J-cert is an internationally recognised Japanese Language (Nihongo) Proficiency standard test, officially conducted by the ‘Japan International Human Capital Development Organization (JIHDO)’. It follows the ‘European Common Reference Framework’ for evaluation of the test. J-cert was earlier known as GNK Life and Proficiency Japanese Test. J-Cert examination is carried out in countries like Japan, China, Nepal, Vietnam and India.
J-cert tests and certifies the Nihongo proficiency of non-native speakers on reading, writing, listening and speaking abilities in Japanese. J-cert is a unique test as it focuses not only on Nihongo skills but also tests the awareness level of the basic Japanese culture. This certificate of Japanese language proficiency is recognized by Japanese corporations, public offices and international agencies, and by commercial associations all over the world.
The J-cert exam consists of six levels, which are divided into the following categories: