Well, I am thinking of taking the level 2 in December. I know it is offered in Japan throughout the country many times a year. I have been meaning to take it, but I am always busy and I do move around a lot but I am hoping of taking it. My friend took the level 1 back in July and it was his second attempt and he passed by 1 point. Our Japanese is the same, but I want to take the level 2 first. If I pass that, then I will take level 1.
It tests reading comprehension, listening, kanji, and grammar and there are 5 levels. Level 3 is way too easy for me so I will take level 2.
Have any of you taken it? What level? How did you do?
I heard level 1 is a killer and is very hard, but my friend who passed really studied hard. Living near Tokyo, I can take classes in preparation for the test, but costs money 悲. But I do want to take those prep courses for level 1, but I am sure I can do level 2 on my own.