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2020.09.10

Changes in test time and approximate number of test items for N4 and N5

(Posted on September 10; additional notes made on November 27.)

 

This is to notify that test time and approximate number of test items for N4 and N5 of the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test will be partially revised as follows, starting from the 2nd Test in 2020 (December).

 

Changes in test time

 

 

Language Knowledge (Vocabruary)

Language Knowledge (Grammar)Reading

Listening

N4

30 min → 25 min

60 min → 55 min

35 min (No change)

N5

25 min → 20 min

50 min → 40 min

30 min (No change)

 

 

 

Changes in approximate number of test items

 

N4

  

N5

 

* The actual number of test items may vary slightly from session to session. Please also note that the approximate number of test items may be revised.

 

For details, please see “Test sections and test times” in this website.

 

* Please note that some PDF files available on this website (“Guide to Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) in 2020,” “New Japanese-Language Proficiency Test Guidebook,” etc.) contain the test time and the approximate number of test items before the change.

 

For questions about the changes in test time and approximate number of test items, please refer to the FAQ page.

 


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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