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Past Test Data

Data of the test in 2013 (July)

  Level N1 N2 N3 N4 N5 Total
Japan Applicants 27,099 20,956 9,988 5,637 1,000 64,680
Examinees 25,117 19,712 9,337 5,297 905 60,368
Certified 8,503 9,117 3,623 2,485 696 24,424
Percentage
Certified(%)
33.9% 46.3% 38.8% 46.9% 76.9% 40.5%
Overseas Applicants 74,674 73,729 39,870 23,746 18,720 230,739
Examinees 65,225 64,885 32,895 19,941 16,016 198,962
Certified 20,139 29,725 13,063 9,823 9,957 82,707
Percentage
Certified(%)
30.9% 45.8% 39.7% 49.3% 62.2% 41.6%
Japan・Overseas
Total
Applicants 101,773 94,685 49,858 29,383 19,720 295,419
Examinees 90,342 84,597 42,232 25,238 16,921 259,330
Certified 28,642 38,842 16,686 12,308 10,653 107,131
Percentage
Certified(%)
31.7% 45.9% 39.5% 48.8% 63.0% 41.3%

※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 (1.2MB)
Applicants, Examinees and Certification Results PDF (253KB)
Number of Applicants and Examinees by Test Site PDF (301KB)
Special Testing Arrangements for People with Disabilities PDF (254KB)
Average Scores and Standard Deviations, Highest and Lowest Scores PDF (258KB)
Cumulative Distribution of Scaled Scores PDF (519KB)
Statistics for the Tests through 2009 PDF (281KB)
Statistics for the Tests from 2010 PDF (335KB)
Whole PDF (1.7MB)
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Test Dates
  • First test: Sunday, July 2, 2017
  • Second test: Sunday, December 3, 2017
*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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