1. Things to Bring on the Examination Day
Make sure you bring the following items.
- 1.Examination Voucher
(Do not write anything on the Examination Voucher. If you do so, it will be regarded as prohibited behavior regardless of the contents.)
2.Writing Implements (HB pencils and a plastic eraser)
3.Watch (types without memory, translation, record, network, calculation functions and others.)
Note: Cancel the alarm sound setting in advance.
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 (passport etc.)
Note: This will be necessary, for example, when you forget your examination voucher.
(As it is held on a Sunday, restaurants and shops near the examination venue may be closed.)
*Do not bring mobile phones, smartphones, clocks other than wristwatch, or electric devises
(including PC, handheld terminal such as Smart Watch, IC recorder, audio equipment, game
machine, digital camera, electronic dictionary, calculator and so forth), to the examination
* You cannot use earplugs since they may disturb you in listening to instructions, etc. of the proctor.
- 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.
2. Points to Note about Entering the Examination Room
- 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.Be sure to observe the rules of venue and examination staff. If you don’t obey, you would do not obey the instructions of the examination staff.
2.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.
The only items that you can place on the desk are the examination voucher, pencils, erasers and wristwatches. All of you other belongings must be put into your bags.
3.If you have mistakenly brought any electric devises (refer to "1. Things to Bring the Examination Day") which you are not allowed to bring to the examination venue, make sure to switch it off. 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.
4.Eating or drinking is not allowed during the examination. Do not place food or drink on your desk.
5.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.
- 6.During the Japanese as a Foreign Language test’s Listening Comprehension and Listening-Reading Comprehension parts (the audio portion), do not make a sound like voices, asking questions, loud noises due to the influences of the sound hearing.
7.During the examination, the examination staffs are walking around. When requested, please raise your face.
8.The flyers by the external organizations might be delivered aroud the venues, but please be noted that these organizations and EJU are not related.
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.Electronic devices such as a mobile phone etc. that you brought make sounds or generate the vibration mode sounds during the examination. (They include a wristwatch generating alarm sounds.)
2.You place one of electric devises such as a mobile phone (including smartphone, PC, handheld terminal such as Smart Watch, IC recorder, audio player, game machine, digital camera, electronic dictionary, calculator, etc.) on your chair or desk, hold it in your hand, put it on yourself, or use/operate it during the examination. (It will be regarded as prohibited behavior even if you just put your earphone or headphones round your neck.)
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 tear off the question booklet.
7.You transcribe or photograph questions or answers during the examination.
8.You use memo paper and others that you brought to the venue. This includes writing on your an examination voucher, its envelope or others which you are allowed to put on 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 answering."
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 look at the questions or answer another section, for example responding to “Reading Comprehension“ questions during the “Writing“ section.
15.In the “Japanese as a Foreign Language“ test, you look at 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, copy 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 like reporting to the police.