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For Teachers: Explanatory Materials

New JLPT executive summary: explanatory slides

These slides give an overview of the new JLPT.
Key revisions, test sections, scoring sections in the test result and criteria for pass and fail are explained. In addition, each slide comes with a note giving further details.
There also is a brochure that covers virtually the same content. This brochure may be printed out for distribution to participants at test briefing sessions.


New JLPT question samples: explanatory slides

The sample questions in "For Examinees: Let's Try Sample Questions!"are also available in slides. These slides can be used when explaining question forms according to level in the new test in comparison to the old test. One sample question per test item type is picked from "New Japanese-Language Proficiency Test Sample Questions." There may be some differences from the actual test booklet.
If you wish to practice further with other examples or see what the actual test booklet looks like, please refer to "New Japanese-Language Proficiency Test Sample Questions."

N1: Sample questions ZIP (1.8MB)
N2: Sample questions ZIP (1.5MB)
N3: Sample questions ZIP (1.1MB)
N4: Sample questions ZIP (1.1MB)
N5: Sample questions ZIP (1.3MB)

* PPT and MP3 files are contained in the ZIP file (compressed file) for download. Please decompress them for use.

[ Key to slides ] Symbols in slides indicate the following.

  • 1. Symbols that indicate whether or not the format has changed from the old test
    • Same form as in the old test. No change.
    • Partial change from the old test.
    • New form not used in the old test.
  • 2. Other symbols
    • Explanation of key points for answering questions.
    • Sample question to try.
    • Clicking this symbol will play audio for listening test items. Please try listening section sample questions by using this audio.
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Books and References

  • Book Information
  • Reference Download
  • JLPT Bulletin
  • For Teachers: Explanatory Materials
Test Dates
  • First test: Sunday, July 2, 2017
  • Second test: Sunday, December 3, 2017
*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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