YCT (Youth Chinese Test)

The Youth Chinese Test (YCT) is aimed specifically at young learners of Chinese.

We offer the written test, which has four levels: YCT I, II, III, and IV.

YCT exams take place at local schools that offer Mandarin Chinese to their students, including our Harrogate Grammar School Confucius Classroom and York Chinese Community School. Taking the YCT is a great way for our young learners to demonstrate their progress.

YCT exam dates

Please contact us if you would like to enquire about YCT exam dates. 

YCT exam fees

Level 1 – £5

Level 2 – £10

Level 3 – £20

Level 4 – £25

How to register for the exam

YCT exams take place at local schools, and candidates from the venue will usually register with their school. If you are registering as an external candidate, please follow the following steps:

  1. Go to www.chinesetest.cn and log in as a test taker. If you don’t have an account, click on ‘New User’ to create one.
  2. Select the exam you would like to register for and complete the steps. Download these instructions if you need any help.
  3. Once you are registered on the Chinese Test website, you need to pay the exam centre (that’s us) to complete the registration. Pay your exam fee via the University of Leeds online store. You will need to take a note of the exam fee for your chosen level(s) and adjust the online payment manually to the appropriate amount.

Please ensure that you complete the above steps before the registration deadline.

Feel free to contact us if you require any assistance.