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How many categories are there in the Japanese test? What are the advantages?

2018-04-17 20:48:02

There are several kinds of Japanese tests, and the differences between them are different, and the limitations of each test are also different. Now let me give you a detailed introduction.

Japanese language proficiency test

The Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) was established in 1984 by the Japan Foundation for International Exchange and the Japan Association for International Education Support. It is sponsored by Japan and implemented worldwide. It is currently accredited by the Ministry of Education in China and conducted through the Ministry of Education Overseas Examination website. Therefore, the Japanese Language Proficiency Test is currently the most authoritative Japanese language test in China. The New Ability test is scored in 5 levels, from N1 to N5, N1 is the highest level, N5 is the lowest level.


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Advantages: High recognition and authority, to a certain extent, to examine the overall level of candidates to master Japanese. Most provinces and cities have test centers, the number of applicants is relatively large.

J. Test

Introduction to the examination: The full name of the J.EST examination is Practical Japanese Language Identification Examination (hereinafter referred to as J.EST). It was approved by the Ministry of Labor and Social Security in August 2007. The J.TEST was introduced into China in March 2003. At present, perennial examination stations have been established in famous universities in 20 provinces or municipalities.


Awareness: The purpose of the J.EST exam is to provide Japanese language talents for companies. Therefore, it has been widely recognized by many enterprises, especially Japanese enterprises. A great deal of assistance has been provided to those who wish to take office.


Advantages: 1. Focus on practical ability, a wide range of evaluation (J.EST has subjective questions, while JLPT mainly focuses on objective questions) 2. High frequency of examination (6 times a year, the time is not fixed, subject to the official website release. JLPT is twice a year and is more difficult.) 3. Facilitate the self-improvement of the candidates (whether you have or not, you will be sent a transcript, and the answer, and the ratio of each item you do correctly, and the paper is also let you take home on the spot, which helps you review and improve. The JLPT ended up knowing only the grades but not the details. 4. A one-paper multi-level examination system (the J.EST examination is divided into two types: Intermediate (A-D) and elementary (E-F). There are seven levels in the middle and high level (A-D). There are 2 levels in the Primary (E-F). Each test paper is divided into grades according to the score, and candidates do not have to choose which level to take the test, and the Japanese proficiency test must decide which level they are suitable for the test before.)

BJT Business Japanese Test (STBJ Test)

Awareness: There is a high degree of awareness among Japanese enterprises, and it can also be used as a language ability standard for studying abroad (Awareness: the status is not as good as BJT, fewer people know it, and currently training institutions are basically the main way of communication).

City Japanese Intermediate and advanced interpretation exam

The training and examination project of the City Foreign Language Interpretation Post Qualification Certificate is one of the high-level projects of the city shortage talent training project jointly established by the Municipal Party Committee, the Municipal Personnel Bureau, the Municipal Education Committee, the Municipal Adult Education Committee and other departments. Exams are given twice a year. One Sunday in mid-March and mid-September is a comprehensive written test, and qualified candidates can take the oral test. 3 weeks after each written examination, the written examination time will be published online and the specific matters of the oral examination will be informed.


Recognition: In the Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Shanghai area is more authoritative, in the Japanese enterprise recognition is relatively high.


Advantages: A comprehensive examination of the candidates' Japanese practical application level ability (this test can detect your real Japanese practical application is what kind of level)

Translation qualification examination

Exam introduction: Translation Professional Qualification (Level) Examination (CATTI). It's a test organized by the state personnel Department. It's available in all languages. It is held twice a year. The last weekend of May and December, respectively. The exam is divided into four levels: Senior translation; First-level interpretation, translation and translation; Secondary interpretation, translation and translation; Third level interpretation, translation and translation.


Recognition: The examination certificate is valid in the scope, which indicates that the certificate holder has the corresponding professional qualification (level) and professional ability, and is one of the necessary conditions for the appointment of translation professional technical positions.


Advantages: Interpretation and translation tests are available at all levels. Can test your Japanese translation ability in all aspects. It is not subject to geographical restrictions and is recognized in the scope. It is an exam organized by the Ministry of Personnel and is highly authoritative. There are test centers in all provinces and cities, it is more convenient to register.

JSST Japanese Standard Speaking test

JSST is currently the only Japanese speaking test, which is divided into ten levels. It only became widely available in China in 2010. In 2010, it was recognized by the talent training market and became a regular examination in the city. Like the J.EST exam, it is divided into two types: corporate group exam and individual exam. The corporate and group exams were conducted by Intercom Information Limited (Intercom Japan Portal). Before individual exams, online exams were available, but they are no longer available, so only on-site exams are available. There are only four test centers in three cities. It's still evolving.

Japan Study Examination: (for students who want to study in Japan)

The test is administered by the Japan Student Support Organization with the assistance of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, universities and other relevant organizations. Japanese universities will use this score as a reference for Japanese language ability and basic subject ability, and there is no score line, and each school has different requirements for this test score. So generally speaking, students who want to study in Japan will take this exam. The exam takes place once a year in June and again in November. Results come out the second month after the test.

University Japanese/Japanese major exam

(CET-4 and CET-6) : Basically, this certificate is useless, and not many people know it.


(Japanese Major 4) : Japanese major in the second semester of the second semester to take the exam, some schools will require this certificate upon graduation.


(Japanese professional Grade 8) : There are not many people in the TEM-8 exam, and the recognition is also general, and the English TEM-8 is basically not comparable.


Note: The above three exams are taken at school, and you should consult your school's exams.

Professional title foreign language level examination

It is a national foreign language examination organized and implemented by the Ministry of Personnel of the State, and it is an aspect of the professional title evaluation of technical personnel. Participants: university teachers, research institutes, engineering technicians, forensic doctors, lawyers and so on. This test is restricted by the industry, and most of these audiences have learned English as their first foreign language, so there are relatively few people taking Japanese. The examination is divided into A, B, C three grades, according to my declared professional title level to participate in the corresponding grade examination. Time generally begins in November and December. Local time varies, the specific content can consult the local personnel examination.

Sum up

In general, there are many Japanese tests, and the level and meaning of each test are different. Therefore, if we want to learn the Japanese language well, we must do our own planning, I hope the above summary can help you.