I have read a recent post from one of my Korean Language professors regarding the “changes” that will take place in the TOPIK exams starting next year, 2014. I have also read that the new TOPIK exam is rumored to be “harder” compared to the current exam type especially for the beginner exam.
My professor said that the officials behind TOPIK exams will make an official announcement soon. She said that they will also release sample exams for the new TOPIK. I guess they will make the announcement right after the 32nd exam since they are going to implement the “new exam” starting next year.
Some of my friends who are also studying Korean language are also telling me some “rumors” about the talks of adding a Speaking/말하기 part in the TOPIK exam on 2015. Well, nothing is confirmed so I guess we should wait for official news about the exam.
I’ll be taking the Intermediate Level again this coming October and I am planning to re-take it on April with the “new type” of exam! We better be ready if there is really a “new TOPIK” on 2014! Let’s study harder guys! ❤
*I don’t have any further information aside from these tips so everything will remain as rumors unless they are already confirmed by the officials.