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Japanese Language Capability Test for Foreigners


JLCT exam is approved by Immigration Bureau of the Ministry of Justice as an eligible exam for student visa and training visa.


Welcome to Japanese Language Capability Test

The Japanese Language Capability Test is for foreigners to measure their Japanese Language Communication skills. The level is divided into 5 levels. That is, there are five levels: JCT1, JCT2, JCT3, JCT4 and JCT5. At each stage following skills are measured.

1. Linguistic knowledge (characters, vocabulary, grammar)

2. Reading comprehension

3. Listening

In addition to these, JCT Nursing Care 3 and JCT Nursing Care 4 will be available in near future!

JLCT is conducted by The Association of Japanese Language Capability Test for Foreigners under the parental organization of The General Federation of Japanese Kanji Association.

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Freequently Asked Question

A1 six Times a year. (Exams will be on Januery, March, May, July, September, November, 2019).
A2 Currently we are conducting in 19 countries. The number of locations varies from country to country.
A3 We conduct each odd number month,(usubly, First, Sunday)
A4 The General, incorporated Federation of Japanese Language capability Testing Organization for non-native Japanese - JLCT is the copyright owner.
A5 Yes. That is correct. We use the authorized syllabus mentioned in guidebook "New JLPT" released by the Japan Foundation as benchmark/reference. Based on this reference, we conduct the exam in REDAING, WRITING, LISTENING sections from level JCT 1 to JCT5 to exactly match with JLPT N1 to N5. The Japanese Immigration Bureau has accredited JCT5 certificate as qualification for Japanese Visa.
A8 The passing criteria is the aggregate score as well as points scored in the individual sections has to cross the minimum level.
A9 JCT4, JCT are related to nursing care. Currently we are working on it; we are planning to introduce it soon.
A10 Yes 6 times a year. We want to implement this in the near future and working on that.
A11 はいそうです。法務省のホームページの"日本語教育機関へ入学するため日本語能力について"の項目にも記載されています。

Exam Dates

2020 January 12 (Sun)

2020 March 22 (Sun)

2020 May 17 (Sun)

2020 July 19 (Sun)

2020 September 20 (Sun)

2020 November 15 (Sun)