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Past Test Data

Data of the test in 2011 (July)

  Level N1 N2 N3 N4 N5 Total
Japan Applicants 24,716 19,203 5,642 3,643 716 53,920
Examinees 22,782 17,957 5,211 3,358 649 49,957
Certified 6,546 9,057 2,511 1,431 464 20,009
Percentage
Certified(%)
28.7 50.4 48.2 42.6 71.5 40.1
Overseas Applicants 89,744 92,015 36,841 19,010 12,346 249,956
Examinees 76,991 79,716 29,507 15,453 10,510 212,177
Certified 20,519 30,216 13,230 5,802 6,108 75,875
Percentage
Certified(%)
26.7 37.9 44.8 37.5 58.1 35.8
Japan・Overseas
Total
Applicants 114,460 111,218 42,483 22,653 13,062 303,876
Examinees 99,773 97,673 34,718 18,811 11,159 262,134
Certified 27,065 39,273 15,741 7,233 6,572 95,884
Percentage
Certified(%)
27.1 40.2 45.3 38.5 58.9 36.6

※The number of examinees includes those who took only some of the test sections of the test.

Overview of the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test PDF (4.0MB)
Applicants, Examinees and Certification Results PDF (281KB)
Number of Applicants and Examinees by Test Site PDF (1.3MB)
Special Testing Arrangements for People with Disabilities PDF (332KB)
Average Scores and Standard Deviations, Highest and Lowest Scores PDF (326KB)
Cumulative Distribution of Scaled Scores PDF (1.1MB)
Statistics for the Old Tests PDF (512KB)
Statistics for the New Tests PDF (176KB)
Whole PDF (9.0MB)
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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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