JLPT, NAT and TOPJ are tests of Japanese Language to measure the Japanese-language proficiency of those whose native language is not Japanese. They are respectively regulated by Japan Foundation and Japan Educational Exchanges and Services; Senmon Kyouiku Publishing Co., Ltd and TOPJ Practical Japanese Proficiency Test Committee. All tests have two sections writing and listening. These tests are held in the same day across the world.
It stands for Japanese Language Proficiency Test. It is the oldest and largest Japanese language test. It has five levels N1, N2, N3, N4 and N5. The basic level is N5 and the most advanced level is N1. The test is held twice in a year in the first week of July and December and its result will be announced in about two and half months. This is regulated in Nepal by JALTAN (Japanese Language Teachers Association) located in Bishwa Bhasa Campus (Campus of International Languages), Kathmandu. For details click www.jlpt.jp
It also has five levels as JLPT and is held 6 times a year in every even month. It is handled by MBS Nepal, Kathmandu. The result will be published in two weeks. For details click www.nat-test.com
It has three levels: Beginner, Intermediate and Senior or Advanced. Every level has three sub-levels A, B and C. Comparing with JLPT levels Beginner is equal to N5 and N4, Intermediate is to N3 and N2 and Senior is to N1. It is held four times a year and regulated by JALTAN (Same organizer of JLPT). The result is announced in two-three weeks. For details click www.topj-test.org