JPT (Japanese Proficiency Test)

Test Registration procedure

Taking the Test in Japan

Test details

Examination Test date Location Application period
339th Sunday, August 23, 2020 Tokyo, Osaka,Nagoya Tuesday, June 23, 2020 to Thursday, July 23, 2020
340th Sunday, September 20, 2020 Tokyo, Osaka,Nagoya Monday, July 20, 2020 to Thursday, August 20, 2020
341th Sunday, October 18, 2020 Tokyo, Osaka,Nagoya Tuesday, August 18, 2020 to Friday, September 18, 2020
342th Sunday, November 29, 2020 Tokyo, Osaka,Nagoya Tuesday, September 29, 2020 to Thursday, October 29, 2020
343th Sunday, December 27, 2020 Tokyo, Osaka,Nagoya Tuesday, October 27, 2020 to Friday, November 27, 2020

※There is a possibility of a reschedule, change of venue and or exam cancelation due to the state of social affairs. For more information, please contact our JPT committee.

Taking the Test overseas

Test Day Schedule

Please be sure to read about the test day.

General Notes on Taking the Test
  1. Once you apply, we cannot change the date of exam, change the examinee or refund your fee.
  2. You are allowed to enter the test center once you have completed the registration form.
    Also, You can't take the exam without a form of ID.

    【Listed ID which you need】(it must be a valid photo ID that is issued in Japan.)
    Driver’s license, Student ID/ handbook, Passport (does not have to be issued in Japan), Individual Number Card, Basic Resident Registration Card, Foreign Resident Registration Card, Residence Card, Special Permanent Resident Certificate, Driver’s Record, A Valid Certificate for Physical or Mental Disabilities

    ※You must take the exam with one of the IDs listed above.Also, we do not refund you even if you can’t take exam caused by any reasons.
    ※Please bring an original ID but copy one.
  3. Please make sure to turn off alarms and all other settings of such devices and turn off cellular phones and other electronic devices (e.g. audio player, PC, video game console, electronic dictionary, electronic organizer) in the test room.
  4. Smoking should be done at the designated smoking areas.(Some parts of the building in location are non-smoking, so please follow the instructions of the proctor at the testing location)
  5. No food or drinks allowed in the test room.
  6. Please make sure to bring wristwatch as there is no clock in the room during test administration.
  7. The following actions are prohibited at the test centers:
    • If you fail to follow the directions below, engage in any of the prohibited acts, your answers will not be scored and you will be disqualified from taking the JPT Test for a certain period of time.
    1. All acts that can be considered photography, video recording, audio recording,and copying
    2. Writing outside of the designated space on answer sheets or on a test book or other materials.
    3. Removing a test book and/or answer sheets from the test room by any means and/or disclosure of test question contents
    4. Reproduction of test question content by any means in whole or in part (not limited to Japanese) in a state available for browsing or listening by the general public via Internet, TV, radio, e-mail, documents, lectures or any other possible means
    5. Acts of taking the test with help from others
      • Cheating
      • Taking the test in place of a registered test taker
      • Offering or receiving assistance during the test
      • Taking the test fraudulently and any other acts that are considered dishonest
    6. Acts of taking the test over the designated testing time
      • Looking through test content before the test start time or answering questions after the test finishes.
    7. Acts of sabotage (acts of violence, damage to property…etc.,)
Responses to violations
  1. If you engage in any of the prohibited acts as above, or if any question arises about the validity of your answers, the following measures may be result:
    • Warning from proctor dismissal from the test site during the test
    • Check of belongings
    • Your answers will not be scored
    • Disqualification from taking test
    • Cancellation of test scores
  2. Proctors may walk around the test room to maintain an appropriate test environment and to check if any prohibited acts occur.
Cancellation or Discontinuation of Test

We may cancel or discontinue the test if events outside are out of our control (e.g. earthquake, tsunami, other natural disasters, strike, an outbreak of infectious disease) cause difficulty in securing the test centers, blackouts or other circumstances, such as disorder related to transportation, communication, or distribution. If the exam is not carried out, we will carry forward to the next public test. Candidates who do not wish to take a take-over examination can request a full refund of the exam fee.  We assume no responsibility for any inconvenience, cost (except test fee) and other personal losses incurred by test takers due to cancellation or postponement of test administration.

Test Registration Procedure

To apply for exams, a dedicated application is required. Please download the application.

※This picture will be used for the transcript.It cannot be changed after applying.
※Regarding the dress code: We recommend wearing suits or other formal attire for the photo.
※If we can not identify your picture, you will not receive your registration for JPT. We do not accept pictures that have masks or caps, images that is too small, and passport or other ID cards.

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Group application

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