Wednesday, October 2, 2013

PMR 2013 :Last batch for PMR exam

NEW TEST: School-based assessment to replace Form Three examination next year

KUALA LUMPUR: A TOTAL of 462,940 candidates will  sit   the Penilaian Menengah Rendah (PMR) examination today in 3,530 centres nationwide.

The examination will go on tomorrow, after which it will continue from Oct 7 to 9.

Of the total number of candidates, 430,146 are from government schools, government-aided schools and government-aided religious schools, 6,024 from schools under government agencies other than the Education Ministry and 9,906 from state-run religious schools.

A total of 13,637 candidates are from private schools registered under the ministry, 1,008 private candidates and 2,219 from religious schools.

The Ministry's examination board reminded candidates to refer to their examination timetable and strictly to the rules and regulations.

Candidates can retrieve their schedules from their schools, or download them from http://www.

Candidates were reminded to bring their identification cards to the examination hall.

This will be the last batch of students sitting the PMR, a public examination meant for Form Three students, before it is replaced with the secondary school-based assessment test (Pentaksiran Berasaskan Sekolah Menengah Rendah) starting from next year.

The new test will comprise four core subjects: Bahasa Melayu, English, Mathematics and Science.

Students will be evaluated based on their understanding and mastery of the subjects.

For subjects like History, Geography and Islamic Studies, students will be assessed based on their coursework and projects.

They will also have to perform in sports, co-curricular activities, psychometric tests and physical education.

*Taken from NST Online.

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