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Past Test Data

Data of the test in 2012 (July)

  Level N1 N2 N3 N4 N5 Total
Japan Applicants 26,051 20,041 7,317 5,437 1,004 59,850
Examinees 24,142 18,843 6,878 5,116 925 55,904
Certified 11,074 9,683 3,232 2,388 679 27,056
Percentage
Certified(%)
45.9% 51.4% 47.0% 46.7% 73.4% 48.4%
Overseas Applicants 78,904 78,553 38,650 22,431 16,361 234,899
Examinees 69,082 69,418 31,942 18,590 13,911 202,943
Certified 23,789 29,191 14,391 8,489 8,129 83,989
Percentage
Certified(%)
34.4% 42.1% 45.1% 45.7% 58.4% 41.4%
Japan・Overseas
Total
Applicants 104,955 98,594 45,967 27,868 17,365 294,749
Examinees 93,224 88,261 38,820 23,706 14,836 258,847
Certified 34,863 38,874 17,623 10,877 8,808 111,045
Percentage
Certified(%)
37.4% 44.0% 45.4% 45.9% 59.4% 42.9%

※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 (759KB)
Applicants, Examinees and Certification Results PDF (139KB)
Number of Applicants and Examinees by Test Site PDF (237KB)
Special Testing Arrangements for People with Disabilities PDF (111KB)
Average Scores and Standard Deviations, Highest and Lowest Scores PDF (112KB)
Cumulative Distribution of Scaled Scores PDF (394KB)
Statistics for the Tests through 2009 PDF (116KB)
Statistics for the Tests from 2010 PDF (108KB)
Whole PDF (1.7MB)
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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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