The 2012 Japanese Language Proficiency Test will be held on 2nd December (Sunday) commencing simultaneously at 1:00 PM in Manila (De La Salle University – College of Saint Benilde), Cebu City (University of San Carlos), and Davao City (Mindanao Kokusai Daigaku).
The aim of the new JLPT is to create a more accurate standard for measuring Japanese language competency among non-Japanese learners. The test is divided into three sections: Vocabulary and Grammar, Reading Comprehension, and Listening.
The examination covers vocabulary-grammar and listening-reading comprehension.
N1: The ability to understand Japanese used in a variety of circumstances; approximately the same level as the old Level 1 test, but designed to measure slightly more advanced abilities.
N2: The ability to understand Japanese used in everyday situations, and in a variety of circumstances to a certain degree; approximately the same level as the old Level 2 test.
N3: NEW! The ability to understand Japanese used in everyday situations to a certain degree; positioned at a level bridging the old level 2 and Level 3 tests.
N4: The ability to understand basic Japanese; approximately the same level as the old Level 3 test.
N5: The ability to understand some basic Japanese; approximately the same level as the old Level 4 test.
Application forms will be available from 17th July 2012 at the following locations:
The Japan Foundation, Manila (JF, Manila)
12/F Pacific Star Bldg.
Sen. Gil Puyat Ave. (Buendia Ext.) cor. Makati Ave.
Tel. # 811-61-55 to 58 Fax # 811-61-53
Mindanao Kokusai Daigaku (MKD)
Angliongto Ave., Lanang, Davao City
Tel. # (082) 233-0013 / 0081
Japanese Association Cebu, Inc.
5/F Clotilde Commercial Center
M. L. Quezon St., Casuntingan, Mandaue City
Tel. # (032) 343-7662 / Fax # (032) 343-7663
Examination fees are to be paid in full upon submission of duly accomplished forms, along with two 2″x2″ ID photos, at the offices listed above on or before 13th September 2012 at 5:00 PM.
N1: PhP 900.00
N2: PhP 900.00
N3: PhP 800.00
N4: PhP 800.00
N5: PhP 800.00
Payments made out as company checks are accepted for groups composed of ten employees or more. All others are requested to settle their fees in cash.
Announcement of Results
Successful examinees will be issued Certificates of Proficiency by March 2013. All examinees will receive a Score Report.
For more information on the JLPT, please visit the Japan Foundation Manila website.