JLPT N2 Practice Test – Free Download

JLPT N2 Practice Test – Free Download

On this page, you will find free downloadable files for the official JLPT N2 practice test (Japanese Language Proficiency Test).

JLPT N2 Official Practice Workbook

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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

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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 N2 Practice Test Files

Below are all of the files you will need to take the N2 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 N2 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: 105 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: 50 minutes

Check Your Test Result


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:

Download Our N2 Study Guides!

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JLPT N2 Grammar List Flashcards, Japanese 文法

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Test information and original PDF sources from http://jlpt.jp/e/samples/sample12.html

Cruise works full time at a Japanese company in Nagoya, Japan. He worked for 4 years as a University lecturer teaching English before making the move to a 100% Japanese speaking environment to continue improving his Japanese. In his free time, he is either cycling around Japan making YouTube videos or adding new Japanese lessons to this blog.