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KIIP Pre-Test Guide (사회통합프로그램 사전평가 안내)

KIIP Pre-test (Korean Immigration & Integration Program - 사회통합프로그램 사전평가) is the placement test that assesses the applicant's Korean proficiency to place him/her into the right level and hours of the program. All participants of KIIP may take the pre-test to be placed in the right level and hours.

1.  KIIP Pre-Test Schedule 2019

Select your suitable test date among available ones

Test round
Application period
Test date
Test result
01.02 (Wed) ~ 01.09 (Wed)
01.19 (Sat)
01.25 (Fri)
01.28 (Mon) ~ 02.27 (Wed)
03.09 (Sat)
03.22 (Fri)
03.25 (Mon) ~ 04.17 (Wed)
04.27 (Sat)
05.10 (Fri)
05.13 (Mon) ~ 07.17 (Wed)
07.27 (Sat)
08.09 (Fri)
08.12 (Mon) ~ 08.28 (Wed)
09.07 (Sat)
09.20 (Fri)
09.24 (Tue) ~ 10.01 (Tue)
10.12 (Sat)
10.24 (Thu)
10.14 (Mon) ~ 10.28 (Mon)
11.09 (Sat)
11.22 (Fri)
12.01 (Sun) ~ 12.16 (Mon)
12.28 (Sat)
01.10 (Fri)

For latest schedule, visit the official site:

2. General Information

- Check the test location and results under the View Scores menu.
- All test takers are required to be present by 30 minutes before the test.
※ All test takers are required to present the application slip, ID card, and stationery (black marker for OMR cards, correction tape, etc.)

3. How to Take the Tests

3.1 Eligibility
Foreigners or naturalized citizens in legal status with a valid foreigner registration card or residency card.
※ However, naturalized citizens who were naturalized more than 3 years ago may take the pre-test and/or take courses with a prior approval of the President of Immigration Office.

3.2 Disqualification
- Anyone who has already been placed through the pre-test and taking a course
- Anyone who is in the 6-month suspension period
- Anyone who have been dismissed and suspended from the Comprehensive Social Programs

3.3 Retaking of the Pre-test
The following persons may retake the pre-test to be placed in a new course, if desired:
※In this case, however, the previous courses (completion, hours of attendance, etc.) will be invalidated and the applicants may be placed in a level lower than the previous level.
- Anyone who is past the 6-month suspension period
- Anyone who is taking the level 0 courses without taking the pre-test
- Anyone who is placed in a level through a method other than the pre-test

3.4 Exemptions from the Pre-test
- Anyone who is willing to take the Comprehensive Social Programs from "Level 0 (Basic Korean)"
- Anyone who has taken the Test of Proficiency in Korean offered the National Institute for International Education of the Ministry of Education
- Anyone who has been married to a Korean citizen and has entered Korea with a spouse visa after proving that they have basic Korean proficiency in accordance with the Spouse Immigration (F-6) Visa Guidelines amended as of April 1, 2014
- Anyone who has been married to a Korean citizen and it has not been 2 years since all levels of the Korean language programs of the Ministry of Gender Equality & Family

4. KIIP Pre-Test structure

※ If you can't see the table properly, click here to see its picture version.

Test Type
Question Type
Evaluation Criteria
Number of Questions
Test Duration
(70 min)
(100 pts)
Written Test
(50 questions, 60 minutes)
Multiple choices
60 minutes
75 pts
(50 questions × 1.5 pts)
Short answers
Oral Test
(5 questions, 10 minutes)
10 minutes
25 pts
(5 questions × 5 pts)
Listen & Speak

5. KIIP Pre-Test Sample

6. Guide to Application & Registration of the Pre-Test

Please read detailed guideline for applying KIIP Pre-test here:
How to Apply for a KIIP Test or Start from level 0 (사회통합프로그램 사전평가 신청)

Visit (KIIP homepage)
 Signup/Login [회원가입/로그인]
 Apply for a Test [평가 신청]
 Redirect to (KIIP Test homepage)
 Signup /Login [회원가입/로그인]
 Apply for a Pre-test [사전평가 신청]
 Select test location [시험장 선택]
 Pay application fee 30,000 won [수수료 30,000원 납부]
 Print the receipt [접수증 출력]
 Take the test [시험일에 시험 응시]
 Check the test result at [결과발표일에 시험 접수 확인].

7. Term of Validity and Announcement of Results

The placement results will be valid for 2 years from the day of announcement of results and the applicants may enroll in the placed level of the Comprehensive Social Programs.

For further reference: visit website for details.

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