Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)

JAPANESE LANGUAGE EXAM CENTER IN INDIA is a standardized test to assess, verify, and confirm the ability of the  non-native speakers and learners of Japanese. It covers Japanese language knowledge, reading comprehension, and listening skills. The JLPT is required for non-native individuals who want to pursue education in Japan, employment which requires Japanese language proficiency or for other personal purposes.

In Japan, It has been administered by the JEES (Japan Educational Exchanges and Services), while the J.F. (Japan Foundation) administers overseas tests.

EXAM PATTERN

The JLPT originally comprised four levels N1, N2, N3, N4,N5


N5
 – It is specially developed for beginners. Candidates are expected to learn Hiragana, Katakana, Kanji (Chinese characters), their readings and pronunciations and the basic of Japanese Grammar.

N4 – One can understand passages which are on familiar daily topics written using basic kanji and vocabulary. They can also understand and follow basic conversations in daily life.

N3 – One can listen, read, and comprehend coherent conversations in everyday situations at near-natural speed, and can typically follow their contents.

 N2– Candidates obtained the most advanced level of proficiency in Japanese and can read and understand complex written material on a variety of topics. Successful JLPT N1 candidates can also converse orally and understand orally presented material extensively, even when spoken with native fluency in Japanese. 

 N1 – The highest and most sophisticated level. Candidates who successfully clear the JLPT N1 have obtained the most advanced level of proficiency in Japanese and can read and understand complex written material on a variety of topics. Candidates can also converse orally and understand orally presented material extensively.

 

JLPT N5

Test sections

Duration

Scoring sections

Maximum marks

Language knowledge (vocabulary)

25 minutes

Language knowledge (vocabulary/grammar) + Reading

120

Language knowledge (grammar) + Reading

50 minutes

Listening

30 minutes

Listening

60

 

JLPT N4                                                                  

Test sections

Duration

Scoring sections

Maximum marks

Language knowledge (vocabulary)

30 minutes

Language knowledge (vocabulary/grammar) + Reading

120

Language knowledge (grammar) + Reading

60 minutes

Listening

35 minutes

Listening

60

 

JLPT N3

Test sections

Duration

Scoring sections

Maximum marks

Language knowledge (vocabulary)

30 minutes

Language knowledge (vocabulary/grammar)

60

Language knowledge (grammar) + Reading

70 minutes

Reading

60

Listening

40 minutes

Listening

60

 

 

 

JLPT N2

Test sections

Duration

Scoring sections

Maximum marks

Language knowledge (vocabulary/grammar) + Reading

105 minutes

Language knowledge (vocabulary/grammar)

60

Reading

60

Listening

50 minutes

Listening

60

 

JLPT N1

Test sections

Duration

Scoring sections

Maximum marks

Language knowledge (vocabulary/grammar) + Reading

110 minutes

Language knowledge (vocabulary/grammar)

60

Reading

60

Listening

60 minutes

Listening

60

EXAM DATES IN INDIA

The Japanese language Proficiency Test is conducted twice a year at all overseas testing centers. Test conducted anually in the months of JULY and DECEMBER

EXAM FEES

Registration Fees (per Applicant) is between Rs. 1,000 to 1,600. The fee for the 2020 JLPT Exam in India is payable through the online process through websites of respective centers.

SAMPLE QUESTIONS

EXAM CENTERS IN INDIA

DELHI

Mombusho Scholars Association of India (MOSAI)
1209-1211, 12th Floor
New Delhi House
27,Barakhamba Road
New Delhi
Tel: 011-23313524

Email: mosai.india@gmail.com
Website www.mosai.org.in

CHENNAI                       

ABK-AOTS DOSOKAI
Nihongo Gakko
3F ,Chateau D’Ampa
37(110), Nelson Manickam Road
Aminijikarai, Chennai

Tel: 044-2374 0318

Email: rangaots@eth.net

PUNE

Japanese Language Teacher’s Association of Pune (JALTAP)
Office No.3, Sub Plot No.13
Final Plot No. 408 + 410
Opposite Laxmi Mangal Karyalay
Swargate, Mukund Nagar
Pune

Email: jaltap@vsnl.net

Tel: 020-2426 6463

KOLKATA

The Indo-Japan Welfare and Cultural Association
18/4, Ballygunge Circular Road,
Kolkata

Tel: 033-2475 3773

Website: www.ijwca.org

BANGALORE

Bangalore Nihongo Kyooshikai (BNK)
1213, 1st Floor, 22nd Cross, HSR Club Road, 
HSR Layout Sector 3, Bangalore

Tel: +91-9481913284,  +91-9901971314

E-mail: jlptbnk07@gmail.com
Website: bnkindia.in

MUMBAI

Teachers Association of Japanese
H-1401 Great Eastern Gardens,
Lbs Marg, Kanjur Marg
Mumbai

Tel: 022-2577 0596