How well do you know Korean? You can test your level by appearing for the Korean proficiency test.
Here, you will find everything about the TOPIK exam centers in India, including Dates, Fees, Syllabus, and the benefits of official Korean certification.
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What is the Korean Proficiency Test?
Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) is designed for non-native Korean speakers to certify their Korean language knowledge.
It is currently offered SIX times a year to people studying Korean in Korea and twice annually to people in other countries, including India.
The test measures your Korean proficiency through listening comprehension, writing, and reading.
Recognition and Acceptance
Founded in 1997 by the Korea Research Foundation, TOPIK (Test of Proficiency in Korean) is designed and administered by the National Institute for International Education – NIIED.
It is under the Korean Ministry of Education, the Republic of Korea. (국립국제교육원.)
TOPIK is the most globally recognized Korean language proficiency certification widely accepted by public and private educational institutions, governments, and corporations.
What is the difference between TOPIK, EPS-TOPIK & KLPT?
TOPIK is a general Korean test for those who want to study, work, or immigrate to Korea.
EPS-TOPIK is an Employment Permit System-Test of Proficiency in Korean. EPS TOPIK is needed by those who want to work in Korea as EPS workers (for factory jobs or manufacturing).
As per EPS TOPIK 2023, the exam is conducted only once a year in 16 countries, and the age limit is 18 to 39. There is no EPS TOPIK test center in India.
The exam consists of only the beginner listening and reading tests required for day-to-day activity and performing diverse tasks at work.
KLAT, Korean Language Ability Test, is operated by the Korea Educational Testing Service and authorized by the Korean government (Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism).
It adheres to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, assessing the authentic proficiency of the Korean language.
Unlike TOPIK, there is only one paper for KLPT.
All applicants take the same set of questions, and the score they get determines their grade/level.
There are FOUR levels, namely KLAT Novice / Beginners KLAT, i.e., B-KLAT (grades 1 to 2), KLAT Intermediate (grades 3 to 4), and KLAT Advanced (grades 5 to 6).
TOPIK seems more recognized, accepted, and appropriate for academic goals.
Benefits of the Korean Language Test
The Korean proficiency test is beneficial for obvious reasons. First, they can be proof of competence for job applications involving Korean and advanced studies in Korea.
You can demonstrate your Korean proficiency level by giving the language test TOPIK. These certifications provide job seekers and employees with a competitive advantage.
Thus, it is an exceptional asset to include on your resume.
Documentary proof of the Korean language test certificate, added to other requirements, will put you on your way to a smooth interview process.
The test result will somehow restrict the interviewer on the types of questions you are supposed to answer. Instead of asking you about “what is an umbrella called in Korean.”
It is most likely that you would instead be asked, “what level did you attain in TOPIK?”
It is due to your Korean language test certification being included in your qualifications.
Are you planning to study in South Korea?
The Government of South Korea offers KGSP (Korean Government Scholarship Program) to deserving students to promote international exchange in education and mutual friendship amongst participating countries.
TOPIK certification is a prerequisite for such a scholarship.
Besides, Korean universities and Educational institutions recognize and accept these diplomas for undergraduate entry and postgraduate admission.
TOPIK is vital if you plan to apply for permanent residency or look for a working visa in South Korea. In addition, it is helpful in the ‘Korea Immigration and Integration Program (KIIP) operated by the Ministry of Justice.
The KIIP program comprises Korean language training and an Understanding of Korean Society.
There are more advantages, like boosting one’s confidence, traveling to Korea, and confirming your Korean proficiency level.
It can translate into developing your personality at a career and social transitioning level.
TOPIK Exam Structure (Pass Mark)
TOPIK has three testing categories: beginners, intermediate, and advanced. Thus, there are a total of 6 levels.
TOPIK I is the elementary level test containing two sublevels grades (Level 1 and Level 2).
On the other hand, TOPIK II is the combined intermediate/advanced level with four sublevels (Level 3, Level 4, Level 5, and Level 6).
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TOPIK and EPS-TOPIK results are valid for two (2) years from test result announcements. I’d understand if the validity were longer, like 5-10 years, but two years is relatively less.
I have studied Japanese for over a year and learned over 500 Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji. Yet, today, I might not remember even 200.
If one does not practice and read enough, one will forget the most in a few years.
I’m sure there must be some genuine reason for 2-year validity!
TOPIK Exam in India
Let’s find out everything related to the TOPIK test in India.
TOPIK Test Centres in India
As of January 2023 – There are 54 test centers in South Korea and 250 overseas centers in the rest of the world.
There are 314 TOPIK test centers in 87 countries in total.
The 87th and 89th TOPIK Exam in India will be held in 5 domestic locations, namely Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Jharkhand, and Manipur.
Address: School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi.
Contact: 011 – 43345041 / 5000. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: The InKo Centre, 18, Adyar Club Gate Road, Chennai.
Contact: 044 – 2436 1224/2435 3869, Email: email@example.com
Address: CFEL, Room No 29, Central University of Jharkhand, Brambe, Ranchi.
Contact: 75438-97475, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: 2nd Floor, Manipur University, Canchipur, Imphal, Manipur.
Contact: 93126-20171, Email: email@example.com
Address: Honorary Consulate General, Korea House, No. 64, Road No. 14, Film Nagar, Hyderabad.
Contact : 044 – 2311-5555/2499-99999. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions, contact the Korean cultural center in New Delhi.
2023 Exam Dates
The TOPIK exam is held twice in India. Once in April and another in July or October. The timing is from 09:10 to 11:20 am for TOPIK I and 12:20 to 16:20 for TOPIK II.
For 2023, they will conduct on April 8-9, 2023 (87th) and July 8-9, 2023 (89th).
The registration period for the April exam is from February 7 to February 13, 2023. The registration is entirely online and done based on a first-come-first-served. The result will be declared on May 25, 2023.
For the July test, you can complete the online form from 30th May 2023, 9:00 a.m. to 6th June 2023, 4:00 p.m. They will announce the results on the official website on the 17th of August, 2023.
For the October test, registration will start in July/August 2023. The results will be declared in November 2023. They may or may not organize the 90th on October 14-15, 2023.
The TOPIK test fees will depend on your sign-up level and the country where you decide to take it.
For 87th, 89th, and 90th 2023 TOPIK exams, fees are ₹ 1,000 (TOPIK 1) and ₹ 1,300 (TOPIK 2).
Hii sir is it true that the topik exam 2023 in April cancel. If yes, then when they conduct the next exam of topik in India. And when the form will be released?
Yes, April one is canceled. Next test will be in October, and the form will be released approx. 2 months in advance.
What documents do I need to submit for TOPIK 1 exam in India?
For online registration, you may need an ID card, passport-size photograph and signature in JPG format.
What ID card?
Any, if in case, they want to verify your credentials.
Is there any official notification for the TOPIK-1 Exam? How to apply it, 1st do I need to register my name in the Indian center’s then main TOPIK website?
Not yet, but anytime from now. You have to track and apply through forms provided by Korean culture center in India.
Sir TOPIK TEST in April in 2023 in India is cancelled ? If not then please share the link where I can apply
Yes. Aprile one is canceled.
Hi sir, is there any way we can get update about the TOPIK TEST as april test is cancelled. What are the further dates for topik test in India?
The next TOPIK will be conducted in Oct 2023.
I actually want to ask if i can give an English proficiency test other than Korean and send the certificate with other required documents in the place of topik certificate for scholarship.
No. Both are different and offer separate benefits.
If I fail the TOPIK test on my first trial, can I give the test again? If so, how many times can I give the test?
Yes, you can take as many times you want. There is no such restriction regarding number of attempts.
Can I directly apply for TOPIK 6 without giving TOPIK 1,2, 3, 4, and 5? I wish to apply for TOPIK6 directly.
Yes, you can.
Is there any date for TOPIK in 2023, India ?
Yes, in April and another one in July or October.
Is there still no news about the 84th topik in India?
Next TOPIK in India will be in April 2023 unless they change their mind and conduct 3rd test in 2022.
Sir, i completed my bachelor’s degree and i want to give this exam and do I have to change my name for topik.
Do you want to change your name? Not sure if I understood your question.
Is there topik exam (84th) in October this year ??
Difficult to say, but low probability as we already had 2 TOPIK test in 2022.
Sir I am a student from India i want to continue my higher studies in Korea how many proficiency test should i take?
That depends on the program and university, but usually more is better.
