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Schedule of Test of "Specified Skilled (i)" for the Automobile repair and maintenance field ※ Updated continuously

3/8/2022

 Because of the labor shortage, it is difficult to secure human resources for small and medium-sized businesses even if efforts are made to improve productivity and secure domestic human resources. In April 2019, a system for accepting foreigners who had a certain level of expertise and skills was put into effect.
 In the field of automobile maintenance, it is now possible to accept “Specified Skilled (i)” workers.
For the new status of residence, please refer to the following link.

◆Ministry of Justice: Acceptance of new foreign human resources and efforts to realize a symbiotic society (creation of status of residence “specified skills”, etc.)
→ WEB >External link

◆Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism: Acceptance of “specified skills” in the field of automobile maintenance
→ WEB >External link


| 1. About accepting foreigners with specified skills

(1)Test

It is necessary to pass exams ① and ②.

① Examination of skills and Japanese language level required for work

"Automobile maintenance field specified skill evaluation test" or "Automobile mechanic skill test level 3"

② Evaluation of Japanese language skills necessary for daily life

“Japan Foundation Basic Japanese Language Test (JFT-Basic)” or “Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N4 or higher”

Click here for information on the Japan Foundation Basic Japanese Language Test (JFT-Basic).
 https://www.jpf.go.jp/jft-basic/ >External link
Click here for information on the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT).
 https://www.jlpt.jp/ >External link


(2)Transition from technical training

Those who have successfully completed the second technical intern training in "Automobile maintenance occupation, automobile maintenance work" are exempt from the above (1) ①② exams.
In addition, regardless of the type of job or work, those who have successfully completed the second technical intern training are exempt from the above (1) ② exam.


| 2. Test outline, etc.

Car Maintenance Field Specific Skills Evaluation Test Implementation Guidelines (Reiwa April 2nd, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Automobile Bureau, Maintenance Division) PDF
Automobile maintenance field specified skills evaluation test summary PDF

(1)Exam range

The scope of the test shall be the following ranges for automobile chassis and engines.

① Subjects of examination

 1.Elementary knowledge of structure, function and handling
 2.Primary knowledge of inspections, repairs and adjustments
 3.Elementary knowledge of the structure, function and handling of maintenance testing machines, measuring instruments and tools
 4.Elementary knowledge of the properties and usage of materials and fuels

② Practical exam subjects

 1.Simple basic work
 2.Disassembly, assembly, simple inspection and adjustment
 3.Easy repair
 4.Handling of testing machines, measuring instruments and tools for simple maintenance


(2)Specific skill evaluation test format, number of questions and test time

The test format is CBT, and the number of questions and test time are as follows.

① Academic examination format, number of questions and examination time

 1.The question format is the truth method (○ × formula)
 2.30 questions, 60 minutes exam time

② Practical examination type, number of questions and examination time

 1.The question format is a work test for some tasks or a judgment test that allows you to make correct judgments and judgments in situation settings using figures and illustrations.
 2.The number of questions is 3 questions, multiple questions are set, and the examination time is 20 minutes.


(3) Pass fail criteria

The number of correct answers is over 65% in the academic test, and the total score is over 60% in the practical test.


(4)Test questions

Example of subject exam questions(Example of the Theory test questions)

Examples of practical exam questions(Example of the Practical test questions)


| 3. Notification of pass/fail

The ID number of those who passed the test will be announced on the website within 30 days after the test.
If it is decided that an employment contract will be concluded between the successful applicant and the host organization, a test pass certificate will be issued to the candidate through the host organization.


| 4. Exam fees

(1)Exam fee Philippines 2,000 PHP  Japan: 4,300 yen (tax included)

(2)Pass certificate issuance fee 16,000 yen (tax included)

Please note that the acceptance fee will be borne by the host organization.


| 5. Flow from exam reservation to certificate issuance

Flow from exam reservation to issuance of pass certificate PDF


| 6. Test information

Philippines exam information(Test information in the Philippines)
Japan test information(Test information in Japan)

※You can see the latest test schedule here.
Click here for the Test Dates(The Philippines)
Click here for the Test Dates(Japan)


| 7. Application for the test

You can choose English or Japanese in the Test Application Site.
Click here for details and application


 
PROMETRIC  
 

◆References
    List of Japanese Examination Venue (Japanese)
    User Guide for Examination Application Site (PROMETRIC) (Japanese)
    Special notes of the user guide (Japanese)
    Flow on the day of the exam (10 languages including Japanese can be selected)

◆Reference
    User Guide for the Test Application Site (English)
    User Guide [Special Notes] (English)
    Policy for Test Centers (English)
    On The Test Day(You can choose from the total of 10 languages, including English.)


