- EIKEN (English)
- EIKEN Grades
Each of the seven EIKEN grades is a separate test with a unique set of test items and tasks designed for that level. The grades are designed to provide well-defined steps that can act as both motivational goals and concrete measures of English ability as learners move through the spectrum of commonly recognized ability levels. In a move to test the four skills at every level, all grades (except Grade 3) have been revised starting from the first administration of the 2016 test. Click here for more information.
About EIKEN Grades
|EIKEN Grade||EIKEN CSE Score||CEFR Comparison||Example of recognition/use|
|1||2630 - 3400||C1||International admissions to graduate and undergraduate programs; MEXT(*1) benchmark for English instructors (Pre-1)|
|Pre-1||2304 - 3000||B2|
|2||1980 - 2600||B1||MEXT benchmarks for high school graduates|
|Pre-2||1284 - 1800
|3||0 - 1700||A1||MEXT benchmark for junior high school graduates|
- *1The Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
- *2Grade Pre-2 and below only includes 3 skills.