The N3 JLPT structure and goal of each section

The N3 JLPT structure and goal of each section

The N3 JLPT structure and goal of each section: N3 is a immediate level in the JLPT system (in the middle between the lowest level N5 and the highest level N1). Level N3 is used to assess the ability to comprehend sentences, particular passages in reality.

The N3 JLPT structure and goal of each section

Level N3 is the level that once you are at it, you can receive a lot of advantage (assistance from company for example). Therefore, nowadays lots of people take N3 exam.

To assist you in practising level N3 on your own, in this article, LearnJapanesedaily will show you the N3 JLPT structure and goal of each section.

The N3 JLPT structure is divided into 3 sections:

1 – Language knowledge (Kanji and N3 vocabulary, time frame: 30 minutes).

2 – Reading comprehension (N3 grammar and reading comprehension, time frame: 70 minutes)

3 – Listening (time frame: 40 minutes)

Each section will then again be divided into small segment:

Language knowledge: 5 segments:

1.1 Reading Kanji N3

– Goal: Assessing reading Kanji ability

– Number of questions: About 8.

For example:1.1

1.2. Convert to Kanji

– Goal: Assessing the ability to write Hiragana with Kanji.

– Number of questions: About 6.

For example:1.2

1.3 Complete the passage

– Goal: Assessing word comprehension in a context.

– Number of questions: About 11.

For example:1.3

1.4 Change ways of speaking

– Goal: Assessing the ability to express a particular idea by various ways.

– Number of questions: About 8.

For example:1.4

1.5 Application

– Goal: Assessing the ability to select words in reality.

– Number of questions: About 5.

For example:

1.5

2.Listening comprehension

2.1 Grammar – Grammar section is divided into 3 segments

2.1.1 : Grammar in a Sentence – 1

– Goal: Assessing the ability to choose the right grammar in a sentence.

– Number of questions: About 13.

For example:

2.1.1

2.1.2 : Grammar in a sentence – 2: Building a sentence 

– Goal: Assessing the ability to build a grammatical sentence that makes sense.

– Number of questions: About 5.

For example:2.1.2

2.1.3 : Grammar in a passage

– Goal: Assessing the ability to select words, sentences to form a coherent passage.

– Number of questions: About 5.

For example: 2.1.3

2.2 Listening Comprehension

Listening comprehension is divided into 3 segments

2.2.1 : Short passage listening comprehension

– Goal: Assessing the ability to comprehend a short passage, a speech or an instruction of 150-200 words, about various subjects: Study, life, work…

– Number of questions: About 4.

For example:2.2.1

2.2.2 : Medium length passage reading comprehension

– Goal: Assessing the ability to comprehend a medium length passage, about 350 words, understand main key words or the reciprocation of an analytical or an expository essay

– Number of questions: About 6.

For example:2.2.22.2.3 : Long passage reading comprehension

– Goal: Assessing the ability to comprehend a long passage, about 550 words, able to grasp the big picture and the flow of an analytical or an expository essay or a letter…

– Number of question: About 4.

For example:2.2.32.2.4 : Seeking information

– Goal: Assessing the ability to find information from a document (about 600 words) from advertisment, flyers..

– Number of question: About 2.

For example
2.2.4

3.Listening comprehension

In N3 JLPT structure, Listening comprehension consists of 33.3% the score (60), time frame: 60 minutes.

Listening comprehension is divided into 5 segments:

3.1 Listening comprehension with contexts

– Goal: Assessing listening skill by a short dialogue, with summary (able to grasp the necessary information, understand and know what to do next)

– Number of questions: About 6.

For example:3.13.2 : Listen to get the main point

– Goal: Assessing listening skill by a short dialogue, with sumary (given the concept, required to get the information after having done the listening)

– Number of questions: About 6.

For example:3.2

3.3 : Listen for gist

– Goal: Assessing listening skill by a short dialogue, with sumary (assessing the ability to grasp the gist of dialogue)

– Number of questions: About 3

For example:3.3

3.4 : Dialogue Listening Comprehension

– Goal: Assessing listening skill by a short dialogue showing the context, choose the right answer to the question.

– Number of questions: About 4

For example:3.4

3.5 : Responsive Listening Comprehension

– Goal: Assessing listening skill by a short dialogue, choose the right answer to the question.

– Number of questions: About 9.

For example:
3.5

Above is everything about the N3 JLPT’s structure, you can find more about the JLPT, download tests, excercise Japanese vocabulary right in this page: JLPT Practice. LearnJapanesedaily hopes you can understand more about the N3 JLPT’s structure to build your own practice plan.

Wish you all the luck on your practice and the real N3 JLPT!

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