| 8. About the test results

Test results information

 The Philippines 

2019.12~2020.3(Dec. 2019 – Mar. 2020)
◆2019/12
Result information 2019.12.25UP
◆2020/01
Result information 2020.02.05UP
◆2020/02
Result information 2020.02.14UP
◆2020/03
Result information 2020.03.26UP
2020.11~2021.3(Nov. 2020 – Mar. 2021)
◆2020/11
Result information 2020.11.16UP
◆2020/12
Result information 2020.12.18UP
◆2021/02
Result information 2021.03.05UP
◆2021/03
Result information 2021.03.19UP
◆2021/03
Result information 2021.03.26UP
2021.5~2022.3(May. 2021 – Mar. 2022)
◆2021/05
Result information 2021.05.21UP
◆2021/05
Result information 2021.06.08UP
◆2021/06
Result information 2021.06.21UP
◆2021/06
Result information 2021.07.07UP
◆2021/07
Result information 2021.07.21UP
◆2021/07
Result information 2021.08.06UP
◆2021/09
Result information 2021.09.22UP
◆2021/10
Result information 2021.10.21UP
◆2021/11
Result information 2021.11.22UP
◆2021/11
Result information 2021.12.07UP
◆2021/12
Result information 2022.01.07UP
◆2022/02
Result information 2022.03.07UP
◆2022/03
Result information 2022.03.18UP
◆2022/03
Result information 2022.03.23UP
2022.4~2023.3(Apr. 2022 – Mar. 2023)
◆2022/04
結果情報(Results information) 2022.05.10UP
◆2022/05 結果情報(Results information) 2022.05.20UP
◆2022/05 結果情報(Results information) 2022.06.08UP
◆2022/06 結果情報(Results information) 2022.06.22UP
◆2022/07 結果情報(Results information) 2022.07.22UP

 
  Japan  

2020.4~2021.3(Apr. 2020 – Mar. 2021)
◆2020/10
Result information 2020.10.16UP
◆2020/10
Result information 2020.11.06UP
◆2020/11
Result information 2020.11.16UP
◆2020/11
Result information 2020.11.30UP
◆2020/12
Result information 2020.12.18UP
◆2020/12
Result information 2021.01.08UP
◆2021/01
Result information 2021.01.20UP
◆2021/01
Result information 2021.02.05UP
◆2021/02
Result information 2021.02.19UP
◆2021/02
Result information 2021.03.05UP
◆2021/03
Result information 2021.03.19UP
◆2021/03
Result information 2021.03.26UP
2021.4~2022.3(Apr. 2021 – Mar. 2022)
◆2021/04
Result information 2021.04.21UP
◆2021/04
Result information 2021.05.11UP
◆2021/05
Result information 2021.05.21UP
◆2021/05
Result information 2021.06.08UP
◆2021/06
Result information 2021.06.21UP
◆2021/06
Result information 2021.07.07UP
◆2021/07
Result information 2021.07.21UP
◆2021/07
Result information 2021.08.06UP
◆2021/08
Result information 2021.08.23UP
◆2021/08
Result information 2021.09.06UP
◆2021/09
Result information 2021.09.22UP
◆2021/09
Result information 2021.10.06UP
◆2021/10
Result information 2021.10.21UP
◆2021/10
Result information 2021.11.05UP
◆2021/11
Result information 2021.11.22UP
◆2021/11
Result information 2021.12.07UP
◆2021/12
Result information 2021.12.22UP
◆2021/12
Result information 2022.01.07UP
◆2022/01
Result information 2022.01.20UP 
◆2022/01
Result information 2022.02.07UP
◆2022/02 Result information 2022.02.21UP
◆2022/02 Result information 2022.03.07UP
◆2022/03 Result information 2022.03.18UP
◆2022/03 Result information 2022.03.23UP
2022.4~2023.3(Apr. 2022 – Mar. 2023)
◆2022/04 結果情報(Results information) 2022.04.21UP
◆2022/04 結果情報(Results information) 2022.05.10UP 
◆2022/05 結果情報(Results information) 2022.05.20UP
◆2022/05 結果情報(Results information) 2022.06.08UP
◆2022/06 結果情報(Results information) 2022.06.22UP
◆2022/06 結果情報(Results information) 2022.07.07UP
◆2022/07 結果情報(Results information) 2022.07.22UP


| 9. About exam pass certificate

If it is decided that an employment contract will be signed between the successful applicant and the host organization, a certificate of passing the test will be issued to the examinee through the host organization.
The host organization should apply for the issuance of a certificate of acceptance.

If an employment contract has been concluded between the Successful Candidate and the Automobile Repair and Maintenance Company, a Certificate will be issued to the Successful Candidate through the Automobile Repair and Maintenance Company.
The application for the issuance of a Certificate must be taken by the Automobile Repair and Maintenance Company. It is mandatory.

When applying, please refer to the website of the Japan Automobile Maintenance Promotion Association (Nisseiren).