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Past Test Data

Data of the test in 2012 (December)

  Level N1 N2 N3 N4 N5 Total
Japan Applicants 32,917 21,139 10,085 6,961 1,416 72,518
Examinees 30,296 19,612 9,422 6,562 1,307 67,199
Certified 7,998 7,919 2,668 2,371 945 21,901
Percentage
Certified(%)
26.4% 40.4% 28.3% 36.1% 72.3% 32.6%
Overseas Applicants 86,004 79,513 47,301 36,799 34,178 283,795
Examinees 75,250 69,790 39,763 31,620 29,700 246,123
Certified 17,411 25,617 12,722 11,783 16,225 83,758
Percentage
Certified(%)
23.1% 36.7% 32.0% 37.3% 54.6% 34.0%
Japan・Overseas
Total
Applicants 118,921 100,652 57,386 43,760 35,594 356,313
Examinees 105,546 89,402 49,185 38,182 31,007 313,322
Certified 25,409 33,536 15,390 14,154 17,170 105,659
Percentage
Certified(%)
24.1% 37.5% 31.3% 37.1% 55.4% 33.7%

※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 (1.0MB)
Applicants, Examinees and Certification Results PDF (125KB)
Number of Applicants and Examinees by Test Site PDF (185KB)
Special Testing Arrangements for People with Disabilities PDF (124KB)
Average Scores and Standard Deviations, Highest and Lowest Scores PDF (128KB)
Cumulative Distribution of Scaled Scores PDF (391KB)
Statistics for the Tests through 2009 PDF (153KB)
Statistics for the Tests from 2010 PDF (205KB)
Whole PDF (1.5MB)
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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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