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TOPIK Test Information

한국어능력시험 TOPIK 시험소개 한국어를 모국어로 하지 않는외국인의 한국어 학습 방향 제시 및 한국어 보급 확대

Introduction to the Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK)

  • Organized by the Ministry of Education
  • National Institute for International Education

Who Takes the TOPIK? What is the general purpose of the test?

  • This test is for anyone who doesn’t speak Korean as their language. This includes Koreans who are overseas and foreign Korean language-learners. As students expand their knowledge of the language, the test also allows them to track their progress.
  • The test measures students’ proficiency in Korean. The results may be used to enter a university, including graduate school, and/or to get a job.

Why take the TOPIK? How can I use my test results?

  • You can use your results:
    • apply for and obtain government scholarship(s) and foreign certification(s)
    • To study at a higher education institution (undergraduate or graduate school) in Korea. This includes foreigners or Koreans who lived overseas and completed 12 years of education in a foreign country.
    • To add a work visa and/or be hired by a Korean company
    • To be approved for a medical license in Korea if the test taker has a foreign medical license
    • To obtain a Korean language teaching license (2-3 level), which would allow a foreigner to teach Korean
    • To get permanent residency
    • To apply for a spousal visa

2024 year Test Schedule

2020 year Test ScheduleA table of 2020 year Test Schedule consisting of Test number, The 68th, The 69th, The 70th, The 71st, The 72nd, The 73rd
Test number The 92nd The 93rd The 94th The 95th The 96th The 97th
Test date Jan.21(Sun) Apr.14(Sun) May.12(Sun) Jul.14(Sun) Oct.13(Sun) Nov.10(Sun)

Application period

Application periodA table of Application period consisting of Test number, Application period
Test number Application period
The 92nd 9:00 Dec.5, 2023 - 18:00 Dec. 11, 2023
The 93rd 9:00 Feb.13, 2024 - 18:00 Feb.19, 2024
The 94th 9:00 Mar.12, 2024 - 18:00 Mar.18, 2024
The 95th 9:00 May.21, 2024 - 18:00 May.27, 2024
The 96h 9:00 Aug.6, 2024 - 18:00 Aug.12, 2024
The 97th 9:00 Sep.3, 2024 - 18:00 Sep.9, 2024

Results days(2024 year)

Results days(2020year)A table of Results days(2020year) consisting of Test Number, The 68th, The 69th, The 70th, The 71st, The 72nd, The 73rd
Test Number The 92nd The 93rd The 94th The 95th The 96th The 97th
Results days Feb. 22 May.30 June.27 Aug.22 Nov. 28 Dec. 19

You can check your score(Grade) after 3pm on the day of release of test result

How to Get Your Test Results

  • Access the Homepage: - [나의 시험정보 My Test Results] - [성적확인 Result Verification] Click confirm at that menu.
  • ※ At the website, to get your results, you will need your test number, application number, and your birthdate.
  • ※ For overseas applications, go to the and confirm the results yourself

Test timetable

Generally the Beginner level test (TOPIK-I) is held in the morning and Intermediate-Advanced level test (TOPIK-II) in the afternoon. TOPIK-I is a 100 minutes test (40 minutes for Listening section and 60 minutes for Reading section) and will be finished in 1 session. TOPIK – II is a 3 a 3-hour exam, which is split into two sessions with a short break in between. The first session paper (110 minutes) consists of two sections: Listening and Writing and the second session paper (70 minutes) has one section – Reading.

Test timetableA table of Test timetable consisting of Period, Subject, Korea, Test time(min), Designated time for assembling, start, finish

Period Subject Korea Test time(min)
Designated time for assembling start finish
Beginner(Level 1-2)
1st Listening
09:20 10:00 11:40 100
TOPIK 2 1st Listening
12:20 13:00 14:50 110
2nd Reading 15:10 15:20 16:30 70