Resources for studying for the JLPT

The Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT, Japanese Language Knowledge Test) is the most important test that certifies the level of knowledge of people who are learning the language. As a document it is of great importance for Japanese universities and companies, since it allows determining whether you are suitable for admission or for the position. There are some resources on the internet that serve as a guide for this exam. Here are some pages that may be useful.

JLPT levels range from lowest to highest, from N5 to N1. For N5 the student is expected to know at least 100 kanji. For N4 they are expected to know 280. For N3 they are expected to know 650, and for N2 and N1 there is no specific list. Apart from this, students must know different grammar rules per level.


1. Official site from the JLPT: The first resource, obviously, is the official site of the page. Although it does not put a study material, it has a section with sample questions for the exam. Since there are students who may not be used to the format of the JLPT questions, I recommend that they take a mock exam, as well as serving as a benchmark for whether or not you are fit for the level you are presenting.

JLPT study

2. JLPT study: The creator of this page she took several tests from previous years and has created a list of grammar, vocabulary, expressions, and kanji for each level. Since there are no official lists for the exam, this list is tentative. In addition, the page has a test section for grammar, kanji and written comprehension. Unfortunately it is fully developed for levels N5 and N4 N2, but with little material for N3. For the N1 it does not have material.

Nadine nihongo

3. Nadine nihongo: This blog has a section on grammar topics for the JLPT. It also includes reading comprehension exercises. The page is divided into different categories and presents a well-organized interface. On the other hand, from this page you can access other pages with more resources.

jvocab of the day

Four. Jvocab of the day: This other blog focuses on vocabulary and grammar rules. Every day he publishes a different kanji and a list of words. The advantage is that you write kanjis that can be combined with kanjis that have already been revised previously. In the grammar lessons he explains the rule of use and gives examples of sentences. The page is classified by the different levels of the JLPT.


5. Tanos: The page has a wide variety of resources for all levels, such as comprehension readings, audios, a list of grammar, vocabulary and kanji. It also has a test that allows you to know your level and lists of vocabulary, grammar and kanji recommended for each level.