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TOPIK exam applications to open next week

Applications will open Monday for those who want to take the Test of Proficiency in Korean on July 19.

Test takers can choose to sit for the lower-level TOPIK I in the morning or the higher level TOPIK II in the afternoon.

The TOPIK I test consists of listening and reading sections and runs from 9:20-11:40 a.m. The TOPIK II has a listening and writing sections, followed by a separate reading exam, with the whole test running from 12:30-4:30 p.m.

Exam fees differ: TOPIK I costs 35,000 won ($31) and the TOPIK II costs 40,000 won. Applications can be made online via, and close on June 17.

Results will be announced on August 14.