YCT & BCT Exam India 2022, Dates, Centres

Great Wall Of China, Beijing, China

Chinese is an ancient language that is spoken by approximately 1.3 billion people worldwide, accasounting for over 16% of the global population. Although there are several different variations of this language, most people believe they are all variants of the same root. Mandarin is currently the most prevalent variation, however, there are more culturally supported varieties including Cantonese, Yue, and Wu. Furthermore, the Beijing Dialect is said to have influenced Standard Chinese. 

When we consider the large population of people who speak Chinese fluently, as well as China’s worldwide commercial influence, there is no question that the language is tremendously influential and beneficial. In fact, it may be quite beneficial to those trying to break into the worldwide market and get a competitive advantage over their competitors. As a result, it is critical for a person to demonstrate mastery in the language in order to benefit from its advantages. This may be accomplished by taking the YCT test in India.

Let's now see what YCT/BCT are all about.

Exam, Teacher, Board, Chalkboard

While Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi, HSK; Chinese: 汉语水平考试; pinyin: Hànyǔ Shuǐpíng Kǎoshì ), translated as the Chinese Proficiency Test is the main Chinese Proficiency Exam held across the world, YCT or Youth Chinese Test and BCT or Business Chinese Tests are essentially specialized HSK exams. They are;

  • YCT is specifically meant for youngsters, schools going kids and teenagers. it is an exam meant to help them improve their overall language fluency. With that said, it only has two tests, an oral and a written one that are completely independent of one another. Furthermore, it isn’t as complicated as HSK itself. 

While YCT (level I), YCT (level II), YCT (level III), and YCT (level IV) (level IV) are the writing levels, the speaking test has two levels namely YCT Speaking (Primary Level) and YCT Speaking(Intermediate Level).


  • BCT was specifically designed by Peking University in accordance with the instructions of the office of Chinese language council international. It is particularly curated to assess the business knowledge of a non native individual in the Mandarin language. BCT has two major levels BCT (A) and BCT (B).

BCT (Oral iBT) are Computer Adaptive Tests (CAT) that are administered over the Internet.

It is important to remember that these certifications are only useful for two years and not more than that in most cases.

Where and when are they conducted?

Chinese, Writing, Characters, Ideograms, To Write

Since YCT and BCT are all variations of HSK, the information of their dates and centers are not released separately.

It is therefore advised to contact your nearest HSK center without fail and request detailed information in regards to the same. They are generally held on the same dates as the standardized Chinese Proficiency Test.

With that said, currently due to COVID restrictions, Indian centers are only focused on the regular HSK examination and the specialized exams have been stalled.

Registration Process

Registration, Password, Try Again

To register for YCT/BCT we recommend you create a new account for yourself on http://www.chinesetest.cn

After this you can straight go to registering for the test, and register by adding all relevant and required details, choosing your desired test/test level, uploading documents as instructed online and complete the registration by making a payment for the amount advised on the website during the registration process.


  • Contact your preferred center for payments through cash/cheque
  • Contact your preferred center for any/all clarification/doubts and/or specific details. Kindly check thecenter’s website for the required document list.
  • The center reserves the right to top up the examination fee with admin and services charges.
  • Fee paid is not refundable at any stage.
  • Add your details very carefully and be sure of the test dates you are entering.

Exam Fee

Coins, Banknotes, Money, Currency

Generally, both the specialized HSK exams, YCT/BCT range anywhere between Rs. 500 to Rs. 4,000.

How to learn for HSK Exams?

Mandarin, Sign, Writing, Chinese, Symbol, Gold, Script

Ultimately, HSK is a way to get a professional certification in Chinese proficiency.

However, if you want to prepare yourself for YCT/BCT exams, you can seek help from Multibhashi Online Classes. Multibhashi offers YCT/BCT training for exam preparation with LIVE online classes. You can opt for one to one sessions with an expert trainer who can prepare you for YCT/BCT Exams. Book a free demo class now.