7. Results and Certification
Q40 May I see my results on the Internet?
Yes. The date of availability of the test results will be posted on the JEES Website.
Q41 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.
Q42 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.
Q43 When I received my results, the score was not as good as I expected it would be. Can you please re-mark my test?
No, we cannot. The JLPT results are processed fairly and accurately.
Q44 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.
Q45 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.
Q46 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.
Q47 How can I be sure that “Certificate of Japanese-Language Proficiency / Score Report” and “JLPT Certificate of Result and Scores” are not a forgery or alteration?
For requesting authenticity verification of “Certificate of Japanese-Language Proficiency / Score Report” and “JLPT Certificate of Result and Scores”, please contact Japan Educational Exchanges and Services (JEES), Center for Japanese-Language Testing (Only about the examinees in Japan).
Japan Educational Exchanges and Services (JEES),
Center for Japanese-Language Testing
Office hour: 9:30 – 17:30, Weekdays (except National holidays, year end and New Year’s holidays)
TEL: 03-5454-5215 FAX: 03-5454-5235