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Past Test Data

Data of the test in 2016 (December)

  Level N1 N2 N3 N4 N5 Total
Japan Applicants 37,492 49,620 39,881 15,219 2,989 145,201
Examinees 34,065 45,687 36,536 13,937 2,686 132,911
Certified 10,152 12,962 11,966 4,076 1,577 40,733
Percentage
Certified(%)
29.8% 28.4% 32.8% 29.2% 58.7% 30.6%
Overseas Applicants 74,584 86,649 63,187 52,626 54,373 331,419
Examinees 64,866 74,949 52,404 44,393 45,200 281,812
Certified 20,041 29,862 23,389 15,444 21,515 110,251
Percentage
Certified(%)
30.9% 39.8% 44.6% 34.8% 47.6% 39.1%
Japan・Overseas
Total
Applicants 112,076 136,269 103,068 67,845 57,362 476,620
Examinees 98,931 120,636 88,940 58,330 47,886 414,723
Certified 30,193 42,824 35,355 19,520 23,092 150,984
Percentage
Certified(%)
30.5% 35.5% 39.8% 33.5% 48.2% 36.4%

※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 (1.8MB)
Applicants, Examinees and Certification Results PDF (507KB)
Number of Applicants and Examinees by Test Site PDF (622KB)
Special Testing Accommodations PDF (506KB)
Average Scores and Standard Deviations, Highest and Lowest Scores PDF (614KB)
Cumulative Distribution of Scaled Scores PDF (932KB)
Statistics for the Tests through 2009 PDF (534KB)
Statistics for the Tests from 2010 PDF (547KB)
Whole PDF (2.5MB)
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Test Dates
  • First test: Sunday, July 2, 2017
  • Second test: Sunday, December 3, 2017
*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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