While I was sorting out some stuff, I found an old link that sent me to some JLPT samples.
I never took any JLPT test but out of curiosity, I wanted to try one and see how it feels. I honestly don’t have any interest in the certificate so passing the real exam doesn’t make a real difference to me.
Here is how did it(I am not sure if everything is right).
PS: I picked the JLPT N5 2018 version.
I did the vocabulary first: https://www.jlpt.jp/samples/sample2018/pdf/N5V.pdf
I got a 33/35(33 right answers, 35 total answers).
Then grammar: https://www.jlpt.jp/samples/sample2018/pdf/N5G.pdf
I got a 22/26.
Then reading: https://www.jlpt.jp/samples/sample2018/pdf/N5R.pdf
I got a 5/6.
From what I understood, grammar and reading are supposed to be together.
So we have, 27/32.
Finally, listening: https://www.jlpt.jp/samples/sample2018/pdf/N5L.pdf
I got a 20/24.
PS: I found a listening script but I guess you don’t have it when you take the exam so I didn’t use it
Okay, great. I think I understood how it works overall(correct me if I am wrong). I tried to do it in “real conditions” and it was actually fun because I never tested my Japanese before. It was also cool to have a look at the answer sheet after I finished to figure out where I messed up.
Sometimes you know the answer but you fail because you weren’t focused enough.
So now, I have two questions. How close is this to the real JLPT? I really want your opinion here. Give it a look and tell me how it was compared to the real stuff. I mean if it’s like 90% close, I would rather pursue this method and try the N4 one. If you did the same thing as me, feel free to share your own experience.
The other question is “how is the final score calculated”? So I found this but I didn’t understand it completely.
For N5, vocab’ & grammar & reading are all together. In my case, I get like 60/67. However, they say it should be X/120. Is it like (60/67) x 120 = 107/120 and therefore for listening 50/60? This is assuming they all have the same ratio.
I also saw that the score for every part has to be over a certain threshold. When it says “sectional pass marks”, is getting 38/120 passing? Isn’t that very low?
Sorry for the rant, it was quite the experience for me even though it wasn’t as fulfilling as the experience many of you had. Thanks in advance!