The topik webpage (topik.go.kr) is one of my great sources for learning Korean because they uploaded all of the previous Topik papers online. I often do the previous Topik papers so that I can get used to the format of Topik tests. Normally after we take the Topik exam, the papers, listening files and answers keys will be posted online so that we can estimate our results. However, the Topik web has just released the new announcement that they will stop uploading the Topik papers online.
In the announcement, it is said that since the 38th Topik exam in 2015, due to the structure of the question bank, they will not post the Topik papers online. However, for the sake of the candidates, they will consider choosing one of the six Topik papers random to post online. We can still download the previous papers which are already uploaded before the 38th Topik. I feel very shocked and disappointed at this announcement. They increase the number of Topik exams in a year (6 exams in Korea and 4 exams overseas), but then they no longer upload the Topik papers online any more. Even when we take the Topik exam, we cannot bring the papers home, so the only way to get used to the new format of Topik is to take the exams directly or to buy Topik preparation books for the mock tests. I feel so bewildered!!