SPM Time Table Changes

NOTE: You are reading OLD NEWS! This is news for year 2008’s candidate

There are news in the newspapers, internet saying that the time or date of SPM exam will be changed…
So i had gather them and put it here…
So you all can have a quick look and know whats going on!
All news are taken from the star online.

Sunday September 21, 2008

SPM exam date can’t be changed

JOHOR BARU: The Education Ministry is unable to change the SPM timetable as it could cause delay in the examination results.

Malaysian Examinations Syndicate director Dr Salbiah Ismail said the examination process was complicated and the ministry could not delay the Moral Education 1 by a day to Nov 19.

She said even after students had sat for their examinations, there were several processes to be conducted before the results could be released.

If we change the dates, it may cause a delay in announcing the results and that may affect other areas, she said during a press conference yesterday.

Many parents had written to The Star to complain about the SPM timetable, which they claimed gave students insufficient rest time between papers.

Dr Salbiah said according to their data, there were students who would sit for both Moral Education 1 and Pendidikan Islam.

If the time of the papers are the same, such students will not be able to sit for one of those papers,” she said.

Dr Salbiah said the examination schedule draft had been made as early as two years ago and was given to respective department directors for perusal. She said education departments were instructed to share the schedule with schools and students in the middle of this year.

We received no protests or feedback at that time, she said.

On Nov 18, SPM candidates will sit for Additional Mathematics 1 (8am to 10am), Additional Mathematics 2 (10.30am to 1pm) and Moral Education 1 or Al-Quran and Al-Sunnah Education 1 (2pm to 4.30pm.)

Dr Salbiah said the Moral Education 1 and Al-Quran and Al-Sunnah Education 1 papers would be held half-an-hour later than stated in the SPM timetable.

A statement from the ministry said it was normal for an SPM candidate to sit for three papers in a day and past experience showed performance of students were not marred by such timetables.

And one more:

SPM date to stay


THE date for the Moral Education 1 paper in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) cannot be changed as the examination dates have been approved and the question papers printed.

Education director-general Datuk Alimuddin Mohd Dom explained that holding the paper on another date would also affect the marking of candidates’ answer scripts.

There are a total of 141 question papers for the 110 subjects offered during the SPM, which will be held from Nov 11 to Dec 5.

As a compromise, Alimuddin had suggested instead that the Moral Education 1 and Al-Quran and Al-Sunnah Education 1 papers be held half an hour later than what was originally scheduled, to enable students to have more time to rest.

The papers will now be held at 2.30pm instead of 2pm as stated in the SPM timetable.

On Nov 18, SPM candidates will sit for Additional Mathematics 1 from 8am to 10am, Additional Mathematics 2 from 10.30am to 1pm and Moral Education 1 or Al-Quran and Al-Sunnah Education 1 from 2pm to 4.30pm.

“We cannot start the examination any later as it has to finish by 5pm, taking into consideration the students from the rural areas of Sabah and Sarawak, as they have to consider their own safety since it gets dark by that time,” he said.

Alimuddin said he had been having meetings with Malaysian Examinations Syndicate officials to see how the matter could be resolved.

He had received many complaints that candidates would be overly stressed as they would have to sit for three papers over seven hours in one day.

He said that the parents who complained were mistaken in their belief that only non-Muslim students were involved as Muslim students would be sitting for the Al-Quran and Al-Sunnah Education 1 paper at the same time.

“When the timetable was published and given to students and teachers in June, we did not receive any complaints at all. It has only been happening in the last few weeks,” Alimuddin said.

Parents and students have been writing to The Star to complain about the SPM timetable. They claimed that students would have insufficient rest-time between papers.

Anyway, these are still news, and you will know whats the changes when you get your hard copy of SPM Time table… which is very soon i think.
Lets follow the news and see whats happen next!



23 responses to “SPM Time Table Changes”

  1. so it’s not possible for d moral paper 2 b held on 19th right………….

    1. nope, the date is the same, i think they just delay it half an hour late!

