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Address 551 Gionmachi-minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0074, Japan
TEL 0120-509-315(Toll Free)
Not available from outside Japan. Please contact us by e-mail.
Business hours Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm, except public holidays and New Year holidays
  • ※Open on the day of the test and one day before the test.
  • ※Business hours are extend to 6pm on the day of the test and the final day of application period.
FAX 075-532-1110 (Outside Japan)+81-75-532-1110
e-mail bjt@kanken.or.jp

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About the BJT

Q1 What does the BJT measure?

The BJT is a test to measure your proficiency in communicating in the Japanese language required in business settings.

Q2 When did this test begin?

BJT was created in 1996 by JETRO. From 2009, we took over from JETRO and started to place an emphasis on Japanese language ability.

Q3 What kind of questions are asked on the test?

Please see the BJT web site for several sample questions.
http://www.kanken.or.jp/bjt/english/sample/sample01.html

Q4 What format is the test?

From April 2017, the BJT is offerd as the computer based test(CBT). We use the PearsonVUE's system.

Q5 What is computer based testing?

A CBT is conducted entirely on computers at the test site. Test takers will work in individual booths, and will listen to questions on headphones, and submit answers with computers.

Q6 Are there any special qualifications needed to take the BJT?

The BJT is open to all non-native Japanese speakers.

Q7 Does the BJT correlate with the JLPT?

A survey was conducted to see what levels BJT examinees had achieved on the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT).
Please see the BJT website for a graph of the results.
http://www.kanken.or.jp/bjt/english/about/feature.html

Q8 Has the test ever been used by any companies or schools?

A large number of companies and schools are using the BJT in a variety of ways. Please see our website for some actual examples.
http://www.kanken.or.jp/bjt/english/voice/

Q9 If I obtain a high score on the BJT, will I get preferential treatment when I apply for a Visa or other immigration applications?

Immigration authorities refer to BJT scores as well as the level achieved on the Japanese Language Proficiency Test when evaluating applications submitted by foreigners entering Japan.
In the "Points-based Preferential Immigration Treatment for Highly Skilled Foreign Professionals" implemented by the Immigration Bureau of Japan, you are eligible for bonus points (15 points) if you have score of 480 points or higher.

Q10 How long does the BJT take?

The BJT takes about 2 hours. There are a total of 80 questions.

Q11 How will my BJT score be calculated?

The BJT test scores are calculated through statistical processing of the raw scores based on the item response theory (IRT). The data is processed using a conversion equation that enables the final result to reflect the difficulty of each question instead of simply giving the same score to each correct answer.

Q12 What score do I need to achieve to pass the test?

The results are not "pass/fail". Rather you will receive a score from 0 to 800, which is then ranked on a scale of six levels from J5 to J1+.

Q13 What do the BJT levels J1+ through J5 indicate?

We made a "CAN-DO Report," which was developed to help reveal the actual Japanese language ability reflected by the BJT levels. Please refer to http://www.kanken.or.jp/bjt/english/about/evaluation.html
for further information.

How to take the test

Q1 Where can I take the BJT?

The BJT is offered at PearsonVUE's test centers.
Test takers can search for a test site on PearsonVUE's website.

Q2 When can I apply for and take the BJT?

Applications can be submitted any time, and the test schedule depends on the test center.
Test takers can find the details on PearsonVUE's website.

Q3 How much is the exam fee?

The exam fee is ¥6,999 per person.(※Only in Japan)

Q4 How can I apply to take the BJT?

The way to apply differs depending on whether you apply for the BJT as an individual or as part of a group.
For more information, please refer to
[Individual applications] http://www.kanken.or.jp/bjt/english/interior/personal.html
[Group applications] http://www.kanken.or.jp/bjt/english/interior/group.html

Q5 Can I take the BJT outside Japan?

You can take the BJT test in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, India, Singapore, France, Mexico and Brazil.(As of April 2017)

Q6 Can you issue a receipt for the exam fee?

Yes, we can. Please check the website below for details.
http://www.pearsonvue.co.jp/test-taker/FAQs/Payment.aspx
※Group applicants should consult the designated group leader.

Q7 Will my exam fee be refunded if I am unable to take the test?

Test takers that paid by credit card, you can cancel your test up to 24 hours before the start of the test and receive a full refund.
If you taking the test with a voucher, there will be no refund, and test will be rescheduled within the time limit.

Q8 Where are test sites in Japan?

As of April 2017, the test sites are located in 19 cities across Japan. Please check the latest information on the website below.
http://www.pearsonvue.co.jp/Clients/BJT.aspx

Q9 Can I change to another test site?

Test takers can change the test site or test date up to 24 hours before the test on the PearsonVUE's website.
※Group applicants should consult with their group leader.

Q10 When will I receive the examination voucher?

A paper voucher will not be offerd. Instead, test information will be sent by E-mail.
The E-mail will be sent immediately after the application is processed, and will be sent to the E-mail registred in the application. If you do not receive this E-mail, please contact PearsonVUE.

Q11 What do I need to bring to the test?

Please bring two forms of ID.(At least one must be photo ID)

Q12 How many minutes before the test should I be the test site?

15 minutes before the test start.

Q13 Can I use a reference book or workbook until the test starts?

No, you cannot. Please place such texts in your bag after entering the test room.

Q14 Can I take the BJT if I arrive late?

No, you cannot. You need to be seated in the test room 15 minutes before the test start at the latest. Please arrive at the test site sufficiently in advance.

Q15 Can I use a cellphone or smartphone as a watch?

No, you cannot. Please turn off your cellphone or smartphone during the test.

Q16 Is there a break time during the test?

No, there is not. If you feel sick or need to use the bathroom, please raise your hand and inform an invigilator.

Q17 When can I get a score report or a certificate?

A score report be provided to you immediately after the test, and you can download a score certificate on the PearsonVUE's website in a few days after to take the test.

Q18 Does the score certificate ever expire?

No, the score certificate never expires.

About materials

Q1 Are there any materials available for the BJT?

We issue official textbooks. For more information, please refer to http://www.kanken.or.jp/bjt/english/book/

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