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?
There is no past paper for N3 but you can still use old Level 3 for your practice.
Past papers are commercially available from Japanese book sellers such as following:
JP-Books UK Ltd
14-20 Regent Street, London SW1X 4PH
Tel: 020 7839 4839 Fax: 020 7925 0346 www.jpbooks.co.uk
Are there any preparatory courses available?
Yes. SOAS Language Centre offers a 10-week intensive preparatory courses leading up to the examination. They start in September/October and in April/May).
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.
What is the pass rate for JLPT?
Where do I send my completed application form to?
Our online application form page doesn't need posting.
If you want to send a hard-copy application, send to:
SOAS Language Centre
For further advice and information, contact us:
Tel: UK 020 7898 4555
World: +44 20 7898 4555