      1. taneshkuma91 Avatar

        is it half an hour plays important role?
        its stil make the students tired what?

  2. student... Avatar

    It is very unfair bcoz this time d trial is a bit fool~
    well… too much “soalan bocor”!!!
    It is all from sekolah teknik de…

    what is the point of this kind of “crime”?

    1. taneshkuma91 Avatar

      wat to do?
      actually the teacher should be serious wat?

  3. this time d trial all my friend’s tip “Kena”

    i don know how my friend get ..?

    1. obviously leak question from school teacher or even tuition center!

  4. taneshkuma91 Avatar

    it is very unfair bcoz hw can a person sit for exam for 7hrs one day?
    it is possible?
    if possible also,it will make the students too tired including me?
    add maths is not easy n have to write alot> there is no objective for add maths n at the same time have to think?
    Please change the moral paper to next day?

  5. evolution Avatar

    Can you pls tell me the latest time table

  6. y there is no materials for PMR Students ?Pls help if anyhing.10 Q.

    1. not for this year!
      Probably next year will have pmr stuff…

  7. where can i get the latest time table?..anyway..is there any changes in the time table?..so far our school teacher didn’t mention about it..pls replt ASAP pls..thanx..=D

  8. The pink bunny Avatar
    The pink bunny

    Why worry so much about exam? If you prepare earlier then u dont have to worry lo! cannot study cannot pass lo! avoid last minute study. don’t complain so much!!!!
    study hard study smart

    sorry if i seem to be harsh. it’s me…
    pink bunny…

  9. Bunny Alice Avatar
    Bunny Alice

    moshi moshi ^_^
    I agree with the fact that the timetable is rather inconviently, ridiculous and silly…
    There have been lots of leakage about the paper. If thats the case, there wont be any point sitting for the examination if we are surrounded in the same examination room with those cheaters.

    Anyhow, it may be tiring but if we study real hard and put our heart and soul in it despite the difficulties, we’ll definetly come out alright.

    *peace* *hugs* ^_^
    -Bunny Alice-

  10. the pink bunny Avatar
    the pink bunny

    I realise that there are two bunny now *lol* ((friends XD))
    why complain so much about the exam. As long as you study hard and smartly, then there are no worries lo…my dear friends.
    remember learning never ends, if you are smart.

    by: the pink bunny
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  11. Ann Soh Avatar
    Ann Soh

    I came to read this by chance, I think this group of education officers have NO COMMON SENSE. TRYYYYY and work 5 Hours continuously from 8am – 1 pm doing all brain storming question without having your 10am TEA BREAK. Sit down and discuss among yourselves. All these students are ONLY 17 years old. And IF THEY are your OWN CHILDREN – What would you do?????

  12. well, i have no idea what u guys meant by moral and add math clashing each other, coz as i checked the timetable moral and add math is in diff dates (:
    18/11 – BM1, Sej1 and BM2
    19/11 – BI1,BI2, Sej2
    20/11 – EST1 &2
    23/11 – Math1 &2
    24/11 – Moral
    25/11 – Add Math1&2
    30/11 – Bio 2,1 &3
    1/12 – Acc1&2
    3/12 – Physics1,2&3
    8/12 – Chem1,2&3
    14/12 – Mandarin 1&2
    for more info check here

    1. Nabilah Amir Avatar
      Nabilah Amir

      my dear. the newsletter is for spm in 2008. not 2009. u really made me panic for sec!

      1. i tot i make is very clear at the start of the post!

  13. ph yea, 7 hours of exam is no sweat coz i have that for 2 years now..haha
    yea, i agree what pink bunny sayz, as long as u guys study it’ll be no pron (;
    smiles (:

  14. Nabilah Amir Avatar
    Nabilah Amir

    f.y.i. everybody, the newsletter above is for 2008 SPM CANDIDATES!!! not 2009!!! stop making us 17-year-old panic for heavens sake!

    n for those taking SPM this, good luck!!!


  15. do anybody has spm timetable for 2009????

  16. then i want to ask about the real time table …..
    can you post it ?

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