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EPS-Test of Proficiency in Korean

Eligibility to apply for EPS-TOPIK

  • Person aged between 18 and 39
  • Person with no criminal record in relation to serious offence punishable by imprisonment
  • Person with no past records of deportation or departure under a departure order from the Republic of Korea
  • Person who is not subject to travel ban in his/her home country
  • Person who fulfills the eligibility requirements decided by both country

Implementation of EPS-TOPIK

  • Implemented at each country considering the number of valid rosters and anticipated roster-exhausting time
  • Specific schedule and details are announced in advance

EPS-TOPIK questions

  • Listening (25 questions) and reading comprehension (25 questions) (Total test time is 70 minutes)
  • EPS-TOPIK Question book : Download Link (

Announcement of test passers

  • How to announce
  • Pass Criteria : Among the candidates who scored over 80 points (full marks 200), designated number of candidates will pass in order of highest score
  • Valid term of EPS-TOPIK : 2 years from announcement date of test result


  • Even the candidates pass the EPS-TOPIK, they only obtain qualification to be registered in EPS Pool through Job application, it does not guarantee employment in Korea
  • ※ Reference (summary of employment procedure)
    • 1. EPS-TOPIK pass
    • 2. Job application
    • 3. Roster making and registration
    • 4. Introducing foreign workers (Random)
    • 5. Employment