The 2015 JLPT will be administered on Sunday, July 5, 2015 or December 6, 2015 depending on your location!

United States: December 6, 2015

United Kingdom: July 5, 2015

China: July 5, 2015

In Japan, the test will be held on BOTH July 5, 2015 and December 6, 2015.  Deadline to take the test is usually one month before the exam.

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.

North America: CanadaUSA

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