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Past Test Data

Data of the test in 2014 (December)

  Level N1 N2 N3 N4 N5 Total
Japan Applicants 30,061 27,725 18,415 8,123 1,862 86,186
Examinees 27,309 25,548 16,767 7,516 1,696 78,836
Certified 8,663 8,785 4,796 2,482 1,119 25,845
Percentage
Certified(%)
31.7% 34.4% 28.6% 33.0% 66.0% 32.8%
Overseas Applicants 76,516 73,274 51,365 40,292 42,172 283,619
Examinees 66,610 63,494 42,642 34,265 35,492 242,503
Certified 20,260 25,361 17,189 13,142 17,002 92,954
Percentage
Certified(%)
30.4% 39.9% 40.3% 38.4% 47.9% 38.3%
Japan・Overseas
Total
Applicants 106,577 100,999 69,780 48,415 44,034 369,805
Examinees 93,919 89,042 59,409 41,781 37,188 321,339
Certified 28,923 34,146 21,985 15,624 18,121 118,799
Percentage
Certified(%)
30.8% 38.3% 37.0% 37.4% 48.7% 37.0%

※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 (376KB)
Number of Applicants and Examinees by Test Site PDF (440KB)
Special Testing Arrangements for People with Disabilities PDF (374KB)
Average Scores and Standard Deviations, Highest and Lowest Scores PDF (378KB)
Cumulative Distribution of Scaled Scores PDF (638KB)
Statistics for the Tests through 2009 PDF (404KB)
Statistics for the Tests from 2010 PDF (406KB)
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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