The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) is the largest-scale Japanese-language test for evaluating and certifying the Japanese proficiency of non-native speakers in the world.
The JLPT is conducted twice a year, in July and December. Applications for the December Test close on 17 September, so if you're thinking of sitting the examination, it's time to get your application together.
There are five levels of the test, from N5 through to N1 (N1 being the most advanced). For more information on the JLPT, the registration process, suggestions for textbooks to help you prepare, and some sample questions to help you decide which level to aim for, check out the official website.
When: Sun. 6 Dec.
Application period: From Mon. 24 Aug. until Thu. 17 Sep.
How to apply: From 2020, applications must be submitted online; see the official Japanese Language Proficiency Test website below for full details.
Examination fee: 5,500 Yen (including tax)