Lindie Botes

Lindie Botes

Language learning coach, designer and YouTuber here to show you that it's possible to learn multiple languages at once while still balancing life! Sharing my language learning tips, tricks, reviews and encouragement.

My JLPT N3 Results

So, turns out I forgot my password to access my JLPT results, and I had to email the Japanese embassy, to my embarrassment, to ask for my password. After a few excruciating hours of waiting, I was finally able to access my results.


I passed! 

However, I was expecting better results than I got, because the test felt easier than I expected at the time, but seems like I got quite a few questions wrong! I received an A for Grammar and a B for Vocabulary. Sounds about right, as Kanji was a tough one! I did expect a better mark in listening though, since it felt super easy! My 29/60 for Language Knowledge is laughable but super accurate. I really need to improve my vocabulary!

For a few weeks of cramming, I think this is a decent result. I could have done better if I worked harder from the start of the year, though. Whoops!

I won’t redo the N3, as apparently a score of 121/180 is pretty good according to international averages. According to Lindie’s average, that’s not fabulous though. Nevertheless, I am happy I passed, and I will aim for the N2 in about 2 years’ time. I’m going to see if I can do the HSK (Chinese exam) this year instead of the JLPT.

How did you guys do?

Here are my results:

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7 Responses

  1. Congratulations. I also took and passed the JLPT N3. I’ve started working toward N2. I’m also thinking that it’ll take me about 2 years to have a realistic chance of passing (though I might try taking this year anyways just to measure my progress).

    For Chinese, Taiwan offers the Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL), so that’s another option.

    1. You passed! I took JLPT N2 in 2017 and passed with a 113. So, I decided to take JLPT N1 in 2018, but failed with a 53. My score went down 60 points from N2 to N1 even though I did study N1 vocabulary and grammar, but apparently just not the right ones. I took the JCAT in 2019 right before it got discontinued and scored consistently as before, placing me at intermediate-high. I was going to take the N1 in 2020 but coronavirus happened. Looks like I’m going to have to wait until 2021.

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