The 2013 JLPT will be administered on Sunday, December 1, 2013!
JLPT is the acronym for Japanese Language Proficiency Test (日本語能力試験 nihongo nōryoku shiken). JLPT is a standardized test that evaulate and certify Japanese Language proficiency for non-native Japanese speakers. It is held twice a year in East Asia and once a year in other regions.
JLPT has five different levels with JLPT Level 5 being the most basic and JLPT Level 1 being the most advnaced. Level N3 is new level bridging the gap between Level 2 and Level 3.
|JLPT Level||Kanji||Vocabulary||Listening Level||Hours of Study|
|JLPT Level 5||~100||~800||Beginner||150|
|JLPT Level 4||~300||~1,500||Advanced Beginner||300|
|JLPT Level N3 (NEW)||~500||~3,000||Beginner Intermediate||450|
|JLPT Level N2||~1,000||~6,000||Intermediate||600|
|JLPT Level N1||~2,000||~10,000||Advanced||900|
JLPT Test can be taken at 68 countries!
Asia: Korea, China, Mongolia, Taiwan, Indonesia, Cambodia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Brunei, Vietnam, Malaysia, Myanmar, Laos, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakisatan, Bangladesh, Maldives, Australia, New Zealand.
South America: Mexico, Argentina, Ecuador, Colombia, Chile, Paraguay, Brazil, Venezuela, Peru, Bolivia
Western Europe: Ireland, Italy, UK, Austria, Greece, Switzerland, Spain, Denmark, Germany, Finland, France, Portugal
Eastern Europe: Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgys, Serbia, Czech, Hungary, Bulgaria, Poland, Romania, Russia
Middle East: Israel, Iran, Turkey, Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Kenya