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Past Test Data

Data of the test in 2011 (December)

  Level N1 N2 N3 N4 N5 Total
Japan Applicants 36,426 22,875 8,149 7,008 1,603 76,061
Examinees 33,460 21,296 7,580 6,596 1,481 70,413
Certified 11,849 8,695 3,073 3,083 1,045 27,745
Percentage
Certified(%)
35.4 40.8 40.5 46.7 70.6 39.4
Overseas Applicants 100,873 94,538 49,917 38,888 33,245 317,461
Examinees 88,450 82,944 41,655 33,402 29,159 275,610
Certified 26,715 28,679 16,576 14,722 16,986 103,678
Percentage
Certified(%)
30.2 34.6 39.8 44.1 58.3 37.6
Japan・Overseas
Total
Applicants 137,299 117,413 58,066 45,896 34,848 393,522
Examinees 121,910 104,240 49,235 39,998 30,640 346,023
Certified 38,564 37,374 19,649 17,805 18,031 131,423
Percentage
Certified(%)
31.6 35.9 39.9 44.5 58.8 38.0

※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 (676KB)
Applicants, Examinees and Certification Results PDF (142KB)
Number of Applicants and Examinees by Test Site PDF (144KB)
Special Testing Arrangements for People with Disabilities PDF (115KB)
Average Scores and Standard Deviations, Highest and Lowest Scores PDF (114KB)
Cumulative Distribution of Scaled Scores PDF (390KB)
Statistics for the Old Tests PDF (117KB)
Statistics for the New Tests PDF (108KB)
Whole PDF (1.6MB)
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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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