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Past Test Data

Data of the test in 2017 (December)

  Level N1 N2 N3 N4 N5 Total
Japan Applicants 44,029 62,404 52,901 18,190 3,679 181,203
Examinees 39,616 57,374 48,471 16,759 3,280 165,500
Certified 12,278 16,425 14,907 4,680 2,033 50,323
Percentage
Certified(%)
31.0% 28.6% 30.8% 27.9% 62.0% 30.4%
Overseas Applicants 80,973 101,151 74,761 61,986 60,630 379,501
Examinees 69,322 86,145 60,855 51,643 49,809 317,774
Certified 22,010 34,593 26,432 18,504 23,972 125,511
Percentage
Certified(%)
31.8% 40.2% 43.4% 35.8% 48.1% 39.5%
Japan・Overseas
Total
Applicants 125,002 163,555 127,662 80,176 64,309 560,704
Examinees 108,938 143,519 109,326 68,402 53,089 483,274
Certified 34,288 51,018 41,339 23,184 26,005 175,834
Percentage
Certified(%)
31.5% 35.5% 37.8% 33.9% 49.0% 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 (1.08MB)
Applicants, Examinees and Certification Results PDF (149KB)
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 (255KB)
Cumulative Distribution of Scaled Scores PDF (521KB)
Statistics for the Tests through 2009 PDF (174KB)
Statistics for the Tests from 2010 PDF (188KB)
Whole PDF (1.93MB)
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Test Dates
  • First test: Sunday, July 1, 2018
  • Second test: Sunday, December 2, 2018
*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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