On this page, you will find free downloadable files for the official JLPT N1 practice test (Japanese Language Placement Test).
JLPT N1 Official Practice Workbook
This practice test is based off of the actual JLPT test, so it includes each section in full (vocabulary 語彙（ごい）, grammar 文法（ぶんぽう）, reading 読解（どっかい）, listening 聴解（ちょうかい）, along with the recommended time allotted for each section.
These files are simply a replication of the JLPT, and NOT a guide or textbook to help you study any particular section.
Therefore, when you use these materials, it’s best (in my opinion) to set down and treat it the same as if you are taking the JLPT test for real.
Study Tip: Treat it like the real JLPT test
That means no phone, no distractions, no snacks (except for the mid-break), and you are ready to give it your all for the entire duration.
Remember, endurance and fatigue are a big part of the JLPT. If you do not practice the strict time conditions of the exam before test time, you may not be able to perform as well as you’d like to.
JLPT N1 Practice Test Files
Below are all of the files you will need to take the N1 practice test. I recommend printing each file first, this way you can take the test away from a computer. Though you will likely need to use a computer to listen to the audio for the listening section..
First, you should download the:
This is the same format you will use to submit your final answers on the JLPT.
Next, here are the files for each individual section. The JLPT N1 is divided into two sections, so it’s a good idea to take breaks in between these sections.
Section 1) Language knowledge (vocabulary / Grammar / Reading)
Section time: 110 minutes
Note that unlike the N5-N3, these sections are all combined together with no break in between. So it is really important that you focus on your timing and don’t waste too much time on the reading comprehension.
You are free to go in whatever order you wish. Some people prefer to do the reading comprehension first while their brains are still fresh, but that risks you running out of time for the other sections.
Section 2) Listening
Section time: 60 minutes
- Listening 聴解（ちょうかい）
- Question 1
- Question 2
- Question 3
- Question 4
- Question 5
Check Your Test Result
Want a physical copy of the book?
The practice test books are very cheap, less than $10 on Amazon.
It’s actually probably a good idea to get a physical copy of the test book so you can replicate the test conditions when you attempt your practice test. Good luck!
Are you still alive at the end of all of this? How did you do on the practice test?
Review Your Weak Spots!
After reviewing your score from your practice test, make sure to look at which areas you scored weakest on and make those part of your study schedule before taking the real test.
You can review for different sections by using our study lessons:
Test information and original PDF sources from http://jlpt.jp/e/samples/sample12.html