TOPIK Test-day Attention & Answer Sheet Guide for Test-Takers


TOPIK Test-day Attention & Answer sheet Guide for Test-Takers

TOPIK (Test of Proficiency in Korean) is a written test designed to measure the ability of non-native speakers for expression and comprehension in the Korean language. TOPIK test measures proficiency in reading, writing, and listening comprehension in the Korean language.

For details about the TOPIK test, please refer to this page: TOPIK Complete Guideline 


I. TOPIK Test-day Attention

The TOPIK Center of the National Institute for International Education (NIIED) provides the matters to be observed by those taking the TOPIK exam on the official website and the test identification slip. Test-takers who fail to comply with these rules will be restricted from taking the exam for two or four years and have their exam scores nullified or canceled, as prescribed in Article 13 (Handling of Violations and Test-Taking Restrictions) of the Basic Operating Regulations for the Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK). So please check the rules and regulations posted on the website and other notices in advance.

 

1. What to bring on the day of the exam?

> Those wishing to take the TOPIK exam must arrive in the exam room by the designated time with an ID card. The invigilator must request any test-takers without an appropriate ID card to leave the exam room.

> Acceptable ID cards (Korea)

ID card

General

Undergraduate or graduate student

Elementary, middle or high school student

A valid passport, foreigner registration card, residence registration card (a person of foreign nationality who is of Korean descent), permanent residency card, or welfare card (disability registration card)

Resident registration card (or issuance application certificate) or driver’s license

High school students only

Student card or youth card (or issuance application certificate)

X

X

Proof of identity for TOPIK

X


* * However, a person who has handed in his/her ID card to the Immigration Office for a change of status of sojourn (visa) can take the exam by presenting a sojourn approval application certificate

** The student card must show the name of the school, name and photograph of the student (test-taker), and seal of the school principal

> ID cards, except for passports, must have been issued by an institution based in Korea.

> A photocopy, photograph, etc. of an ID card is not acceptable.

> The proof of identity for TOPIK must be provided in the prescribed form and the photograph must be stamped with a seal and covered with a clear tape.

> Those taking the TOPIK exam outside Korea must follow the ID card policy of their local administering agency, provided that the ID card must include a photograph, name, and date of birth.


2. Entry Time and Exam Room

Those taking the TOPIK I exam must be in the test room by 9:20 a.m. (will not be allowed in after 9:20 a.m.)

Those taking the TOPIK II exam must be in the test room by 12:20 p.m. (will not be allowed in after 12:20 a.m.)

 

TOPIK I (Morning)

Time

Description

Note

~ 09:20

Entry into the exam room

No one will be allowed in after 9:20 a.m.

09:20 ~ 09:50 (30 min)

Information on how to fill out the answer sheet and ID check

Hand in your mobile phone and other electronic devices

09:50 ~ 10:00 (10 min)

Distribution of the exam paper and commencement of the listening portion of the exam

 

10:00 ~ 10:40 (40 min)

Listening section

 

10:40 ~ 11:40 (60 min)

Reading compression section

 

 

TOPIK II (Afternoon)

Time

Description

Note

~ 12:20

Entry into the exam room

No one will be allowed in after 12:20 a.m.

12:20 ~ 12:50 (30 min)

Information on how to fill out the answer sheet and ID check

Information on how to fill out the answer sheet and ID check

12:50 ~ 13:00 (10 min)

Distribution of the exam paper and commencement of the listening portion of the exam

 

13:00 ~ 14:00 (60 min)

Listening section

(If the listening section ends on time) Collection of answer sheets for the listening section

14:00 ~ 14:50 (50 min)

Writing section

 

14:50 ~ 15:10 (20 min)

Break

 

15:10 ~ 15:20 (10 min)

Information on how to fill out the answer sheet and ID check

 

15:20 ~ 16:30 (70 min)

Reading comprehension section

 

 

*Make sure you enter the exam room before the designated start time. Otherwise, you will not be allowed in.

*You will be held accountable if you fail to write the exam because you were late.

 

3. Information on the Exam (Rules)

> You are not allowed to use any electronic devices (incl. wearable devices such as a smart watch) during the exam (incl. the break). If you get caught using an electronic device, it will be considered as a violation.

> On the day of the exam, make sure to arrive in the exam room 40 minutes before the start of the exam and sit at the desk assigned to you. Be sure to follow the invigilator’s instructions. (You cannot take the exam at any other test centers aside from the one you selected at the time of registering for the exam.)

> Keep your ID card on top of your desk during the exam.

> Do not place any other objects, aside from your ID card and exam paper, on top of your desk during the exam. Otherwise, it will be considered as a violation. (Do not place your test identification slip on the desk either.)

> If you have requested a refund, you will not be able to take the exam, regardless of whether you have received a refund or not. (If you take the exam anyway, the score you receive will be nullified.)

