SuperTest HSK (formerly HSK Online) Review & Guide

An Honest and In-Depth Review of Supertest (Formerly Hsk Online) & Why It Might Just Be the App to Help You Pass the Exam!

SuperTest (HSK Study and Exam) Review: 9/10
An invaluable companion for HSK studies. I wish all exams had an app tailored to them like the SuperTest app. If you’re studying for the HSK exam, it’s a big shame not to make use of this resource that contains past papers, practice exercises and provides feedback. Although – it’s limited in what it actually teaches you and you will need to accompany it with other teaching resources.

Today we’re going to review the SuperTest HSK Study & Exam app, formerly known as HSK Online app.

This is an app dedicated to helping you learn everything related to the HSK Exam and passing it.

The most recent version uses AI to create a more tailored experience for learners and really target those weaker areas.

Before we get started, if you don’t know what the HSK or HSK Exam are, we recommend you take a look at our guide.

The HSK exam is basically the biggest examination testing your Chinese skills.

What can you expect from the new HSK exam?

OK. Now you are familiar with the HSK Exam, you are ready to go.

SuperTest HSK is geared toward helping you pass the exam itself. But actually, it’s a lot more than that.

If you are studying Chinese and want an app to help you, but have zero intention of taking the HSK, don’t disregard this app.

From personal experience, I’ve found it hugely useful and I’ve never taken an official HSK test.

Let’s take a look at the app and what you can find inside and whether you should download it.

SuperTest HSK Review // Introduction (+ Key Info)

SuperTest HSK Review // Pros & Cons

SuperTest HSK Review // Cost (Premium, worth it?)

SuperTest HSK Review // How do I use SuperTest HSK?

SuperTest HSK Review // Using Past Papers and Mock Exams

SuperTest HSK Review // Video Review

SuperTest HSK Review // Should I download SuperTest HSK?

SuperTest HSK Review // Where to Download

SuperTest HSK Review // Taking a tailored HSK Course

SuperTest HSK Review // FAQs

This is probably our favourite app to learn Chinese! Check out why in our video here.

SuperTest HSK Review // Introduction (+ Key Stats)

SuperTest HSK Key Stats

NameHSK Study and Exam – SuperTest
Description“Powered by our Artificial Intelligence technology, SuperTest uses big data to offer you a personalized Chinese learning experience. SuperTest is the world’s smarter HSK app.” (SuperTest)
No. of Languages Offered1 (Mandarin Chinese)
SuperTest Key Stats

BOTTOM LINE: SuperTest is possibly THE number one best app out there for HSK preparation. It concentrates on the actual exam exercises and provides past papers to give you a HSK experience. It also provides feedback and detailed results so you can personalise your study and needs.

SuperTest HSK Introduction

If you want to pass the HSK Exam, you should definitely download this app.

There are probably not many better apps out there if you are driven to pass your HSK exam.

SuperTest HSK offers a platform to practice your HSK skills and test them out, as well as note where your skills are lacking.

It offers practice papers, mock exams, and many different exercises to test your skills.

At the end of each section, you’ll get results which will tell you what you need to concentrate on more by showing you where you got the lowest and highest results.

SuperTest HSK Review // Cost (Premium: Worth It?)

SuperTest HSK Cost

DurationCost (CNY)
1 month~¥140
12 months~¥640
SuperTest HSK Cost (2024) Note: prices may vary depending on your currency

SuperTest HSK covers all bases and goes even deeper if you sign up to their lifetime membership.

SuperTest HSK Review - Upgrade
Taken from the SuperTest HSK website

SuperTest HSK Premium – Worth it?

The lifetime membership gives you access to everything inside the app and having used both versions, we believe the one-off upgrade fee is well worth it. Especially if you are serious about taking a HSK exam.

For the more casual learner, perhaps you can get away with the free version.

The key part to the upgrade in our opinion is access to all exams and mock exams.

These are crucial in getting you acclimatised to what an HSK Exam is all about. By practising these, as with any test, you are one step ahead already and can be relatively well prepared for what may face you.

Having an actual teacher dedicated to helping you pass the HSK is probably the most important factor to passing the HSK, but we’d rate this as a great way to help you if finances or time do not allow it.

SuperTest HSK Review // Pros & Cons

SuperTest ProsSuperTest Cons
1. Nothing else compares to it out there in terms of HSK preparation. 1. Limited learning without paying
2. Access to past papers and mock tests that also provide feedback. 2. Some repeated lessons/grammar points/vocab
3. Teacher (native speaker) feedback feature on your work.3. Not so many actual teaching/learning resources.
SuperTest Chinese Review

Bottom Line: SuperTest (formerly HSK Online) is an app that specifically tests and helps you practice your HSK skills to help you pass the HSK exam. It also helps you identify where you need to improve on the most. What it doesn’t do is teach you much in terms of learning the language.

SuperTest HSK Review // How do I Use SuperTest?

