JLPT Exam India 2022, Dates, Centres

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Spoken by over 128 million speakers across the globe, Japanese is considered to be one of the most widespread and influential languages in the world. In fact, a majority of the languages’ popularity can be easily attributed to the vast and beautiful culture of Japan as well as their entertainment industry, in specific their ‘anime’ industry. When considering the languages’ past, little can be found in regards to the same but many are lead to believe that it might have some connection with Chinese. 

Now, when it comes to such a beautiful language, there is no doubt that many students across the globe strive to master it, to utilise it in the future. Especially those who wish to either pursue their higher education in Japan or maybe even settle there. Japanese is an amazingly useful language in the global market and therefore a great asset for anyone looking for an advantage in the same. With that said, one must prove their proficiency in the same and this can be done by attempting and passing the JLPT.

Let’s now understand what JLPT - Japanese Language Proficiency Test is all about.

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Japanese-Language Proficiency Test or JLPT is the officially standardised criteria based test meant to help the non-native Japanese speakers prove their Japanese proficiency. JLPT certifications are valid for a lifetime. With that said, there are five different levels to clear and are considered to be rather tough to clear.

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The system in JLPT works much differently than the average CEFRL system. While there are a total of five different levels, the highest proficiency level is N1 and the lowest is N5. Hence, students start their journey from N5 and make their way to N1. The JLPT test is a 180 marks worth two tier exam which is divided into 60 and 120 marks exams. The first tier has 2 levels: N4 worth 120 marks and N5 worth 60 marks, the second tier includes N1,N2 and N3, each worth 60 marks. In order to pass, you must score a minimum of 19 on 60 and 38 on 120.

Where and when are they conducted?

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In India, JLPT is held in over 8 different test centres:

  • Bangalore:

Bangalore Nihongo Kyooshi-kai (BNK) / JLPT Test Adm. Committee

Address: Unit 337, 3rd Floor, Raheja Arcade, 1/1, Koramangala Industrial Layout, Area, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560095


  • Chennai:

ABK-AOTS DOSOKAI, Tamilnadu Centre, Chennai

Address: No.110, 3rd floor, Chateau D’ampa, Nelson manickam road, Amjikarai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600029


  • Kolkata:

The Indo-Japan Welfare and Cultural Association

Address: 2B, Asraf Mistri Lane, 18/4, Pramathesh Barua, Ballygunge Circular Rd, Sarani, Kolkata, West Bengal 700019


  • Mumbai:

Teachers Association of Japanese (TAJ)

Address: H-1404 Great Eastern Gardens, Lal Bahadur Shastri Rd, Kanjurmarg West, Mumbai, 400078


  • New Delhi:

MOSAI (Mombusho Scholar’s Association of India)

Address: 27, Barakhamba Rd, Barakhamba, New Delhi, Delhi 110001


  • Pune:

Japanese Language Teachers’ Association, PUNE (JALTAP)

Address: Rajroop Building , Block No 2, 39/40, Opp. Sujay Garden Building,, Mukundnagar,, Pune, Maharashtra 411037


  • Shantiniketan (Bengal):


Address: PO Santiniketan, Bolpur, West Bengal 731235


  • Salem (Tamil Nadu):

Japanese Language Teachers Association 

Address: Sri Sankara Garden, SF No. 2347 8, 9, Chinna Andan Kovil Rd, Karur, Tamil Nadu 639001

When, Who, What, Where, Why, How

In India, the exam is held twice a year. In 2022, the exam is held on:

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Exam Date: 3rd July 2022

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Exam Date: 4th December 2022

Registration Process

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Anyone interested in taking the JLPT exam should register at least two to three months in advance (check the official website for exact dates).

During the registration period, you can only register by email or online.

You can also go to your nearest centre with a passport-sized photograph, the registration fee, and a photo-identity card, such as a passport or driver’s licence. Finally, fill out the entire application form.

For the most up-to-date information, go to the official test centres’ websites.

The test is scheduled in two shifts: in the morning from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and in the afternoon from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Typically, you will receive your JLPT scores and results within two months of taking the test. For example, for the July and December tests, they traditionally announce in the last week of August and January of the following year.

Each level’s examinees receive a Score Report. In addition, successful candidates receive a “Certificate of Proficiency.”

What;s more….JLPT scores never EXPIRE!!!!

Many educational institutions and businesses, have their own set of rules to recognizing your JLPT scores. Some, for example, will only recognise you if you obtained the certification within the last 2-5 years. However, regardless of when you took the test, the vast majority of people think about it.

Exam Fee

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The registration fee for each level differs depending on where you intend to take the test.

When compared to other popular language tests such as DELF, CELI, TestDaF, DELE, and HSK, the cost is very minimal.

In the United States, for example, the price could range anywhere from $60 to $75. In India and Australia, however, it ranges it could from 1000 to 1600 rupees and 90 to 100 Australian dollars respectively. Do ensure to check the JLPT website for latest costs before you apply.

How to learn for JLPT Exams?

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Ultimately, JLPT is a way to get a professional certification in Japanese proficiency..

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