JLPT - What is it?
The Japanese Language Proficiency Test (日本語能力試験 Nihongo Nouryoku Shiken), or JLPT, is a standardized criterion-referenced test to evaluate and certify Japanese language proficiency for non-native speakers, covering language knowledge, reading ability, and listening ability.
The JLPT is broken into 5 levels, JLPT N1 (hardest) to JLPT N5 (easiest). Previously it was based on 4 levels: JLPT 1 to JLPT 4, however it was decided the gap between JLPT 2 and JLPT 3 was too great and a new level, JLPT N3 was created.
JLPT Vocabulary Lists and Kanji Lists
The following links provide you with the vocabulary of each level of the JLPT.
Please note: There is no official list for JLPT vocabulary, this data has been obtained from various sources that referenced previous exams.
- JLPT N5 Vocabulary | JLPT N5 Kanji
- JLPT N4 Vocabulary | JLPT N4 Kanji
- JLPT N3 Vocabulary | JLPT N3 Kanji
- JLPT N2 Vocabulary | JLPT N2 Kanji
- JLPT N1 Vocabulary | JLPT N1 Kanji
For more information about taking the test and when it is held please go to the official site.