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SPM candidates can take two additional subjects


KUALA LUMPUR, March 15 – Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) candidates are allowed to take two additional subjects despite the implementation of the 10-subject limit since 2010, said Director-General of Education Tan Sri Abdul Ghafar Mahmud(Pic).  He said SPM candidates were allowed to take not more than two additional subjects to bring the total to 12.

Tan Seri“The two additional subjects must be selected from any subjects listed in SPM and not core subjects,” he said in a statement today.  He was clarifying Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s statement that the 10-subject limit for SPM students remain unchanged.

Candidates must take six core subjects, namely Bahasa Melayu, English, History, Mathematics, Science, and Islamic Studies or Moral Education.  Abdul Ghafar said candidates could take any elective subjects offered up to a maximum of 10.


“Flexibility is given to candidates to add two elective subjects, including Chinese Literature, Tamil Literature, Syariah Islamiah Studies, Al-Quran and Al-Sunnah Studies, Islamic Tasawwur, and Visual Art Studies,” he said.