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patjs
September 4th, 2010, 12:01
Just got mine now... passed N2!! :^_^:

How did you do?

patjs
September 5th, 2010, 10:49
wow this site is really dead! or am I the only one that took the test?

Grimalkin
September 5th, 2010, 10:59
Well I took N1 but no results yet, so nothing to report yet.

patjs
September 5th, 2010, 11:04
Oops good point.

Lego
September 6th, 2010, 10:25
I'm waiting to see this year's official ITIL results report format before reporting my own.

UPGRAYEDD
September 6th, 2010, 17:06
I'll go first

N2

Vocab/Grammar 55/60, Reading 45/60, listening 57/60. Total - 157/180

jandek
September 6th, 2010, 17:28
N1 - Passed

Vocab/Grammar 35/60, Reading 60/60, Listening 32/60. Total - 127/180 (~71%)

I really don't get out enough...

chibitotoro
September 6th, 2010, 17:55
N1 - passed

patjs
September 6th, 2010, 18:17
I guess I'll give my details since everyone else is:
N2

Kanji/Vocab- 32/60 (embarrassing :|)
Reading- 40/60
Listening- 60/60

tsugaruzuki
September 7th, 2010, 08:19
N1

Vocab/Grammar 60/60
Reading 60/60
Listening 60/60

Total: 180/180

One of the biggest shocks in my life.

Azrael
September 7th, 2010, 08:44
jesus christ, all hail our new overlord

jandek
September 7th, 2010, 08:54
i mean, damn. do you have a kanken level?
sign, please

HeartNana
September 7th, 2010, 14:03
I passed level 2 as well.

tsugaruzuki
September 7th, 2010, 14:30
I have kanken jun-2kyuu.

I'll be going for 2kyuu in December...

jandek
September 7th, 2010, 14:36
tsugaruzuki, that is what I like to hear.

is there anything else you guys are planning to take (besides kanken) now that you've passed N1? because i still feel empty.

tsugaruzuki
September 7th, 2010, 14:43
There's also a Nihongo-kentei for Japanese native speakers.
I think we gaijin could do well on some stuff, like parsing sentences into grammatical units and the different uses of keigo. There are at least six different levels that I know of.

There's also Hisho-kentei, which combines etiquette with verbal and nonverbal language. Of course, you also have to know how to do some basic office tasks and bookkeeping as well.

Other than that, I would love to know of some other kenteis out there!

jandek
September 7th, 2010, 16:03
personal favorite, Business Keyboard kentei. has anyone else noticed that Japan is bad at typing? we need some Maaaaavis Beacon up in here.

ビジネスキーボード認定試験 - Wikipedia (http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%83%93%E3%82%B8%E3%83%8D%E3%82%B9%E3%82%AD%E3%83%BC%E3%83%9C%E3%83%BC%E3%83%89%E8%AA%8D%E5%AE%9A%E8%A9%A6%E9%A8%93)

exhaustive list of kentei tests (as many as the grains of sand upon the shore):

日本の検定試験一覧 - Wikipedia (http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E6%97%A5%E6%9C%AC%E3%81%AE%E6%A4%9C%E5%AE%9A%E8%A9%A6%E9%A8%93%E4%B8%80%E8%A6%A7)

patjs
September 7th, 2010, 18:34
N1

Vocab/Grammar 60/60
Reading 60/60
Listening 60/60

Total: 180/180

One of the biggest shocks in my life.

are you serious? if so, amazing job.

NinjaPenguin
September 8th, 2010, 08:06
I somehow magically passed N2 with
28, 28, 44 for a total of 100

I'm not sure how this math works. And looking at the JLPT site with explanations of the scoring made it make even less sense. How does 19 points mean passing the section?

See the table in Section 3 Determination of Pass/Fail
Scoring Sections, Pass or Fail, Score Report | JLPT Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (http://www.jlpt.jp/e/guideline/results.html)

jandek
September 8th, 2010, 08:34
it's not so much that you passed it as much as it is a minimum score to ensure you are not severely handicapped in one or more areas of your japanese abilities.

instead of passing, it could be more accurate to think of it as a cartoon penguin in front of a roller coaster ride holding a sign that says "you must not suck this much to pass."

tsugaruzuki
September 8th, 2010, 08:34
Mos def.

I'm serious.

Lego
September 8th, 2010, 10:05
Ok, now that the standards have been established, I am ready to report my own results. I scored a 189/180 on N1. You guys probably didn't understand the instructions on how to find the bonus questions. They were written in japenese.

And now, my requisite comment on how the grading standards don't make sense because it was so much easier than I expected: LOL I guess I didn't need to suck my tutor's dick so much!

tsugaruzuki
September 8th, 2010, 10:42
Damn, I don't speak Japenese.

That must be why I missed those bonus ones...

jandek
September 8th, 2010, 10:45
you had to take your DS to the designated wifi spot to get the JLPT bonus questions.

UPGRAYEDD
September 8th, 2010, 11:19
You need 100 total points to pass N2 and if you get below 19 in any section you fail no matter how perfect your listening score may be.

I think.

chibitotoro
September 8th, 2010, 11:58
I've heard the awkwardly titled BJT (http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/BJT%E3%83%93%E3%82%B8%E3%83%8D%E3%82%B9%E6%97%A5%E6%9C%AC%E8%AA%9E%E8%83%BD%E5%8A%9B%E3%83%86%E3%82%B9%E3%83%88) is a good test for foreigners with a high-level proficiency. Don't know much about it though.

NinjaPenguin
September 8th, 2010, 14:16
I've heard the awkwardly titled BJT (http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/BJT%E3%83%93%E3%82%B8%E3%83%8D%E3%82%B9%E6%97%A5%E6%9C%AC%E8%AA%9E%E8%83%BD%E5%8A%9B%E3%83%86%E3%82%B9%E3%83%88) is a good test for foreigners with a high-level proficiency. Don't know much about it though.

Although I remember seeing an article saying they were discontinuing the BJT and this December is the last time the test will be offered.

Grimalkin
September 9th, 2010, 09:08
Sadly, I failed N1 with around 50%. I was hoping for better and thought for sure I did better on the listening. Overall its not too bad for a first time taking it when I wasnt even ready to take it yet. Got a lot of studying ahead of me but I should be ready for December.

Alphabet
September 9th, 2010, 12:50
I've heard the awkwardly titled BJT (http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/BJT%E3%83%93%E3%82%B8%E3%83%8D%E3%82%B9%E6%97%A5%E6%9C%AC%E8%AA%9E%E8%83%BD%E5%8A%9B%E3%83%86%E3%82%B9%E3%83%88) is a good test for foreigners with a high-level proficiency. Don't know much about it though.

Yeah, the BJT is getting axed.

patjs
September 9th, 2010, 22:42
Is it possible to go from N2 to N1 in a half-year? I imagine I'll need at least a full year of pretty intense studying to get to that point...

kamukamuume
September 10th, 2010, 07:23
Is it possible to go from N2 to N1 in a half-year? I imagine I'll need at least a full year of pretty intense studying to get to that point...

it's definitely possible. I was taking the old tests, but I passed 2 in July 2009 and 1 in the following December, both with about 80%. If they don't mind if you study at school, just drill kanji constantly in your down time and then pick up a grammar book (I like unicom).

also, speed anki!