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University Special English Test (USET) for International Graduate Students

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Dear students,

We would like to notify that international students who registered from SEMESTER 1, SESSION 2017/2018 (September 2017) to SEMESTER 1, SESSION 2018/2019 (September 2018) are REQUIRED to sit for University Special English Test (USET). The examination has been postponed to a new date; 28th September 2019.

 

Date: Saturday, 28th September 2019

Time: 8.00am-5.00pm

Venue: Dewan Seminar Seni, Pusat Seni Warisan

 

Students who obtained TOEFL (minimum score 550*) or IELTS (minimum band 5.0*), are exempted to sit for this exam. Minimum score varies upon programme enrolled:

 

Programme

TOEFL (minimum score)

IELTS(minimum score)

Finance

600

6.5

Medicine/ Health Sciences/ Pharmacy

550

6.0

Business Administration

550

6.0

Accounting

550

5.5

Law

600

6.0

Computer Science

550

6.0

Other Programmes

500

5.0

 

Other exemptions include for those:

a)       Who obtained degree from the following countries which are using English in their education system; Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Botswana, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Island, Dominica, Falkland Island, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guam, Guernsey, Guyana, India, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jamaica, Jersey, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Montserrat, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Rwanda,Saint Helena, Saint Kitts & nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Soloman islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands, U.S Virgin Islands, Uganda, United Kingdom, USA, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

b)      Who obtained a degree from any Malaysian Higher Learning Institutions which use English as their medium of instruction.

c)       Who will write their thesis in Malay or Arabic language.

 

The fee for Special English Exam for International Graduate Students is RM300. Payment can be made to:

Beneficiary full name: BENDAHARI UNIVERSITI SULTAN ZAINAL ABIDIN

Beneficiary account no: 13017010082394

Beneficiary Bank full name: BANK ISLAM MALAYSIA BERHAD KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

 

Please register for this exam before 22nd September 2019. To register, click here

 

For exemption, please click here to upload your result as proof.

 

The format of USET is as follows:

DESCRIPTION OF TEST COMPONENTS

UNIVERSITY SPECIAL ENGLISH TEST (USET) 2019-2020

FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS

COMPONENT

TIME

DURATION

NATURE OF QUESTIONS

1. READING

8.30 – 10.00 AM

90 MINUTES

-       5 passages (at least one text with graphics) 

-       Articles  from  journals,  newspapers  and magazines,  academic  texts,electronic texts

-       Number of Questions : 45 (Multiple Choice)

BREAK

10.00 – 10.30 AM

30 MINUTES

 

2. WRITING

10.30 – 12.00 PM

90 MINUTES

-       One extended   writing   based   on    TWO given   topics (  350 – 400 words)

-       Possible genres : Report, article, letter, essay

BREAK

12.00 – 12.30 PM

30 MINUTES

 

3. LISTENING

12.30 – 1.00  PM

30 MINUTES

-       Possible genres : Lecture, briefing, talk, discussion, interview, telephone conversation, announcement, instructions, advertisement, news, meeting, documentary

-       Number of Questions : 20 Questions

BREAK

1.00  – 2.00 PM

60 MINUTES

 

4. SPEAKING

2.00 – 4.00 PM

30 MINUTES

/GROUP

-       Task A:   Individual presentation

-       Task B:   Group interaction (4 candidates to a group)

-       Basic  criteria  for  text selection : Contemporary  Issues

 

Briefings regarding the examination will be held on 26th September 2019 (Thursday) at 2.30pm at Dewan Seminar Seni, Pusat Kesenian dan Warisan. 

 

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Thank you for your cooperation. Any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us.