Sir is there going to be TOPIK exam in October this year in India? 84th TOPIK exam? If there is, when will we be able to register for the exam? How should I register for the exam?
No. The next TOPIK will be in April 2023, most likely.
I sent an email to Korean cultural centre (India) about TOPIK exam and they said there is no exam in October 2022 and i have to take exam next year. But when I searched on google some sites mentioned that there will be exam in October. I’m so confused
Every year, they have three TOPIK exams (April, July, Oct) outside Korea. Out of these 3, they organize twice in any country, which is April and October in India. This year, Instead of October, they are doing it in July and not October.
They may be doing this because most people take TOPIK for GKS, and the July test result can come before the GKS-UG dates. They keep changing these things every year. So, difficult to say about the next year.
Sir, I want to know 84th Topik exam registration date in India. Please I don’t want to miss it. One thing more, For GKS registration starts in September/ October and Topik result will be out in November. Can I submit my Topik result later? For GKS undergraduate.
They have not announced the registration date for 84th TOPIK. Probably in early August.
You cannot submit TOPIK results later.
How do I apply for the exam? Or where do I register? can I enroll myself for this exam?
You can enroll when the forms are available. For the next test in October, they will start the process sometime in August. You can check the link on the Korean cultural center website.
Sir, what is the location for topik 1 in October?
Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ranchi, and Manipur.
How and where can I pay the exam fee?
There is a payment option when you fill out the registration form.
Sir, can I apply for the GKS scholarship during my last year of undergraduate before the result? As in India, exams are conducted in the month of March-April, but the application of gks graduate program is released in the month of February only.
Yes, you can apply as an appearing candidate.
The TOPIK exam in October is not cancelled right?? Please let me know 🙏🙏🙏
Yes, not yet canceled. In fact, they are conducting another test in July for which registration took place today, i.e. 4th May.
Is there any other exam for the Korean language other than TOPIK?
KLAT (Korean Language Ability Test) is another option.
Can we get a refund for the topik test if we cannot attend the test due to some personal reason?
Does the centre in India change every year? Or they remain the same?
They do change, but not very often like every year.
Vikash ji, a new issue has been found in the case of recent TOPIK aspirants. Many of our Indian students want to go to South Korea for various types of courses, from Interior design to Artificial Intelligence. But they are so impatient that their main purpose is to crack TOPIK. From day 1 they want to solve TOPIK questions. But as you know to master a foreign language, initially you need to know the basic formats and structures of the language, the “syntactic structure” of the particular language.
Also, some of the subjects in respective disciplines in any of the Koren universities will be taught in Korean. In that situation, if they don’t know the minimum syntactic structure of Korean then they have to face trouble in Korea.
You made a valid point.
What is the original website link to get registered for the topik exam in Jharkhand?
LINK is there in this article. You can contact them in July/August for the Oct test.
Sir. I live in Bangalore and their is no TOPIK centers in Bangalore can there a option to give TOPIK exam online?
No. TOPIK is only offered at authorized testing centers.
Hello sir what age do we have to clear topik test
There is no age limit.
Sir, can I apply for Seoul University’s an engineering course through the embassy track? Or engineering students should only select the University track?
If that option is listed under GKS, you can apply.
Sir, I am from Gujarat and I have so many certificates in the Gujarati language. If I want to attach them for scholarship purposes then what do I have to do?? May I join them in the Gujarati language or what is the other option?
All documents must be only in Korean or English. You have to notarize or, as per their guidelines, to complete the translation from Gujarati into English.
I will complete my 12th in 2023 March. Topik test will be held in April so I can register before I get my 12th result because the 12th result comes in May June?
Yes. There is no minimum eligibility for TOPIK.
What is the total fees matrix for doing language in embassies affiliated institutions?
The KCC/Sejong institute has divided the entire Korean course into many levels, and the fee for 1 level is 15,000. The cost and course structure vary depending on location and language.
Hey, I missed the registration date. Is there any way I can register for the exam?
No. There are a limited number of seats, so it’s strictly first-come, first-served. You can try next time for the Oct test.
Sir do we have to give the IELTS exam to prove your English proficiency?
Yes, but that depends on the requirement and purpose.
Sir, I have registered for the 81st TOPIK exam on the 3rd of Jan but I didn’t receive any email regarding the fee payment. What can I do sir?
There may be some delay in response/update due to COVID-19. Wait for some time and then contact the KCC.
Thank you for your kind reply Sir.
I’ve graduated through JNU BA in Korean, but now I want to apply in Korea in a totally different course, so is it possible to take direct masters (for ex: business administration), or do I have to go through graduation once again in Korea?
I guess you can, but it depends on the concerned university. Check a few target college and their requirement.
Sir, I haven’t received the mail for payment for the 81st topik test. It was scheduled to arrive till 7th January, after 4 pm. How long should I wait for the mail?
It would be better to wait for some time as it can be delayed due to COVID-19. Later, you can contact the concerned authority.
Have you received mail from the authorities? Which center have you applied?
Sir do we have the exam for topik level 3 in India? If not so where can I give the topik level 3 exam? And can I take the exam online? Please reply.
Yes, you can take level 3 in one of the 5 centers in India. It’s an offline test that one has to take an authorized center, and online is not possible.
Will there be topik in 2022 in India?
Yes, the next test date is April 10, 2022, and today was the registration day. You can take the next one in October, 16.
Pls share the link where we can register for the test.
You have to apply through official sites. For the April test, all seats were filled quickly on the first day. You can try in July/August for the October test.
Sir, can you tell me where to register and how to register? I live in a village and any of these cities are not near to my place. And am I able to crack topik level 2 by learning Korean by myself?
You have to apply through their official site. Unfortunately, the only way to take the TOPIK is to take the test at one of the 5 authorized testing centers in India. You can study independently, but learning through an experienced teacher or a good learning center is better. Not only will you save time, but you get the proper guidance to move ahead in the right direction.
Can we give both topik 1 and 2 back to back in one day?
Yes, you can give both TOPIK I and II on the same day. This is because they conduct TOPIK I (level 1, 2) in the morning and TOPIK II (level 3,4,5,6) in the afternoon.
Hello sir I jst want to ask about the eps Korean exam?
What do you want to know? As of today, there is no EPS-TOPIK center in India. I wrote a detailed article on that. Check → EPS-TOPIK.
The registrations for TOPIK are already full, all centers! This isn’t surprising considering there are only 400 seats in total, all over India. How is that okay? Only 400 seats? Do you know how many people in India are interested in learning Korean, yet you have only 400 seats?
That’s true. But limited seats are there for other language tests too. Also, TOPIK is not for everyone interested in learning Korean, and the validity period is also 2-years. So, most learners don’t need TOPIK. There was a rush as the exam was conducted after a two-year gap and a long list of GKS aspirants.
Can we directly apply for 1B without giving 1A? Or do we need to have a certificate of 1A to apply for the examination of 1B?
What are 1A and 1B? As far as TOPIK, you can take any test without going one by one.
Sir, If I learn Korean on my own and then take the TOPIK exam, will it be considered enough for my eligibility to work in Korea? Or would I need a certificate degree from a recognized university as well? And also, do we have to give TOPIK I and TOPIK II in one go, or can we have a gap in between?
No. TOPIK is not a way of getting a visa or a job in South Korea. It only improves your chances if you are eligible for a particular position. So in the best-case scenario, it can be helpful as a secondary skill. You can start with level 1, and as per your preparation, you can take the following levels 2-6.
What are the needs of becoming a Korean language translator? Is TOPIK needed?
A higher level of Korean and some experience is the primary requirement. For that, MA in Korean is an ideal program, though level V or VI of TOPIK or any long-term course is acceptable. TOPIK isn’t needed as long as you have a good command of Korean. However, many organizations ask for certification or degrees. In that case, TOPIK or any recognized certification is necessary.
Sir, have you written any exams for studying in Korean?
Sorry, I didn’t get you.
Where can I register for this year’s topik exam, which will be held in July? Can you provide the link and steps?
All seats are full for the July exam. You can try later for the October test. For details, you can check the notice board on the india.korean-culture.org site.
I am from Indore. How can I apply for Korean bank exams?
What bank exam? Sorry, I didn’t get it.
I am in the 12th standard with the non-medical stream. How can I get admission to SNU?
Check the courses available at the university, eligibility criteria, and timeline for admission. Then depending on your budget, you can apply for it. You can find all the information on the SNU website.
