Japanese Language Proficiency Test
The Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) is administered in Western Australia by Hyogo Prefectural Government Cultural Centre. This internationally recognised exam is held every December in WA. The test is held on the first Sunday in December and registrations can only be completed online.
For 2021 JLPT will be held on Sunday, December 5 at Perth Modern School. The registration period is set to open on Tuesday, July 20 and will run through until Wednesday, August 25, 2021.
Registration numbers are strictly limited so please register as early as possible to avoid missing out. A limited number of additional spaces will open up from August 30 to September 1 for interstate applications.
There are 5 levels of JLPT with N1 being the most difficult requiring a highly advanced ability and N5 being the easiest. If you are not certain of your level, please visit the library to view sample questions. The test is comprised of grammar, vocabulary, kanji, reading, and listening. It does not include a speaking component.
The fees for N1, N2, and N3 are $95 plus Eventbrite fees. N4 and N5 are $85 plus Eventbrite fees. This fee must be paid at the time of registration. Please note that you can only register for one level of the exam in one location, as all exams are held at the same time across Australia.
You can keep up to date on the latest information by visiting the Japan Foundation website at JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) – Japan Foundation, Sydney (jpf.org.au).
The JLPT registration link will be directly emailed to Hyogo Cultural Centre Members, posted on the Hyogo Cultural Centre website and Facebook pages, and shared widely with Japan related associations in Perth. Please do not miss the registration period as no late entries can be accepted.
Hyogo Cultural Centre has a large number of JLPT resources in the library to assist you in preparing for the test. These materials can be borrowed by Members - two resources at a time for a two week period. Unfortunately these resources cannot be renewed, but you are encouraged to return them and borrow alternative materials. Please note that the previous exam papers are not released, but the resources available have an assortment of sample questions in a similar format with answers provided.