The December 2019 test was yesterday here in Japan. Although you can take the test twice a year. The December test tends to be the most popular among test takers.
I hope everyone had a good experience. If this was your first time taking the test, I hope you weren’t met with too many surprises. It can be a little rough your first time with the test. If you have some experience with the JLPT, I hope this test felt a little easier for you.
I’ve been busy with the launch of the new study guide for the JLPT N5 (JP, US, IN, UK) and making videos for the grammar points on the main YouTube channel. Each one of those videos takes a good amount of time and energy to put together and proofread, but it has been a lot of fun to help people pass the test. I’m also happy to report that the study guide has also been well-received. Thanks everyone for all the feedback as well.
How was the test?
How do you feel the test went for you? Was it like you expected it to be? I’d be interested to hear what materials you used for the test and how effective they were. What would you recommend to others? What would you not recommend to others?
If you used the JLPT Study Guide for the N5, what did you like about it? What didn’t you like? I’m very interested in making it the very best resource for the N5, so if there is anything I can help you with, please let me know. I’ve already gotten some great ideas that we are implementing and using to improve the book even more.
I love these post-test posts because I can hear from my readers about what was effective, so don’t be shy. Share your tips and help out your fellow readers.
You might be wondering when you’ll hear about your results. If you registered electronically in Japan on the JEES site, you should be able to check results at midnight on Jan 20th or 27th. They will announce the exact date sometime in early January on the JEES site. I will also try to keep you updated on when the results will come available on my Facebook or Twitter.
The only way for you to be able to check your results on the JEES site is if you registered for the test through the site. If you registered in another way, your results will not be available there.
You should receive an official certificate / results usually about a week after that. Outside of Japan, it might take up to a month to receive the mailed results. Check with the local organization that puts the JLPT on in your region. You can check that here.
And definitely be sure to come back and let us know how well you did. I usually make a result post shortly after the results come available electronically.
So now take a few short minutes and share with us what you thought about the test in the comments below.