BUSINESS CHINESE TEST
( BCT )
The Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban)
Supported by: Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA)
THE BUSINESS CHINESE TEST (BCT)
To cater to the emerging needs of the workplace where Chinese language is an important language for business communication, the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) is developing a Chinese version of the Employability Skills System (ESS) for the workforce and has adopted the BCT as the Chinese language proficiency assessment tool.
1. What is BCT?
The BCT is an international vocational-based examination developed by The Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban) - a division of Ministry of Education, Beijing, China. Researched by the renowned Peking University, the BCT measures the Chinese language proficiency of non-native speakers who require the use of Chinese language in business communications.
2. Why Take BCT?
- Help companies to better assess employees’ Chinese language proficiency and deploy them for the right job;
- Help employees determine their current Chinese language proficiency for application at the workplace;
- Help training organisations determine students’ Chinese Language proficiency for placement into the appropriate training programme.
3. What is the Content of BCT?
Candidates are tested in all 4 modalities of the language, i.e. Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing. The BCT is structured into 4 tests, namely BCT 1 (Listening and Speaking skills), BCT 2 (Reading skills), BCT 3 (Writing skills).
4. BCT Examination Fee
BCT 1: S$120 (excludes GST)
BCT 2: S$60 (excludes GST)
BCT 3: S$60 (excludes GST)
Singaporeans and PRs who are at least 16 years old enjoy more than 90% subsidy for the tests:
BCT1 (Speaking and Listening): S$12.84 (includes GST)
BCT2 (Reading): S$6.42 (includes GST)
BCT3 (Writing): S$6.42 (includes GST)