The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test is conducted both in Japan and outside Japan to evaluate and certify the language proficiency of primarily non-native speakers of Japanese.
The test is administered by Japan Education Exchanges and Services, inside Japan, and by the Japan Foundation outside Japan.



Level

Test sections Test time

N1

Language Knowledge(Vocabulary/Grammar)Reading 110min

Listening
60min

N2

Language Knowledge(Vocabulary/Grammar)Reading 105min

Listening
50min

N3

Language Knowledge(Vocabulary)30min

Language Knowledge(Grammar)Reading 70min

Listening
40min

N4

Language Knowledge(Vocabulary) 30min

Language Knowledge(Grammar)Reading 60min

Listening
35min

N5

Language Knowledge(Vocabulary) 25min

Language Knowledge(Grammar)Reading 50min

Listening
30min





Test section

Type of test items

N1

N2

N3

N4

N5

Language Knowledge

Reading

Vocabulary

Kanji reading

Orthography

Word formation

Contextually-defined expressions

Paraphrases

Usage

Grammar

Sentential grammar 1
(Selecting grammar form)

Sentential grammar 2
(Sentence composition)

Text grammar

Reading

Comprehension
(Short passages)

Comprehension
(Mid-size passages)

Comprehension
(Long passages)

Integrated comprehension

Thematic comprehension
(Long passages)

Information retrieval

Listening

Task-based comprehension

Comprehension of key points

Comprehension of general outline

Verbal expressions

Quick response

Integrated comprehension

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