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Update on April 3, 2006

EJU Examination Subjects  To Japanese page

According to the requirements of the university they want to enter and the course of study they want to pursue, the examinees select the subject tests that they will take from the following table.
Examinees may not choose to take both the Science test and the Japan and the World test.

 

Subject Aims Time Score Range
Japanese as a Foreign Language Measurement of the Japanese Language skills (academic Japanese) required for studying at Japanese universities.
120 minutes
0~400
Science Measurement of the basic academic skills in science (physics, chemistry, and biology) required for studying in the science departments of Japanese universities.
80 minutes
0~200
Japan and the World Measurement of the basic academic skills in required in liberal arts, particularly thinking and logical abilities, for studying at Japanese universities.
80 minutes
0~200
Mathematics Measurement of the basic academic skills required in mathematics for studying at Japanese universities.
80 minutes
0~200

 

  1. Japanese as a Foreign Language
    (1) Structure:
    The test in Japanese as a Foreign Language consists of writing, reading comprehension, listening comprehension, and listening and reading comprehension.
    (2) Order and Time:
    The order of the examinations is writing (20 minutes), reading comprehension (30 minutes), listening comprehension, and listening and reading comprehension (70 minutes including instruction).
    (3) Score range:
    The score range 0-400, consists of reading 0-160, listening comprehension 0-120, and listening and reading comprehension 0-120.
    The writing evaluation will be marked in the range 0-6, consists of grammatical abilities 0-3 and logical abilities 0-3.
  2. Science
    In the science area, according to the requirements of the university they want to enter and the course of study they want to pursue, examinees have to select two subjects from physics, chemistry and biology, on the examination day.
  3. Japan and the World
    Refer to the syllabus for Japan and the World subject for the range of questions in the examination.
  4. Mathematics
    In the mathematics area, according to the requirements of the university they want to enter and the course of study they want to pursue, examinees have to select either of Course 1 for liberal arts faculties or science faculties where comparatively less mathematics is required, or Course 2 for faculties where a higher level mathematics is required on the examination day.
  5. Examination Language
    The questions can be written in Japanese or English. (The Japanese language examination will be written only in Japanese.)
    Since the Japanese and English question booklets will be different, according to the requirements of the university they want to enter and the course of study they want to pursue, the examinee should notify which they prefer in the application.
  6. Answering Method
    Refer to the answering method.
  7. Timetables
    Refer to the timetables.
  8. Syllabus
    Refer to the syllabus for each subjects for the range of questions in the examination.