Explanation for English speakers:
The Kanken Kanji Test in Duesseldorf by VHS is being held at VHS Düsseldorf, Bertha-von-Suttner-Platz 1, 40227 Düsseldorf, directly behind HBF.
The test starts at 13:30 and we expect you at 13:00 in the entrance area of VHS on the basement floor where we we would like to confirm your identity with your ID, passport or driver license.
In case you have delay, up to 30 min. until 14:00 is allowed to join the test. In such case, please come to the 4th. floor, room no. 4.22 or 4.23 directly.
The flow of the test:
Between 13:05 - 13:10 we go together to the 4th. floor, room no. 4.22 where the test is being held.
Please put everything in your bag like text book and mobile phone..etc. except pencils, pencil sharpener and eraser.
Bottle of water and wrist watch without sound and written any kanji is also allowed to have on the desk.
Between 13:10 - 13:15, the examiner explains how to proceed the test in details.
The test starts at 13.30.
At 14.10 ends the test for A group such as 8, 9 and 10 Kyu.
At 14.30 ends the test for B group such as 2 - 7 Kyu.
The duration time of both group is therefore 40 min. for group A and 60 min. for group B.
Between 13.50 and 14.00, the examiner announces the half time of each group and at 14:00 as well as at 14:20, 10
min. before finishing time for each group.
The explanation how to proceed the test in details:
A) Please use only the pencil to write down answers as the computer system in Japan can only recognize the the carbon of pencils.
B) By mistake in writing answers, please use the eraser to erase and rewrite new answer.
C) on the desk, only pencils, pencil sharpeners, erasers, wrist watch without ton and drink bottle without Kanji writing are allowed to keep.
D) Please do not touch the test format until the test start. If you turn over, you will find the questions on the last pages by group A.
E) Any electrical equipment such as for example smart phone must be kept in your bag under the desk switched off.
F) The test is actually prepared for Japanese in Japanese language. All questions are written in Japanese. Therefore, if someone has some questions, please ask the examiner individually even during the test by lifting the hand.
G) The way of writing in Kanji must be as clear as possible and correctly in the writing box.
H) The answer format must not be folded.
I) Please do not forget the last page on the back by 8. - 10. Kyu.
J) The answer format and the question format for 8, 9 and 10 Kyu are together in one. Please do not detach.
K) If you finish the test before 40 min.(8, 9 and 10 Kyu) / 60min.(2 – 7 Kyu), you can give your question and answer format back to the examiner and leave the room.
2 - 3 weeks after the test, the exemplary solution is being showed in the website “Musterloesungen”
8 - 9 weeks after the test, you will receive your own individual result of the test.