Japan Foundation Test for Basic Japanese(JFT-Basic)

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Japan Foundation Test for Basic Japanese is a Japanese language test that measures the Japanese language ability necessary for communication in daily life situations encountered by foreigners who come to Japan primarily for work.

For taking the exam

You can check the process leading up to the exam and the basic operations of CBT.

Test information

Exam Name Japan Foundation Test for Basic Japanese(JFT-Basic)
Eligibility
  • Must be a person whose native language is not Japanese.
  • If you are an Indonesian national, you must be at least 18 years old on the test date.
  • If you are a Myanmar national, you must be at least 17 years old on the test date.
  • Those with Japanese nationality are not eligible to take the test.
*If you are taking the exam in Japan, you must have a Japanese residence status (short-term stay is also possible)
Implementation format CBT(Computer Based Testing)
Question content 4 sections below
  • letters and vocabulary
  • conversation and expression
  • listening comprehension
  • reading comprehension
The number of questions Approximately 50 questions
Test time 60分
Scheduling acceptance period June 27, 2024, 10:00 AM (Japan time) - August 5, 2024
Reservation start date in Indonesia: June 27, 2024 at 11:00 AM (Western Indonesia Time)
Reservation start date in Myanmar: June 28, 2024 3:30 PM (Myanmar time)
Reservation start date in Nepal: July 1, 2024 2:45 PM (Nepal time)
Exam implementation period July 2, 2024 - August 8, 2024
Next Schedule
Scheduling acceptance period August 15, 2024, 9:00 AM (Japan time) - September 24, 2024
Registration start date in Indonesia: August 15, 2024 at 10:00 AM (Western Indonesia Time)
Reservation start date in Myanmar: August 16, 2024 3:30 PM (Myanmar time)
Reservation start date in Nepal: August 19, 2024 2:45 PM (Nepal time)
Exam implementation period August 20, 2024 - September 29, 2024

Notes

Eligibility

  • If you are taking the exam in Japan, you must have a status of residence and a passport issued by a competent authority of a foreign government or region designated by the Minister of Justice in a public notice as one that will cooperate in the smooth execution of deportation orders.
  • Even if you pass the test, it does not guarantee that you will be granted the "Specified Skilled Worker" status of residence, and even if an application for a Certificate of Eligibility or an application for permission to change your status of residence is made for a person who passes the test, it does not necessarily mean that you will be issued a Certificate of Eligibility or that you will be allowed to change your status of residence. In addition, even if you are issued a Certificate of Eligibility, your visa application will be examined separately by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and you may not necessarily be issued a visa.
  • If you have obtained Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N4 or higher, you do not need to take Japan Foundation Test for Basic Japanese(JFT-Basic) in order to apply for the "Specified Skilled Worker" status of residence. there is no.

ID creation

  • It is prohibited for one person to obtain multiple Prometric IDs.
  • Please create a Prometric ID with the same name as the name on Identification Document. Your name cannot be changed after you have made a reservation. If the name on Identification Document does not match the name on your Prometric ID, you will not be able to take the test on the day of the test.

Scheduling

  • Reservations and changes can be made until 23:59 (Japan time) three business days before the test date. If the test date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or Japanese holiday, you can apply until 23:59 (Japan time) four business days before the test date.
  • Business days are days excluding Saturdays, Sundays, Japanese holidays, and New Year's holidays.
  • The dates vary depending on Test Center. Please note that Test Center may not hold exams depending on the date and time.
  • Seating is limited. Please complete Scheduling as soon as possible.
  • The name, date of birth, nationality, and gender registered at the time of reservation cannot be changed. Please make sure to register without any mistakes.
  • If you are taking the test in Japan, you will need to upload a photo of yourself when making Scheduling. The uploaded photo will be included in Confirmation Letter and will be used to verify your identity On the test day. The uploaded face photo will also be included in the result notification. Please check the face photo regulations in advance and prepare a face photo that meets the regulations.

Scheduling change

  • Cancellation is not possible. Even if there is an error in the reservation details, corrections or cancellations cannot be made after the reservation is completed.
  • No changes can be made after the reservation deadline has passed.
  • Scheduling cannot be changed unless there are vacant seats.
  • Regardless of attendance or absence On the test day, test fees and Voucher will not be refunded or Voucher will be reissued.

On the day of exam date

  • Entrance to Test Center will begin 30 minutes before the start of the test.
  • Please arrive at Test Center 15 minutes before the start of the test. If you are late, you will not be able to take the test.
  • You will be required to present Identification Document and Confirmation Letter on On the test day. If you cannot present it, you will not be able to take the test.
  • Even if you are unable to take the test due to being late or Any lack of or mistake in your identification document(s), Test Fee will not be refunded.
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Identification Document

  • The "name on Identification Document" must be the same as the "name registered in Prometric ID."
  • Must be an original.
  • Copying is invalid.
  • It cannot be presented on a smartphone screen or other electronic media.
  • The photo of Identification Document must be clear and can be verified as the person who came to the test site on On the test day.
  • Must be within the expiry date and include a photo.

Event information

Host country

Bangladesh, Cambodia, India (excluding Gauhati), Indonesia, Japan, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Uzbekistan

Test Fee

Test Fee vary depending on the country where you take the test. Please check below.

Payment Method

Payment methods vary depending on the country where you take the test. Please check below.

Test Scheduling

ID creation

If you do not have Prometric ID, please create one first.
Please carefully read the "Notes on Creating Prometric ID" and register your name correctly.
Your name cannot be changed after your reservation is completed. If the name on your Identification Document Prometric ID, you will not be able to take the test on the day of the test.

Login/Reservation/Change

  • Cancellation is not possible. Even if there is an error in the reservation details, corrections or cancellations cannot be made after the reservation is completed.
  • The name, date of birth, nationality, and gender registered at the time of reservation cannot be changed. Please make sure to register without any mistakes.
  • Reservations and changes can be made until 23:59 (Japan time) three business days before the test date. If the test date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or Japanese holiday, the test date is 4 business days in advance.
  • Business days are days excluding Saturdays, Sundays, Japanese holidays, and New Year's holidays.
  • If you are taking the exam in Japan, you will need a photo of your face. Please check the "Regulations for Valid Face Photographs" in advance.
  • Please manage your Prometric ID, password, and registered email address yourself, and be careful not to disclose them to a third party.

Group Registration

Group Registration are possible only if 5 or more people are taking the test on the same day. Group Registration are available in a limited number of countries.

What to bring on the day

  • Confirmation Letter
  • Identification Document
  • Vaccination certificate (only available at some Test Center in Indonesia. Please see "Information" for details.)

Valid Identification Document

Valid Identification Document differ depending on the country. Please check below.

Test Result

Pass/fail announcement

  • Test Result will be displayed on the computer screen at the end of Test.
  • Please log in to My Page and check your result notification within 5 business days after taking the test.
  • For instructions on how to print a result notification, please see "Steps to print a Google Chrome result notification."

Retake Policy

You cannot retake the test for 45 days starting from the day after the test date.

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