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Age restriction for the JLPT?

Postby Triddy » Tue 02.12.2008 3:18 pm

I am planning to study hard and attempt to take the JLPT 3級 2008. I never took the real 4級, but I did find the practice tests and kanji lists to be very easy.

Still passing the JLPT 3級 is going to take a lot of work; a lot more work than I would normally put into my Japanese studies. It would really motivate me and help me accomplish a lot. However, I am only 15 years old (Will be 16 by December) so I am unsure if I can take the test.
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RE: Age restriction for the JLPT?

Postby Stitchface » Tue 02.12.2008 3:28 pm

http://www.jpf.org.au/03_language/jlpt/faq_aboutjlpt.htm

"Q2. Are there any special qualifications needed to take the JLPT?
A2. The JLPT is open to all non-native Japanese speakers. There are no age restrictions on candidates taking the JLPT."
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RE: Age restriction for the JLPT?

Postby Xurma » Tue 02.12.2008 3:28 pm

There should not be any age restrictions in JLPT. I've heard that even some 9-year old girl was taking JLPT. Also, I filled my JLPT application forms when I was 13-years old, but I still didn't take the test though. I lost my motivation. :)
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RE: Age restriction for the JLPT?

Postby Kisshu » Tue 02.12.2008 3:42 pm

Hmmm... this makes me wonder.

Anyone know who was the youngest? Or, an ever better phrasing... how old was the youngest?
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RE: Age restriction for the JLPT?

Postby Triddy » Wed 02.13.2008 3:34 pm

Thanks to all three of you.

In that case, I hope to try and take the JLPT 3級 this year. Probably end up failing horribly though :)
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RE: Age restriction for the JLPT?

Postby Noob » Wed 02.13.2008 10:45 pm

Ganbatte ne!
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RE: Age restriction for the JLPT?

Postby Harisenbon » Wed 02.13.2008 11:21 pm

Kisshu wrote:
Hmmm... this makes me wonder.

Anyone know who was the youngest? Or, an ever better phrasing... how old was the youngest?


There were some 7-8 year olds at the testing center last time I went.

Warmed the cockles of my heart, it did.
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Re: Age restriction for the JLPT?

Postby Kudo Masaki » Fri 03.07.2008 2:39 pm

がんばってね。 :) 
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