I’m in 12th standard right now and will have completed my graduation by 2022. In case I get a scholarship can I study B-Tec in Korea? Do we need to pay tuition fees or will they provide everything for free? Once we start our degree will we be there till the end of our Ph.D.? Will they provide scholarships until we finish our studies or is there any chance of cancellation of scholarships based on our performance in studies?
Please answer all my questions, sir.
If the B.Tech course is available, you can get it, and GKS is fully-funded. You can stay there as per course duration, and after that, your stay will depend on the job at hand.
How can I know which courses are currently available sir?
For that, check with the university and GKS documents and guidelines.
Sir, can you please guide me on how to start the documents needed? Every single procedure. 🙏
This is something you have to do on your own. Check the eligibility criteria and various requirements. Everything is mentioned in their detailed guideline.
Can I study my course in 2022 in Korea? Do we still have the chance to apply for a scholarship such that I can study in Korea next year by April?
No. The last date to apply for the 2022 academic term is over. You can try for 2023.
Can we apply for 2023 now? When can we apply? Months and dates.
In Sept-Oct 2022, when the application process begins for 2023.
Sir, is it mandatory to give a topik test in order to get the scholarship? Can we provide that test after going to Korea? To whom should we contact for complete details and clarification of my doubts?
TOPIK isn’t compulsory nor guarantees you a scholarship, but it does increase your overall chances. To get the benefit, you need the TOPIK score while applying. I’m not sure who to contact about that. I would suggest reading their detailed guidelines.
Thank you so much sir for answering.
Sir which documents are necessary for the application for the scholarship. So that I can collect them now and then for ease in the future.
For that, read their guideline and offer documents. They have mentioned complete eligibility criteria and all the requirements.
Can I study Btech if it’s available in 2022? I mean still, can we apply scholarship such that I can study next year in Korea?
Not through GKS scholarship as the last date is over for 2022. You can try some universities if you can afford to pay the expenses, including tuition fees. Getting a scholarship is always challenging due to a few seats and too many applicants.
I’m also looking for this answer please help me. I’m also looking for BTech at Korea University?
You can find all the details like eligibility criteria, requirements, fees, important dates on the KU website.
Sir, can I get the KGSP scholarship if I wanna pursue BBA.
Yes, If that course is available under the KGSP approved colleges and courses.
Sir, I am currently studying as a 1st-year computer science engineering student. I want to get a job in South Korea. So please tell me what all qualifications do I need to get a job. And which can I apply to as a Computer science engineer.
This is a too generic question to answer. I’d suggest finding a consultant who deals with jobs in Korea.
Sir, by 2022 I will be completing my graduation course and want to do my master’s in Korea. So can you please tell me about the scholarship also is TOPIK important for applying masters??
Yes, it is beneficial to some extent.
Sir, can I do a master’s in fashion design in SNU through scholarship?
Of course, if you get the scholarship.
Sir, I want to ask. I have already passed out 12th in 2019 and am also about to complete my graduation in the BA program (which will end in 2022). Can I still apply for graduation again? Do I have to give them the reason for me doing the graduation again (but now in a different course because the course I am doing isn’t what I really like)?
Yes, you can, and you don’t even need to give any reason. But why do you want to repeat that? You can learn Korean without doing a BA. There are plenty of courses for different goals.
Hello, I have some questions
1) If I have an online course certificate of learning Korean by Yonsei uni, will it add value to my profile for gks, or do I have to give the topik exam compulsory?
Not really. You can study wherever you want, but TOPIK is the only Korean test accepted for GKS.
Sir, I have completed my ba in english honors and also completed my 3yrs. diploma in 3d animation so can I apply for ama scholarship? I know that our portfolio is required for the ama scholarship but can you please tell me is it difficult to get one or does it req. higher grades or topik if fine?? Plz tell me about the req. for ama.
All the scholarships are difficult to get because seats are few but applicants are in the thousands. The Art Major Asian (AMA) is no different. There is a detail document on the official site that you can go through. I might write if there will be enough questions/demand.
Sir, I have a question. Can I apply for a GKS scholarship for 2 years of my degree as I have done 1-year degree here?
Sir, I want to go on a working visa in the manufacturing sector. What is the process for it and what is the required qualification?
For that, you need to contact any Korean job consultant or someone who can guide you through the visa process.
Hello Sir, I want to do my Ph.D. in South Korea next year. Could you please guide me through the process? I would be very thankful.
Decide on your subject and check colleges, including the popular ones like SNU, KAIST, POSTECH, KU, Yonsei, SKKU, etc., where your course is available. Then, you can apply depending on the timeline, eligibility requirement, language certification, budget, and language the program is taught. This isn’t a simple method but takes weeks and months of effort but if that is your goal, go ahead. Alternatively, you can search for some study in Korea consultants, and they will help you out with everything. They make money through commissions from universities. So you don’t have to pay the charges for the same in most cases.
Hello sir, I am pursuing the BA program disciplines of English and Psychology. I want to ask a few questions like
1) Does I/O psychology taught in English or Korean in South Korea?
2) Which South Korean Universities offer this course?
3) Can I get admission to the master of industrial-organizational psychology in South Korea?
I haven’t checked universities with these courses, so it’s difficult to say. You can search for colleges that fit your profile, eligibility criteria, and budget and then apply. Or look for an overseas consultant that deals with SK.
Hello sir, actually this year I clear my 12th and now I’m learning Korean for the TOPIK exam but I got 62 percentage in 12th is it enough marks? And can I get a scholarship of 62 percent?
It’s difficult, but even for those who got 95%, it’s tough as seats are very few and applicants are immense due to the recent surge in popularity for various reasons like Kpop, culture, etc.
If I clear my TOPIK and I have 62%. I don’t want a scholarship then can I get admission without a scholarship?
There are 100’s of educational institutions in Korea. If you can afford it, you can surely get admission to one of their universities. Some of them don’t even require TOPIK.
80% is the minimum. Do you think you will get in just 62%? No sorry.
It’s ok so what if she got less percentage?? You don’t have to criticize her like this.
Hello sir. I am studying in class 12th and I want to apply for GKS in September 2022. So, can I complete my TOPIK exam by September 2022 if I apply it for now?? Can I study my 12th and topik exams together??
Yes, you can do both 12th and TOPIK, but focus more on your 12th as that is more important. Difficult to say whether you can complete it or not as it depends on your study.
Sir, actually I live in Mumbai. So there’s any topik exam conducted in Mumbai or else if not how can I apply for it? Sir plz reply!
There is no TOPIK test center in Mumbai/Maharashtra. You can consider Hyderabad, Chennai, or Delhi if it is crucial.
If I undergraduate through gks can I pursue further studies with a scholarship?? Or do I have to live on my own expenses? Or is MBA worth studying in Korea? What options are best to opt for as a humanities student? Please do reply sir.
No. The scholarship is only for a particular course. For example, the current one is for undergraduates. Once completed, you have to either fund your higher studies, or find a job, or return back to India.
If i clear MBBS from India and clear TOPIK can I be a doctor in South Korea?
First, you need to obtain an E-5 (Specialty Occupation) visa. Then, you also need to pass the KMLE (Korean medical licensing examination) to work as a doctor in South Korea.
I want to learn Korean while pursuing my graduation but as my goal is to clear UPSC. So, I’ve to also prepare for UPSC while doing my graduation so I’m confused whether should I go for learning language part time as certificate course or not?
If your goal is UPSC, you should focus on that along with the graduation. If time permits, you can learn some Korean as a hobby on own or through any private institute or a teacher.
Can you please tell me if any diploma courses in Korean would help in getting admission/ clearing topik? And if there are such diploma courses online or offline for the Korean language?
Admission where? And yes, it will help you pass the TOPIK test. Usually, the university offers a 1-year certificate, 2-year diploma, and 3-years advanced diploma, and all these courses are offline. You can study at one of the private institutes.
TOPIK is only compulsory to study in South Korea or we can give tofel or ielts. and can I law from snu?
For Korean, it’s TOPIK. On the other hand, IELTS and TOEFL is accepted as proof of English proficiency. Check with the respective college and their requirement. And yes, you can study law at SNU.
Can I study law at snu?
Yes. In fact, you can attend any university that offers the course as long as you meet their admission criteria and can afford the fees.
What type of Scholarship does SNU offer? I mean if we get a scholarship does it not mean that we don’t have to pay the fee?
Yes, SNU offers some scholarships to foreign students. It would be better to check on the SNU site.
Hello sir, I m preparing for topik. Where can I get courses related to topik? is there any online courses or classroom courses where i can prepare for topik?
You can check on the official site for curriculum and sample papers. For the study, it is better to enroll in any formal course or find a Korean teacher.
Is it confirmed that the exam scheduled in October is cancelled? Where will the updated dates be informed?
Yes, the Oct 2021 test is cancelled. I’m not sure if there will be any new date as they cancelled before the start of the application form. Most likely, the next test will be in April 2022.
Is there any notice or something I can refer for this?
There isn’t much other than canceling the Oct test. You can check with KCC for the same.
Sir, I have a question.
I’ve already studied Korean till level 5 so, is need to give Topik 1 and Topik 2 both, or Topik 2 is only required? Also, I’m from Pune and Topik centers are really far from my city. So, can I give the Topik exam online? And from which website? Please reply, sir.
If you have already studied for level 5, you can take TOPIK II. You can pick the level as per your current Korean ability. You can only take TOPIK at a designated test center, and online is not possible.
I am thinking of applying for KGSP, but I am confused. For which academic year should I apply? I am also preparing for TOPIK, which will be held around April 2022 but the registration for KGSP will end in October 2021. I am not able to understand. Please help me. Is there any other scholarship except KGSP?
If you have already passed 12th, you can apply for this year. However, if you want to add the TOPIK score too, then next year. There is quite a few scholarships, though all are highly competitive. I will soon write a detailed article on that.
Hello sir! I have completed my master’s this year and I want to apply for the Korean language program in South Korea. And just doubt that is there any need for IELTS band score for studying there, for this program?
You don’t need an IELTS score to study Korean. Depending on your overall budget, location, and duration, choose the educational institutions in South Korea.
I would like to register for the TOPIK I exam. Hyderabad is the closest center for me. I am not getting the online link to register as well neither the people from the centers receive any call. How can I apply for the exam? Please guide.
The forms will be available in the 1st week of August for the October test if they don’t cancel this time. You can also directly contact the testing center or KCC for the latest updates.
Sir is it necessary to give TOPIK 1 and TOPIK 2 exams or we can just give TOPIK 2?
You can directly take TOPIK 2 if you are prepared.
Sir, I want to know that KGSP Scholarship for Post Graduation has an age limit of 40 years. So If anyone has completed his Graduation at 23 so Can they Apply for KGSP? Duolingo English Proficiency Test is good to apply or not? Your YouTube Channel link.
Yes, 23 is fine. Duolingo is not good for anything important other than learning some basic stuff. Try some proper courses. I’m not active on YouTube due to time constraints. LanguageNext is the name of the channel, though.
Hello, sir myself Hiral. I want to study in South Korea. So, how to apply for the TOPIK test? What is the process to get into the Korea SNU?
Go on SNU sites, and there, you can find all the details regarding admission for foreign students. You can apply for TOPIK by visiting one of the centers or online when forms will be available. Dates are mentioned in this article.
Hii!! Myself Aditi sir pls tell me which level I have to give for applying to KGSP and what should I do coz I just know some words of Korean so what should I study for this TOPIK. Please help me and tell me about the study too.
You don’t need a TOPIK score to apply for the KGSP, though it gives an edge. However, once you are selected, the concerned university will teach Korean, and then you need to get at least TOPIK level 3 before the degree programs. So having TOPIK level 3 or above gives you a better chance. Still, it doesn’t guarantee a scholarship as the Korean language is just one of the several parameters and optional criteria.
Sir, I have a question. I’m studying TOPIK level 3. I have to apply on the site if I crack this test will I be able to take admission to snu?
As I recall, the university requires either English proficiency (IELTS, TEPS, or TOEFL) or level 3 or above for TOPIK. So, yes, you can apply. Check with the university for other requirements if they may have. Once you are eligible and can afford the fees and expenses, you can apply for it.
Can I study BBA and Korean language at the same time?
Yes, provided that the Korean course is part-time.
Sir, I’m a doctor in India and I want to pursue my residency in Korea. What are the steps I need to follow? Could you please guide?
It is possible, though. You need to clear some of the government guidelines. Plus, you need to speak Korean like a native, but that will take a long time.
When to apply sir. I’m Sayali jagtap from Maharashtra India.
When forms are available. You can check with the respective test center.
How to prepare for this TOPIK Exam what are the requirements to crack this exam?
Check the syllabus and sample papers to get the overall idea. You can study Korean through a teacher, a learning center, or self-study through books and other resources.
Hi sir! I’m really interested in learning Korean and attempting for TOPIK test. And since I’m staying in Mumbai, is there any way I can apply for a correspondence program for the same?
I’m not aware of any TOPIK based distance learning course. Besides, there is no TOPIK testing center in Mumbai/Maharashtra.
Sir, I want to give the topik exam this year in October. I can read Korean well and also can write some. And I will practice more for the examination. Can you suggest to me which level should I chose? TOPIK I or topik II. I also want to do my undergraduate from South Korea with the help of gks scholarship. So please suggest to me the right topik level.
That is difficult to say as I don’t know your level. However, I’d recommend checking some sample papers to evaluate your current level, and then accordingly, pick the right TOPIK level. Or, you can find a Korean teacher who can help you out in assessing your Korean ability.
Thank you sir 🙏🏻🙏🏻
Hey! Amishi My name is Samitha am working on the same thing too. It will be nice if we both can communicate regarding this.
Hey samitha! im working on this too you can text me on telegram this is my id.
Hey Amishi, I want to opt for the same it’ll be great if we could communicate with each other regarding this, you can text me on telegram this is my id.
When is the next Topik exam? I am confused.
17th October 2021, depending on the COVID-19 situation.
Sir, while applying TOPIK 1, do we have to choose which level we are gonna attend or it’s just according to the marks we get? And also if I write TOPIK 2 by skipping TOPIK 1, will it be considered?
You have to choose the level when you fill the test form. Yes, you can take any level without giving previous ones.
Okay Sir. Thank for informing!!
May I please how we are supposed to get prepared for the test? Do we need to study the language by ourselves?
It would be better to prepare through any formal course or teacher. However, if you’re doing it on your own, check sample papers, syllabus, and TOPIK related books and resources.
Sir, I want to join a translater job in India. And plz tell me the required documents for translater jobs. Now I can read and understand korean language
But I can’t speak fluently. So plz what should I do for getting jobs in india and speak fluently.
Try to pursue long-term formal courses like BA, Advanced Diploma, MA in Korean, or TOPIK level V/VI. Without any authentic certification, it isn’t easy to evaluate one’s Korean proficiency level.
Sir, I want to join a translater job in India. And plz tell me the required documents for translater jobs. Now I can read and understand the Korean language but I can’t speak it fluently. So plz what should I do for getting jobs in India and speak fluently.
If you want to work in any company, you need official certification that attests to your Korean skills. For example, TOPIK level V/VI or university diplomas/degrees related to Korean. To get such jobs, you can join any formal course, or study on your own and take tests to check your level.
I want to apply to a Korean University. I would like to write TOPIK level 6 to avail myself 100 percent Scholarship. Is it mandatory to clear the rest of the levels before that? I need a tutor in Chennai. Could you kindly help?
Yes, you can directly give level 6. I hope you are aware that it will take 3-4 years to achieve this level? I personally don’t know any tutor there, but probably you can contact Inko Center or KCC for the same. Also, check some local classified sites.
What is the age criteria for appearing in topik?
There is no age restriction for TOPIK.
What is the age criteria for appearing in topik exam? Can a 13 year give topik exam?
Yes, there are no age restrictions. But the validity is only 2 years. So unless one will use the certificate in the next 1-2 years, there is no benefit.
Sir can we give topik test online?
Sir my CPGA is 7.58 so can I apply for GKS?
Yes, you can apply, though getting the scholarship is really hard due to fewer seats.
Which is the nearest TOPIK center from Mumbai?
Chennai or Delhi. There is no TOPIK testing center in Maharashtra.
Can I give topik level 3 without giving Topik 1?
Can I give topik levels 1,2 and 3 at the same time because I don’t live in the Korean exam center?
You can take either level 1 or 2 in the morning and level 3 in the afternoon. They conduct TOPIK 1 (level 1, 2) in the morning and TOPIK 2 (level 3,4,5,6) in the afternoon.
Hello, sir, I have just completed my BTECH in Mechanical Engineering. Now I want to apply for a Masters’s in Korea, can I Apply for Maters in Engineering with the help of the TOPIK test. if not then can you guide me in the right direction so I can apply for Engineering in Korea?
First, choose the colleges in Korea. Then, as per requirement, apply for it. TOPIK scores are not compulsory, so you have to check with the respective university. You might need IELTS/TEFL scores, though.
Hello sir, I am a class 12th board student, and I live in Odisha, so it’s a bit difficult for me to go to other states for TOPIK again and again. Can’t I appear TOPIK level 1 and 2 on the same day or in the same week? Or can’t I appear TOPIK 2 without appearing level 1? Kindly guide me about my complications. Class 12th final board exam took place in March-April, and it’s very important for me. Can I appear TOPIK later on before September-October? Please help me, sir.
Yes, you can take both TOPIK I and II on the same day since TOPIK I (level 1, 2) takes place in the morning, and TOPIK II (level 3,4,5,6) conducted in the afternoon. You can take any level directly and can take the test only as per the official schedule.
Sir, may I take both topik exams before my 12 board exams? And can we choose which center we want to go to? What if I choose Lajpat Nagar center. Isn’t there any problem with limited seats? If there is how can I prevent it? And also is there any necessary eligibility requirements for filling the form or giving an exam?
Yes, you can take it before the 12th and choose the Delhi center. You can apply as soon as the forms are available. The form is pretty simple to fill. Don’t worry!
Hello sir, I want to get admission to a government University for Diploma in the Korean language but there is a need for a certificate in Korean. So, how will I get a certificate from TOPIK?
Well, you have to take the TOPIK test and pass it to get the certification. Also, check with the requirement for the concerned university. They might ask for a certificate in Korean from the Gov/same university to get admission in Diploma.
Sir, I haven’t given 12 exams yet. So can I give both topik exams before my exams?
Yes, you can.
Sir, I’m from Kolkata, is there any topic exam center situated?
Sir, currently, I am pursuing a BSc microbiology degree, and I want to study at a Korean university for a Master’s degree. I am learning the Korean language. So being a micro student, can I apply for topik, and if yes, then plz give me some more info about which certificates or documents will make my selection easier for KGS.
Yes, you can take the TOPIK test to boost your chances. As far as documents and selection procedure, it is beyond the scope of this article and quite a vast topic. Probably, I will write one soon.
Sir, When will the topic exam be held in 2022?
Most likely in April and October.
Sir do I need to visit those centre for giving my exam? Or I can give it from any city in India through online mode?
There is no online test. You have to visit one of the 5 testing centers to take the exam.
Sir, after 2 yrs if we are in Korea we should write again.
Hello Sir, was the 75th Topik test done in India? If not then can I register now for the 75th Topik Test? If yes then when will the registration of the 78th Topik Test start? And in the official site of the Delhi Korea embassy, it was showing that the 77th exam got canceled. I am very confused. Please guide me. Thank you!
75th TOPIK (April) was canceled. The next one in India will be 78th on 17th October 2021. 77th was not for India.
Hello sir, this year I applied to a Korean university for a media and communication major but did not get selected because of not having Topik level. I have been learning the Korean language for more than one year, but as per their requirement, I was not qualified. I am a bit concerned about this year’s exam’s possibility as my future depends on it. Could you please guide me about other ways to prove my proficiency and is it possible to give this exam in another country?
You can give the TOPIK test in October. I hope this time, it won’t be canceled. Since TOPIK is a standardized test, you can take it from anywhere feasible for you.
Sir where I can find the online form for TOPIK 1 Exam.
On the official website when the forms will be available in Aug for the October test.
Hey, I’m also going to apply for the same major.
Sir, what is the topik exam fee?
For levels 1 and 2, the fee is INR 800, and for levels 3 to 6, it is INR 1,000.
Sir, I just passed my 12th and willing to apply for kgsp this oct, but I have no will to take IELTS as it is not that cheap. But I’m good at English and have few certificates in which I secured 1st and 2nd position in an English Elocution competition and an English test. Also, I am thinking of taking Topik-2 this Oct. So can I apply to universities like SNU and others without IELTS or TOEFL?
IELTS/TOEFL scores is mandatory in many Korean universities. So, you have to take it.
Sir, I am from New Delhi. Sir, can you tell me how I can give topik test for the Korean language?
Once the process begins, hopefully in August, you can visit the Korean cultural center at Lajpat Nagar-4 and fill out the form. You can also do it online.
Sir, how can I apply online?
KCC’s website if the online process is available.
I want to pursue my bachelor’s degree in social science in South Korea. Can you please give me some points for it? Please, sir.
I don’t know much about that course in Korean universities. If you can afford it, you can shortlist the university based on requirements and availability, etc. And then apply for it online. Don’t opt for that course if your only goal is Kpop and Korean culture.
I am a second-year student at University studying Business Management. I wanted to do my master’s in Korea in Business Administration or Psychology (specifically at SNU). I wanted to know the scope of both the courses and also the requirements that would get me a seat there. I’m willing to work towards it as much as I can and your help would be really appreciated.
I don’t track the Psychology courses and their career prospects, so I can’t comment on that. However, you can check the SNU website for the requirement. They have a comprehensive page with all details of foreign students.
Sir, I want to do my bachelor’s in Korea. I am a commerce student. Right now, I am in class 12th. How can I apply for kgsp scholarship, and which exam should I give to get the scholarship?
You can apply when the forms are available in Sept/Oct 2021. TOPIK level 3 or higher, and an IELTS score can increase your chances of being accepted into KGSP.
Sir, I am also a commerce student and I am in 12th standard. I want to do my ug in Korea. Can I apply for GKS before my results out and I also want to know do I drop a year after my +2 for preparing topik and then am I able or not to apply for GKS.
Sir, please assist me. 🙏
You can apply for GKS 2022 in Sept-Oct 2022. For 2021, you need to have completed 12th by 1st March 2021. I won’t suggest taking a year off to test out something that only has a few seats. You can still try but take admission somewhere in 2021.
Hello sir, I’m in 12th (science) and I am planning to apply for KGSP in 2022 September. I got to know that a TOPIK 3/4 certificate can add up to my possibilities, but I’m confused if I should try TOPIK, IELTS, TOEIC, or TOFLE. Can you please tell me which one would be more beneficial for my scholarship plan?
For English proficiency, you can take either the TOEFL or IELTS.
Hii sir can you tell me topik level 3 fees?
It is INR 1,000 for levels 3 to 6.
Can I give the topik test if I’m 16!
If you give me a chance to then I will prove that I’m able to do so! Cause it been 2 years I’m fluent in Korean. I can read, write and speak fluent Korean.
Yes, you can give TOPIK. There is no age restriction. It’s good to know you’re fluent.
Hi, I am Li Chan studying in India since I was small. I have a question for you that:-
I am preparing for level 3 TOPIK and have completed Levels 1 and 2. I am going to Korea to study Business and I really want you to suggest to me some college which will have a higher chance of me getting in and please suggest to me how to take admission for it.
I haven’t checked the Korean universities in detail. There are too many courses and colleges, and that takes lots of time. Probably, I will do it soon and write an article on the same. Keep your fingers crosses, Li!
I’m will be applying for KGSP. Therefore, its preferences say that if we have completed TOPIK level 3 then chances of getting selected are 10% higher. So in order to pass level 3 what should I do?!
All TOPIK exams have been cancelled due to the spread of COVID-19. The next test will be conducted on 17th October 2021. For that, you can start studying, preferably through a Korean language institute or a teacher. While 5 months are not enough to cover TOPIK level 3, you can try whatever level you can achieve.
Sir, I, too, am a second-year English Literature student. I want to pursue my master’s degree in Korean Literature. How can I enroll in a good University? And should I apply for the TOPIK exam beforehand? What are the necessary exams I should sit for? I am sorry for such long questionnaires as you can see, I’m quite worried and confused. I would be thankful if you could answer all of my questions.
To do an MA in Korean literature, one needs to have a good command of Korean, something like an Advanced Diploma / BA in Korean or TOPIK level IV/V. This is because most parts are taught in Korean. You don’t need certification or need to take TOPIK. You only require similar knowledge to crack the entrance test.
So, here are the steps:
A piece of advice: Don’t dive deep into it just because Kpop, Kdrama, BTS, and some cultural aspects fascinate you. One needs to be more practical when one devotes many years to it and intends to make a career out of it.
I am 21 years old and just completed my MBA in Digital Marketing and Advertising-Branding India. My fiancé is in Korea and I am planning to relocate there. What kind of jobs should I be looking for except for English Teaching. What kind of tests should I be taking to go there? Is there a possibility to get a job that doesn’t require much Korean? Does it make more sense to take up a Korean language course and then find a job there? I know the job market in Korea is not the best, especially for foreigners.
