JLPT Level 1N

JLPT Test Level 1N measure the level of understanding of Japanese used in a broad range of scenes in actual everyday life.

JLPT Level 1 requires the ability to understand Japanese used in a variety of circumstances.


・ One is able to read writings with logical complexity and/or abstract writings on a variety of topics,
such as newspaper editorials and critiques, and comprehend both their structures and contents.
・ One is also able to read written materials with profound contents on various topics and follow
their narratives as well as understand the intent of the writers comprehensively.


・ One is able to comprehend orally presented materials such as coherent conversations, news
reports, and lectures, spoken at natural speed in a broad variety of settings, and is able
to follow their ideas and comprehend their contents comprehensively. One is also able to
understand the details of the presented materials such as the relationships among the people
involved, the logical structures, and the essential points.

Levels JLPT N1 has TWO test sections each: (1) Language Knowledge (Vocabulary/Grammar)
and Reading, and (2) Listening.

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