HSK Online Review
SuperTest HSK Review – Vocab Training

SuperTest HSK is easy to use and has a smart interface. You can focus on each of the following directly from the home screen after setting up your preferences:

  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Writing (only for HSK 3 and higher)
  • Vocab Training
  • Past Exams
  • Mock Exams
  • Incorrect Answers

In the HSK Exam itself, you will focus on your listening, reading and writing (from HSK 3 onwards).

The Vocab training section allows you to practice every single character of the HSK level you are studying.

Every character is also applied to a sentence so you can build some context around the character and get to understand how it’s used.

When setting up the app you will have the chance to take a quick test which aims to define your level. If you are a beginner or have basic knowledge, we would advise just starting from HSK 1.

You can interchange between levels if you so wish. If you pick up at HSK 3 for example, and you find it too easy, you can change to HSK 4 by just selecting the level at the top as you’ll see on the screenshot.

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SuperTest HSK Review // Using Past Papers and Mock Exams

HSK Past Paper Analysis

The key sections for us are Past Papers and Mock Exams. Both do the same thing. But Past Papers are official, previous HSK Exams. Whereas Mock Exams are just practice papers. They will each test your ability and give you a detailed, broken-down score at the end.

This analysis section is actually incredibly useful because a big part of the HSK is knowing your strengths and weaknesses.

As you’ll see in this screenshot this is the analysis for a HSK test taken on the app.

Out of a total of a 100, the score was 73. This is a pass (anything from 60 counts as a pass).

However, we can see clear differences in the 3 sections:

  • 听力 (listening) – 37/45 or 82%
  • 阅读 (reading) – 30/40 or 75%
  • 写作 (writing) – 6/15 or 40%

We can see the section in which this user struggled was writing.

This is where SuperTest HSK really excels. The user knows to focus on their writing because they have no real concerns with listening or reading at this level.

What’s more, you can actually click on ALL ANALYSIS and you get to see every single question of the exam.

They will be highlighted in Green or Red (right or wrong respectively) and you can see exactly where you stumbled and why.

This is invaluable knowledge for you to take in and allows you to perfect your weaknesses which is incredibly important when taking any exam.

  • SuperTest HSK Review - The Past Paper Analysis
  • SuperTest HSK Review - The Past Paper Analysis

SuperTest HSK Review // Video Review

SuperTest HSK is an extensive app with lots of great features, we wanted to give you a proper look into them rather than just use pictures so we did a review live from our HQ in Beijing.

We hope you find it useful.

SuperTest HSK Video review (previously HSK Online)

SuperTest HSK Review // Should I download SuperTest?

We genuinely believe this is a great app to practice your Chinese whether you are studying from the HSK or not:

  • If you are a HSK Student – sign up for the premium and take advantage of the huge set of past papers and the post-exam analysis to help improve your weaker areas.
  • If you have no intention of taking a HSK Exam – use the app to enhance your vocabulary and improve your grammar skills. Because the app covers every HSK character you can learn all the vocabulary you need to use in day-to-day life and how they are applied.

Therefore, we genuinely believe this is a great tool to use for any Mandarin language student.

Got any questions about the SuperTest HSK app?
Comment below and we’ll be here to help.

SuperTest HSK Review // Where to Download

SuperTest HSK is available for both Android and Apple devices.



SuperTest HSK Review // Want to Take a Tailored HSK Course?

Then you are in the right place!

Being an established Mandarin school, and also an accredited HSK Test Centre, taking a tailored HSK course with LTL Online School is a great way to get yourself ahead.

We have 5 types of HSK courses in total. Contact us if you have further questions, and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.

SuperTest HSK Review // More Apps to Download

Did you know that we teach other Asian languages besides Mandarin Chinese?

Not only do we teach Vietnamese, Japanese and Korean, but we also have a blog for each language. We do!

Check out more Apps to Learn Vietnamese, and the Best Apps to Learn Korean.

SuperTest Review // FAQs

Can I download SuperTest HSK for my iPhone?

Yes the app is available on the Apple App Store for free download.

Can I download SuperTest HSK for my Android?

Yes the HSK Online is available on Android and can be downloaded here.

Can I get a tailored HSK Course?

We actually provide our very own tailored HSK courses, five in total, which are aimed at helping you pass your HSK test.

Is SuperTest HSK free?

Yes the app is free with limited functionality.

You can upgrade by paying a one-off VIP fee which we believe is well worth it

Does SuperTest HSK cover all levels?

Yes HSK Online covers every level and every character of the HSK.

What are the HSK Exam dates?

You can find the updated dates for the HSK Exam here.

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  1. Bianca

    Is the HSK app is worth for student with zero knowledge of Chinese?

    1. Max Hobbs

      I would say so yes. As with all apps though, it should be accompanied with other materials. You need to listen to tones, and absorb the language, but this should definitely be one of the apps you download from the start.

      Hope this helps 🙂

    2. Michelle

      Does the app also helps you to speak chinese?

      1. Max Hobbs

        No, it's best for improving your reading skills Michelle.

  2. Good app sh!t service

    1. LTL Team HQ