The JPT has been developed as an index for measuring Japanese ability. This means it can be used by people across an extremely wide ability range, from as low as 10 points (no Japanese at all) to as high as 990 points (nearly native speaker level).
The test is designed to give beginning learners a low score commensurate with their ability, so there is no problem for beginners to take the test to accurately measure their Japanese ability.
Although the question is made from 8 fields, some of them cannot be answered beginning learner. Because the questions range from relatively easy to difficult questions in each field. Even if you cannot answer all the questions, you can
measure the objective ability of yourself at the present time.
The JPT is a test to objectively measure your own ability. By knowing your own current ability, and comparing it with your target ability, you can get an idea of how much you need to learn.
New questions are created for each JPT public test, these utilize high-level test technology called item response theory like the TOEIC and TOEFL, in order to make sure to adjust to the level of difficulty that there is no deviation in the evaluation criteria so that the invariance of the score standard is secured for each test.
The JPT does not have a passing score in the same way as the TOEIC, it means there is no score to measure success or failure.
The JPT does not only allow individuals to measure their Japanese language ability, but also be used for variety of purposes such as evaluation of Japanese language ability in entrance examinations at many universities, hiring new employees in companies and public institutions, promotions, selection of expatriates, and measurement of effects after Japanese language training. The score required for each purpose is different.
The JPT has the advantage of being able to set a passing score on its own according to the purpose of the candidate or assessor.
The JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) is a test managed by the Japan International Foundation and the Japan International Education Support Association. It is held each year in July and December. JLPT is divided into 5 levels from N1 to N5, and the pass criteria is 100 points for N1 and can pass if the score for each subject is above the lowest point.
On the other hand, The JPT is a test that was developed for the purpose of accurately measuring communication skills in Japanese, and the test results are displayed as scores instead of pass / fail. "Target setting" is possible. The JPT score is currently used in major Korean companies. It is widely used in government offices and universities.
In addition, The JPT is held 12 times a year, so it is more convenient for candidates and evaluators to have many exam opportunities.
Test fees that that have been paid cannot be refunded. Test dates cannot be changed. Test eligibility cannot be transferred to another person. There are no particular procedures required if you are going to be absent.
You may not leave the room midway through the test as this will disrupt other test takers.