NAT-TEST

UNICOSMOS School has been authorised by Senmon Kyouiku Publishing, Japan to conduct NAT Test in
Northern India, at its School Campus located at Sector 55, Gurgaon, Haryana, India.

Overview of the Exam

The Japanese Language NAT-TEST is an examination that measures the Japanese language ability of students who are not native Japanese speakers. The tests are separated by difficulty (five levels) and general ability is measured in three categories: Grammar/Vocabulary, Listening and Reading Comprehension. The format of the exam and the types of questions are equivalent to those that appear on the Japanese Language Ability Test (JLPT).

Strengths of the NAT-TEST

The Japanese Language NAT-TEST is based on the Japanese Language Achievement Test for Non-Native Speakers, held twice a year since 1989 in Japan and other countries such as China, Taiwan and South Korea. The Japanese Language Achievement Test is used by many Japanese language schools and education centers as a proactive way of measuring students` performance and in guidance counseling.

Levels and Sections of the Exam

There are five levels of the Japanese Language NAT-TEST. Level 5 is the easiest followed by levels 4, 3, 2, and then level 1, which is the most difficult. The difficulty of each level corresponds to its respective level (from N5 to N1) on the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT).

Levels 1 and 2 have a Language Knowledge section, which includes reading, grammar and vocabulary, a Reading Comprehension section and a Listening section. Levels 3, 4 and 5 have a Language Knowledge section, which includes kanji and vocabulary, a second Language Knowledge section with grammar and reading, and then a Listening section. On the day of the exam, it will take several hours for test takers to complete the test.

2020 Test Schedule

Test Test Date
Test Site
Application Deadline
Application Deadline
Implementation to grade
Available Level
1st Test
1st (February) Test
February 16
February 16
January 17
January 17
1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q 5Q
2nd Test
2nd (Apri) Test
April 5
April 5
March 6
March 6
2Q 3Q 4Q 5Q
3rd Test
3rd (June) Test
June 14
June 14
May 15
May 15
1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q 5Q
4th Test
(August) Test
August 9,
August 9
July 10
July 10
2Q 3Q 4Q 5Q
5th Test
5th (October) Test
October 11
October 11
September 11
September 11
1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q 5Q
6th Test
(December) Test
December 13
December 13
November 13
November 13
2Q 3Q 4Q 5Q

* Test dates may vary depending on the country.

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