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Past Test Data

Data of the test in 2019 (December)

  Level N1 N2 N3 N4 N5 Total
Japan Applicants 58,799 84,278 79,876 31,452 4,974 259,379
Examinees 52,147 77,410 73,354 28,826 4,417 236,154
Certified 14,359 21,852 20,322 8,262 2,379 67,174
Percentage
Certified(%)
27.5% 28.2% 27.7% 28.7% 53.9% 28.4%
Overseas Applicants 89,689 118,327 86,307 89,443 74,918 458,684
Examinees 75,681 100,630 70,540 74,677 60,405 381,933
Certified 24,953 41,958 28,033 23,055 24,784 142,783
Percentage
Certified(%)
33.0% 41.7% 39.7% 30.9% 41.0% 37.4%
Japan・Overseas
Total
Applicants 148,488 202,605 166,183 120,895 79,892 718,063
Examinees 127,828 178,040 143,894 103,503 64,822 618,087
Certified 39,312 63,810 48,355 31,317 27,163 209,957
Percentage
Certified(%)
30.8% 35.8% 33.6% 30.3% 41.9% 34.0%

※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 (1.01MB)
Applicants, Examinees and Certification Results PDF (150KB)
Number of Applicants and Examinees by Test Site PDF (225KB)
Special Testing Accommodations PDF (148KB)
Average Scores and Standard Deviations, Highest and Lowest Scores PDF (272KB)
Cumulative Distribution of Scaled Scores PDF (465KB)
Statistics for the Tests through 2009 PDF (191KB)
Statistics for the Tests from 2010 PDF (184KB)
Whole PDF (1.42MB)
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Statistics

  • JLPT in Charts
  • Past Test Data
Test Dates
  • First test: Sunday, July 5, 2020
  • Second test: Sunday, December 6, 2020
*The test in 2020 (July) of JLPT was cancelled at all testing sites, in Japan and overseas.
*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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