MUET IS COMPULSARY FOR UNIVERSITIES STUDENTS
The Malaysian University English Test or well known as MUET is a test of English language proficiency and largely for university admission. MUET is set conducted by Malaysian Examinations Council. Besides that, MUET is also recognized in Malaysia and Singapore.
PURPOSE OF MUET
MUET is conducted in Malaysia in purpose to measure student proficiency level in English language. It is also as prerequisite for university admission. Next is for placements in various academic programs and for eligible to universities.
HOW MUET IS CONDUCTED?
MUET are consist of four components, which are listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Listening= 45 marks
Speaking = 45 marks
Reading= 120 marks
Writing = 90 marks
Candidates are rated into six bands.
BANDS SCORE AGRREGATED DESCRIPTIONS
Band 1= below 100 Extremely limited user
Band 2 = 100-139 Limited user
Band 3= 140-179 Modest user
Band 4= 180-219 Competent user
Band 5= 220-259 Good user
Band 6= 260-300 Very good user
ADVANTAGES OF MUET
Helps students to learn how to speak and write in English better.
Understand English language are better in high level.
Increase student’s self-confidence.
Students also able to use English fluently and very after graduations.
DISDAVANTAGES OF MUET
Students will be packed with lots of subjects.
Low grade students need to repeat it again.
Students have to spend a lot of money if they failed.
Candidates that failed also have to delay their graduation.
WAYS TO IMPROVE MUET?
Students need to do lots of modal papers before taking MUET.
Teacher should prepare the student well before sitting for exam.
One should not force candidates to take MUET.
Ministry of Education and Malaysian Examination Council must prepare a good strategy in minimizing the terms and condition for the qualification of MUET with current times protocol.