On 3 December 2017, the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) will be held at the Language Centre of the Universiti Brunei Darussalam, by the Committee for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test in Brunei. Application forms (B$5) will be available at the cultural section counter of the Embassy of Japan in Brunei from 24 July 2017. All applicants need to register before 8 September 2017, by submitting the application form with the registration fee (B$30).
The JLPT is a test for non-native speakers of Japanese which evaluates and certifies their Japanese language proficiency. Anyone who would like to assess his or her Japanese language ability is encouraged to apply. In 2016, about 860,000 people took the JLPT in 73 countries and areas worldwide. It is the largest Japanese language test in the world.
The JLPT is offered in five levels. In order to measure Japanese language proficiency as thoroughly as possible, test items are designed for each level:
N1: Ability to understand Japanese used in a variety of circumstances;
N2: Ability to understand Japanese used in everyday situations and in a variety of circumstances to a certain degree;
N3: Ability to understand Japanese used in everyday situations to a certain degree;
N4: Ability to understand basic Japanese; and
N5: Ability to understand some basic Japanese.
The details of the JLPT and sample questions are available on the official website.