National Japanese Exam

The 2018 NJE will administered from March 1 - April 13, 2018.
Registration will be open from December 13, 2017, to February 16, 2018.

What Is the NJE?

The National Japanese Exam (NJE) is an online, proficiency-oriented, standards-based and culture-related assessment tool for middle school (junior high), high school, and college students who are studying Japanese as a second language. It was developed by AATJ (American Association of Teachers of Japanese) as a way for such students to test their Japanese skills and participate in a nation-wide exam with awards for high achievement.

The NJE helps teachers see students’ strengths and weaknesses in various areas including reading, listening, grammar and kanji. Teachers can use the results to identify strong and weak areas in their teaching, give various school-level awards to students (Gold Level, Silver Level, Bronze Level, Honorable Mention, and Participation certificates), and highlight the success of their Japanese programs and celebrate their students' accomplishments.

The NJE is an entirely online test that teachers administer in their classrooms. It features Listening and Reading sections at three levels.

Read more about the three levels and the skills they test by clicking HERE.
Click HERE for sample test questions.

Click HERE to download a poster for the 2017 NJE. Posters for the 2018 test will be available in October 2017.
Click HERE to download a brochure for the 2017 NJE. Pamphlets for the 2018 test will be available in October 2017.

Information About the NJE Test Content and Administration

Administering the Exam Purpose
Awards Registration and Payment
Exam Levels and Categories Results
Exam Organization and Contents Sample Test Questions
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Technology Requirements
Fees for the Exam Timeline
Post-Test Survey Results What's New

Please feel free to email with questions: nje@aatj.org