Japanese Language Proficiency Test

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

Results for the 2015 JLPT

Results of the 2015 JLPT will be available online from 27 January until 31 March 2016.

To access your results online, you will need:

1. Your examinee registration number (found on your Test Voucher which was emailed to you before the test)

2. Your eight digit password (found on your registration confirmation email from Eventbrite sent at the time of registration)

Please visit the website below from 10:00am Japan time on 27 January, clicking on ‘other countries’ and following the prompts to access your results.


Results will also be posted in March 2016 to the address provided during registration

JLPT to be offered in July 2016!

In 2016, we are pleased to announce the JLPT will be offered in Australia in both July and December in selected cities. Previously, the JLPT was offered in December only.

Please refer to the chart below.

2016 JLPT in Australia

Dates for JLPT Australia

Registrations for the July test will be open from 10 February.

Examination Timetable

JLPT timetable 2014

Contents of the Test

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. 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.


For further information, please contact:

Kikuko Nakamura

Phone: 9385-3763

E-mail: k.nakamura@unsw.edu.au