7. Results and Certification
Q42 May I see my results on the Internet?
For those applying by the Internet, result will be posted on the Internet. However, for those applying by mail, result cannot be seen on the Internet.
Q43 Will I be able to know my results via telephone, fax or e-mail?
No, you cannot. We can only inform you about your results via post when we send the formal notification of results for all examinees and the Certificate of Result and Scores, upon your request.
Q44 May I receive my JLPT results earlier than the formal notification of results?
No. Please wait for the result notification to be sent to you by post. The results of the JLPT are sent out in early September for the first JLPT and in early February for the second JLPT. The mailing date will be announced on the top page of this website. If you have not received your results a week after the results’ notification is made for all examinees, please contact the JLPT Application Center (tel. 03-6686-2974).
However, if you have taken the JLPT in the country where the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) is not held and you are applying to Japanese Universities or technical schools to study, we may pass on the results of your JLPT to your prospective schools upon their request after the notification of result. Please consult them for details.
Q45 When I received my results, the score was not as good as I expected it would be. Can you please re-mark my
No, we cannot. The JLPT results are processed fairly and accurately.
Q46 What is the difference between ‘The Certificate of Japanese-Language Proficiency’, and ‘The Certificate of
Result and Scores’?
‘The Certificate of Japanese-Language Proficiency’ is to prove your proficiency in Japanese language. If you took the examination in Japan, the Certificate of Japanese-Language Proficiency is the size of a postcard and is attached to the right side of the test result. It is only to be issued once with notification of your results so please keep it safe. It must be noted that we do not re-issue this certificate. With respect to ‘The Certificate of Result and Scores’, it is an official document which you can submit to your school or to your work place to prove your proficiency of Japanese. In order for you to have this issued, you need to pay the fee but you can request it whenever, for as many times as you want. Please refer to “Certificate Issuance” on our JLPT website or the Application Guide you bought.
Q47 Is there any limitation period for which the Certificate of Japanese-Language Proficiency remains valid?
No, there isn’t. However, there are occasions when prospective schools or companies to whom you are submitting the certificate will specify when the JLPT should be taken.
Q48 I have changed my name so can you issue me a copy of ‘The Certificate of Result and Scores’ with new name?
No‚ we cannot change the data so if you need to submit the Certificate to your school or employer‚ please do so with the document which proves your change of name.