Level up – I passed the JLPT N3 test!

So I finally passed the N3 level of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, which I wrote in Tokyo on 1st December 2013. The results were just released on their website, which was heavily congested, but I managed to get in after a while:

JLPT N3 results

Not top scores really, though they are weighted; the real percentage of correct answers hides behind the letters – A and B for vocabulary and grammar. (They don’t seem to give these letter grades on reading and listening.) At the N4 level I had triple A’s. But who cares, I’m very happy to have passed the test that I initially failed a year ago!

I wonder when I’ll be ready for N2. In any case it feels good to have leveled up!

My JLPT history

  • August 2010: Started studying Japanese.
  • December 2011: Wrote JLPT N5 in Berlin – passed.
  • July 2012: Wrote JLPT N4 in Hamburg – passed.
  • December 2012: Wrote JLPT N3 in Berlin – failed.
  • July 2013: Didn’t write.
  • November 2013: Wrote the JLPT N3 “practice test” in Tokyo – good results
  • December 2013: Wrote JLPT N3 in Tokyo – passed!

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