Learning a foreign language is considered crucial for natives living outside their country. With a large number of careers demanding the knowledge of at least one international lingo, choosing the Japanese language can set you apart from the crowd. Training yourself in learning Nihongo can prove to be an asset to your career while also uniquely stimulating your learning abilities.
Taking the JLPT in India
The JLPT is a standardized criterion-referenced test that sets benchmarks and certifies you on your learning proficiency of the Japanese language. Held and administered by the Japan Educational Exchange and Services (JEES) in Japan and by the Japan Foundation overseas, the test is considered an important one, guaranteeing you several benefits while also being considered mandatory in some cases. So can you take the JLPT in India? The answer is yes, and the process is quite simple. Listed below are some important pointers that can help you maneuver your way into taking the JLPT from India.
- The JLPT is held twice a year in the New Delhi center in India.
- It comprises of 5 levels between N5-N1, with N5 being the easiest and progressing in the difficulty level towards the N1.
- It is valid for life and is recognized all over the world.
- The test takes place in July and December respectively.
- Online applications for the July slot starts in May and applications for the December slot starts in August. Applications are considered on a first-come-first-serve basis, so make sure to apply for your JLPT test as soon as you can.
- JLPT centers in India can be found in the cities- Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, and Shantiniketan (West Bengal).
- Registration fees for the JLPT come up to INR 1,500 (inclusive of taxes).
Test Format and a comprehensive break-down on the different levels
The written test is computed out of 180 marks. Between N1-N5, it tests Vocabulary, Grammar, Reading and Listening while the N1 and N2 levels place emphasis solely on Vocabulary, Grammar and Reading. To pass the test, one needs to score both- (1) the minimum overall score and (2) the minimum sectional score. The exam comprises of MCQ questions that are graded by a computer system, and not by hand. There is no Speaking skills evaluation made by the JLPT.
Important points to note:
- List of documents required on the online application link- Before drafting your application, it is crucial to keep your documents handy to complete your application as soon as possible. Keep a scanned valid ID proof (Aadhaar card, PAN Card, Driving license, etc.) along with a scanned copy of your passport size photograph. Make sure to read and follow the image specifications before uploading your photo.
- Sign up on the official website and confirm your email address and telephone number.
- Open up the form, fill in your details and make the payment.
- Upon filling up the form, you will receive a Transaction number. Be sure to keep this number safe as this is extremely important for your application to be considered.
- Once you have initiated the payment and your application has been received you will get an e-receipt on your email. Keep a printout of this for your future reference.
We hope we have cleared all your doubts on this, in case of any further query, feel free to get in touch with Japan Recruiter.