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Past Test Data

Data of the test in 2022 (July)

  Level N1 N2 N3 N4 N5 Total
Japan Applicants 46,964 53,872 37,595 17,542 2,520 158,493
Examinees 41,076 48,551 33,946 15,424 2,156 141,153
Certified 9,964 12,828 14,274 5,934 1,367 44,367
Percentage
Certified(%)
24.3% 26.4% 42.0% 38.5% 63.4% 31.4%
Overseas Applicants 59,348 67,023 52,735 50,508 38,118 267,732
Examinees 49,223 54,542 41,264 40,120 30,203 215,352
Certified 17,282 25,677 21,058 19,389 16,132 99,538
Percentage
Certified(%)
35.1% 47.1% 51.0% 48.3% 53.4% 46.2%
Japan・Overseas
Total
Applicants 106,312 120,895 90,330 68,050 40,638 426,225
Examinees 90,299 103,093 75,210 55,544 32,359 356,505
Certified 27,246 38,505 35,332 25,323 17,499 143,905
Percentage
Certified(%)
30.2% 37.3% 47.0% 45.6% 54.1% 40.4%

※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 (992KB)
Applicants, Examinees and Certification Results PDF (147KB)
Number of Applicants and Examinees by Test Site PDF (202KB)
EXCEL (96KB)
Special Testing Accommodations PDF (145KB)
Average Scores and Standard Deviations, Highest and Lowest Scores PDF (150KB)
Cumulative Distribution of Scaled Scores PDF (456KB)
Statistics for the Tests through 2009 PDF (188KB)
Statistics for the Tests from 2010 PDF (260KB)
Whole PDF (1.39MB)
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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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