About JPT

What is JPT?

    JPT or Japanese Proficiency Test certified by the Immigration Bureau of the Ministry of Justice was developed for Japanese learners who do not speak Japanese as their first language.
    The JPT aims to objectively measure and evaluate the advanced and functional communication abilities in everyday life, including business situations required for studying and working in Japan.
    Just as TOIEC test, JPT has 200 questions in total (listening comprehension 100 questions and reading comprehension 100 questions) The scores of each part are on a scale of 5 to 495 (990 scores in total)
    The test-takers will do the test on PC (45 mins for the listening part and 50 mins for the reading part). The test result will be scored on a scale of 10 to 990 other than a pass or a fail result. The score also can be used for a variety of purposes depends on the need of each test-takers.
    JPT efficiently measures the real abilities of all test takers. You can perceive your present level without having to estimate yourselves first.

Test venue:

Test venue

Bio House Building, 5th floor, Soi Sukhumvit39

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Test venue

Computer Laboratory, Faculty of Accounting, Room No. CH211 Chaloem Phrakiat Building Payap University

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Key characteristics of JPT

1.The test will be held 6 times a year
 It increases the exam opportunity for those who want to study or work in Japan.
2.The same exam from beginner to advanced learners
 The test uses four alternative methods to measure Japanese communication skills. Since it is an all-level competency test, you can take the same exam even you are a beginner or an advanced learner.
3.Fast checking!
 The result announcement will be 2 weeks after taking the exam. Test takers can view their test result on https://jptthailand.web.app/
4.Situation in everyday life
 The grammars and vocabs in the test content are real situations in daily life. This test helps test takers measure their actual ability of communication skills.
5.The test result is presented as a score
 The test scores are on a scale of 10 to 990 other than a pass or a fail result. (both listening and reading scores are on a scale of 5 to 495, presented in increments of 5 points)
 Knowing your current ability from these scores and comparing it with your target ability, you can get an idea of how much you need to learn.
6.Retaking the Test
 By retaking the test, you can measure the progress because of constant difficulty level. It is also a method to improve your scores.
7.Prompt Responses
 Taking the test on PC requires quick answers. This method helps test takers measure real communication skills.
8.Score Equalization Method
 It is a scaled score, full marks of 990 points, calculated using a statistical processing method called “equating.”

Score descriptions

Be able to communicate in Japanese in any situation

Score

Listening comprehension

Reading comprehension

880 points more  Understand small differences in conversational expressions, be able to communicate accurately, and understand the intentions of speaker.  Have accurate knowledge of Japanese and can use it correctly.
 Be able to understand what the other person is saying in meetings, negotiations, and phone calls.  Understand business writing accurately.
 Be able to use the language appropriately and fluently depending on the situation.  Master the grammar and vocabulary.
 Be able to use correct vocabulary and communicate accurately.  Less grammar mistakes.
Be able to use appropriate communication in Japanese in a wide range of situations

Score

Listening comprehension

Reading comprehension

740 points more  Understand what people are discussing, and can discuss about the current topics.  Abundant knowledge of vocabulary and grammar, excluding some complicated parts.
 Be able to prepare a manuscript in advance and present it in front of several people on the topic you are interested in.  Be able to summarize the main topic in meetings.
 Generally, understand what the other person is saying in meetings, negotiations, and phone calls and can respond to it.  Be able to understand different opinions and conflicts.
Daily conversation in a limited range of Japanese

Score

Listening comprehension

Reading comprehension

610 points more  Generally, understand daily conversation.  Might not be able to understand the instructions or writings accurately. (in some cases)
 Might not be able to understand the content of meetings or negotiations if it becomes complicated.  Inexperienced in some Japanese expressions or vocabularies.
 Might not be able to use appropriate expressions according to the situation. (in some cases)  Slightly lacking of grammatical knowledge.
Understand simple conversation, but might not be able to express it adequately

Score

Listening comprehension

Reading comprehension

460 points more  Understand easy daily conversations.  Understand simple instructions and writings.
 Be able to use easy Japanese to talk about hobbies, families, weather, or some other general topics.  Incapable of finding essential point or main idea, and making writing.
 Be able to give a brief introduction about topics related to yourself.  Need to study more vocabulary, grammar, and Kanji.
Beginner communication skills and basic greetings and self-introduction

Score

Listening comprehension

Reading comprehension

315 points more  Understand topics about hobbies, families, and some simple topics if the speaker speaks slowly.  Recognize only basic and easy phrases.
 Be able to make basic greetings when meeting people or finishing conversations.  Know a little of Japanese grammar and a few of vocabularies.
 Be able to easily talk something about their own daily life.  Be able to understand simple notes.
Incapable of having a communication or reading in Japanese.

Score

Less than 315 points  Incapable of having a communication or reading in Japanese.

Differences between JPT and JLPT (level comparison)

    - The Japanese Language Proficiency test (JLPT) is a graded evaluation of N1, N2 … but the JPT is a graded evaluation of points. It is possible to measure the growth of language skills for each exam and give an accurate evaluation. JPT's score evaluation enables accurate comparison of abilities that cannot be expressed in graded evaluation. Also, while the JLPT is held twice a year, the JPT is held six times a year, and there are plenty of examination opportunities.

    - The JPT is a qualification recognized by Ministry of Justice Immigration Bureau. It is recognized as a qualification to enter Japanese language education institutions. "For those who want to work or study in Japan must acquire at least 315 points in the JPT Japanese Language Proficiency Test conducted by the Japan Youth Development Association."

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JPT and JLPT Score Comparison

JLPT

JPT

N1 660 – 990 points
N2 525 – 660 points
N3 430 – 525 points
N4 375 – 430 points
N5 315 – 375 points