EPS TOPIK Application Process and Test Structures 2023


What is EPS TOPIK? EPS-TOPIK , i.e., Employment Permit System – Test of Proficiency in Korean, is a specialized Korean ability test. The KLA...

What is EPS TOPIK?

EPS-TOPIK, i.e., Employment Permit System – Test of Proficiency in Korean, is a specialized Korean ability test. The KLAT or TOPIK are general tests useful for various purposes. In contrast, this is a special test for a particular purpose, i.e., to get foreign workers for the Korean labor market.

Who conducts the EPS TOPIK?

The Human Resources Development Service of South Korea administers the test. The HRD Korea operates under South Korea’s Ministry of Employment and Labor. They also collaborate with different governments that help them organize the test.

Application Process

There are two ways to register for the test — offline and online. You can visit the approved place. Fill out the form, choose the dates and test center, and submit the registration fee. You can register online on the government website when dates are available. This is the simplest way.

Fill out the form with personal details and things related to this test. Attach the scanned copy of your passport and photo. Finally, complete the form and pay the cost.

Test Structure
This is a single-level exam. There are two sections:
Listening: 20 questions — 100 points, 25 minutes
Reading: 20 questions — 100 points, 25 minutes

The total number of questions is 40, and the duration is 50 minutes. There is no break between these two modules. Candidates can choose between two methods:
PBT (Paper-Based Test), and
CBT (Computer-Based Test)

All questions are MCQ (Multiple-Choice Questions), and you have to pick one correct answer out of 4 choices.

The Examination Curriculum
This tests your basic understanding of Korean society, business culture, and industry-specific information. You also need beginner communication skills in the Korean language to perform daily activities.

The reading segment has elementary vocabulary, grammar, comprehension, and practical day-to-day duties.

Test Dates


Registration Period

Test Dates

Result Dates



Dec 6, 2022 – Dec 12, 2022

January 29, 2023

February 23



Feb 7, 2023 – Feb 13, 2023

April 8-9, 2023

May 25

Korea/ Overseas


March 7, 2023 – March 13, 2023

May 14, 2023

June 22



May 30, 2023 – June 6, 2023

July 8-9, 2023

August 17

Korea/ Overseas


Aug 1, 2023 – Aug 8, 2023

October 14-15, 2023

November 30

Korea/ Overseas


Sept 5, 2023 – Sept 11, 2023

November 12, 2023

December 14


The exam fee differs depending on the country, but it can range between $20 to $40.


Gupta, V. (2023, January 1). Everything about EPS-TOPIK. Joy Of Korean.




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