It is entirely in “multiple questions - answers” format; where candidates’ kanji, vocabulary, grammar, reading and listening abilities are tested. There is no interview or oral paper.
JLPT Frequently Asked Questions
The exam is held simultaneously, so it is not possible to take more than one level at the same exam session time.
There is no past paper for N3 but you can still use old Level 3 for practice.
Past papers are commercially available from Specialist Language book sellers such as the following:
JP-Books UK Ltd
14-20 Regent Street, London SW1X 4PH, England
Tel: 020 7839 4839 / Fax: 020 7925 0346
UCD Japan does not handle preparatory course information. To our knowledge, there are no distance-learning courses for JLPT preparation available in Ireland or UK.
UCD Japan application system for JLPT is via the UCD online booking system. Bookings for the JLPT Examination can be made here.
UCD Japan can be contacted at
Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington Building
University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin D04 N9Y1
For further information, contact us at Japan@ucd.ie