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.
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