Stage 2 | Assessment Type 3: Examination
Assessment Type 3: Examination
The examination consists of two assessments: oral and written.
The oral examination takes 10 to 15 minutes and has two sections:
- Section 1: Conversation (approximately 5 to 7 minutes
- Section 2: Discussion (approximately 5 to 8 minutes)
The 130-minute written examination has three sections:
- Section 1 – Listening and Responding
- Section 2 – Reading and Responding
- Section 3 – Writing in Japanese
Student work should be their own. See Supervision and verification of student work.
Preparing for the exam
There are many ways to prepare for an exam. Please ensure that you have installed a Japanese keyboard [PDF 143KB] before entering the electronic examination. Resources specifically for Japanese (continuers) are available below.
Content in past exams may not be reflective of content in future exams, so it's best for students to use these to revise their learning and understand what level of detail is required for an answer.
Content in past exams may not be reflective of content in future exams.
Documents and Media (Global)
Listening and responding texts and transcripts
Stage 2 | Assessment Type 3: Examinations
Sample exams better reflect the types of questions students may be asked in future electronic exams. Questions may include media types which have not been possible in a paper exam (e.g. watching a video and responding). Practising these will help students become familiar with the way questions are asked, and the features of the exam system (e.g. spellcheck and highlighting).
Sample exams may not be provided for each year. They are only published when there is a significant change to the exam, like a new question type or new functionality.
The e-exam system supports horizontal character writing with characters read from left to right. Please ensure that you have installed a Japanese keyboard [PDF 143KB] before entering the electronic examination.