Lindie Botes

Lindie Botes

I'm a South African designer and language YouTuber with a passion for foreign languages. I aim to inspire, motivate and guide you in your journey to learn new languages!
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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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