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BJT Exam

The Business Japanese Proficiency Test (BJT) measures the Japanese language communication skills required for business situations. These skills refer to the ability to clearly explain a situation in Japanese to people who come from a different background or field of expertise, the ability to promote a project, request clarification, and ask questions to other parties. In addition, this ability includes not only verbal communication skills, but the ability to understand and use Japanese with the aid of common business media like text, diagrams, photographs, emails, and to appropriately perform tasks suited to a business setting.

The duration of the test is 2 hours, and it consists of 80 questions. The results of the test are represented by a score of 0 - 800 points. In addition, there are six ranks (J5 to J1+), depending on the score, which are given as a measure of ability.

  • Are you confident in your current business Japanese vocabulary level?
  • Do you understand all of the Japanese grammar rules?
  • Are your listening and reading abilities at a high enough level for a business environment?
  • Do you understand the structure of the BJT exam?
  • Are you able to full understand written texts and write business documents in Japanese?
  • Can you confidently understand & communicate business related matters in Japanese?

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The BJT is not simply a test for measuring Japanese or business knowledge. The test assumes a basic knowledge of Japanese and objectively measures the ability to process and respond appropriately to the provided information. For that reason, the questions cover the full range of situations which may arise in a Japanese-language business environment.

Knowledge of Japanese grammar and vocabulary and business practices is regarded as premise knowledge. Test content covers general, conversational and situational levels of comprehension.

BJT

EXAM FORMAT
CONTENT
TIME

SECTION 1

LISTENING
25 questions
45 minutes

SECTION 2

LISTENING AND READING
25 questions
30 minutes

SECTION 3

READING
30 questions
30 minutes

The BJT is a proficiency test measuring the students' current communicative proficiency in business in Japanese language. The results are processed to produce a score from 0-800, and evaluated on a scale of six levels from J5 to J1+.

Do you have any questions about the BJT Japanese exam? You can speak to one of our BJT tutors for free to ask any question you may have. They will speak with you and evaluate how prepared you are.

The 6 BJT levels are categorized and rated as follows:

BJT

LEVELS
J5
J4
J3
J2
J1
J1+

POINTS

RATING
0 - 199 points
200 - 319 points
320 - 419 points
420 - 529 points
530 - 599 points
600 - 800 points

PROFICIENCY

LEVEL
Virtually no ability to communicate in Japanese in business situations
Minimal ability to communicate in a limited range of business situations
Basic ability to communicate in a limited range of business situations
Able to communicate appropriately in a wide range of business situations
Able to communicate sufficiently in Japanese in any business situation
Able to communicate perfectly in Japanese in any business situation

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