The 2015 Japanese Language Proficiency Test will be held on 6th December (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 — every July and December.
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: 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 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
Mindanao Kokusai Daigaku (MKD)
Angliongto Ave.(Mamay Road), Lanang, Davao City
Tel. # (082) 233-0013 / 0081
Japanese Association Cebu, Inc. (JACI)
5/F Clotilde Commercial Center, M. L. Quezon St., Casuntingan, Mandaue City
Tel. # (032) 343-8066 / Fax # (032) 343-7663
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 4th September 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 in March 2016. All examinees will receive a Score Report.
For more information on the JLPT, please visit the Japan Foundation Manila website.