Jlpt 2018! (Results are now online!)


#1172

What are you planning to do now that you passed it?

I’m still below N3 and I enjoy being able to take one test (N5, then N4, hopefully N3 in July) every 6 months to measure my progress. I was already wondering: if I managed to pass N3 and maybe at some point even N2 it would be impossible to move on to the next step within 6 months. I might consider retaking the same level one or two times just to get a better result before I move on to the next level just for the sake of still measuring progress. But maybe that is just my insanity talking.


#1173

Congrats!
I am scared of listening as well. I hope I passed it.

Btw, I never understood why passing marks increase for N3, drop again for N2 and then increase for N1.


#1174

In the same boat. I too took the N4 in December.
I hope we both did better than we think.

Two and a half hours to go!


#1175

I had to call the police to report the murder of the N3.

But to be fair, I had been ready since July. The summer JLPT was cancelled in Okinawa due to a typhoon so my bitter ass just kept reviewing the material until December.


#1176

I hope so too. So many people said the listening was difficult, I hope some scoring magic will save us.

Well… I guess no point in going to sleep now just for those 2.5 hours. I’ll just be tired tomorrow :woman_shrugging:

Nnnnnice! Congratulations!


#1177

Yeah, that’s the only chance of me not failing. I was so confident in the first section too (thanks WK).

Sleep well! Best of luck!


#1178

Good luck for the wait! Sadly I am the world’s most stupid idiot because I am currently traveling but forgot to take my registration number with me :tired_face: So I have to wait until Thursday evening to get my results.

Also, I was quite hyped to jump to N3 in July but by now I realized that I will not be able to manage that (the sheer amount of vocab is already too much for me…) So I decided to not follow this plan any more and instead enjoy life and read some Japanese books with the various book clubs :joy_cat:
Depending on my result for December’s N4 and some other factors I will consider writing N4 again in July. We’ll see …


#1179

I‘ll just go to bed now and check in about seven hours… I don’t remember whether the site was down when the results became available but I’ll be safe when checking 5 hours after :smile:
So good luck to everyone staying awake, hope you all did well :blush:


#1180

Nooooo, that is cruel! Did you not receive it via mail or anything? No excited pictures on the test day that could show your voucher?

Oh my :smiley:

You being all motivated for the N3 in July was partially what made me think about taking it too. Now I have almost 100% decided on taking it (except if I failed N4, then I’ll take that one again) although I’m also sure that I’m in way over my head. According to my spreadsheet that I made yesterday, I have to add 20 vocab cards to Anki every day, 3 Bunpro items, keep up with WaniKani and it is all way too much but I thought it would be fun to try and just hope for the best. Now you being all reasonable are making me doubt my “I knew I was doomed from the beginning but I wanted to try it anyway” plan. :wink:

Great idea. Funny that this was my original plan after being super stressed by the JLPT in December and now we switched. I like your plan better than mine.


#1181

I was super sure I had stored the number in my computer but apparently that was just an illusion. So at least I need not stay up until 2am :joy_cat:

Yes, I know :slight_smile: So I thought I’d at least let you know of my realization and change of plans…

Same here! Plus I will be in Japan (in language school) in May so I will be super-busy with studying for the school which might or might not overlap with the other stuff, but I will not be able to do anything extra (at least that was my experience when I was there last year). Plus I need to seriously study listening, and reading, and I need to learn to properly write until I go back to school (it was sooo embarrassing that I could not even properly write hiragana - this is not going to happen again). And so I figured that it will probably be better for me to strengthen the basics instead of rushing forward and knowing more without really knowing, if you know what I mean…

That was exactly my feeling too! And I tried, and I realized I am actually doomed with that plan…

Hehe :slight_smile: We can switch back again any time though … :wink:


#1182

Thanks for the heads up, I appreciate it. :slight_smile:
I was also in Japan for a month immediately before the last JLPT and that made it extra stressful so it makes a lot of sense to change your plan and focus on school instead. You’ll save yourself a lot of stress, smart choice :+1:

I would not be shocked. Let’s see what happens! :smiley:


#1183

What was your score? I’ve failed a few times but my score has improved a bit each time. Isnt the minimum 100?


#1184

87, if im not misunderstanding.


#1185

Failed but improved my score so I’ll try again in July and just focus on N3 for December since I have already been studying for it (could be why my brain feels like jelly…studying things that I know won’t be on the earlier test :wink: ) Congrats to the successful test takers here!


#1186

Ah man, I failed N2. Like not even by a little. I bombed the reading section (figures since I Christmas tree’d the last two readings). This was my first time taking the N2 but I’m worried because now I can’t put down “N2 proficiency” on my job applications. I’m going to a few career fairs in the next couple months. I have to make up for it with my speaking skills, but since I’m basically illiterate, I’m afraid that will hurt my chances. I can fake my proficiency since I speak pretty fluently, but I can’t fake like…not being able to read their application LOL.

I have one more chance in the summer in case some VISAs need N2, but that’s cutting it so close. The pressure is on :frowning:


#1187

The result is better than I expected, but… :partying_face:


#1188

I didn’t have N2 when I applied for jobs but I wrote on my resume that I was registered for it (I included the date). It actually helped me get my job!


#1189

@Ernovace Thanks ! I had completely forgot about this weird bump for N3 so I went to check again the jlpt website… and nearly got heart attack. Yes, the N3 passing mark is a weird 95 / 180 instead of 90 / 180 for N4 and N2… meaning that with 95 / 100 I passed the N3 right on the mark ! :cold_sweat: :cold_sweat: Lucky…


#1190

Haha, you survived!
What are your plans after this? N2 in July/December?


#1191

Weeeeeeeee