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Past Test Data

Data of the test in 2016 (July)

  Level N1 N2 N3 N4 N5 Total
Japan Applicants 30,218 39,136 36,559 13,435 2,191 121,539
Examinees 27,810 36,525 34,368 12,547 1,977 113,227
Certified 10,340 14,037 11,447 4,272 1,282 41,378
Percentage
Certified(%)
37.2% 38.4% 33.3% 34.0% 64.8% 36.5%
Overseas Applicants 69,147 79,208 50,857 36,637 32,286 268,135
Examinees 59,790 68,642 41,816 30,498 27,106 227,852
Certified 19,396 32,324 19,531 11,960 13,671 96,882
Percentage
Certified(%)
32.4% 47.1% 46.7% 39.2% 50.4% 42.5%
Japan・Overseas
Total
Applicants 99,365 118,344 87,416 50,072 34,477 389,674
Examinees 87,600 105,167 76,184 43,045 29,083 341,079
Certified 29,736 46,361 30,978 16,232 14,953 138,260
Percentage
Certified(%)
33.9% 44.1% 40.7% 37.7% 51.4% 40.5%

※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 Accommodations 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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