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Mistakes made by past year SPM candidates

Published by Afterschool.my on Feb 19, 2021, 08:36 am

"I got good results for my SPM, but why did I fail to get any offers from UPU, whereas all my friends managed to do so?

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Before it is too late, it's better for you to learn the common mistakes when applying for UPU.

1. "Oh no, I forgot to check the general requirements!"Syarat Am

This is the most common mistakes done by SPM candidates. They only look at the specific requirements and neglect the fact that they need to check both specific and general requirements for the programme.

2. "Aren't all specific requirements the same?"Syarat khas

Each program has its own specific requirements. Therefore, make sure you really go through the specific requirements, so that you won't choose the courses that you are not qualified to apply for.

3. "Meritocracy? Never heard of it."marks

"I'm a science stream student but I'm planning to apply for a Music course. Then there is no need for me to score Chemistry and Biology, yeayy!" Well, this is where most of you got it wrong. Meritocracy is very important. It is calculated based on the five best subjects according to respective streams. Even though you are not a science stream student, the meritocracy for 5 main Science subjects and the 3 other best subjects will still be accounted.

The merit for 5 main subjects are as follows:

Science Stream

  • Mathematics
  • Additional Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology or Accounting/Economics/Commerce/ PKA/PKE/PKM/LK/Agricultural Science / Information Technology / Sciences Sports Science / Food Management

Art Stream

  • Bahasa Malaysia
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History
  • Pendidikan Islam/ Pendidikan Moral/ PSI/ PQS

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