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YCT Test Centre

The Confucius Institute (CI) at Seneca is the first internet-based YCT Test Centre in the GTA. Our internet-based test is easier, more convenient and more efficient for students.

What is YCT?

YCT is an international, standardized Mandarin Chinese proficiency test which examines non-native primary and secondary school students’ ability to apply Chinese language in their studies and daily lives. It consists of a written and oral test.

The written test has four levels (YCT-Level 1 to YCT- Level 4). The oral test includes YCT–Speaking (Basic) and YCT-Speaking (Intermediate). The student’s on-site performance will be recorded.

YCT Benefits

  • Provides students with documentation of their Chinese language skills
  • Provides schools with documentation of their qualifications to teach Chinese
  • Gives Chinese teaching institutions and language training agencies documentation to demonstrate the effectiveness of their programs
  • Provides students with a record of their abilities should they want to take the HSK test

Examination Process


Register online or at the CI Test Centre. The deadline for registration is approximately 10 days before the test date.


Contact the CI Test Centre to pay the test fee or pay the fee online, if applicable.

On the Test Date

Bring your identification to register at the CI Test Centre.


Get your results online 30 days after the test date using your 18-digit admission ticket number and name.


The fees are as follows:

Written Test Oral Test
YCT-Level 1 10 YCT
YCT-Level 2 15
YCT-Level 3 20 YCT
YCT-Level 4 25

To register or find out more:

Confucius Institute at Seneca College
Room 110
8 The Seneca Way
Markham ON, Canada L3R 5Y1

416.491.5050, ext.77350
Confucius Institute