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EJU Cautions Regarding the Examination, etc.

1. Things to Bring on the Examination Day


Make sure you bring the following items.

  1. 1.Examination Voucher
    (Do not write anything on the Examination Voucher. If you do so, it will be regarded as prohibited behavior.)

    2.Writing Implements (HB pencils and a plastic eraser)

    3.Watch (types without memory, translation, record, network, calculation functions and others.)
    Note: make sure you bring your own watch since some of examination rooms may not be equipped with a clock.
    Do not use a mobile phone or other such device as a watch.

    4.Identification with photo
    Note: This will be necessary, for example, when you forget your examination voucher.

    5.Lunch
    (As it is held on a Sunday, restaurants and shops near the examination venue may be closed.)


* Items you are allowed to put on your desk during the examination are "1 - 3" only. Make sure that anything else (as well as the envelope which contained the examination voucher) is kept in your bag.
* Do not bring mobile phones, watches with alarms, electric devises: PC, IC recorder, radio, audio equipment, game machine, digital camera, electronic dictionary, calculator and so forth, to the examination venue.
* You cannot use earplugs since they may disturb you in listening to instructions, etc. of the proctor.

2. Points to Note about Entering the Examination Room

  1. 1.The examination room opens 30 minutes before the start time of the Japanese as a Foreign Language test.

    2.Enter the examination room before the start time of each subject test.

    3.No one is allowed to enter the examination room 10 minutes after the start time of the Japanese as a Foreign Language test, or 20 minutes after the start time of other subject tests.

3. Points to Note about the Examination Room

  1. 1.Find the seat with the same number as your examination registration number and place your voucher on the desk. You cannot take the examination at a seat with a number different from your examination registration number.

    2.Switch off mobile phones, watches with alarms, electric devises: PC, IC recorder, radio, audio equipment, game machine, digital camera, electronic dictionary, calculator and so forth, if you have mistakenly brought any to the examination venue. As mobile phone alarms sometimes sound off even when the phone is switched off, remove the battery or deactivate the alarm function before switching off the phone.

    3.Eating or drinking is not allowed during the examination. Do not place food or drink on your desk.

    4.Please note that if you must leave the examination room during the Japanese as a Foreign Language test’s Listening Comprehension and Listening-Reading Comprehension parts (the audio portion) by permission due to illness or to use the rest room, you will not be permitted to re-enter the room until after the audio portion ends.

    5.At some test venues, it is impossible to change the room temperature. Examinees at such sites are requested to wear clothing capable of being adjusted to fit the specific temperature conditions.

4. Answering Method

The answering method is mark-sheet. Make sure you use an HB pencil to blacken the number for the answer. You cannot use a ball-point pen or pen. Numbers that are blackened too lightly will not be marked.
Examination scores are calculated by totaling the points for all correct answers. No points are subtracted for incorrect answers.

5. Prohibited Behavior

If you behave in the following ways, it will be regarded as prohibited behavior. Accordingly, you will be asked to leave the examination room, and your answers in all of the subjects that you took will be invalidated. (Examination fee shall not be refunded.)

  1. 1.A mobile phone etc. that you brought makes a sound during the examination. (This includes the sound made by the vibrating mode of a mobile phone, as well as watch alarm sounds.)

    2.You use/operate a mobile phone or electric devises (radio, IC recorder, digital audio player, MD player, digital camera, etc.) during the examination. It will be regarded as prohibited behavior even if you just placing one on your chair or desk, holding one in your hand, putting on yourself (incl. putting your headphones round your neck) or attempt to record the examination’s audio questions is also prohibited.

    3.Someone else but you takes the examination on your behalf.

    4.You speak with other examinees, give answers to other examinees, receive answers from other examinees, or commit other acts of cheating (looking at a reference book, crib, newspaper, handbill or the answer sheet of another examinee) during the examination.

    5.You intentionally write answers on an answer sheet which is not yours, or you exchange your question booklet or answer sheet with another examinee in the examination venue.

    6.You intentionally tear off the question booklet.

    7.You transcribe or photograph questions or answers.

    8.You use memo paper and others that you brought to the venue. This includes writing on your examination voucher or its envelope or the desk. It is also prohibited to write anything if it is unrelated to the exam.

    9.You leave the examination room without the permission of the examination staff.

    10.You do something that causes problems for other examinees.

    11.You do not obey the instructions of the examination staff.

    12.You open the question booklet or start to answer before the proctor says, "Please start."

    13.You don't stop writing on the answer sheet when the proctor says, "Please stop."

    14.In the “Japanese as a Foreign Language“ examination, you answer another section, for example responding to “Reading Comprehension“ questions during the “Writing“ section.

    15.In the “Japanese as a Foreign Language“ examination, you answer the actual questions in the “Listening-Reading Comprehension“ or “Listening Comprehension“ section during the practice exercise of the “Listening-Reading Comprehension" or “Listening Comprehension“ section.

    16.You behave suspicious before the proctor says, “Please dismiss”.

    17.You walk out of the examination room after the examination is over but before the staff have collected and checked the question booklets and the answer sheets.

    18.You take the question booklet or answer sheets out of the examination room after the examination is over. (including you take photograph or record the questions.)

    19.An examination staff member determines that you behaved improperly in some other way during the examination.

    Note: The things which are used for Prohibited Behavior (memo or crib etc.) will be confiscated at that time and will never returned.

6. Your Name and Examination Registration Number on the Answer Sheet

Your name (in the Roman alphabet) and examination registration number will be pre-printed on your answer sheet that will be provided on the examination day. When you are given the answer sheet, first of all, check that the name and examination registration number on the answer sheet are the same as those on your examination voucher.
If the name and examination registration number on the answer sheet are obviously not yours, notify the examination staff immediately.
If you write answers on an answer sheet that is not yours or if you correct the name and examination registration number by yourself without notifying the staff and then write in the answers, your examination will not be graded.

7. How to handle examination questions

The examination questions of EJU are confidential information and the copyright of JASSO, and are protected by laws and regulations. You are prohibited to convey a part or all of the examination questions without permission to a third party in whatever form, such as disclosure, revelation, dictation, transmission, etc. through web site or other means by copying, recording on video tape or audio tape, writing, etc. Violation of this rule may result in legal actions.

Guidelines for EJU (from application to score report)

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