Please do give your thoughts on this.
It is difficult for foreigners to find a good job in Korea without speaking decent Korean unless they have technical knowledge and years of experience. So, consider learning it. For certification that is approved everywhere, you can take TOPIK. You might still find something worthwhile without Korean as per your existing ability and profile, but you have to search for one when you reach there. Be positive!
Hello Vikash, I have few queries regarding TOPIK.
1. Can we give TOPIK level 1 and level 2 exams at the same time?
2. Where can I practice the same?
3. In case October 2021 exam gets cancelled due to covid, we’ll have to wait for the delayed dates to be announced or register again for the next batch?
1. No, as both levels 1 and 2 are conducted at the same time though you can take one from 1st two levels and one from the last 4 levels on the same day.
2. Find a Korean teacher, refer to some TOPIK-related books, or join any Korean learning center.
3. That is difficult to say, and only they can answer. In 2020 and 2021, they have only canceled and didn’t postpone.
I am sorry. But I didn’t understand what you said about the levels and its exam (my first question). Could you explain it more precisely? It’ll be a great help.
TOPIK 1 (level 1 and 2) are conducted in the morning. On the other hand, TOPIK 2 (level 3,4,5,6) takes place in the afternoon. Thus, you can pick one each from TOPIK 1 and TOPIK 2 if you’re prepared.
I am sorry for all the inconvenience! I am actually seeking admission in South Korea although I don’t have much time and TOPIK is necessary. So I have few more questions.
1. What if I give an exam of level 1 (TOPIK 1) and level 3 (TOPIK 2) and qualify both, will I still have to give level 2 later or it’ll be considered as qualified for TOPIK 1?
2. Can I directly attempt TOPIK 2 level exams and be considered as qualified for TOPIK 1?
1. No. 2. Yes. For example, once you passed level 1 and 3, it means you have passed level 3. You can take any level test, and the highest one is considered for official purposes.
I have applied for an English taught program at Inha University, so there is an option between topik level 3 and IELTS. Which language certificate do you think is better to go with an online application? Also, topik level 3 means we should write topik II as topik II has lv 3,4,5,6. So can we choose only lvl 3 and leave lvl 4,5,6?
I haven’t checked, but I doubt as both exams are for different purposes. Most likely, you need IELTS 5.5 or above and a minimum TOPIK level 3 (3rd level out of 6 total). You can confirm from the university.
What majors can we opt for after studying mbbs in India? Can you provide all types of majors that we can opt for? Thank you.
I don’t have much knowledge about the medical field.
Sir, I want to study in a Korean college and in university and after that, I want to set up my own business in Korea. So, which TOPIK exam should I give and at which age?
Most Korean universities don’t require TOPIK scores, while some ask for level 3/4. So, it depends where you’re applying.
Is there any educational consultant for South Korea in Chennai? Pls, let us know the address.
I’m sure there must be many, but I don’t track them. You can start with the Inko Centre.
Can you please tell me? If start the language course online. Is it possible?
Is it okay to take TOPIK II without taking TOPIK I?
You can if you’re well prepared.
I’m currently studying BSC nursing and for my further studies, I want to go to South Korea. Is it necessary to take the topik test? Or will it be okay to have IELTS certificate as I wanted to apply for scholarship programs there.
In most cases, you need an IELTS score, and TOPIK is not mandatory. For scholarship, you have to read the guidelines. It depends on many factors, and your existing academic qualifications play an important role.
I want to do MBA After My BFM Degree In Korea through KGS scholarship. Is TOPIK Exam will be helpful for me even though my marks are Less than 80%.
TOPIK will be beneficial, but it plays a limited role in the overall selection.
So do I. Even I want to do MBA in South Korea.
Good luck 🙂
Same. I need to study MBA in Korea but I couldn’t find a better University for MBA.
I am working as an SAP ABAP Programmer in Mumbai. I am planning to learn a language. I have narrowed down two of them: 1. Japanese and 2. Korean… Please guide me with the same. which language to choose?
Already replied on another blog.
It’ll be really helpful if you could suggest some textbooks for this exam, and can you also explain how that textbook would be as in English to Korean? Also, is it possible to get a translator job after taking this test? If yes, then how should I apply for it?
There is no specific book. You can try any set of books that can help you prepare. I’d also suggest taking help from a teacher. I’ll write soon about resources. Once you complete V or VI levels, you will be eligible to apply for translator jobs offered by many organizations.
Sir, can you also tell me that how do I apply for the scholarship. And what should I write, and how should I write the personal statement section.
That won’t be possible to answer in a few lines. You can read their guideline or wait for my scholarship article in 1-2 months.
Hi Sir, is it mandatory to get a topik certificate to enter into Korean university as an undergraduate?
Not mandatory if your course will be in 100% English. But it is beneficial, especially if you wish to work there during or after your studies.
Hello sir, I am a commerce student of Class 12 and I want to go to Korea to study at a university. Can you please enlist the courses for business? How do I get to a university there without topik?
I have started covering all topics related to Korean and Korea one-by-one on JoyofKorean.com. Your question requires lots of detail, and hopefully, I’ll write soon. You can check that blog.
Hi sir, I am a science student and now I am in 11th standard and my dream is to study in SNU for my further studies. Can I get admission to SNU As an undergraduate? If yes, sir can you just briefly tell me the undergraduate process for SNU admission. (Sir can you also suggest which one is better to study in Korea as an undergraduate or postgraduate).
You can get admission. But it is not an easy decision. You have to consider various factors like budget, your family support, post-course opportunity, language proficiency. You also need a minimum TOPIK level 3 or IELS 6.0 or higher for SNU. You can apply either on your own or through any consultant agency.
Sir, I am pursuing an M.Tech 2nd year. I am going to apply for a Ph.D. in biotechnology in S.Korea through GSK. But I dont have any Korean language certificate like a topik certificate. However, they dont mention that Korean language certificates is mandatory. So I want to know whether not having this certificate affects the screening process?
Yes, TOPIK is not compulsory for GSK, but it gives an edge to your profile and boosts overall chances.
Can I get a scholarship with a diploma in the Korean language without topik?
The Korean language alone is not sufficient to get a scholarship.
Sir, I am currently doing my bachelor’s degree in electronic and communication engineering. I want to pursue my master’s degree in Korean. I want to know the process of it and a suggestion should I pursue master in electronic and communication engineering or something else and I also want to know about after my bachelor what exam should I go for it.
Without previous knowledge (advanced level) in Korean, it is not possible to get admission for MA in Korean. You can still learn through part-time courses in one of the learning centers.
When will the registration for TOPIK 1 exam start this year? I read that due to covid the exam on 11th April 2021 is cancelled but when they are going to reschedule. And how do we have to register for the exam?
They haven’t updated yet. It is difficult to say whether it will reschedule or not. And there will be one test on 17th October 2021, for which registration will start in Aug 1st week.
Providing mail address for Manipur TOPIK center is not found.
You can email them info[at]manipuruniv.ac.in, or call them.
Sir I am currently doing B.Com hons and planning to do CA after it. Will this test help to find a better job in the field of CA and increase my chances to travel in Korea?
Not much. CA is usually a country-specific. So, what you study about Indian taxation and the financial laws, won’t be useful in Korea.
Sir please I want to ask that after passing the eps-topik exam, which visa I need to apply for and will I get an invitation letter from Korea for the job and how many days I can work in Korea. Can you send the answer to my email? Thank you. Sorry for bad English.
For these questions, you need to consult any overseas job consultant or Korean embassy.
Thanks, sir for your reply.
Hello sir, I’m studying in the 12th so can I apply for kgsp? And how many years does it take to complete TOPIK level 1?
Yes. You can clear level 2 of TOPIK-I in 12-18 months, but the duration depends on your learning approach.
Sir, I have a question to ask. Does the KGSP form also act as an admission form for the university to write in the KGSP form? Do I need to apply for admission separately? Please reply sir and which website should I visit to get the information about the TOPIK exam for 2021.
Both are different. First, you take the TOPIK exam. Once you pass it, you can add the score on the form, along with the document of the TOPIK certification.
This is the website where you can find all the information 🙂 You can also check JoyofKorean, where I’ll write many things about Korean.
