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BCT Test Centre

BCT Examination

CIBL is an official BCT test centre and a UK representative for the BCT Department (Hanban), National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, People’s Republic of China.

BCT summary

Business Chinese Test (BCT) is a state-level standardised test designed to assess the Chinese proficiency of non-native speakers engaged in business activities. The BCT was developed by Peking University under the supervision of the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban).

Please refer to the official Hanban website for BCT exam details.


The BCT Test has two sections: BCT(A) and BCT(B)

  • BCT (A) is composed of three parts: Listening, reading and writing. It is mainly for beginner level.
  • BCT (B) is also composed of three parts: Listening, reading and writing. It is mainly for intermediate and advance levels.

For the BCT test, you will need pencils and an eraser.  No dictionaries or other written materials are allowed in the room where the test takes place. Please note that the test paper will be in simplified character format, unless otherwise requested upon application.

2019 Dates

Exam date Registration deadline Result
23 Feb 2019 27 Jan 2019 23 Mar 2019
13 Apr 2019 17 Mar 2019 13 May 2019
15 Jun 2019 19 May 2019 15 Jul 2019
18 Aug 2019 22 Jul 2019 18 Sep 2019
17 Nov 2019 21 Oct 2019 17 Dec 2019


BCT (A): £65

BCT (B): £65

Note: All test fees include a non-refundable £15 administration fee.

How to register

Online registration

Complete the registration form.

Upload an appropriate photograph (please note this photograph will appear on your certificate).

Registration  form

BCT registration form 

  • Examination Date
  • Name
  • Chinese Name (Optional)
  • Address
  • Preferred method of certificate collection:
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  • Contact permission
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Make the payment

  1. Follow this link to the LSE e-shop.
  2. In the amount section, please MANUALLY enter the course fee.
  3. Follow the rest of the online instructions to complete the process.
  4. Forward the automatically generated payment confirmation form to CIBL office.

Successful Registration

You will be issued with an HSK permit and directions to the test centre after the deadline for registration & payment.

Important information

Postpone your exam

Applications to postpone BCT examinations must be made no later than 10 days before the date of the examination. An additional administration fee of £15 will be charged to register for the new examination date. Applications to postpone the examination made less than 10 days before the examination cannot be accepted and there is no refund.

Cancel your exam

If you would like to cancel your BCT exam after the application deadline, a fee will be charged.  Your request should be made either via logging on to the Chinese Test Official webpage or by contacting the Test Centre.  If your request is made at least 10 days prior to your BCT exam date, you will receive a 50% refund.  However, any request made within the 10 days (inclusive) prior to your BCT test is not entitled for refund. Please note the £15 registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Examination results

For BCT test result, please visit 30 days after your test.  Please note your admission ticket number will be needed for checking the result. Certificates will be sent to CIBL 2 months after the examination.