Planning for the JLPT? Learn about the new JLPT test levels N1, N2, N3, N4, and N5. The JLPT is a goal for many students of the Japanese language - whether for university entrance, a job in Japan, or just personal motivation.
I will take on the JLPT N3 in Hamburg, Germany. I got perfect score for N5 in December 2016 and almost perfect score for N4 in July 2017 but I decided to spend more time to learn Kanji before I try passing N3 as this is where I did all of my mistakes with N4. I'm so not in the mood to learn them but can't be helped, eh?
Beverley_Dawn wrote:Well done on your perfect score! Did you find it easy? Do you recall how long you studied before hand?
I think my main worry is not understanding the questions! I’ve started on the practice tests on this site ... I definitely need the practice!
Thanks. I thought it was very easy. You just need some basic knowledge of grammar, be able to read Hiragana, Katakana and about 100 Kanji and know really basic vocab and some essential phrases.
However, you should know that I had been studying for 3-4 years before taking the N5 test. So maybe it's a different story for you. I wanted to start with the lowest test level to get an understanding of the kind of questions asked etc.
Have you tried listening to the "JLPT Season 1 - Old 4/New N5"-series (https://www.japanesepod101.com/index.php?cat=33)? I think that should give you a very good understanding of what the questions want from you. You could also buy the official practice workbook (http://www.jlpt.jp/e/reference/books.html). Use a timer and try to solve all the questions in one go and if you are able to pass the example test, you're definitely going to pass the real test too.
Hello everyone!! I want to try the N2, but i may be lacking a lot of kanji So i'm gonna keep studying to see how far i get. if i cant then first i'll take the N3 test Beverley-san you can do it!!! Ganbattekudasai! by the way i have never take one JLPT test ... poyo1107-san, i think thats a good idea, i also want to prepare myself but dont worry once you get the hang of kanji is not so bad EVERYBODY GANBATTEKUDASAI !! ハカシ