Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)



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JLPT in Malaysia

July & Dec Paper
Host City
Test Administrator
Email Address
The Japanese Language Society of Malaysia
jlsm.enquiries@gmail.com / jlpt.kualalumpur@gmail.com
Penang Japanese Language Society
Dec Paper only
Host City
Test Administrator
Email Address
Perak Malaysian Japanese Friendship Society
Language Academy, University Technology of Malays
Centre for the Promotion of Knowledge and Language Learning, University Malaysia Sabah

What is JLPT?


JLPT or the Japanese Language Proficiency Test is held worldwide to evaluate and certify proficiency in Japanese of non-native speakers, covering language knowledge, reading and listening ability.

There are 5 different proficiency test levels from the highest (N1) to the lowest (N5). It is held twice a year in July and December


Reference Books on JLPT
@ JLSM Learner’s Resource Centre


With prior appointment, you are welcome to view our small but good collection JLPT reference materials at our premise.


JLPT Collection

Check our JLPT collection:


JLPT Book Review

The review is made by students and teachers who have used the book before. You may find them in our Learner’s Resource Centre.


Visit Request

If you would like to visit our Learner's Resource Centre, please fill up the request form below.

Request Form  


Test Levels

There are 5 test levels, ranging from the highest N1 to lowest N5.

See description for each Level.

You may do a simple self check here.

Test Contents

N1 & N2: there are 2 sections/paper
N3, 4 & 5: there are 3 sections/papers

Details of the sections/papers and their duration

Sample questions for each level are available here.

When and Where

Twice a year – July & December

July & December Paper: Kuala Lumpur & Penang
December Paper only: Ipoh, Johore Bahru & Kota Kinabalu


The registration period is about 10-14 days.

July paper: sometimes between mid March and early April

December paper: sometimes between Mid Aug and early September

However, please check with its announcement around first week of March and August.

Registration in Malaysia and the fees payment is done online via jlpt.jlsm.org


Yes, but there will be NO refund of any fees paid.

There is NO perquisite requirement. You may register for any level you are comfortable with.