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Taking the Test in Japan

  • First test (July): From early February
  • Second test (December): From early July

Check test date on Japan Educational Exchanges and Services (JEES) website

  • First test (July): From mid-March
  • Second test (December): From mid-August

Sign up for MyJLPT on JEES website (register at any time)
or obtain Test Guide (Application Forms) at bookstore

  • First test (July): From early April to late April
  • Second test (December): From early September to early October

Apply via JEES website and pay application fee
or carefully read Test Guide, fill in application form, pay registration fee and mail to the JLPT Application Center

  • First test (July): Mid-June
  • Second test (December): Mid-November

Receive test voucher from JEES

  • First test (July): Early July
  • Second test (December): Early December

Take test

  • First test (July): Early September
  • Second test (December): Early February

Receive test results from JEES

All examinees in each level will receive a Score Report. Successful examinees will receive a Certificate of Proficiency.
Examinees who applied for the test via the Internet can view test results by logging on to MyJLPT.


Test Registration Process

  • Taking the Test in Japan
  • Taking the Test Overseas
  • List of Overseas Test Site Cities and Local Host Institutions
Test Dates
  • First test: Sunday, July 6, 2014
  • Second test: Sunday, December 7, 2014
*Outside Japan, the test may be held only in July or December in some cities. Click here for the test schedule in your city.

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