About J-CAT

Structure of test

J-CAT Japanese Test is consists of 4 sections; listening, vocabulary, grammar, and reading.
Questions and number of questions will differ depending on the accuracy of the examinee's answers.
The test time will also differ among examinees, and will range from 45 to 90 minutes.

How to take J-CAT

Group Exam and Individual Exam

There are two ways (Group Exam and Individual Exam) to take the J-CAT. The difference between the two are as follows.

Individual Exam Group Exam

Multiple ID Issuing Method

Name Specification Method

SP Method

Group Specification Method

Register email address in advance Necessary Unnecessary Unnecessary
Unnecessary
Necessary

Application deadline
(excluding weekends and holidays)

By 72 hours before By a week before

By two weeks before
(due to the necessity of receiving the name list from the test proctor)

By a week before By two weeks before
Suitable scene Take the test alone at home or school Take the test alone at home or school・Take the test with others in the computer room Take the test with others in the computer room Take the test with others in the computer room Take the test alone at home or school・Take the test with others in the computer room


Flow of the test


図1: Flow of the Individual Exam

Check “Flow of Group Exam” here (Guidance page for Group Exams).

 

Learn details from the following reference.
今井新悟編著・赤木彌生・中園博美著(2012)『J-CATオフィシャルガイド:コンピュータによる自動採点日本語テスト』
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Learn further details about essays from here (To J-CAT Project page)

J-CAT pamphlet

J-CAT pamphlet(Japanese)J-CAT pamphlet(English)