JLPT is the Japanese
With this site and the JLPT Study Forum I hope to give students some idea of what to expect in the exam. I have typed out past exams, translated sentences and created some basic learning materials, such as quizzes, to help students check if they're on the right track.
I still use past exams, because they're just as useful as they always were - even if the format is changing slightly over the years. N3 is the most difficult because there are no past exams for this new level. I may use equivalent "intermediate" material for it in the future.
I passed the old level 4 in (2004) and then level 3 (2005), and started to create web pages by translating sentences from past exams, as part of my study regime.
Since I'm a software engineer, I began writing programs to compile lists and pages - automating tasks such as gathering compounds for kanji from a kanji dictionary.
I really enjoyed doing this and realized that I can write web pages that are really useful without being either groundbreaking in learning techniques or providing authentic test practice conditions.
I simply use past exams and translate, compile, create user-interface interaction and fill in blanks - to let you see the test with various study "aids" to help learning.