What is J.TEST?

  • J.TEST is a Japanese language skill test administered by the authorities in Japan.
  • J.TEST was first introduced in 1991 as a test of practical Japanese.
  • J.TEST is designed to measure Japanese proficiency of non-native Japanese speakers.
  • J.TEST is administered in over 50 cities inside and outside Japan. In addition to six (6) Open Test dates throughout the year, we also have IP Test (Institutional Program) for companies and schools.
  • Over 400 companies, schools and organizations use J.TEST.
  • “Business J.TEST” focuses on business and is aimed at those who score at the highest level.

Features of J.TEST

  • Four (4) test tiers/levels.
    J.TEST has four (4) tiers/levels: 1. “G level test” - for beginners, 2. “E-F level test” - for elementary level learners, 3. “A-D level test” - for intermediate and advanced learners, and 4. “Business J.TEST” - for the highest level learners of Japanese.
  • Consistent degree of difficulty in each test and more chances to challenge again.
    J.TEST is well designed to keep the degree of difficulty consistent in each and every test, and scheduled six (6) times per year. If you take the test more than one (1) time, you will know how far your Japanese proficiency has improved.
  • J.TEST measures practical and pragmatic Japanese proficiency.
    The Listening Test is heavily weighted and includes many practical expressions from real life.
  • J.TEST is capable of measuring a more advanced level of Japanese communication than the JLPT N1.
    The A-D Level Test measures a higher level of communicative proficiency than N1 for JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test).
  • Issuance of Certificate (for Open Test only)
    Certificate will be issued and delivered to the individual examinee who scores the predetermined points or greater in each level. Every single examinee will receive the score report and reference materials.

How to Take J.TEST:

  • Qualification of examinee: Non-native Japanese speakers
  • Test Schedule:
    A-D Level Test : Six(6) times per year in January, March, May, July, September and November
    E-F Level Test :Six(6) times per year in January, March, May, July, September and November
    G Level Test : Twice(2) per year in May and September
    Business J.TEST : Twice(2) per year in July and November

  • Test dates for 2017
    12 March 2017 (Sunday)
    14 May 2017 (Sunday)
    09 July 2017 (Sunday)
    10 September 2017 (Sunday)
    19 November 2017 (Sunday)
  • Examination Fee: Tk. 2,100 per level
  • Scores & Evaluations :

    A-D Level Test:

    • The A-D Level Test will assess and rate your Japanese proficiency from Levels A to D on a scale on which perfection is 1,000 points.
    • A certificate will be issued to the individual examinee who reaches the acceptance points* in each section of the test and scores 400 points or greater.

    [Test Sections]

    • Reading & Writing: 80mins.

    I        Grammar
    II       General Reading Comprehension
    III      Kanji
    IV     Writing

    • Listening: 45mins.

    I        Depiction
    II       Listening-reading comprehension
    III      Response questions
    IV     Conversation & Explanation

    [Scores & Evaluations]

    • 500 points per each for “Reading & Writing” and “Listening” sections out of 1,000 points
    Special A 930 or
    greater
    Advanced Interpreter Level
    (Able to interpret to/from Japanese on specialized tioics.)
    A 900 or
    greater
    Interpreter Level
    (Able to interpret to/from Japanese on matters of general nature.)
    Pre-A 850 or
    greater
    Pre-advanced Level
    (Able to interpret to/from Japanese on basic topics.)
    B 800 or
    greater
    Per-advanced Level
    (Able to conduct business in Japan.)
    Pre-B 700 or
    greater
    High Intermediate Level
    (Able to undertake a business trip to Japan.)
    C 600 or
    greater
    Intermediate Level
    (Able to complete simple tasks on a business trip to Japan.)
    D 500 or
    greater
    Pre-intermediate Level
    (Sufficient for basic communication.)
    Pre-D 400 or
    greater
    Travel Level
    (Able to communicate basic ideas using Japanese.)

    (Examinee who scores below 400 points will not be certified)
    *JLPT Level N1      =          J.Test score around 650 points
    *JLPT Level N2      =          J.Test score around 500 points
    *JLPT Level N3      =          J.Test score around 400 points

    • The comparison with the JLPT is just for your reference.

    E-F Level Test:

    • The E-F Level Test will assess and rate your Japanese proficiency from Levels E to F on a scale on which perfection is 500 points.
    • A certificate will be issued to the individual examinee who reaches the acceptance points* in each section of the test and scores 250 points or greater.

    [Test Sections]

    • Reading & Writing: 70mins.

    I        Grammar
    II       General Reading Comprehension
    III      Kanji
    IV     Writing

    • Listening: 30mins.

    I        Depiction
    II       Listening-reading comprehension
    III      Response questions
    IV     Conversation & Explanation

    [Scores & Evaluations]

    • 300 points for “Reading & Writing”section and 200 “Listening” sections out of 500 points
    E 350 or
    greater
    Equivalent to having completed an elementary course in Japanese.
    F 250 or
    greater
    Mid Elementary Level

    (Examinee who scores below 250 points will not be certified)
    *JLPT Level N4          =          J.Test score around 350 points
    *JLPT Level N5          =          J.Test score around 250 points

    • The comparison with the JLPT is just for your reference.

    G Level Test:

    • A certificate will be issued to the individual examinee who reaches the acceptance points* in all eight (08) sections of the test and scores 120 points or greater out of 200 points.

    [Test Sections]

    • Reading & Writing: 70mins.

    I        Grammar
    II       General Reading Comprehension
    III      Kanji
    IV     Writing

    • Listening: 20mins.

    I        Depiction
    II       Listening-reading comprehension
    III      Response questions
    IV     Conversation & Explanation

    [Scores & Evaluations]

    • 120 points for reading comprehension and 80 points for listening comprehension out of 200 points.
    G 120 or
    greater
    Lower Elementary Level
    (Able to communicate and introduce oneself with simple Japanese)

    (Examinee who scores below 120 points will not be certified)

    *Acceptance points: In case that you get zero in even one of the eight fields in the Reading & Writing section and the Listening section, your level will not be recognized.

  • Open Test sites in DAHKA : Daffodil International University, Level-4, Digital Room, 4/2 Sobhanbag, Dhanmondi, Dhaka.

How to Apply for J. TEST

  • One has to register for J. TEST.
  • For registration, please collect, fill up and send the application form of J.TEST.
  • You can download the application form from the link below:

  • Necessary documents with application form:
    National Identification card and 2 photos (passport size)

 

Contact:
Mr. Md. Khairul Bashar
Senior Administrative Officer
Daffodil Institute of Languages (DIL)
Daffodil Tower-5 (4/2, Shobhanbag, Mirpur Road, Dhanmondi), Level-5, Room No.-514, Dhaka-1207

E-mail: dil@daffodilvarsity.edu.bd
Cell: 01847140018 Tel: 8130864, 8129177, 8129402 Ext.: 318