❍ What is TOPIK IBT?
❍ A Korean Language Proficiency Test administered by the South Korean government
❍ A standardized test that measures the Korean language skills of nonnative Korean speakers
❍ A convenient and better accessible Internet-based test for global Kore an learners
❍ An official language test that has the same validity and grading syste m as the TOPIK Paper-based test
Who can take the TOPIK IBT?
❍ Anyone can take the TOPIK IBT
❍ Anyone who can provide ID card for identity verification
2024 Annual Test Schedule
2nd TOPIK IBT
MARCH 22-23, 2024
JAN 16-FEB 2, 2024
APRIL 16, 2024
3rd TOPIK IBT
JUNE 7-8, 2024
APRIL 9-26, 2024
JULY 2, 2024
4th TOPIK IBT
SEPT 27-28, 2024
JULY 23-AUG 9, 2024
OCT 22, 2024
TOPIK I IBT
TOPIK II IBT
❍ Other Regions
※ TOPIK IBT fees differ by country and region. Check a TOPIK IBT test center’s website in your area.
❍ Korea: 32 Authorized Test centers in 15 areas
❍ Overseas: 20 Authorized Test Centers in 11 regions
Asia Pacific: Taiwan, Mongolia, Vietnam, Singapore, Uzbekistan, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Hong Kong, Guam, Hawaii
Europe: Rumania, Lithuania, United Kingdom
※ Test available areas differ by each round of test. (Check www.topik.go.kr)
How to Register for TOPIK IBT
❍ Registration is available at www.topik.go.kr during the registration per iod
- www.topik.go.kr / login / Register for TOPIK
※ Candidates are advised to sign up for www.topik.go.kr in advance to prepa re registration for TOPIK IBT test.
TOPIK IBT Test Types and Duration
Test Duration: Approximately 30 minutes
Questions: 6 questions in total
Answering a simple question
Playing a role based on images
Creating a story based on images
Completing a story
Analyzing the given material
Presenting opinions on a given topic
TOPIK Speaking Test Attainable Levels and Grades
TOPIK SPEAKING LEVELS EXPLAINED
20 ~ 50
50 ~ 90
90 ~ 110
TOPIK IBT Test Time
❍ TOPIK I: 85 minutes
❍ TOPIK II: 150 minutes
※ TOPIK IBT doesn’t have break time in between each sections.
TOPIK IBT Questions and Scores
TOPIK IBT Attainable Levels: 6 Levels (Level 1 – 6)
TOPIK I IBT
TOPIK II IBT
TOPIK IBT AND TOPIK SPEAKING LEVELS EXPLAINED
TOPIK IBT Question Types
❍ Multiple Choice(Radio Button): Choosing the appropriate answer out of four options
❍ Word Insertion: Choosing the most appropriate answer for the blank i n the reading passage
❍ Sentence Insertion: Choosing the appropriate place for the given sent ence in the reading passage
❍ Drag and Drop): Arranging the given sentences in order
❍ Sentence Completion(Short answer): Entering the appropriate answer i n the blank to complete the sentence
❍ Essay writing: Writing an essay on a given topic within the suggested word count range
TOPIK IBT Test Result
❍ Test Result Release: Test-takers can check their test result and score reports within 4 to 5 weeks after the exam date.
❍ Check your score
Nonmember: www.topik.go.kr / Check Your Score / Select Test Session, Registration Number, and Birthdate
Member: www.topik.go.kr / login / Mypage / 성적현황 / 성적확인
❍ Validity period : 2 years after the release of test score
※ No score report will be given for absentees or test takers who violated test regulations or whose identity has not been verified.
❍ How to verify test-taker’s score report
www.topik.go.kr / TOPIK Information / Verify Score Report Validity / Input verification code, name of your institute, your name, your contact for the result of verification.
IBT TOPIK - WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE TEST DAY
1. Print Your Admission Ticket
❍ www.topik.go.kr > login > [My Page] > [registration Status] > [Print Admission Ticket]
※ Applicants who have failed to meet TOPIK requirements can not print their admission tickets
※ The test identification slip can be printed from the TOPIK website starting at 10 am on Monday, approximately two weeks before the test date
2. Check Test Center Location
❍ www.topik.go.kr > TOPIK Information > Test Centers > TOPIK IBT > Choose Region > Search
❍ Address of your test center is written on your admission ticket
3. Arrive at the Test Center
❍ Candidates should arrive 30 minutes before test starts
❍ Candidates should present genuine ID card for identity verification
4. Before Test
❍ Enter the test room following the administrator’s instructions Check your seat number in the test room and take a seat
❍ No other items except your ID card are allowed to put on the desk. Hand in your electronic devices
※ Candidates cannot use, carry or wear any electronic devices in the test room including mobile phone, smart watch, and etc.
