Are you thinking of taking the TOPIK in 2023? You can find the complete TOPIK test schedule here, including the registration period, exam date, and result announcement time.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- About the TOPIK Exam
- 2023 TOPIK Test Schedule
- TOPIK Speaking test dates for 2023
About the TOPIK Exam
TOPIK, the most popular Korean language exam, is an acronym for the Test of Proficiency in Korean. It is a standardized examination to measure the Korean language skills of non-native speakers.
There are two categories — TOPIK I and TOPIK II. TOPIK I comprises two levels, 1 and 2, whereas TOPIK II has four levels, 3, 4, 5, and 6.
The first TOPIK exam took place in 1997. The number of candidates and frequency of the test have continued to grow since then.
In 2019, 375,871 people took TOPIK, up from 208,449 in 2014. It declined to 218,869 last year due to COVID-19 but again increased by 330,012 in 2021 in 75 countries.
In 2023, it could reach the top regarding the number of candidates giving the test if things remain positive.
If you plan to take TOPIK in 2023, you may want to know about the new TOPIK test schedule to plan accordingly.
2023 TOPIK Test Schedule
They offer the test six times yearly in Korea and twice for non-native Korean speakers in other countries. Candidates need to apply on time, as the application period is open for only 7 days.
TOPIK Test will be held six times in Korea and five times outside Korea in 2023. They will conduct in April, May, July, October, and November.
They will conduct the 86th, 87th, 88th, 89th, 90th, and 91st TOPIK tests in 2023. In India, they will administer the test in April and July or October.
|Exam||Registration Period||Test Dates||Result Dates||Locations|
|86th||Dec 6, 2022 – Dec 12, 2022||January 29, 2023||February 23||Korea|
|87th||Feb 7, 2023 – Feb 13, 2023||April 8-9, 2023||May 25||Korea/ Overseas|
|88th||March 7, 2023 – March 13, 2023||May 14, 2023||June 22||Korea|
|89th||May 30, 2023 – June 6, 2023||July 8-9, 2023||August 17||Korea/ Overseas|
|90th||Aug 1, 2023 – Aug 8, 2023||October 14-15, 2023||November 30||Korea/ Overseas|
|91st||Sept 5, 2023 – Sept 11, 2023||November 12, 2023||December 14||Korea|
Points to Remember:
- Seats are limited, and registration will be strictly on a first-come-first-served basis.
- Registration dates may vary if you live outside Korea. Check with your local Korean Culture Center or Korean embassy for details.
- The examination results will be available on the TOPIK website (www.topik.go.kr) at 3:00 p.m. on the announcement day.
- The score announcement date may change if necessary.
- TOPIK application and exam schedule are subject to change or canceled due to preventive measures against the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, before applying, candidates must check the latest news and updates.
- The exam fee is 40,000 won for TOPIK 1 (level 1 to 2, whereas, for TOPIK 2 (level 3 to 6), it is 55,000 won.
- You can apply online in Korea. In contrast, submit your application form to the designated organization responsible for managing TOPIK exams.
- Once you pass the test, you can check the official website results. Your score report will be available in digital version only on their site. They don’t send printed or digital copies individually.
- The TOPIK scores remain valid for 2 years from the day the results are published.
TOPIK Speaking test dates for 2023
They introduced TOPIK Speaking in 2021 to help learners improve their Korean language communication skills.
In June 2023, the second official test will be conducted, but only in South Korea. From 2023, they will offer the speaking test routinely in other countries like the conventional TOPIK. They will announce the detailed information later.
|Exam||Registration Period||Test Dates||Result Dates||Location|
|2nd TOPIK Speaking||April 11, 2023 – April 21, 2023||June 17, 2023||July 20, 2023||Korea only|
|3rd TOPIK Speaking||June 13, 2023 – June 23, 2023||August 19, 2023||September 21, 2023||Korea only|
To find out more about the TOPIK examination in your country, contact your local Korean embassy or Korean Culture Center.
You can also check the official website for more information concerning the TOPIK test scheduled for 2023.
Do you have any questions? Write your thoughts in the comment section below.