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Past Test Data

Data of the test in 2021 (December)

  Level N1 N2 N3 N4 N5 Total
Japan Applicants 53,899 66,272 53,398 23,353 2,397 199,319
Examinees 45,445 58,559 48,770 20,849 2,004 175,627
Certified 12,120 17,078 16,806 7,472 1,351 54,827
Percentage
Certified(%)
26.7% 29.2% 34.5% 35.8% 67.4% 31.2%
Overseas Applicants 53,893 53,365 44,420 35,803 33,410 220,891
Examinees 44,091 42,839 33,513 27,662 25,260 173,365
Certified 18,806 25,001 20,413 13,601 15,638 93,459
Percentage
Certified(%)
42.7% 58.4% 60.9% 49.2% 61.9% 53.9%
Japan・Overseas
Total
Applicants 107,792 119,637 97,818 59,156 35,807 420,210
Examinees 89,537 101,398 82,283 48,511 27,264 348,992
Certified 30,926 42,079 37,219 21,073 16,989 148,286
Percentage
Certified(%)
34.5% 41.5% 45.2% 43.4% 62.3% 42.5%

※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 (1MB)
Applicants, Examinees and Certification Results PDF (146KB)
Number of Applicants and Examinees by Test Site PDF (204KB)
EXCEL (52KB)
Special Testing Accommodations PDF (148KB)
Average Scores and Standard Deviations, Highest and Lowest Scores PDF (152KB)
Cumulative Distribution of Scaled Scores PDF (455KB)
Statistics for the Tests through 2009 PDF (188KB)
Statistics for the Tests from 2010 PDF (256KB)
Whole PDF (1.35MB)
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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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