If someone passes N1, say this year, then takes it again and fails, does it in anyway void or nullify your first pass?
I want to continue taking the test twice yearly, if for nothing else, just to continue studying. I don’t think I have anything new to learn to be honest as related to JLPT grammar etc. But my memory is terrible and I want to keep drilling them so that I can get them.
I would say the Japanese I can comprehend, vs the Japanese I can use that is “mine” is massively different. The words I use in speech are sooooo much more limited than what I can comprehend for the exam. I hate this and want to change it because I feel like an imposter.
Anyway just wondering your guys thoughts on what I have said and also if I can still “count” my pass even if I fail subsequent tests.
I would definitely still count my pass, even if I failed the summer JLPT.
And you already have your certificate stating that you passed N1, I don’t think there’s a way they could somehow nullify that.
I can relate I am still somewhat embarrassed to tell people I passed N1 because my speaking and writing is so limited, and I am so bad at grammar nuances or explaining certain grammar points.
I’ll probably also take the N1 maybe a third time next year, simply because I like standardized tests.
The certificate itself doesn’t expire, but universities will ask for a certificate that is 2 or 3 years old or less (depends on the university). That’s only if you want to register somewhere that doesn’t have an English program, though.
As far as I am concerned, I was never asked when I got my N1 during job interviews. I guess they may if the interviewee’s Japanese level isn’t on par? But that’s about it.