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Past Test Data

Data of the test in 2009 (December)

  Level Applicants
(persons)
Examinees
(persons)
Certified
(persons)
Percentage
Certified(%)
Japan 1 46,648 41,998 12,293 29.3
2 36,528 33,807 12,462 36.9
3 17,703 16,675 9,360 56.1
4 3,212 2,932 2,155 73.5
Subtotal 104,091 95,412 36,270 38.0
Overseas 1 137,708 114,725 26,427 23.0
2 176,628 147,328 41,488 28.2
3 131,733 108,866 51,902 47.7
4 61,995 53,041 29,530 55.7
Subtotal 508,064 423,960 149,347 35.2
Total

612,155

519,372

185,617 35.7

※The number of examinees includes those who took only one or two of the three sections of the test (Writing-Vocabulary, Listening and Reading-Grammar).

Guidelines PDF
Applicants, Examinees and Certification Results PDF
Number of Applicants and Examinees by Test Site PDF
Special Testing Arrangements for people with Disabilities PDF
Average Scores PDF
Scoring Distribution PDF
Statistics from FY1986 PDF
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  • First test: Sunday, July 2, 2017
  • Second test: Sunday, December 3, 2017
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