TOPIK test schedule 2022

Everything you want to know about TOPIK test schedules for 2022 is here. Read along!

Are you thinking of taking the TOPIK in 2022? Here, you can find the complete TOPIK test schedule, including the registration period, exam date, and result announcement time.

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 2022, it could reach the top regarding the number of candidates giving the test if things remain positive.

From jobs related to Korean and proof of language ability to studying in Korea and GKS scholarship, there are plenty of benefits of TOPIK.

If you plan to take TOPIK in 2022, you may want to know about the new TOPIK test schedule in advance so that you can plan accordingly.

TOPIK test dates

2022 TOPIK Test Schedule

They offer the test six times every year 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 of Korea in 2022. They will conduct in April, May, July, October, and November.

They will conduct the 80th, 81st, 82nd, 83rd, 84th, and 85th TOPIK tests in 2022. In India, they will administer the test in April and October.

ExamRegistration PeriodTest DatesResult DatesLocations
80thDec 7, 2021 – Dec 13, 2021January 23, 2022February 22 Korea
81th Feb 8, 2022 – Feb 14, 2022April 10, 2022May 19Korea/ Overseas
82nd March 8, 2022 – March 14, 2022May 15, 2022June 30Korea
83rd May 24, 2022 – May 30, 2022July 10, 2022August 18Korea/ Overseas
84th Aug 2, 2022 – Aug 8, 2022October 16, 2022November 24Korea/ Overseas
85th Sept 6, 2022 – Sept 13, 2022November 13, 2022December 15Korea

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. 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 result on the official website. 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 exam schedule

TOPIK Speaking test dates for 2022

They introduced TOPIK Speaking in 2021 to help learners improve their Korean language communication skills.

In November 2022, the first official test will be conducted, but only in South Korea. Then, from 2023, they will offer the speaking test routinely in other countries like the conventional TOPIK. They will announce the detailed information later.

ExamRegistration Period Test Dates Result DatesLocation
1st TOPIK Speaking Sept 20, 2022 – Sept 26, 2022November 19, 2022December 23, 2022Korea 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 schedule 2022.

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2 Comments

  1. After the 81st TOPIK exam, when is the next schedule for the 2022 TOPIK exam? Is it the 83rd or 84th TOPIK?

    • After 81st, it’s 82nd, 83rd, 84th, and 85th in this order for 2022. But not all TOPIK tests are held at all centers, and the 82nd and 85th are only for Korea.

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