Specified Skills (i) Evaluation Exam for Construction Industry


News and announcement

2021/5/14 Information about specified skills evaluation exam of Concrete Pumping in Japan (Tokyo) has been placed.
2021/3/30 The results of Specified skills evaluation exam of Reinforcemnet construction in Vietnam (Hanoi) are posted.
2021/3/15 The results of Specified skills evaluation exam of Telecommunications in the Philippines (Manila) are posted.

1.About specified skills evaluation exam

   A new status of residence “Specified Skilled Worker” has been created in April 2019. JAC are planning to hold examinations for 18 job categories of construction industry.
In order to obtain a status of residence “specified skilled worker”, it is necessary to pass the Japanese language test in addition to passing this exam.
Please refer to the Ministry of Land , Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism’s web site for details about the framework of specified skilled workers .

The Specified skills evaluation exam (i) for job categories of construction industry will consist of theoretical tests and practical skills tests in accordance with The Implementation Guidelines for the Specified Skills Evaluation Exam (i) for Construction Industry (Japanese only) set by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.

■Theoretical test
Number of questions 30 questions
Test time 60 minutes
Question format True false questions and 2-4 choices questions
Implementation method CBT: Computer based testing
Criteria for passing 65 percent or more

CBT operation trial (Japanese only)

■Practical skills test
Number of questions To be specified for each of job categories
Test time To be specified for each of job categories
Implementation method To be specified for each of job categories. e.g. Hands-on testing, judgement testing etc.
Criteria for passing To be specified for each of job categories

The range of each specified skills (i) evaluation exam for job categories of construction industry are as follows.

■Exam range
Formwork construction Tutorial (Japanese only)
Sample questions for theoretical test
(Japanese only)

Questions of practical skills test
(Japanese only)

Plastering Tutorial (Japanese only)
Sample questions for theoretical test
(Japanese only)

Questions of practical skills test
(Japanese only)

Concrete pumping Tutorial_1 (Japanese only)
Tutorial_2 (Japanese only)
Tutorial_3 (Japanese only)
Tutorial_4 (Japanese only)
Tutorial_5 (Japanese only)
Sample questions for theoretical test
(Japanese only)

Questions of practical skills test
(Japanese only)

Tunnel and micro-tunneling Tutorial (Japanese only)
Sample questions for theoretical test
(Japanese only)

Questions of practical skills test
(Japanese only)

Construction machinery and construction Tutorial (Japanese only)
Sample questions for theoretical test
(Japanese only)

Questions of practical skills test
(Japanese only)

Earthwork Tutorial (Japanese only)
Sample questions for theoretical test
(Japanese only)

Questions of practical skills test
(Japanese only)

Roofing Tutorial (Japanese only)
Sample questions for theoretical test
(Japanese only)

Questions of practical skills test
(Japanese only)

Telecommunications Tutorial (Japanese only)
Sample questions for theoretical test
(Japanese only)
Questions of practical skills test
(Japanese only)
Reinforcement construction Tutorial (Japanese only)
Sample questions for theoretical test
(Japanese only)

Questions of practical skills test
(Japanese only)

Reinforcing bar joints Tutorial_all (Japanese only)
Tutorial_1 (Japanese only)
Tutorial_2 (Japanese only)
Tutorial_3 (Japanese only)
Sample questions for theoretical test
(Japanese only)

Questions of practical skills test
(Japanese only)

Interior finishing / material mounting Tutorial (Wall decoration)
(Japanese only)

Tutorial (Building interior construction)
(Japanese only)

Sample questions for theoretical test (Wall decoration)
(Japanese only)

Sample questions for theoretical test (Building interior construction)
(Japanese only)

Questions of practical skills test (Wall decoration)
(Japanese only)

Questions of practical skills test (Building interior construction)
(Japanese only)

Scaffolding Tutorial (Japanese only)
Sample questions for theoretical test
(Japanese only)

To be announced
Carpentry To be announced To be announced To be announced
Plumbing To be announced To be announced To be announced
Building sheet metal work To be announced To be announced To be announced
Heat-retention and cool-retention To be announced To be announced To be announced
Spray urethane insulation Tutorial (Japanese only)
Sample questions for theoretical test
(Japanese only)

To be announced
Offshore civil engineering Tutorial_all (Japanese only)
Tutorial_1 (Japanese only)
Tutorial_2 (Japanese only)
Tutorial_3 (Japanese only)
Sample questions for theoretical test
(Japanese only)

To be announced

2.

Flow from application for the exam to receipt of the certificate of specified skills evaluation

                  Refer to the following file.
                  Flow from application for the exam to receipt of the certificate of specified skills evaluation

3.Exam execution information

                  
The exam currently planned to be executed are as follows.

Date Place Job category
June 21, 2021 Japan (Tokyo) Concrete Pumping
September 1, 2021 Japan (Fukuoka) Telecommunications (Details not decided)
September 10, 2021 Japan (Shizuoka) Reinforcing Bar Joints (Details not decided)


4.Examination results

                  
The results of the examinations executed so far are as follows.

Date Japan Philippines Vietnam
August, 2020 Examination results - -
September, 2020 Examination results - -
December, 2020 Examination results - -
March, 2021 - Examination results Examination results

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