I am finishing my Bcom studies. I have learned elementary level korean language to speak, write, read. I am aiming to acquire a job as a translator or interpreter in Korean embassy in India or Indian Embassy in Korea. Is Topik exams enough for that or should I do a diploma in that language?
please do guide me
Yes, TOPIK is sufficient for all jobs requiring Korean. Aim for level 5 or 6.
Hello sir I did my bachelor’s in computer science. So, for my master’s, I want to apply to Korea for Korean literature. Is it possible without knowing the advanced level of Korean? I can apply or not. Or should it necessary to topik test for masters in Korean literature? If I do master in my core like a computer engineer. So that’s not important to take the topik test. Can you please clear my confusion about this? Thanks
I’m not sure, but I believe it is not possible to seek MA in Korean literature without holding advanced fluency in Korean. For M.Sc, TOPIK is not compulsory, but knowing some will make your life easy there. You can first choose the course and university and then check the eligibility criteria for the same.
Good morning sir,
Sir can I give the topik exam at age of 17 as this age will be counted as 18 in South Korea according to them???
Yes. There is no age limitation for the TOPIK.
I just want to know about the criteria for the TOPIK exam?
There aren’t any major criteria. Anyone who has Korean language knowledge can take the test.
I am studying in 12th std (science). Recently I am learning the Korean language from online apps. I want to go to South Korea to study after the 12th. So is there any need to give TOPIK exam?
While TOPIK score is an added advantage, but the requirement depends on your chosen Univesity. In most cases, you need an IELTS or TOEFL score if the mode of instruction is English.
Yes sir even I’m a science student. Sir, would you suggest if it’s okay to study in Korea as an undergraduate or postgraduate?
Postgraduate is usually better as you have more experience and can take maximum advantage. You will also save money in UG.
Yes. me too. Will u give topik this year?
Is it possible to directly sit for topik 2 intermediate exam without getting certification for topik 1 beginner?
Hello sir. There is this course under Delhi University, MA in East Asian Studies. Do you have any knowledge about the course and the scope of it? It would be helpful if you could share your thoughts regarding it if you know. Thank you.
Yes, the syllabus focus on various aspects of East Asian countries like Japan, China, and Korea. You also have to pick one language between 3, and language is just a small part. It is not the same as an MA in Korean.
I’m currently pursuing Ba.llb, and I want to do my master’s in SK. How should I apply for it? Do I need to take TOEFL or TOPIK? Also, what major should I choose for my Master’s? And also can you suggest some textbooks for these tests.
You have to choose the college and course and apply accordingly as per their requirements. You may need to clear English tests. TOPIK is optional, but some Universities do require it. So, it depends. I’d suggest consulting any overseas study agency that deals with study in Korea.
Since the TOPIK scores expire within two years, I was wondering if there is any other protocol to follow/test to give if I want to become a Korean Language translator. How would I go about this?
Thank you for all the information!
Not really. You only need it for your 1st job. After that, the experience will matter more. And if there is any requirement for the latest certification, one has to take the test. But that would be rare.
Hello, I have done BCom then MBA recently. Now I got to know that I am interested in learning East Asian languages, especially in Korean second preference is Japanese, and I wanted to do a BA in any one of these languages.
I know JNU is the best option, and at the same time, it is hard to get admission. I want to know the best university or college options for Korean and Japanese and Chinese. I wanted to do jobs as a translator or teacher else. Can you tell me what the best options are available? Is Jamia Millia Islamia University a good option for BA in Korean, and is it hard to get admission in this? Do I need special classes for the JNU entrance exam or can I do this by self-study and what books I can go through? Please help me out with this.
Since you have already completed UG and PG, you don’t need to do a BA and maybe MA to learn a language. You can do that through any good public or private institutions. If you still wish, you can check the entire list – BA foreign language course. The admission is either based on 12th marks or entrance.
Sir, I am a second-year English Literature student who wishes to do a master’s in South Korea. How can I enroll in a good University? What all qualifications do I need to have to apply for the same successfully?
That depends on the course and university you’re seeking. You should first shortlist and check the eligibility criteria and admission timeline. For example, you might need an IELTS score for many such programs. TOPIK can also be beneficial though it might not be obligatory.
Hello sir, I want to study Korean culture and language in Korea. Is there any scholarship program for that?
Yes. GKS is one such option.
Sir, I’m currently doing B.com, and I want to study for my master’s in South Korea. Can I prepare for the TOPIK exam at Inko centre in Chennai? And can you tell me about the fee structure of Inko centre, Chennai?
Yes, Inko Center is an excellent choice for studying Korean and preparing for TOPIK. The price may not be the same since the time they stopped offering offline classes due to COVID-19. You can contact them for the latest fees, but it will be affordable.
Hello Sir, I’m currently pursuing an MBA and want to join the Korean language program in Korea itself. I want to apply for KGSP also. Will this help me, and can you give me any tips related to this topic?
You can check if your target program is available under GKS 2021. Then, as per criteria and requirements, you can apply for it. It is a vast topic, and I’ll cover it intensively soon.
Hey, even I’m doing an MBA and wanna do a Korean language course. Can we talk regarding this? and I guess it would be helpful for both of us !!
I’m soon starting something that will be about only Korean. Probably, in February!
Good evening sir. I’m a B.sc nursing 2nd student. I want to do a job in South Korea. And I also want to study M.Sc nursing in S. Korea. Is the TOPIK exam useful for me? And without this exam, which exam is suitable for me to do a nursing job in South Korea? Please help me, sir. 🙏🙏
Yes, TOPIK or a similar test like KLPT is essential to get a job in South Korea. In fact, one needs a good command of Korean.
Sir, I want to pursue bachelors in mass communication in Korea in English. So, which exam should I give to increase my chances of admission to the university? Topik or IELTS?
If the mode of teaching is English, then you need IELTS or TOEFL score. For example, the SNU requires a minimum level of iBT 80 for TOEFL or IELTS 5.5 for the bachelor’s program. The requirement of TOPIK varies. Some don’t need it, whereas some demand at least a minimum level of 3/4 of the TOPIK. You can check the e-prospectus of various Colleges. However, some knowledge is great to enjoy and live a comfortable life in Korea. Later, when you reach Korea, you can improve it further through real conversational and some add-on elective Korean courses at the target university.
Hello sir, i am a second-year student of accounting and finance. After my graduation, I want to apply for TOPIK, so it that ok to do so? Because want to do the job in South Korea
Yes, you can take TOPIK whenever you want, provided that you’re are prepared for the test.
I am a 12th student of commerce, but sir, I want to take admission in a theater course at Korean National University in Performing Arts after the 12th. If I give the TOPIK exam. Then what the next procedure? And sir, I really want to ask, what is the GKS 2021 scholarship exam procedure? And do they offer any scholarships for the performing arts? If so, what is next? If they do not, then for which course do they offer scholarships? Please let me know what the following procedure is? Sir, I really want your help! I really want to get admission in this year 2021.
Well, these days, due to time constraints, I’m not tracking GKS 2021. So, difficult to give any meaningful advice. But I guess the procedure would be the same as in 2020. You can check the official document to get some clarification about the entire process. As far as the bachelor program at KNU is concerned, you have to check with the University about the eligibility criteria. In most cases, TOPIK is not compulsory when the medium of teaching is English, but it is an added advantage.
Sir, I’m recently studying in class 11. And I want to know that whether by TOPIK exam will there be scope for art like drawing sketching fashion designing. I want to be an artist, and I am also learning Korean. So can I be able to do that by this exam?
In India, TOPIK won’t play an essential role in your current academic pursuit. Also, TOPIK certification expires in 2 years. So, you might not be able to take advantage of it then. If you like Korean, you can surely learn regardless of the opportunities you get with it.
Hi Sir! I had lots of doubts regarding TOPIK. Please clear them for me. I will complete my M.Pharmacy by June 2021. I really want to work in South Korea. I didn’t have any Korean classes which give me certification of completion. However, I have access to Coursera’s course organized by Yonsei University. It will provide me with a certificate of completion if I enroll in it. Does that make me eligible to give the TOPIK exam? What else is needed to make me eligible for applying for a job after an M.Pharmacy degree in South Korea?
Anyone can give the TOPIK exam. The only thing you need is knowledge of the Korean language as per TOPIK levels. As far as jobs in Korea are concerned, you need to find the positions that fit your profile and apply accordingly. Since the requirement varies, it is difficult to suggest any specific thing.
Thank you for replying sir, this means I dont really need a certificate to be eligible for applying for TOPIK. Thank you so much.
