TOPIK – Test of Proficiency in Korean

2021 Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK)

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

 

Dates in 2021

  • The 75th TOPIK : 10th April 2021 (Application 8 ~ 22 January 2021)
  • The 78th TOPIK: 16th October 2021 (Application 5 ~ 23  July 2021)
    ** There is no TOPIK exam in November in 2021. **

 

Test Fees

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

 

Test Venues 

  • London: Westminster Kingsway College(Victoria Centre), 76 Vincent Square, London, SW1P 2PD (To be confirmed nearer the time)
  • Preston:University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE (To be confirmed nearer the time)

 

Online Application

[Announcement] 2021 the 78th 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

Slot

Test Area/Time

Type

No. of Question

Scoring

Total Scores

TOPIKⅠ

(1st~2nd grades)

1st

Listening (40min)

multiple-choice question

30

100

200

Reading (60min)

multiple-choice question

40

100

TOPIKⅡ

(3rd~6th grades)

1st

Listening (60min)

multiple-choice question

50

100

300

Writing (50min)

short-answer question

4

100

2nd

Reading (70min)

multiple-choice question

50

100

Special Exam Arrangements

If you would like to apply for special exam arrangements, you should submit the ‘Application Form for Special Services for Disabled Applicants‘ which can be downloaded here AND a certification of disability OR doctor’s written diagnosis.

The application forms and documents should be submitted by email at educentre@mofa.go.kr  no later than the 23rd July. Late applications will not be considered.

Please note that the requested special arrangements are not guaranteed as it will be considered by the TOPIK head office under the international TOPIK policy.

Download Application Form for Special Services for Disabled Applicants

 

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, only if requested by the 8th October via email at educentre@mofa.go.kr.

 

COVID-19 Safety Measures

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

  • A negative Covid-19 test result will be submitted by all candidates and venue staff.

  •  All venues will be thoroughly cleaned prior to the start of all tests.

  •  Social distancing rules will apply during your time at the test venue.

  • Hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes will be available, at the registration desk, in all the test rooms and any public areas.

  •  Masks/face coverings will be worn by all candidates and venue staff.

  •  QR code scanning at entry, with NHS track and trace app.

  •  Temperature checking at entry

Please do not attend your test if:

  • You are in self-quarantine
  • You have been in contact with any person suspected of having been exposed to Covid-19
  • You have a cold, fever, are short of breath or have flu-like symptoms

If you live in an area that is currently under Covid-19 travel restrictions, please refer to the guidance on the government website before travelling to your test.

 

TOPIK Result and Score Report

  • TOPIK result will be released on the following dates:
    – The 75th TOPIK : Thursday 20 May 2021
    – The 78th TOPIK : Thursday 25 November 2021
  • TOPIK score is valid for two years. Within the valid period, you have unlimited access to your result online at TOPIK Website where you can check your score and print your report.
  • Your score report will be available in digital version only which can be accessed on a computer, not on mobile devices unfortunately.
  • Printed version of Score Report will not be provided.
  • Please note that we do not send you a printed or digital copy individually.
  • For technical issues in printing your score report, please contact TOPIK Korean office at topik@korea.kr

 

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