The Certificate for Students Achieving the Proficiency Level of Upper Secondary School Graduates is a test offered twice a year to individuals who did not complete their senior high school education and cannot apply to university. The test assesses whether or not an individual has the knowledge equivalent or higher to that of a senior high school graduate.
Individuals can take the test multiple times and combine the best scores from each section to form an overall passing score. This means that individuals taking this test do not need to pass all sections in one sitting to pass the overall tests.
Individuals that pass this test are able to take entrance exams for university, junior college and vocational school. Additionally, test takers that pass this test are certified as having knowledge equivalent or higher to a high school graduate, and they may cite this result on resumes and when applying qualifications tests.
Registration for this test is open to anyone who will be age 16 or above as of March, 31 2016. Full-time senior high school students may also take this test. Students who have already been accepted at a university may not take this exam.
Those who wish to register for the exam should reference the information provided below.
１-Testing information available for applicants during:
1st period: from April 6, 2015 (Monday) to May , 13, 2015 (Wednesday)
2nd period: from July, 21,2015 (Tuesday) to September, 17, 2015 (Thursday)
２-How to obtain test guidebook
(１) Directly from prefectural offices:
l Citizen Liaison Office（1st floor of the Mie Prefectural Government Office Building）
l Mie Prefectural Board of Education Office Social Education and Cultural Property Conservation Division（7th floor of the Mie Prefectural Government Office Building）
l Prefectural Office Branches in each region（to find the Prefectural Office Branch closest to you, please see「受験案内配布場所一覧」）
(２) Via post
Send a request to the address below. When requesting information by post, include a self-addressed (name, address and postal code) and stamped (250 yen) number 2 (角型２号) envelope to request 1 unit of test guidebook.
＜Send to＞ 〒514-8570（No address necessary）
※Please clearly print “Request for Information Regarding the Certificate for Students Achieving the Proficiency Level of Upper Secondary School Graduates” on the envelope.
※Individuals may also apply online. Please contact us to find out how.
３–How to apply
Using the return envelope included in your test information materials, mail your application to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
1st period: from April, 23, 2015 (Thursday) to May, 13, 2015 (Wednesday)
※Applications postmarked on May 13 rd will be accepted)
2nd period: from September, 3, 2015 (Thursday) to September, 17, 2015 (Thursday)
※Applications postmarked on September 17 th will be accepted)
1st period: August, 4, 2015( Tuesday) and August, 5, 2015 (Wednesday)
2nd period: November, 7, 2015 (Saturday) and November, 8, 2015 (Sunday)
1st period: Mie-ken Kyoiku Bunka Center (Tsu-shi, Sakura Bashi 2-142)
2nd period: Mie Kencho – kodo (Tsu-shi, Komei-cho 13 Banchi)
For more information, please follow the link below:
http://www.mext.go.jp/a_menu/koutou/shiken/ (Monbu Kagaku-sho website)
For enquiries, please contact:
Mie-ken Kyoiku Iinkai Jimukyoku Shakai Kyōiku・Bunkazai Hogoka
(Mie Prefectural Board of Education Office, Social Education and Cultural Property Conservation Division)
〒514-8570 Tsu-shi, Komei-cho 13