30 Minutes before the test
❍ Entry to the Test room will be closed 30 minutes before the Test start time.
❍ Test-taker login: You need to login to the test device (PC or a Tablet). Enter registration number, date of birth, and your signature using a mouse.
❍ Check your name, date of birth, and registration number on the screen
❍ Check and adjust headphone volume. Test takers are responsible for checking headphone if it is working correctly. if not, ask invigilator for help.
❍ For TOPIK Speaking: Record and check your voice using a microphone. Test takers are responsible for checking microphone if it is working correctly. if not, ask invigilator for help.
❍ Check test rules and security agreement on the screen and agree.
15 minutes before the test
❍ ID Check - Place your ID card on your desk and wait for the invigilator’s verification.
Test takers whose identity cannot be confirmed, including those without ID cards, will be asked to leave the test room immediately.
❍ Click the <Start Test> button and wait according to the invigilator’s instructions.
Starting the Test
❍ The test will start automatically according to the test time.
5. During the Test
❍ Test Rules
- TOPIK IBT does not have breaks in between sections.
- Test takers cannot leave the test room and use restrooms during the test.
- If a test taker must leave the test room for an unavoidable reason, you must be accompanied by a (technical) administrator stationed in the hallway.
- The test will not be temporarily paused, and no additional time will be added if you leave the test room during the test.
6. End of Test
❍ Confirm the end of the test
Test takers should confirm whether the test has ended by submitting answers
Test takers are responsible for any negligence in failing to submit their test answers.
❍ Early termination of the test
Test takers can end the test by submitting an empty answer sheet if they want to give up on the test midway.
When finished earlier, test takers can leave early upon invigilator’s permission after reading for TOPIK I and writing for TOPIK II.
※ Test takers should finish listening and speaking as scheduled duration. No early termination is allowed in Listening and Speaking.
7. After the Test
❍ Leave the test room
Test takers who finished the test may leave the test room by following the invigilator’s instructions.
Make sure to retrieve your electronic devices if you handed in before the test.
Guidelines for processing cheating
❍ Article 18.1 of the TOPIK Operation Regulation
Valid Identification (ID Documents) for TOPIK Test
1. Test taker should have a valid ID card to enter the test room. Invigilator should get test takers who do not have valid ID cards out of the test room
2. Valid ID cards are as follows:
Primary or Secondary Student
A valid passport, foreigner residence card, overseas Korean resident card, permanent resident card, or a welfare card (disability registration card)
Resident registration card (or Confirmation of Application for the Issuance of a Resident Registration Card), mobile resident registration card (issued since July 1 2), driver’s license, mobile driver’s license
High schoolers only
Student ID, Youth ID Card (or Confirmation of Application for the Issuance of a Youth ID Card)
Identity verification certificate
A. Test takers who have submitted their ID cards to public institutions, such as the Korean Immigration Service, to apply for a change of resident status or extend their visa may take the test if they have documents such as the Confirmation of Application for Residence Permit or Confirmation of Visa Issuance (The confirmation sheet must include the test taker’s name, date of birth, and photograph).
B. Student IDs should include the name of the school, the test taker’s name and photo, and an official seal of the school’s principal (The official seal of the school principal is not required if a Korean bank has issued the student ID card, which also functions as a debit card and includes the bank name, student name, and account number).
C. Mobile ID cards can only be used for verification through applications authorized by the issuing organizations (the Ministry of the Interior and Safety or the National Police Agency).
3. Aside from passports, all accepted ID cards must be issued by domestic (Korean) institutions.
4. Test takers must have original ID cards, laminated and stamped with official seals.
5. The proof of identity for TOPIK must be filled out in the attached form, and the photograph must be stamped with an official seal and covered with transparent tape.
6. Test takers taking the test outside Korea should follow the ID regulations of the administering organizations of each country, but all ID cards must include the test taker’s photo, name, and date of birth.