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Cancellation of the test in some host cities outside Japan (JLPT December 2020)
We regret to announce that there are some host cities outside Japan which decided to cancel the JLPT December 2020 due to the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
This decision was made after careful consideration of the circumstances such as the number of people infected, health regulations, and the need for the safety of examinees and other people concerned.
We would very much appreciate your understanding.

For questions about the cancellation process in each host city, please contact local host institution in each host city.
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.

 

Cancellation of the test in 2020 (July) of the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)
The Japan Foundation                                
Japan Educational Exchange and Services

We regret to announce that the test in 2020 (July) of JLPT is now cancelled at all testing sites, in Japan and overseas.
The worldwide spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) remains unpredictable.
JLPT is the worldwide large-scale test with over one million participants annually, requiring test takers and test proctors to stay in test venues over long hours.
Given such circumstances, we have determined that it would be extremely difficult to both secure the safety of examinees and others concerned and to administer the test in an appropriate manner.
We would very much appreciate your understanding.
Sincerely,


*For further details about procedures regarding cancellation
Outside of Japan:
Please contact your local test administrator, ‘Host Institution’ (where you made/sent your registration.)
 https://www.jlpt.jp/e/application/overseas_list.html

In Japan:
Please refer to the website of the JLPT Application Center, Japan Educational Exchanges and Services (JEES).
 http://info.jees-jlpt.jp/
Data of the test in 2019 (December) is posted.
Beware of falsified results documents!
Recent news reports suggest that falsified results documents for the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) are available on the market.
Examinees in Japan receive a Certificate of Japanese-Language Proficiency / Score Report and a JLPT Certificate of Result and Scores issued by the Japan Educational Exchanges and Services. Examinees outside Japan receive a Certificate of Japanese-Language Proficiency and a JLPT Certificate of Result and Scores issued by The Japan Foundation.
The test organizers are prepared to confirm whether results documents are authentic, or whether a holder of results documents has taken and passed the level indicated. Should these services be required, please contact the Japan Educational Exchanges and Services about examinees in Japan, and The Japan Foundation about examinees outside Japan.

Click here for contact information
https://www.jlpt.jp/e/faq/index.html#anchor51
The Online Test Results Announcement for the JLPT 2019 (December) has been started

Test Dates
  • First test: Sunday, July 4, 2021
  • Second test: Sunday, December 5, 2021
*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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