JLPT Training in Nepal

The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) under joint organization of the Japan Foundation and Japan Educational Exchanges and Services (previously Association of International Education, Japan) started in 1984 as a test to measure and certify the Japanese-language proficiency of those whose native language is not Japanese. In 2009, the JLPT started to be offered twice a year in July and December, as opposed to only once a year in December previously.

Today the JLPT is actively used in every corner of the world. In Nepal, Japanese Language Teacher’s Association Nepal (JALTAN) conduct the test in Kathmandu.

JLPT certificates offer various advantages, ranging from recognition as academic credit and graduation certification at schools to preferential treatment at companies and acknowledgement of qualification in society.

The JLPT has five levels: N1, N2, N3, N4 and N5. The easiest level is N5 and the most difficult level is N1.

N1 difficult ←→ easy N5

N4 and N5 measure the level of understanding of basic Japanese mainly learned in class. N1and N2 measure the level of understanding of Japanese used in a broad range of scenes in actual everyday life. N3 is a bridging level between N1/N2 and N4/N5.

Test Schedules of JLPT

JLPT offers the examination twice a year.

  1. July
  2. December

Test Schedules for 2019 A.D.

First Test:  Sunday, July 7, 2019

Second Test: Sunday. December 1, 2019

 ( Contact: +977-1-4242400 )

In Nepal, the test is regulated by Kathmandu Japanese Language Teachers’ Association, Nepal (JALTAN)

All examinees will receive their own Score Report. Successful examinees will receive a Certificate of Proficiency. In Japan, Score Reports for the July test will be sent in early September and Score Reports for the December test will be sent in early February. To examinees outside of Japan, Score Reports will be sent via local host institutions, and examinees will receive a report for the July test in early October and a report for the December test in early March.

Test sections and test times:

Level Test Sections ( Test Time )
N1 Language Knowledge (Vocabulary/Grammar) Reading 〈110min〉 Listening〈60min〉
N2 Language Knowledge (Vocabulary/Grammar) Reading 〈105min〉 Listening〈50min〉
N3 Language Knowledge (Vocabulary)〈30min〉Language Knowledge (Grammar)・Reading 〈70min〉 Listening〈40min〉
N4 Language Knowledge (Vocabulary) 〈30min〉Language Knowledge (Grammar)・Reading 〈60min〉 Listening〈35min〉
N5 Language Knowledge (Vocabulary) 〈25min〉Language Knowledge (Grammar)・Reading 〈50min〉 Listening〈30min〉