level
/ Grade

Period

Test Area/Time

Type

No. of Question

Scoring

Total Scores

TOPIKⅠ

(1st~2nd grades)

Period 1

Listening (40min)

multiple-choice question

30

100

200

Reading (60min)

multiple-choice question

40

100

TOPIKⅡ

(3rd~6th grades)

Period 1

Listening (60min)

multiple-choice question

50

100

300

Writing (50min)

short-answer question

4

100

Period 2

Reading (70min)

multiple-choice question

50

100

Special Exam Arrangements

If you would like to apply for special exam arrangements, you should submit the following form and supporting documents to Korean Education Centre UK at educentre@mofa.go.kr no later than the application deadline :

Please note :

  • Late applications will not be considered.
  • The special arrangements are not guaranteed as it will be considered by the TOPIK head office under the international TOPIK policy.

 

Cancellation

We will notify you by email and announce on our website if the exam is going to be cancelled due to COVID-19, in which case your fee will be fully refunded.

If you cancel your exam due to personal circumstances, 40% of your test fee will be refunded. You will need to cancel and request your refund by submitting the Cancellation and Refund Request Form no later than 9 October 2022 via the following link :

ONLINE Cancellation and Refund Request Form

** Please note that all refunds will be issued in the week commencing 10 October 2022.

 

COVID-19 Safety Measures

We would like to reassure you that we have implemented additional health and safety measures in line with the Covid-19 guidelines provided by the TOPIK Head Office and the UK government, to be able to still offer TOPIK while keeping our candidates and staff safe. We have implemented the following measures at our test centres :

  • All venues will be thoroughly cleaned prior to the start of all tests.
  • Hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes will be available, at the registration desk, in all the test rooms and any public areas.
  • Masks/face coverings are recommended although they are not compulsory.
  • You will no longer need to submit a negative Covid-19 test result and Covid-19 declaration form.

Please do not attend your test if you :

  • are in self-quarantine
  • have a Covid-19 symptoms

 

TOPIK Result and Score Report

  • TOPIK result will be released on the following dates:
    – The 81st TOPIK : Thursday 19 May 2022
    – The 84th TOPIK : Thursday 24 November 2022
  • You can check your score and print your report from the Official TOPIK Website which can be accessed on a computer, not on mobile devices.
  • You do not need to sign up to check your score. You will only need your date of birth and your registration number which can be found on your identification slip.
  • Your score report will be available in digital version only. Printed version is not available unfortunately.
  • Please note that we do not send you a printed or digital copy individually.
  • TOPIK score is valid for two years. Within the valid period, you have unlimited access to your result online at the TOPIK Website.
  • For technical issues in printing your score report, please contact TOPIK Korean office at topik@korea.kr

 

TOPIK Past Papers

Visit the official TOPIK website for the past papers.

 

TOPIK official website

www.topik.go.kr

 

Get in touch

For more information please feel free to contact The Korean Education Centre in the UK