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Past Test Data

Data of the test in 2019 (July)

  Level N1 N2 N3 N4 N5 Total
Japan Applicants 48,079 69,844 72,951 25,060 4,566 220,500
Examinees 42,997 64,503 68,231 23,115 4,085 202,931
Certified 12,660 21,885 24,513 7,452 2,520 69,030
Percentage
Certified(%)
29.4% 33.9% 35.9% 32.2% 61.7% 34.0%
Overseas Applicants 87,919 118,683 84,794 69,925 62,283 423,604
Examinees 73,863 99,931 68,019 56,616 49,088 347,517
Certified 21,575 37,275 29,153 18,613 22,797 129,413
Percentage
Certified(%)
29.2% 37.3% 42.9% 32.9% 46.4% 37.2%
Japan・Overseas
Total
Applicants 135,998 188,527 157,745 94,985 66,849 644,104
Examinees 116,860 164,434 136,250 79,731 53,173 550,448
Certified 34,235 59,160 53,666 26,065 25,317 198,443
Percentage
Certified(%)
29.3% 36.0% 39.4% 32.7% 47.6% 36.1%

※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 (148KB)
Number of Applicants and Examinees by Test Site PDF (202KB)
Special Testing Accommodations PDF (146KB)
Average Scores and Standard Deviations, Highest and Lowest Scores PDF (269KB)
Cumulative Distribution of Scaled Scores PDF (460KB)
Statistics for the Tests through 2009 PDF (189KB)
Statistics for the Tests from 2010 PDF (248KB)
Whole PDF (1.35MB)
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Test Dates
  • First test: Sunday, July 7, 2019
  • Second test: Sunday, December 1, 2019
*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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