Japanese-Language Proficiency Test


Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) is conducted twice a year (in July: Bangkok and Chiang Mai; in December: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Songkhla and Khon Kaen)

Find out more details:.

Official site of JLPT administered by the Japan Foundation and Japan Educational Exchanges and Serviceshttps://www.jlpt.jp/e/index.html

What is the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test?
The JLPT is a test for non-native speakers of Japanese which evaluates and certifies their Japanese-language proficiency.

JLPT aims to evaluate the communication ability in 3 areas; [Language Knowledge] to evaluate knowledge of vocabulary and grammar, [Reading] and [Listening] to evaluate the ability to understand situations by applying existing knowledge.

Table 1  Test Location and Host Institution
Test LocationHost InstitutionJulyDecember
Bangkok Old Japan Students’ Association, Kingdom of Thailand
https://www.ojsat.or.th/main/
https://www.facebook.com/OJSAT/
Chiang Mai Old Japan Students’ Association Northern Regional Office
https://ojsatn.wordpress.com/
https://www.facebook.com/ojsatn/
Songkhla Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences,Thaksin University
www.jp-tsu.com
Khon Kaen Language Institute, Khon Kaen University
https://li.kku.ac.th https://www.facebook.com/CILLKKULI/

Table 2  Summary of Linguistic Competence and Test Sections (Test Time)
Test LevelSummary of Linguistic Competence RequiredTest Sections (Test Time)
N1 The ability to understand Japanese sued in a variety of circumstances.Language Knowledge (Vocabulary/Grammar) & Reading <110 mins>Listening <60 mins>
N2 The ability to understand Japanese used in everyday situation, and in a variety of circumstances to a certain degree.Language Knowledge (Vocabulary/Grammar) & Reading <105 mins >Listening <50 mins >
N3 The ability to understand Japanese used in everyday situations to a certain degree.Language Knowledge (Vocabulary) <30 mins >Language Knowledge (Grammar) & Reading <70 mins >Listening <40 mins >
N4 The ability to understand basic Japanese.Language Knowledge (Vocabulary) <25 mins >Language Knowledge (Grammar) & Reading <55 mins >Listening <35 mins >
N5 The ability to understand some basic Japanese.Language Knowledge (Vocabulary) <20 mins >Language Knowledge (Grammar) & Reading <40 mins >Listening <30 mins >