How Difficult is the JLPT N1 for Japanese People? blog.gaijinpot.com

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 week, 1 day ago

When I first came to Japan, I heard the rumors about how infamously difficult the N1 exam was. A common story going around the foreign community at the time was that the N1 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), the highest level, was so difficult that even Japanese speakers would struggle with the questions and perhaps fail to get the 50 percent score needed to pass.

Surely that couldn’t be right, could it?