Today the 36th topik result comes out and I feel very thrilled. As you can read from my experience with the 36th Topik exam, you can understand how terrified I felt with this new format of Topik. I became more worried when I could not get access to the topik page. I guess there are too many people who check their results, so the web site could not load. It’s nearly 30 minutes past the release time but I was still not able to check my result. I decide to do something else to kill time instead of keeping reloading the website. I felt disappointed with the system of Topik page.
Finally, after 1 hour, I can check my result. Last year, in the 32nd Topik exam, I got Topik 4 (Intermediate 2), so I am aiming for the advanced level. However, the new format of Topik exam is so difficult that I did not think that I could pass the exam any more. Fortunately, in the 36th Topik exam, I somehow got Topik 4 again.
The 36th topik conducts the new format, so I cannot compare this result with any Topik exams I have ever taken. However, according to this result, I know that writing is definitely my weakness. I feel very disappointed at myself for not improving the writing skill for 1 year. In fact, I still try to practice writing the essays day by day, but I only practice the descriptive and narrative essays which are common in the intermediate exam. The advanced level requires the skills for argumentative types, so I guess it’s high time to practice these kinds of exam.
As for the listening section, I feel disappointed with my skill too. In the new Topik exam, we can only listen to each question ONCE and I cannot handle it due to the lack of attention and skills. I guess I have to practice listening more. The only improvement is the reading skill. I feel that I can understand most of the reading passages to some extents. The only question type I cannot solve is the one that requires us to match the newspapers title with its meaning. The title uses some kinds of metaphors, so I cannot guess its meaning. I definitely have to practice this type of reading question by reading the Korean newspapers.
You can check your result in this link http://www.topik.go.kr/usr/cmm/subLocation.do?menuSeq=2110303
In the 시험회차 drop-down box, you select제36회
In 수험번호 box, enter your registration number
In 생년월일 box: select your date of birth
Finally, click on the 조회하기 button.