Japanese Language Proficiency Test

Test results are available

This dedicated website may also be access from the official JLPT website.

The Japanese Language Proficiency Test is conducted both in Japan and abroad to assess and certify the proficiency levels of learners of the Japanese language. The test, introduced in 1984, is offered under the joint auspices of The Japan Foundation and Japan Educational Exchanges and Services.

The NEW Japanese Language Proficiency Test was introduced in 2010.

Japanese Language Proficiency Test 2013

Date: Sunday 1 December 2013

Location: The University of New South Wales, Kensington Campus, Central Lecture Theatre Block (CLB)

Transport

  • From Railway Square, Routes 393 and 395 via Cleveland Street and Anzac Parade
  • From Circular Quay, Routes 394, 396, 397, 398 and L94 via Elizabeth Street, Taylor Square and Anzac Parade
  • From Bondi Junction, Route 400 via Randwick and Anzac Parade
  • From Burwood, Route 400 via Kingsford and Anzac Parade
  • From Leichhardt, Metrobus M10

For further information, please contact the Transport Authority Infoline on 131 500.

Test Venue

Please confirm your examination room on the poster which will be located on the ground floor of the Central Lecture Theatre Block (E19);
http://www.facilities.unsw.edu.au/Maps/maps.html

Examination Timetable

Timetable for Level N1 and Level N2
レベル
Level
受験者集合時間
Designated time
for assembling
言語知識(文字・語彙・文法)・読解
Language Knowledge (Vocabulary/Grammar)・Reading
聴    解
Listening
N1
Level N1
13:50 14:30~16:20
(110分/minutes)
17:00~18:00
(60分/minutes)
N2
Level N2
13:50 14:30~16:15
(105分/minutes)
16:55~17:45
(50分/minutes)
Timetable for Level N3, Level N4 and Level N5
レベル
Level
受験者集合時間
Designated time
for assembling
言語知識(文字・語彙)
Language Knowledge (Vocabulary)
言語知識(文法)・読解
Language Knowledge (Grammar)・Reading
聴    解
Listening
N3
Level N3
13:50 14:30~15:00
(30分/minutes)
15:40~16:50
(70分/minutes)
17:20~18:00
(40分/minutes)
N4
Level N4
13:50 14:30~15:00
(30分/minutes)
15:40~16:40
(60分/minutes)
17:15~17:50
(35分/minutes)
N5
Level N5
13:50 14:30~14:55
(25分/minutes)
15:30~16:20
(50分/minutes)
16:50~17:20
(30分/minutes)

*TIME: Please note that the time indicated refers to the time when examinees should be in the testing room (13:50 seating for 14:30 commencement).

You must bring with you

  1. Test voucher
  2. Black-lead pencils (No.2 or HB)
  3. Erasers
  4. Watch
  5. Identification (Drivers license/Student card/Passport)

If you are delayed by an emergency, please contact us on 0416 204 855.  You don’t have to inform us of your absence.

Contents of the Test

There are FIVE test levels. Level N1 and N2 have TWO test sections. N3, N4 and N5 have THREE test sections. Applicants are advised to visit the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test website in order to choose the level most suitable to their ability in the Japanese language.

Level N1

  • Language Knowledge (Vocabulary/Grammar) [60 points], Reading [60 points], 110 mins
  • Listening [60 points], 60 mins

Level N2

  • Language Knowledge (Vocabulary/Grammar) [60 points], Reading [60 points], 105 mins
  • Listening [60 points], 50 mins

Level N3

  • Language Knowledge (Vocabulary) [60 points], 30 mins
  • Language Knowledge (Grammar), Reading [60 points], 70 mins
  • Listening [60 points], 40 mins

Level N4

  • Language Knowledge (Vocabulary), 30 mins
  • Language Knowledge (Grammar), Reading, 60 mins
  • Listening [60 points], 35 min

Total 120 points for Language Knowledge (Vocabulary) and Language Knowledge (Grammer), Reading.

Level N5 

  • Language Knowledge (Vocabulary), 25 mins
  • Language Knowledge (Grammar), Reading, 50 mins
  • Listening [60 points], 30 mins

Total 120 points for Language Knowledge (Vocabulary) and Language Knowledge (Grammar), Reading.

Please visit the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test website for more information.

How to Apply

An online registration and payment system for the JLPT has been introduced this year. Please visit the JLPT Australia homepage to register and to make payments for the test.

Special Arrangements

Please notify the Japanese Language Proficiency Test Administration Committee should you require any special arrangements such as wheel chair access.

Contact

For further information, please contact:

Nagisa Fukui
Phone: 9385 2414
E-mail: n.fukui@unsw.edu.au