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Past Test Data

Data of the test in 2018 (July)

  Level N1 N2 N3 N4 N5 Total
Japan Applicants 40,718 58,763 61,878 18,218 3,251 182,828
Examinees 36,791 54,619 58,126 16,737 2,903 169,176
Certified 12,488 17,994 17,547 5,126 1,836 54,991
Percentage
Certified(%)
33.9% 32.9% 30.2% 30.6% 63.2% 32.5%
Overseas Applicants 80,896 105,171 71,951 51,353 51,990 361,361
Examinees 68,235 89,320 58,417 42,468 42,463 300,903
Certified 22,494 37,326 26,691 14,412 20,768 121,691
Percentage
Certified(%)
33.0% 41.8% 45.7% 33.9% 48.9% 40.4%
Japan・Overseas
Total
Applicants 121,614 163,934 133,829 69,571 55,241 544,189
Examinees 105,026 143,939 116,543 59,205 45,366 470,079
Certified 34,982 55,320 44,238 19,538 22,604 176,682
Percentage
Certified(%)
33.3% 38.4% 38.0% 33.0% 49.8% 37.6%

※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 (1MB)
Applicants, Examinees and Certification Results PDF (148KB)
Number of Applicants and Examinees by Test Site PDF (196KB)
Special Testing Accommodations PDF (146KB)
Average Scores and Standard Deviations, Highest and Lowest Scores PDF (269KB)
Cumulative Distribution of Scaled Scores PDF (460KB)
Statistics for the Tests through 2009 PDF (189KB)
Statistics for the Tests from 2010 PDF (181KB)
Whole PDF (1.37MB)
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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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