Japanese Power Level Test – Round 2
Directions (*Important Read*)
Reading: Write out the full sentence in kana.
Writing: Fill in the missing blank(s) with the most appropriate characters/word(s)
Listening: Listen to the audio sentence. Then transcribe (write out) the full sentence in either kana or kanji.
Speaking: Listen to the audio sentence. If the blank comes before the audio, say out loud what would result in the audio response. If the blank comes after the audio, say out loud what would be the most natural response to the audio.
I try to limit the realm of possibilities to only a few answers, but since it isn’t multiple choice, there will always be other possibilities. If you come up with a different answer, and want to know if this is also a correct, leave a comment below.
1. Each question is worth 1 base point.
2. When a question has multiple blanks or kanji, each blank or kanji is worth a fraction of a point (ex. .50, .33, .25, .20, etc).
3. In “Writing” and “Listening,” if there is kanji in the blank(s), and you can write them all out, add 0.25 bonus points (give yourself 1.25 points total)
Passing score for Round 2: Jalup Beginner User: 6, Jalup Intermediate User: 6.5, Jalup Advanced User: 7
Highest achievable score w/kanji bonus: 11.25
Passed? Your Japanese level is: 8+
Go to round: 1 ● 2 ● 3 ● 4 ● 5 ● 6 ● 7 ● 8 ● 9 ● 10
Founder of Jalup. iOS Software Engineer. Former attorney, translator, and interpreter. Still watching 月曜から夜ふかし weekly since 2013.
Just for clarification, if I got a perfect score for both what level should I be at?
These tests are meant to measure your level on a passing system, rather than determine your level based on the score of one or two rounds.
For every round you pass, it shows that you are over that level.
The 10 beginner tests will go all the way through the end of Beginner. If you can pass all of them you are over level 20. Individually each test would then be about 1.5 levels starting at about level 5 (to compensate for kana training and initial gathering of J-knowledge).
Pass round 1, and you are at least level 6.5, Pass round 2 and you are at least level 8.
Pass round 3, and you are at least level 9.5
And so on up to round 10 and level 20.
Does this make sense?
Yes thank you, after I took the test and passed I thought wait what does this mean? But now it’s all cleared up.
Thanks for creating the second round.
Again a reminder that my writing skill has room for improvement.
The writing section will be the most difficult on these tests. And while the early tests are “beginner” tests, they are meant to be challenging, as I think that makes them more fun.
If people are finding them too difficult, and aren’t getting a passing score when they know they should, I may lower the difficulty.
I got 9 out of 10. I missed number 8 人と tripped me up lol. Also for number 3 for the writing could you also say 昨日彼は家に行きませんでした。
9/10 is a great score. Nice job.
Yes, 昨日彼は家に行きませんでした。is fine. Technically it is moving the は from after 昨日, but it still shows full understanding so I’d count it as right.
For 3, I thought of 彼が and 家へ.
Did well on speaking and reading. Tripped on writing due to the polite form. Did not expect ませんでした double-politeness and forgot that ありません is a polite version of ない. Messed up on listening, partially because I’m not used to を blending in so thoroughly.
Thank you for this excellent diagnostic tool.
Yup, が works for 3.
I scored 10. No perfect score streak for me :( But its more fun this way; I can’t wait for the next challenge!!!
Technically 10 is a perfect score, as the kanji is just a bonus. Having kanji writing ability as part of the actual main score would cause too many problems, and wouldn’t be an accurate measure (even Japanese people have trouble writing out Kanji sometimes these days)