JLPT Application period by Sep.30

JLPT (The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test) Application period by Sep.30 2016

If you take JLPT on Dec.4th, please register ASAP.

Application period: September 1 (Thu) – September 30 (Fri), 2016 (-17:00)

You can register from this LINK.



We recommend you to register by this weekend, Sep.17th, so that you can take a test in the center of Tokyo.

もうしこみ(register) が おそいときは、とおいところに なることがあります。


  1. We close next week, due to silver week holiday. No class Sep.19-24th




The 2nd JLPT in 2016 (December)   Test Date: December 4 (Sun), 2016

Guidelines for the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test in 2016(December) (in Japan)

February 1, 2016

  1. Test Date and Start Time Test Date: December 4 (Sun), 2016

Test room opens from 12:00 to 12:30

Test starts at 12:30

(Not being present by this time, examinees will not be allowed to take the first test section. In this case,
the examinees may take the next test sections, although the answers will not be scored and the
examinees will not pass the JLPT in 2016 (December).)

2. Levels, Test Sections and Test Hours


Level* Test Sections Test Hours** Answer Time
N1 Language Knowledge (Vocabulary/Grammar)・Reading 12:30-14:35 110 min
Listening 15:15-16:30 60 min
N2 Language Knowledge (Vocabulary/Grammar)・Reading 12:30-14:30 105 min
Listening 15:10-16:15 50 min
N3 Language Knowledge (Vocabulary) 12:30-13:15 30 min
Language Knowledge (Grammar)・Reading 13:45-15:10 70 min
Listening 15:40-16:35 40 min
N4 Language Knowledge (Vocabulary) 12:30-13:15 30 min
Language Knowledge (Grammar)・Reading 13:45-15:00 60 min
Listening 15:30-16:20 35 min
N5 Language Knowledge (Vocabulary) 12:30-13:10 25 min
Language Knowledge (Grammar)・Reading 13:40-14:45 50 min
Listening 15:15-16:00 30 min

The schedule can be downloaded here.

* For linguistic competence required for each level, please see here.
** As for the test hours, read carefully the following conditions:
(1) Examinees are not allowed to enter the test room once test hours have begun for any test sections.
(2) Test hours include instruction time etc, in addition to the actual answer time.
(3) The time allotted for the Listening section may differ slightly according to the length of the recorded materials.
(4) After the test, examinees must wait for proctors to finish counting the question booklets and the answer sheets for
about 20 min.
(5) Test time, shall be according to the watch of the test proctor of each classroom.

4. About Application

(1) Application via the Internet

Application period: September 1 (Thu) – September 30 (Fri), 2016 (-17:00)

②Application procedure:
Please apply from the MyJLPT “JLPT Application” screen after registering with MyJLPT on the JLPT website of Japan Educational
Exchanges and Services (hereinafter referred to as “JESS”).

③Test Fee: 5,500 yen (consumption tax included)

④Test fee payment methods:
Credit card, Bank wire transfer (Pay-easy), Payment at a convenience store.
* For group applications, only bank wire transfer is available.
* For overseas applications, only credit card payment is available.

5. Test Voucher

(1) Mailing of the test voucher

Mailed by November 18 (Fri), 2016

* Internet applicants can view their test voucher on the MyJLPT “Check and Modify JLPT Application” screen starting November 18 (Fri), 2016.

(2) Non-delivered test voucher / missing of the test voucher

If your test voucher does not arrive or is missing, notify the Application Center of your fax number within the inquiry period
below, so that the test voucher can be faxed to you.

【Inquiry Period】 November 21 (Mon) – December 2 (Fri), 2016

【Inquiries】 JLPT Application Center
TEL: 03-6686-2974
9:30~17:30 (except Saturdays, Sundays, National holidays, year end and New Year’s)

* Internet applicants may print out and use the test voucher on the MyJLPT “Check and Modify JLPT Application” screen at
the test site. There is no need to contact the Application Center.

(3) Correcting test voucher data

If there are any errors in your personal details on your test voucher including the spelling of your name and your date of
birth, make the necessary corrections to a photocopy of your test voucher and send it by fax or by mail to the Application
Center within the test voucher data correction acceptance period (see below).
A fee of 1,000 yen is necessary for correction after this period.
Note that correction allowed shall be about one or two characters only. You cannot alter both of your name and the date of birth.

【Test voucher data correction acceptance period】 December 5 (Mon) – December 16 (Fri), 2016  (latest)

【Mailing address】 〒100-0003 東京都千代田区一ツ橋1-1-1 パレスサイドビル6階東コア
日本語能力試験受付センター 行

【Fax】 JLPT Application Center 03-6845-2544

  • NOTE
    If your name on the test voucher is incorrect, the name will be printed on the answer sheet as it is. Use the sheet as it is.
    Changes will not be accepted at the test site.6. Announcement of Test Results

(1) Subjecting those who completed all test sections, pass or fail for each level will be determined based on the overall pass
marks and sectional pass marks shown here. A test result will be sent to each examinee and those examinees who
successfully pass the test will receive a Certificate of Japanese-Language Proficiency. Those who applied via the Internet
can check test results on the Internet on or after the notification date of test results.

(2) Official test results as well as the Certificate of Japanese-Language Proficiency will be sent early in February, 2017.

* Internet applicants can view their test results on the MyJLPT “Test Result and Certificate Issuance” screen from the
beginning of February 2017.
* Notification of the mailing date for Test Results and the date of availability of test results on MyJLPT will be made at the
end of January 2017 on the JEES website.
* Internet applicants can change where their Test Results will be mailed to (Japan only) after taking the test. Notification
regarding the period during which changes will be accepted will be available on MyJLPT.

(3) Transferring test result to an overseas address

If you want to transfer the test result to an overseas address, mail the following items ① and ② to the Application Center
within the overseas transfer acceptance period below.

① a photocopy of your test voucher (enter your telephone number in a vacant column)
② an envelope (large enough to hold a postcard) with the required postage stamp affixed (depending on the country).
* Write your name, overseas address, and examinee registration number on the envelope.

【Overseas transfer acceptance period】December 5 (Mon) – December 16 (Fri) , 2016 (latest)

【Mailing address】 〒100-0003 東京都千代田区一ツ橋1-1-1 パレスサイドビル6階東コア
日本語能力試験受付センター 行

(4) For detailed information about pass/fail, please see here.

(5) For an examinee who takes the JLPT abroad where the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) does not
administer the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students, JEES will send the
examinee’s score to a university or a junior college upon request, after the notification of test results.

If you have any questions, please refer to the FAQ first. Should you continue to have questions, please contact the JLPT Application Center.

JLPT Application Center
TEL 03-6686-2974 FAX 03-6845-2544
9:30~17:30 (except Saturdays, Sundays, National holidays, year end and New Year’s)
*Inquiries by e-mail are not accepted.