YKI testi

What is YKI testi?

Yki testi is a language test made for adults. It assesses adult language skills in practical situations. Yki testi is a general language examination that focuses on every day situations, such as writing, listening, reading or speaking finnish.

In YKI testi there are four main areas:

  1. Writing comprehension and tasks
  2. Reading
  3. Speaking on a selected topics
  4. Listening

The test is usually taken for finnish or swedish. it is a level test that measures your finnish language skills.

YKI testi follows the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), and is thus recognizable to many official instances

Where can I take YKI testi?

Yki testi is arranged by Finnish National Agency for Education (Opetushallitus). The test is also available in another languages besides Finnish. You can arrange a test in the following languages:

  • English
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Northern Sami
  • Spanish
  • Swedish

Tests are organized in test centers around Finland. To participate in the test, contact a test center directly. These test centers arrange language proficiency tests which everyone can participate. After students pass any of these tests, they can receive national certificates of language or certificates of language proficiency.

When can I take the test?

The test is arranged in various locations by Opetushallitus. You can check their site for more information and the test dates. Usually the test is arranged at least four times a year.

The test dates can be found here. 

What does YKI testi cost?

The cost of the exam depends on what level you are taking.

Yki testi costs:

  • Basic level 100 €
  • Intermediate level 123 €
  • Advanced level 160 €

Payments are paid directly to test centers. Get bank details from test centers once you’ve checked the test.

Why should I take test?

You will receive an official certificate after you succesfully pass the test. Why do you need an YKI testi certification you may ask? Well to be short, competition.

One of the most important reasons for getting a certification is that it helps you stay ahead of the competition. Competition on Finnish job market can be tough, especially for foreigners. If you really want to succeed in your career in Finland, you need to keep up with all the techniques and rules that affect the profession. YKI testi might give you a needed edge in this regard.

When you receive the certificate, it:

  • demonstrates the language skills of your Finnish
  • demonstrates the language skills required for working in Finland
  • can be used as part of your studies
  • demonstrates the language skills necessary for acquiring Finnish citizenship.

How can I pass the test?

If you need help with the test, please contact me and I’ll help you with learning Finnish.