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Past Test Data

Data of the test in 2013 (December)

  Level N1 N2 N3 N4 N5 Total
Japan Applicants 31,691 22,859 12,436 6,963 1,519 75,468
Examinees 28,929 21,211 11,501 6,430 1,392 69,463
Certified 10,031 8,410 3,911 2,871 983 26,206
Percentage
Certified(%)
34.7% 39.6% 34.0% 44.7% 70.6% 37.7%
Overseas Applicants 81,794 73,935 48,875 38,078 37,313 279,995
Examinees 71,490 64,989 41,129 32,752 31,922 242,282
Certified 25,524 28,148 17,901 14,290 18,248 104,111
Percentage
Certified(%)
35.7% 43.3% 43.5% 43.6% 57.2% 43.0%
Japan・Overseas
Total
Applicants 113,485 96,794 61,311 45,041 38,832 355,463
Examinees 100,419 86,200 52,630 39,182 33,314 311,745
Certified 35,555 36,558 21,812 17,161 19,231 130,317
Percentage
Certified(%)
35.4% 42.4% 41.4% 43.8% 57.7% 41.8%

※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(312KB)
Number of Applicants and Examinees by Test Site PDF(369KB)
Special Testing Arrangements for People with Disabilities PDF(311KB)
Average Scores and Standard Deviations, Highest and Lowest Scores PDF(315KB)
Cumulative Distribution of Scaled Scores PDF(568KB)
Statistics for the Tests through 2009 PDF(342KB)
Statistics for the Tests from 2010 PDF(394KB)
Whole PDF(2.0MB)
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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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