JLPT Frequently Asked Questions
What is the format of the exam?
It is entirely in “multiple questions - answers” format; where candidates’ kanji, vocabulary, grammar, reading and listening abilities are tested. There is no interview or oral paper.
What is the highest/lowest level?
Can I take the exam for more than one level, for example N4 and N3?
The exam is held simultaneously around the world, so it is not possible to take more than one level at the same exam session time.
How do I get hold of past papers?
Are there any preparatory courses available?
There are no JLPT preparatory classes currently offered at the SOAS Japan Research Centre.
If in the future we offer a 10-week intensive preparatory courses leading up to the examination, it will be advertised on our term enrolment page.
The SOAS JLPT office does not handle preparatory course information.
To our knowledge, there are no distance-learning courses for JLPT preparation available in UK.
Where do I send my completed application form to?
All applications for JLPT in London are online.
The link to our online application form appears on SOAS JLPT webpage when it is available.