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Past Test Data

Data of the test in 2020 (December)

  Level N1 N2 N3 N4 N5 Total
Japan Applicants 44,697 68,161 66,700 28,410 3,565 211,533
Examinees 38,537 61,458 60,324 25,184 2,997 188,500
Certified 16,110 31,126 30,440 10,682 1,982 90,340
Percentage
Certified(%)
41.8% 50.6% 50.5% 42.4% 66.1% 47.9%
Overseas Applicants 46,704 59,956 45,592 34,192 26,170 212,614
Examinees 41,700 52,618 37,884 27,809 21,517 181,528
Certified 20,160 32,685 22,709 12,427 11,749 99,730
Percentage
Certified(%)
48.3% 62.1% 59.9% 44.7% 54.6% 54.9%
Japan・Overseas
Total
Applicants 91,401 128,117 112,292 62,602 29,735 424,147
Examinees 80,237 114,076 98,208 52,993 24,514 370,028
Certified 36,270 63,811 53,149 23,109 13,731 190,070
Percentage
Certified(%)
45.2% 55.9% 54.1% 43.6% 56.0% 51.4%

※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 (1.01MB)
Applicants, Examinees and Certification Results PDF (145KB)
Number of Applicants and Examinees by Test Site PDF (185KB)
EXCEL (70KB)
Special Testing Accommodations PDF (143KB)
Average Scores and Standard Deviations, Highest and Lowest Scores PDF (267KB)
Cumulative Distribution of Scaled Scores PDF (457KB)
Statistics for the Tests through 2009 PDF (186KB)
Statistics for the Tests from 2010 PDF (181KB)
Whole PDF (1.37MB)
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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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