Japan Foundation Bangkok

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 Services

https://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.j-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 >