More seats allocated for computer-based state university opening tests

The Research and Technology and Higher Education Ministry is confident that paperless opening exams for state universities will be implemented national in a nearby future, with allocations for a computer-based exam to be significantly increasing this year.

This year outlines a second time a method has implemented a computer-based exam for a Joint Entrance Test for State Universities (SBMPTN), that is one of 3 accessible state university enrollment tests besides a particular opening test, that is carried out by any campus, and a National Test for State Universities (SNMPTN), that uses students’ educational record as a sign for admission.

The method has allocated 30,000 seats for a computer-based exam this year, a poignant boost from final year’s figure of 2,500 seats.

“From final year’s doing [of a computer-based test], we perceived a high series of requests from participants [wanting to take a computer-based test]. Students are some-more tech-savvy now,” Ravik Karsidi, a arch organizer of a 2017 SNMPTN and SBMPTN, pronounced Friday.

The registration duration for a SBMPTN will be open from April 11 to May 5, while a tests will be hold on May 16. Candidates contingency compensate Rp 200,000 (US$15) to take a SBMPTN, while a SNMPTN is free.

Some 85 state universities will take partial in a SBMPTN this year, with a further of countless Indonesian Art Institutes (ISI) and Indonesian Art and Culture Institutes (ISBI) in a country. The method also skeleton to embody vocational institutes in a SBMPTN subsequent year. (evi)