2015 July Japanese Language Proficiency Test

The 2015 Japanese Language Proficiency Test will be held on 5th July (Sunday) simultaneously in Manila, Cebu City, and Davao City. Due to the increasing number of applicants, The Japan Foundation Manila will implement the JLPT twice a year starting July 2015.

2015 Japanese Language Proficiency Test

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.

Criteria

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: 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 Procedure

Application forms will be available from 4th March 2015 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

Examination fees are to be paid in full upon submission of duly accomplished forms with with two 2″x2″ ID photos attached, at the offices listed above on or before 7th April 2015.

N1: PhP 1000.00
N2: PhP 1000.00
N3: PhP 900.00
N4: PhP 900.00
N5: PhP 900.00

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 later in the year. All examinees will receive a Score Report.

For more information on the JLPT, please visit the Japan Foundation Manila website.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. emmanuel zamudio says:

    pwede bang kumuha ng exam ang hindi nagaral pero nakakaintindi nako ng japanese i can write and read hiragana katakana and some kanji im here in phil. i have a japanese wife and two japanese children.

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    1. You are free to take the exam, however the application period has already closed.

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      1. emmanuel zamudio says:

        kailan po pwede mag take ng application?

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        1. Please wait for further announcements.

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