Niigata Sake Master Examination Implementation guidelines

It is a test to know and enjoy the storage of sake in Niigata.

Niigata Sake is a «Treasure of Niigata» that is backed by high quality and boasts national popularity.It also supports Niigata's food culture by playing wonderful Niigata rice, seafood, and mountain food in harmony. The Niigata Sake Master Examination is a test to deepen your knowledge of Niigata Sake and rediscover and recognize its goodness to create and nurture your interest and attachment to Niigata Sake.

"Why is Niigata sake delicious? Why is it high quality? What kind of brewery is there? What kind of taste is it?" A master who can answer these questions accurately and pass it on to the world and future generations. The purpose is to increase the number of people who visit Niigata by increasing the number of people who love Niigata sake and who have a deeper understanding of Niigata's food as a whole. is.

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2022 "Niigata Sake Master Examination" Implementation Guidelines

The 2022 "Master Examination" will be conducted online for "Silver Master" and "Copper Master" as in 2021.Regarding the "Gold Master" in 2021, we will inform you individually for those who applied in 2020, scheduled to be held in the fall of 2021 (because it is a essay custody).

Regarding the 2022 "Gold Master" exam, we will post a new website and other information when the details are decided.

Implemented in 2021 Gold Master (equivalent to Level 1)

Exam qualification Successful applicants of the Niigata Sake Master Examination Association "Silver Master"
Only in 2021 and for those who applied for the exam in 2020.
(Although the 2020 exam has been canceled, the essay has already been received, so this year it will be limited to those who applied for the exam in 2020.)
Exam application period We will guide you to the relevant person.
Test date and time [Practical test] Conducted in the fall of 2021
KiKishu will identify 10 Niigata sakes (commercial sakes).
This is a matching test where you first give 10 types KiKishu, then sort the same sake, do KiKishu again, and hit the same sake.
The test start time will be from 9:30,and the reception will start in sequence, and we will inform each person.
Venue Bandaijima, Chuo-ku, Niigata
Toki Messe Meeting Room 301 and 302
Examination time Reception starts from 9:30 (time will be specified at the time of guidance)
Exam contents "Gold Master Practical Exam" (KiKishu)
passing grade Successful applicants will be evaluated based on 60 points for essays, 40 points for practical skills, and 100 points for overall evaluation.

Exam fee 5,500 yen (tax included)

 

About online Examination

The 2022 exams for "Silver Master" and "Copper Master" are scheduled for the same online examination as in 2021.

 Details will be posted on the website as soon as the schedule is decided..

 

Online examination flow (application method)

The following is the flow of the 2021 online examination, so please refer to it.

1. Check the operation of the test environment You can experience the Web test system before applying for the test.
Please access the following "Operation Confirmation URL" on the device (PC, tablet, smartphone) you plan to take, and confirm in advance whether the system operates normally.
Web test operation check / experience page
2. Application After logging in to the qualification reception ONLINE from the "Examination application destination" below, enter the required items to apply, and proceed with the procedure according to the guidance on the displayed screen.
* New user registration is required only when using the qualification reception ONLINE for the first time.

Applications are no longer accepted.

3. Payment The application will be completed when the examination fee payment (only credit card payment is acceptable) is completed.An application completion email will be sent to the email address you entered when you applied, so please check the contents.
* Please note that you cannot cancel the test fee after payment, transfer the test fee to the next time, or refund it.
4. Information required for the exam You will receive an examination guidance email one week before the test date, so please be sure to check the test available time, test procedure, etc. in the email.
* If you do not receive the test guide email within one week before the test date, please contact the secretariat.
5. Take the exam Please take the test at your convenience within the available time on the test day.
6. Result notification A test result email will be sent about 4 weeks after the test date.Successful applicants will be announced on the Expert Examination Association website, and a certificate will be sent to them at a later date.

2022 Silver Master (equivalent to Level 2)

Exam qualification Successful applicants of the Niigata Sake Master Examination Association "Copper Master"
Only those who can take the test at the specified time on a PC, tablet, etc.
Exam application period

Undecided

Test date and time Saturday, February 4, 2th year of Reiwa
test time Undecided
Number of questions 50 questions
Questioning method Have them choose from 4 choices on the screen
Questions range Somewhat advanced questions about Niigata sake will be asked from various genres.
It is almost published in the official textbook.
passing grade 1 question = 2 points out of 100 points, and a correct answer of 80 points or more will pass.
Exam fee 3,300 yen (tax included)

Examination application / examination venue

2022 Copper master (equivalent to 3rd grade)

Exam qualification If you are 20 years old or older, there are no restrictions on educational background, gender, nationality, etc., but only those who can take the test in Japanese and who can take the test on a PC / tablet at the designated time.
Exam application period

Undecided

Test date and time Saturday, February 4, 2th year of Reiwa
test time Undecided
Number of questions 100 questions
Questioning method Have them choose from 4 choices on the screen
Questions range 100% questions will be given from the official textbook. )
Questions will be given from various genres such as "manufacturing method", "classification", "quality control", "delicious drinking" and other basic knowledge of sake, and Niigata sake's "history", "rice", "water" and "skills".
passing grade 1 question = 1 points out of 100 points, and a correct answer of 70 points or more will pass.
Exam fee 3,300 yen (tax included)

Examination application / examination venue

Organizer

Niigata Sake Master Examination Association

  • Niigata Prefecture Tourism Association
  • Niigata Ryokan Hotel Association
  • Niigata Prefecture Cooking Life Hygiene Association
  • Niigata Prefecture Social Food and Beverage Life Sanitation Association
  • Niigata Noodle Shops Association
  • Niigata sushi quotient life hygiene trade association
  • Niigata Prefecture Retail Sake Association
  • Niigata Wholesale Sake Sales Association
  • Niigata Sake Brewers Association