The Business Chinese Test (BCT) is an international standardised test designed to assess the Chinese-language proficiency of non-native speakers engaged in business activities.
The BCT was developed by Peking University in association with the Hanban Institute, which issues the Business Chinese Test Certificate. The BCT assesses Chinese-language ability in a wide range of business-related situations, daily life and social interactions.
The BCT is held for non-native speakers from beginners to advanced. There are no restrictions on the candidates’ age, education or time spent learning Chinese.
It consists of two relatively independent tests:
- BCT (Listening & Reading)
- BCT (Speaking & Writing).
Students may sit both tests at the same time.