JPT(Japanese Proficiency Test)

About JPT(Japanese Proficiency Test)

Differences between the JLPT (Level comparison)

Differenced between the JLPT (Level comparison)

For example, in English, the Practical English Skills Test is a graded evaluation method for 1st grade, 2nd grade, etc., and the TOEIC® is evaluated with a score (10 to 990 points).
Similarity to this, the Japanese Language Proficiency test (JLPT) is a graded evaluation of N1, N2 … but the JPT is a graded evaluation of points. It is possible to measure the growth of language skills for each exam and give an accurate evaluation. Also, while the JLPT is held twice a year, the JPT is held twelve times a year, and there are plenty of examination opportunities.

Score comparison between the JLPT

According to a questionnaire survey, targeting the JPT candidates, those who passed the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N1 have higher average scores in the JPT than those who passed N2 and N3, and a certain correlation is recognized. In addition, even for N1 passers, it can be seen that JPT score is widely distributed from 500 points to 990 points. JPT's score evaluation enables accurate comparison of abilities that cannot be expressed in graded evaluation.

The JPT is a qualification recognized by Ministry of Justice Immigration Services Agency of Japan.

JPT is used as a test (*) to certify that a student has Japanese language proficiency equivalent to or above A1 or A2 in the "Frame of Reference for Japanese Language Education".
*A test that certifies Japanese language proficiency equivalent to A1 or higher in the "Frame of Reference for Japanese Language Education" for admission to Japanese language educational institutions (315 points or higher)
*A test that certifies Japanese language proficiency equivalent to A2 or higher (370 points or higher) in the "Frame of Reference for Japanese Language Education" stipulated in the standards announced by Japanese language educational institutions.

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Differences between the JLPT (Level comparison)
JPT JLPT
660 points more N1
525 points more N2
430 points more N3
375 points more N4
315 points more N5
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