Japanese N2

  • What is Japanese N2?

JLPT N2 is an achievement which cannot be sidelined while taking Japanese into consideration. It is the business level certification which drives the candidate ahead in any corporation requiring Japanese as a compulsion or till some extent. It is the benchmark as N1 is considered very native as a certificate. The N2 level had the greatest number of applicants amongst all the levels at a total of 145,310 applicants in the year 2017. Of those applicants, 43.9% percent passed the exam. This examination is the only way to achieve this certification. The examination has 3 sections dealing with three integral parts of any language.

These are listening, grammar/vocabulary and reading. Each section is worth 60 points and you must get 19 points or more in each section. The candidate needs to achieve a total of at least 100 points. But, the best part about the examination is the marking and passing procedure. If a candidate is weak in one area, they can make it up by performing better in another area of performance. The candidates just need to ensure more than 19 points in each section and 100 points in total. That should make it up for them. Though the point assigning is quite dubious, it depends on the weightage of the question.

  • Why Japanese N2? 

Japanese N2 examination provides certification for contemplation of Japanese skills of any candidate. The N2 exam mostly focuses on Keigo which is a formal form of Japanese language. N2 is a business level certification examination which makes sure that all the words used in a conversation are refined and meaningful to business. This knowledge is used in formal situations and business gestures like meetings and speeches. People often confuse verbs if they aren’t trained properly in Japanese grammar. Different verbs are used if you’re talking about yourself or you’re talking about someone you want to respect.

If people have been to Japanese schools, they know the importance of Keigo. It’s something which cannot be understood from books. A person needs to master it through careful learning. If they fail to do so, they will fail to understand it in future from books as well. At a later stage in life, a Japanese business course can make everything right. N2 certification examination makes sure that you are fit for the market. You can’t face anyone and display your perfect Japanese speaking skills. Making an impression professionally is never hard. Trust your skills and value your certifications. Opt for the Japanese N2 certification and be successful.

  • How to prepare for Japanese N2?

Taking the Japanese N2 level exam is important for those who are passionate about Japanese language.

  1. It is very important to take the help of the right study material for the exam. All the different levels of Japanese exam have different study material. The individuals need to choose the right one and practice accordingly.
  2. Different individuals have different methods of studying. But it is commonly seen that studying grammar and kanji first and focusing on vocabulary helps in preparing for the exam more effectively.
  3. Make a strategy for the exam. Taking the help of mock tests and managing time beforehand will help a lot in the real time examination.
  4. There are two sections namely, the reading and writing section. It is up to the individuals how they will manage their time in order to complete both the sections successfully.


  1. Important Materials
  • E-books


JLPT N2 Vocab list –



Japanese N2 book –



Japanese N2 book –



Japanese N2 Grammar Book –



  • Videos


Learn ALL 1800 JLPT N2 Vocabulary –  https://youtu.be/zcRk8SCpIZw

50 Advanced Kanji You Must-Know for the JLPT N2 – https://youtu.be/Vvgn4Za4yL0

JLPT Japanese Vocabulary Training N2 –  https://youtu.be/40ZicFmQbGI

N2 Japanese grammar – https://youtu.be/_J-Pgb4YwhY

learn all Soumatome N2 JLPT vocabulary perfect | Learn 1302 basic words for JLPT/N2  –


  • Sample papers for Japanese N2 – 

Test question sample –  https://www.jlpt.jp/e/samples/pdf/N2-mondai.pdf

Listening question audio sample –  https://www.jlpt.jp/e/samples/mp3/N2Sample.mp3

Answer key – https://www.jlpt.jp/e/samples/pdf/N2-kaitou.pdf

Listening question script – https://www.jlpt.jp/e/samples/pdf/N2-script.pdf

Answers – https://www.jlpt.jp/e/samples/pdf/N2-seikai.pdf

Live Test paper – https://www.jlpt.jp/e/samples/n2/index.html


  1. Important tips on Japanese N2
  1. The individuals need to schedule their time and manage their time efficiently at the time of the exam.
  2. It is beneficial to find out your strengths and focus on them first. The individuals generally attempt those parts that they know the best and secure their score.
  3. Try to focus on the unusual words. As the level increases, the individuals should get acquainted with the difficult words and understand the different meanings of the similar words.
  4. Know the difference between written and spoken English when you are at this level of the Japanese language.

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