Examination Evaluating Category 1 Specified Technical Skills for Manufacturing Sectors
  • FOREIGNER
Examination Evaluating Category 1 Specified Technical Skills
for Manufacturing Sectors

Purpose of the Exam Program

For a foreigner to be certified as a Specified Skilled Worker, he or she must have certain levels of knowledge or experience-based skills that are necessary for competent engagement in his or her intended profession. The Manufacturing Sector Specified Skilled Worker Type 1 exam program evaluates the skill levels of a Specified Skilled Worker candidate in the Machine parts and tooling/Industrial machinery/Electric,electronics and information industries.
The target industrial fields and the professional categories to be examined (19 in total) are listed below.

Specified industrial sector Professional category
Machine parts and tooling/Industrial machinery/Electric,electronics and information industries Casting Forging Die casting
Machining Metal pressing Ironworking
Factory sheet metal Metal plating Aluminum anodic oxidation treatment
Finishing Mechanical inspection Machine maintenance
Electronic device assembly Electrical equipment assembly Printed wiring board manufacturing
Plastic molding Painting Welding
Industrial packaging

Overview of the Exams

Exam language As a general rule, the exams will be offered in the local language of the exam site.
Types of exam given Written exam, practical skill exam
Examining method Computer-based testing (CBT), test on paper, or product-making or other work skill examining
Exam categories 19 categories (casting, forging, die casting, machining, metal press, iron work, factory sheet metal work, electroplating, aluminium anodizing, finishing, machine inspection, machine maintenance, electronic equipment assembling, electrical equipment assembling, printed wiring board manufacturing, plastic molding, painting, welding, industrial packaging)
Exam result notification Pass/failure notification will be given to each applicant by an E-mail message at a later date after the exam.
Pass criteria Written exam: 65% or more of the questions answered correctlyPractical skill exams:
  • Exam categories where a product-making or other work skill examining is given: The pass/failure criteria will be separately determined for each exam category.
    (Welding: JIS Z 3801 for Manual welding, JIS Z 3841 for Semi-automatic welding)
  • Exam categories where other examining method is used: 60% or more of the questions answered correctly

Sample questions

*The format of the sample questions depends on the examination section

casting Japanese Sample Questions for the Written Exam and Practical Skills Exam
English Written examination sample questions
Practical skills examination sample questions
forging Japanese Sample Questions for the Written Exam and Practical Skills Exam
English Written examination sample questions
Practical skills examination sample questions
die casting Japanese Sample Questions for the Written Exam and Practical Skills Exam
English Written examination sample questions
Practical skills examination sample questions
machining Japanese Sample Questions for the Written Exam and Practical Skills Exam
English Written examination sample questions
Practical skills examination sample questions
metal press Japanese Sample Questions for the Written Exam and Practical Skills Exam
English Written examination sample questions
Practical skills examination sample questions
iron work Japanese Sample Questions for the Written Exam and Practical Skills Exam
English Written examination sample questions
Practical skills examination sample questions
factory sheet metal work Japanese Sample Questions for the Written Exam and Practical Skills Exam
English Written examination sample questions
Practical skills examination sample questions
electroplating Japanese Sample Questions for the Written Exam and Practical Skills Exam
English Written examination sample questions
Practical skills examination sample questions
aluminium anodizing Japanese Sample Questions for the Written Exam and Practical Skills Exam
English Written examination sample questions
Practical skills examination sample questions
finishing Japanese Sample Questions for the Written Exam and Practical Skills Exam
English Written examination sample questions
Practical skills examination sample questions
machine inspection Japanese Sample Questions for the Written Exam and Practical Skills Exam
English Written examination sample questions
Practical skills examination sample questions
machine maintenance Japanese Sample Questions for the Written Exam and Practical Skills Exam
English Written examination sample questions
Practical skills examination sample questions
electronic equipment assembling, Japanese Sample Questions for the Written Exam and Practical Skills Exam
English Written examination sample questions
Practical skills examination sample questions
electrical equipment assembling Japanese Sample Questions for the Written Exam and Practical Skills Exam
English Written examination sample questions
Practical skills examination sample questions
printed wiring board manufacturing Japanese Sample Questions for the Written Exam and Practical Skills Exam
English Written examination sample questions
Practical skills examination sample questions
plastic molding Japanese Sample Questions for the Written Exam and Practical Skills Exam
English Written examination sample questions
Practical skills examination sample questions
painting Japanese Sample Questions for the Written Exam and Practical Skills Exam
English Written examination sample questions
Practical skills examination sample questions
welding Japanese Written examination sample questions(Semi-automatic welding)
Written examination sample questions(Manual welding)
industrial packaging Japanese Sample Questions for the Written Exam and Practical Skills Exam
English Written examination sample questions
Practical skills examination sample questions

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