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Past Test Data

Data of the test in 2014 (July)

  Level N1 N2 N3 N4 N5 Total
Japan Applicants 26,277 22,226 14,842 6,643 1,318 71,306
Examinees 24,395 20,855 13,749 6,208 1,175 66,382
Certified 9,513 9,359 4,362 3,028 885 27,147
Percentage
Certified(%)
39.0% 44.9% 31.7% 48.8% 75.3% 40.9%
Overseas Applicants 73,782 73,829 42,746 27,271 23,154 240,782
Examinees 64,409 64,699 35,251 22,944 19,658 206,961
Certified 21,108 29,313 15,535 10,657 10,726 87,339
Percentage
Certified(%)
32.8% 45.3% 44.1% 46.4% 54.6% 42.2%
Japan・Overseas
Total
Applicants 100,059 96,055 57,588 33,914 24,472 312,088
Examinees 88,804 85,554 49,000 29,152 20,833 273,343
Certified 30,621 38,672 19,897 13,685 11,611 114,486
Percentage
Certified(%)
34.5% 45.2% 40.6% 46.9% 55.7% 41.9%

※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 (1.2MB)
Applicants, Examinees and Certification Results PDF (330KB)
Number of Applicants and Examinees by Test Site PDF (365KB)
Special Testing Arrangements for People with Disabilities PDF (329KB)
Average Scores and Standard Deviations, Highest and Lowest Scores PDF (333KB)
Cumulative Distribution of Scaled Scores PDF (597KB)
Statistics for the Tests through 2009 PDF (356KB)
Statistics for the Tests from 2010 PDF (408KB)
Whole PDF (1.6MB)
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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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