Sunday, July 31, 2011

EPS TOPIK (Test of Proficiency in Korean)

TOPIK, or Test of Proficiency in Korean (hangul: 한국어능력시험 ) is a Korean language test offered twice annually to foreigners in Korea and people studying Korean in other countries. TOPIK is administered by the Korea Institute of Curriculum and Evaluation (Hangul: 한국교육과정평가원)

Eligibility to apply for EPS-TOPIK
  • Person aged between 18 and 39
  • Person with no past records of deportation or departure under a departure orderfrom the Republic of Korea
  • Person who is not subject to travel ban in his/her home country
  • Person who fulfills the eligibility requirements decided by both country

Implementation of EPS-TOPIK
  • Implemented at each country considering th number of valid rosters and anticipated roster-exhausting time
  • Specific schedule and details are announced in advance

EPS-TOPIK questions
  • listening(25 questions) and reading comprehensions(25 questions) (Total test time is 70 minutes)
  • EPS-TOPIK Question book : Download Link

Announcement of test passers
  • How to announce
    • Announced through web page on designated day after EPS-TOPIK implemented Home page address :,
    • Posted at Sending Agency in sending country

  • Pass Criteria : Among the candidates who scored over 80 points (full marks 200), designated number of candidates will pass in order of highest score

  • Valid term of EPS-TOPIK : 2 years from announcement date of Test result

  • Even the candidates pass the EPS-TOPIK, they only obtain qualification to be registered in EPS Pool through Job application, it does not guarantee employment in Korea
  • ※ Reference (summary of employment procedure)
    1. EPS-TOPIK pass
    2. Job application
    3. Roster making and registration
    4. Introducing foreign workers (Random)
    5. Employment