> It is your responsibility to manage your time during the exam, and you must stop writing when the time ends. (In the case of the listening section, you must mark the answer sheet while listening to the audio. No additional time will be provided at the end of the listening section. In the case of the TOPIK II exam, you must work on the listening section during the first period and the writing section during the second period. If you get caught working on another section, it will be considered as a violation.)

> Normally, test-takers are not allowed to leave the exam room until the end of the exam. However, if it is unavoidable, you may ask for permission from the invigilator and leave the room quickly. (If you leave in the middle of the exam, an official score will not be given.)

> If you need to leave the exam room to urgently use the bathroom, etc. during the exam, you must cooperate with the invigilator who may monitor you to prevent violations.

> If you are absent during one of the two periods of the TOPIK exam, you will be treated as an absentee. (A person who is absent in the first period will not be allowed to take the exam during the second period.)

> Do not engage in any behavior (making noise, eating food, etc.) that would distract other test-takers, etc.

> Smoking is not permitted in the test center. Practice care so as to not damage the facilities.

> Anyone who does not follow the invigilator’s instructions or cheats on the exam may be asked to leave or have his/her score nullified or canceled. He/she may also be restricted from taking the exam for two or four years.

 

4. Information on ID Check

> You must bring your test identification slip and an ID card that meets the requirements (e.g. passport, foreigner registration card) on the day of the exam. Otherwise, you will not be able to take the exam. A student card or a photograph of an ID card is not acknowledged as an ID card.

> Make sure to cooperate with the invigilator during the ID check. Otherwise, you will be deemed to have violated the rules.

> If your identity cannot be clearly verified, you will be classified as an “unidentified person” and may be asked to provide additional proof of identity.

 

5. Information on Prohibited Items

If you bring any of the prohibited items listed below into the exam room, you must hand it to the invigilator before the start of the first period. Otherwise, it will be considered as a violation.

Prohibited Items

Electronic devices incl. earphones, mobile phone, digital camera, MP3 player, digital dictionary, camera pen, electronic calculator, radio, mobile media player, smart watch, wearable device, and watch with features other than telling time

 

II. TOPIK Answer Sheet Guide

1. Information Related to the Answer Sheet

Test-takers are responsible for failing to use the designated pen or fill out the circle completely, which will result in loss of marks.

1. Practice care so that the answer sheet does not get damaged or contaminated. You may be penalized for doodling or leaving unnecessary marks on the answer sheet. Do not damage the timing mark (■■■■) at the top and bottom of the answer sheet.

2. No marks will be given for answers written on the exam paper but not transferred onto the answer sheet.

3. Do not forget to write your name, registration number, etc. on the answer sheet(s). (In the case of TOPIK , there are two answer sheets provided for the first period. You must write your information on both sheets.)

4. Make sure to fill out the answer sheet with the double-sided felt-tip pen provided by the invigilator.

5. For multiple-choice questions, use the thick side of the double-sided felt-tip pen to fill in the circle "●“ corresponding to the answer you have chosen. 0 points will be given if the circle is not filled completely or two circles are marked. If you want to change your answer to a multiple-choice question, use a correction tape to cover the incorrect answer completely.

6. For subjective questions, use the thin side of the double-sided felt-tip pen and write within the given space. If you write outside the given space or in a wrong space, you will not be able to receive the points you would have. If you want to make a correction, you can either cross it out with two lines or use a correction tape. If you need to use a correction tape, you can either use your own, if you have brought one, or quietly raise your hand to ask for one from the invigilator.

7. If you made a mistake on the OMR answer sheet, you can ask for a new one. However, it is your responsibility to fill out the new OMR answer sheet by the end of the exam.

8. You cannot fill out the answer sheet after the end of the exam. If you continue writing or do not comply with the invigilator’s request to hand in the answer sheet, it may be considered as a violation. (In the case of the listening section, you must mark the answer sheet while listening to the audio, as no additional time will be provided at the end of the listening section. In the case of the TOPIK II exam, you must work on the listening section during the first period and the writing section during the second period. If you get caught working on another section, it will be considered as a violation.)

9. You may be penalized for doodling or leaving unnecessary marks on the answer sheet, so make sure to keep the answer sheet as clean as possible.

10. You may be penalized for failing to use the designated pen or violating any of the rules described above.

 

2. How to Fill out Your Information on the Answer Sheet

1. Write your name in Korean as shown on the test identification slip.

2. Write your name in English as shown on the test identification slip.

3. Write your registration number in Arabic numerals and fill out the corresponding circles.

4. Check your test type (odd/even number) and mark it.


3. Damaging the PBT answer sheet (example)




1. There may be cases where correction tape is used over a color mark where there should not be any marking or coating.

2. Running out of space and writing on the timing mark area in the written test section

3. In the event of these problems, the answer sheet will stop being scanned and any marks or writing in inappropriate spaces will be covered with correction tape or colored with a computer marking pen.

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