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What is the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)?

Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) is an exam that certifies the ability of Japanese language by non-native Japanese speakers using a scale system that runs from N5, the lowest level, to N1, the highest level. The exam is held in 65 countries including Japan. Exams session are held two times a year, in July and in December (Except some area). Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) registers approximately 600,000 candidates per year. This exam is most taken by non-native Japanese speakers.
The Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N1 is an important certificate for international exchange student who want to attend national university in Japan. It is not only proves language ability but became also a priority criteria in the immigration management in Japan.
Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)is structured as a multiple-choice exam. The majority of questions have 4 choices (while some others just 3). The exam is an important element required in foreigner’s curriculum. (The curriculum is different from  Japanese mother tongue people)

The criterion of certification of Japanese Language proficiency

Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) has 5 levels from N1 to N5. N1 is the most difficult level, while the easiest one is the N5. Proficiency correspond to N1 and N2 levels is considered indispensable for the usage in the real life. N4 and N5 correspond to a basic level of language comprehension. N3 is an intermediate level of language proficiency between N4 and N5.

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Difficulty Level Certification standards and criteria
Difficulty parameter N1
Reading
  • Able to read newspapers and critic essays, demanded understand texts `complex structure and theoretical contents. Understand passages and find hidden meaning in passages.
Listening
  • Able to listen and understand different kind of conversations spoken at natural speed, has a complete understanding of other people personal opinions and conversations. This level corresponds to a full comprehension of the Japanese language.
N2
Reading
  • Able to understand clearly the main points of newspapers and magazines.
Listening
  • Able to understand conversations which speed is close to the natural speed and grasp the main meaning of other people opinions.
N3
Reading
  • Able to read and understand specific paragraph about themes of everyday life.
Listening
  • Able to listen to conversations which speed is close to the natural speed, and  able to comprehend their main contents.
N4
Reading
  • Able to read and understand text which is written about topics of everyday life using basic vocabulary and kanji.
Listening
  • Able to understand the contents of the daily conversations spoken slowly.
N5
Reading
  • Able to read and understand phrases, sentences, short paragraphs using Hiragana, Katakana and basic Kanji.
Listening
  • Able to listen and understand the necessary information in short and slow conversations about topics of everyday life.