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Japanese-Language Proficiency Test Official Practice Workbook

"Japanese-Language Proficiency Test Official Practice Workbook"
(published 2012)

For all levels, the workbook contains almost the same number of questions as an actual test, with questions selected from among those used in 2010 and 2011 tests. This is the first official practice workbook for the JLPT since the 2010 revision.

※The workbook is sold by Bonjinsha. See here for more details.

『日本語能力試験公式問題集』(『にほんごのうりょくしけんこうしきもんだいしゅう』)


Test items

  Language Knowledge (Vocabulary/Grammar) ・ Reading Listening
Vocabulary Grammar Reading
N1 PDF(907KB) PDF(492KB) PDF(2.3MB) PDF(1.4MB)
N2 PDF(956KB) PDF(711KB) PDF(1.9MB) PDF(1.5MB)

※N1 and N2 have two test sections: Language Knowledge (Vocabulary/Grammar)・Reading; and Listening. The Vocabulary and Listening sections begin with a sample cover page of the test booklet.

※Among sample questions under Grammar and Reading for N1 and N2, please note that reprint of questions from specified sources (following questions) is prohibited without permission.
N1: Q7, Q8 (1)-(3), Q9 (1)-(3), Q10, Q11, Q12
N2: Q10 (3)-(5), Q11 (1)-(3), Q13


  Language Knowledge (Vocabulary) Language Knowledge (Grammar)・Reading Listening
Grammar Reading
N3 PDF(1.0MB) PDF(1.4MB) PDF(1.0MB) PDF(1.4MB)
N4 PDF(1.3MB) PDF(1.1MB) PDF(615KB) PDF(1.6MB)
N5 PDF(1.2MB) PDF(1.2MB) PDF(710KB) PDF(1.5MB)

※N3, N4 and N5 have three test sections: Language Knowledge (Vocabulary); Language Knowledge (Grammar)・Reading; and Listening. Each of these three sections begins with a sample cover page of the test booklet.

Listening audio files

  Task-based comprehension Point comprehension Summary comprehension Utterance expressions Quick response Integrated comprehension
N1 Q1
MP3
(3.3MB)
Q2
MP3
(4.5MB)
Q3
MP3
(3.3MB)
- Q4
MP3
(2.2MB)
Q5
MP3
(2.3MB)
N2 Q1
MP3
(2.7MB)
Q2
MP3
(3.9MB)
Q3
MP3
(2.9MB)
- Q4
MP3
(1.9MB)
Q5
MP3
(2.3MB)
N3 Q1
MP3
(3.0MB)
Q2
MP3
(3.6MB)
Q3
MP3
(1.9MB)
Q4
MP3
(1.0MB)
Q5
MP3
(1.5MB)
-
N4 Q1
MP3
(3.3MB)
Q2
MP3
(3.8MB)
- Q3
MP3
(1.2MB)
Q4
MP3
(1.4MB)
-
N5 Q1
MP3
(2.8MB)
Q2
MP3
(2.6MB)
- Q3
MP3
(1.1MB)
Q4
MP3
(1.1MB)
-

※Test item types marked with "-" are not included in the level.

Other

  Sample answer sheet Answers Listening script
N1 PDF(668KB) PDF(92KB) PDF(530KB)
N2 PDF(691KB) PDF(156KB) PDF(482KB)
N3 PDF(691KB) PDF(133KB) PDF(340KB)
N4 PDF(1.1MB) PDF(132KB) PDF(310KB)
N5 PDF(1.0MB) PDF(132KB) PDF(255KB)

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Sample Questions

  • Let's Try Sample Questions!
  • Japanese-Language Proficiency Test Official Practice Workbook
  • For Teachers: Explanatory Materials
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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