Sir, I’m a 12th class student, and I wish I should work in Korea in the future like doing a job or a master’s degree in Korea. So, how much level is required for of topik exam? Is it necessary to clear 6 levels or?
That is quite subjective. The requirement varies and it depends on the job and the course you’re seeking. In some cases, TOPIK is not needed, but the ability to speak Korean helps in Korea.
Hello, sir. I’m interested to pursue Masters in Marketing under GKS 2021. I’ve heard that the embassy prefers students from reputed institutes over the ones from non-reputed. Is this true?
They don’t disclose the exact criteria. However, that could be a possibility to some extent, but they consider multiple factors before granting scholarship to a selected few.
Sir, if I get into a job in Korea after completing my TOPIK exam within the validity period and then when the validity period expires that is after two years, do I again need to appear for the TOPIK exam in my country? Also, can the companies there really ask the employees to do the exam again even after reaching level 6 just because the period has expired?
That depends on the company. Usually, it is required if you’re applying for a new job where Korean knowledge is necessary. Once you get the job, you don’t need to appear for the test again. However, if you are applying to another organization or want Korean to be officially counted, you have to take it again. You can take TOPIK in Korea or wherever it is feasible for you.
Sir, I want to apply for jobs in Korea after completing my Master’s in Computer Science from India. Should I give the TOPIK exams? Since there is no ESP-TOPIK exam in India. And if we reach level 6 of TOPIK till what time is it valid?
That is quite subjective. For many jobs, TOPIK is not required, but some companies demand it. But regardless of requirement, it is always beneficial to learn Korean if you’re planning to work in Korea. TOPIK certificate is valid for 2 years from the time of the test result announcement.
Thank you, For the information about the TOPIK examination. I’m an engineering student who is also fond of learning new languages. I chose Korean because I was very much interested in their cultural practices, food, the country’s development, music (K-pop), and much more. I wanted to learn just because it was so good to pronounce and speak, and then when I learned more and more about their culture, I was really interested to go work in Korea. Apart from my technical skills, learning Korean additionally was a boon to my decision. This information really helped me in confirming my decision to work in Korea. Thank you!
Great. I’m glad you liked it. I wish you the very best of luck with your future endeavors, Keerthi 🙂
Hello sir, I am a class 9 student. I want to become a translator in the future. So, can you guide me on how can I start? I want to learn different languages and not only Korean. So, how can I start? And is the topik exam helpful for me?
First, choose a language. And to pick the right one, read about various languages, where it is spoken, and how useful they are in different scenarios. Then, start learning that language through a tutor, a learning center, or self-study like books, apps, and online resources. Concentrate on one language at a time, and move to the second one only once you achieve the upper-intermediate level in the 1st one.
TOPIK exam is beneficial, but it has a validity of only two years. You can still take the test to gauge your Korean knowledge.
Tysm sir. I have one more question. Do we need to choose a certain field like medical or something where we can work as a translator?
Not really. But with years of experience, you will be more specialized in certain domains. It will depend on the type of translation you do in the first few years.
I have completed my Master recently and am willing to do a Ph.D. in life sciences from South Korea. I don’t know what are the prerequisites for the same. Is TOPIK necessary to apply?
The requirement varies, but you should generally expect to hold a good command over Korean. If your research demand some Korean skills, you may be asked to take TOPIK level 3 or above.
Hello Sir. My name is Mahder and I am an Ethiopian student pursuing my bachelor’s degree in India. Can I take the TOPIK exam in India for the GKS program?
You can take the TOPIK exam. To my knowledge, there is a country-wise quota for the GKS scholarship. Therefore, I’m not sure if that is possible for you as a Non-Indian.
Yes, Sir, there is a quota for country-wise. But for GKS, does it matter where I took the TOPIK exam? And can non-Indians take the exam in India?
Yes, for GKS, it doesn’t matter where you take the test. While I’m not sure, but I guess you can take the TOPIK exam in India. You can check with the Korean cultural center in New Delhi.
Hello sir. I wish to do my PG in Korea after completing my UG (B.com) in India. Should I have to write any entrance exams to get qualified by Korean universities? And what are certificates that are needed to apply for admission to Korean universities?
It depends on the university, type of course, and stream. First, choose the subjects and program, and then make a list of the Universities offering these courses. Then, you can check the eligibility criteria and admission procedure. The websites are in English. So, you won’t face any difficulties. Finally, you can apply as per the details and dates.
Another option is to contact an overseas study consultant that deals with Colleges in South Korea. Good luck Harshini!
Thank you so much sir.
Hi, Can I take topik 1 – low beginners and high beginners on the same day?
I guess No since both levels of TOPIK 1 is conducted at the same time and day.
Good evening sir, I am going to take a fashion designing course at Coimbatore college. After finishing my first degree, is it possible to do my second degree in fashion designing in Seoul by doing a part-time job? And what are all the procedures for studying there and doing a part-time job, sir? Please reply.
After completing the UG degree course, you can pursue a Masters from South Korea. Yes, you can since the Korean universities provide the option for students to work part-time when their course is in session.
But sir, you just mentioned there that TOPIK -I is conducted in the morning and TOPIK-II is conducted in the afternoon.
Yes, they conduct two sublevels of TOPIK-I in the morning, and level 3 to 6 of TOPIK-II is offered in the morning and afternoon, including a break.
Sir, if someone is unable to come to the different cities for the exam, is there any option to clear it online?
No. All TOPIK exams are conducted only at the authorized test centers.
Sir, currently I don’t plan to study or work in Korea but I am learning Korean as a personal interest. Can I take the TOPIK exam for certification?
Yes, of course. However, TOPIK results are valid for two years after the announcement of examination results.
Sir, thank you for your ideas. But sir, after getting all the topik certificate, will it expire? Can we use it for a scholarship?
Yes, TOPIK result and score report is valid for two years from the time of the test result announcement. Once it has expired, you have to take again to officially count. Yes, it is beneficial for the scholarship.
Hello Sir, I want to know when the TOPIK exam is held in November. Please tell me, sir. I really want to give a TOPIK exam. And I also want to what is the registration process. Please reply to me.
Due to the spread of COVID-19, The November 2020 test have have been canceled. The exam is usually held in April and October. When the registration starts, you can apply online or by visiting one of the centers. Do remember, there is only 5 TOPIK test centers in India.
Hello sir. How many months earlier should I have to register for the TOPIK exam, and I’m going to do (PG) MBA in Korea. Should I have to write TOPIK exam sir?
First, you have to check the concerned University if they need the TOPIK score and what levels. I’m assuming you are going to pursue the course in English, thus, you may or may not need it. Usually, the test is held in April and October in India, and you can apply in Feb/August. And most importantly, you have to learn Korean to a certain level before applying for TOPIK.
Sir, I would like to know if it’s possible if I self-study and able to crack the TOPIK exam? I’m currently self-studying for around 3 months as I’m trying to apply for my master’s program in South Korea. Kindly let me know the scholarships that can be availed and your insights about taking the TOPIK after only self-studying.
Yes, possible, but learning through a teacher is usually better. Perhaps, you can try the 1st level of TOPIK next year to assess your Korean ability. You can check the 2021 Global Korea Scholarship (GKS).
Generally, how much time does it take for TOPIK results to release?
Usually, 6-8 weeks.
I don’t know much about the topik exam. But I want to know the syllabus for the TOPIK Test for the preparation.
TOPIK-I (Level 1 and 2) has two sections – Reading and Listening whereas, TOPIK II (Level 3 to 6) comprises 3 sections – Reading, Writing, and Listening.
The 1st level consists of elementary activities like day-to-day conversations, greeting, introduction, ordering, buying, and simple sentences from 800 basic words. The word limit and situational topics will increase as per levels. You can also check on the official TOPIK website for all the details.
Hello sir ,
I want to know the dates for the TOPIK exam. I am not able to find it online. When will they conduct the level-1 and level-3 exam?
November 2020 exam was canceled. For 2021, they will announce the dates later. Usually, the TOPIK test is conducted in April and October in India.
Thank you so much sir for the information.
Sir, how many Indian students apply for the kgsp every year?
While there is no official figure, but based on popularity, I feel the number would be quite high.
Is it more than 1000 applicants?
I think so.
Hello sir, I am a student of class 9th and I wish to continue my studies in Korea after 10th standard. So please help with this thing because I don’t know what will be the basic requirements for this process. And as I will have to give the topik exam, so can I directly give the required level exam first, to apply for the school I wish to go to? Thank you, sir, for the above details that were really helpful for me.