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Past Test Data

Data of the test in 2015 (July)

  Level N1 N2 N3 N4 N5 Total
Japan Applicants 27,218 28,788 22,389 9,874 1,796 90,065
Examinees 24,971 26,788 20,867 9,332 1,634 83,592
Certified 8,958 10,819 6,398 3,556 1,190 30,921
Percentage
Certified(%)
35.9% 40.4% 30.7% 38.1% 72.8% 37.0%
Overseas Applicants 70,453 74,931 46,799 32,597 29,201 253,981
Examinees 60,642 64,764 38,489 27,241 24,569 215,705
Certified 20,625 28,538 16,081 9,383 12,940 87,567
Percentage
Certified(%)
34.0% 44.1% 41.8% 34.4% 52.7% 40.6%
Japan・Overseas
Total
Applicants 97,671 103,719 69,188 42,471 30,997 344,046
Examinees 85,613 91,552 59,356 36,573 26,203 299,297
Certified 29,583 39,357 22,479 12,939 14,130 118,488
Percentage
Certified(%)
34.6% 43.0% 37.9% 35.4% 53.9% 39.6%

※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 (877KB)
Applicants, Examinees and Certification Results PDF (146KB)
Number of Applicants and Examinees by Test Site PDF (204KB)
Special Testing Arrangements for People with Disabilities PDF (145KB)
Average Scores and Standard Deviations, Highest and Lowest Scores PDF (152KB)
Cumulative Distribution of Scaled Scores PDF (286KB)
Statistics for the Tests through 2009 PDF (170KB)
Statistics for the Tests from 2010 PDF (157KB)
Whole PDF (1.14MB)
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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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