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MUET/RSQ800

MALAYSIAN UNIVERSITY ENGLISH TEST

(MUET)

REGULATIONS, TEST SPECIFICATIONS, TEST FORMAT AND SAMPLE QUESTIONS

The information in this booklet applies to the end-2008 MUET and thereafter until further notice.

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MAJLIS PEPERIKSAAN MALAYSIA
(MALAYSIAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL)

CHIEF EXECUTIVE MALAYSIAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL BANGUNAN MPM, PERSIARAN 1 BANDAR BARU SELAYANG 68100 BATU CAVES SELANGOR DARUL EHSAN MALAYSIA

Telephone: 03-6136 9663 Facsimile: 03-6136 1488 Email: ceo@mpm.edu.my Website: www.mpm.edu.my

© Malaysian Examinations Council 2006

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopied, recorded or otherwise without prior permission in writing to the Chief Executive, Malaysian Examinations Council.

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NATIONAL EDUCATION PHILOSOPHY Education in Malaysia is an on-going effort towards further developing the potential of individuals in a holistic and integrated manner, so as to produce individuals who are intellectually, spiritually, emotionally and physically balanced and harmonious, based on a belief in and devotion to God. Such effort is designed to produce Malaysian citizens who are knowledgeable and competent, who possess high moral standards, and who are responsible and capable of achieving a high level of personal wellbeing as well as being able to contribute to the betterment of the family, the society and the nation at large.

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FOREWORD

The Malaysian Examinations Council, which was established under Act 225, Malaysian Examinations Council Act 1980, is a statutory body under the Ministry of Education Malaysia. The Malaysian Examinations Council is managed by a board of governors comprising vice-chancellors of local universities established under Section 6 of the University and University Colleges Act 1971 and under Section 1A of the University of Technology MARA Act 1976, the Chief Secretary of the Ministry of Education, the Director General of Education, the Director of Examinations of the Malaysian Examinations Syndicate, the Chief Executive of the Malaysian Examinations Council, and five other members appointed by His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. The Chairman of the Council is also appointed by His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong from amongst the vicechancellors of local universities. The Malaysian Examinations Council is responsible for the conduct of the Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) (Malaysia Higher School Certificate) examination effective since the 1982 examination. This examination replaced the Higher School Certificate examination conducted by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate in collaboration with Universiti Malaya. With effect from 1999, the Malaysian Examinations Council is also responsible for the management of the Malaysian University English Test (MUET). MUET is conducted twice a year and is compulsory for students who intend to pursue first degree studies in local public universities. This is the first time that the MUET syllabus is being revised since its inception in 1999. It is to ensure that MUET maintains its relevancy in testing candidates’ English language proficiency. There are minor changes in the test specifications which detail the aspects according to the four components of MUET: listening, speaking, reading and writing. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of the MUET Syllabus Committee chaired by Prof Datin Dr Zubaida S A Alsree from Universiti Teknologi MARA. The committee members are Prof Dr Anie Attan, Dr Harriet Wong, Prof Dr Chan Swee Heng, Dr Mohd Sallehudin bin Abd Aziz, Prof Dr Zuraidah Md Don, Prof Madya Khairi Izwan Abdullah, Prof Madya Dr Fatimah Hashim, Dr Tengku Sepora Tengku Mahadi, Ms Sivagnana Chelvi, Mr Martin Bates, Mdm Vasantha Mallar Menon, Mdm Gita Lam Yean Ling and Mdm Esther Evelyn Jevarajah. I also wish to thank all the...
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