PETALING JAYA: The Education Ministry has announced the rescheduled dates of major examinations which have been postponed to the first quarter of 2021.
In a statement on Sunday (June 28), the Ministry said the examination calendar was amended based on changes made to the 2020 academic calendar.
The written Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination will be rescheduled to Jan 6-Feb 9 next year. The SPM exam was supposed to be held from Nov 16-Dec 7,2020.
The new Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) dates are rescheduled from Aug 12-18 this year (for Semester 2) to March 1-9 next year (for Semester 3).
The Sijil Vokasional Malaysia exams will be held in August, September and October this year (Session 1), and January and May 2021 (Session 2).
The written Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia exam is rescheduled to Feb 17-25 next year.
“As the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia has been postponed to 2021, there was a need to re-arrange certain logistical aspects for the examinations.
“This would also include detailed dates for the start of the school term for 2021, which will be released later.
“The rescheduling of the start of the term is important to ensure that school term next year will proceed smoothly,” it said.
On April 15, the Ministry announced that the SPM would be postponed to 2021 with the cancellation of the Form Three assessment (PT3) and UPSR 2020 examinations.
Such a move was to enable “students to have an adequate amount of time to learn and prepare to sit for their examinations”, it said after schools were closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The schedule of the amended examinations calendar can be found here.