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Past Test Data

Data of the test in 2021 (July)

  Level N1 N2 N3 N4 N5 Total
Japan Applicants 52,017 66,567 61,220 32,975 3,432 216,211
Examinees 44,851 59,476 56,230 30,060 3,009 193,626
Certified 13,401 20,584 24,655 14,522 1,990 75,152
Percentage
Certified(%)
29.9% 34.6% 43.8% 48.3% 66.1% 38.8%
Overseas Applicants 58,688 60,047 27,481 13,975 10,969 171,160
Examinees 50,324 51,095 20,953 11,014 8,903 142,289
Certified 24,115 27,597 12,463 6,030 6,052 76,257
Percentage
Certified(%)
47.9% 54.0% 59.5% 54.7% 68.0% 53.6%
Japan・Overseas
Total
Applicants 110,705 126,614 88,701 46,950 14,401 387,371
Examinees 95,175 110,571 77,183 41,074 11,912 335,915
Certified 37,516 48,181 37,118 20,552 8,042 151,409
Percentage
Certified(%)
39.4% 43.6% 48.1% 50.0% 67.5% 45.1%

※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 (1MB)
Applicants, Examinees and Certification Results PDF (146KB)
Number of Applicants and Examinees by Test Site PDF (180KB)
EXCEL (64KB)
Special Testing Accommodations PDF (145KB)
Average Scores and Standard Deviations, Highest and Lowest Scores PDF (150KB)
Cumulative Distribution of Scaled Scores PDF (455KB)
Statistics for the Tests through 2009 PDF (188KB)
Statistics for the Tests from 2010 PDF (253KB)
Whole PDF (1.37MB)
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Test Dates
  • First test: Sunday, July 3, 2022
  • Second test: Sunday, December 4, 2022
*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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