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Saturday, December 01, 2018

New Format For PT3 2019

Yesterday, November 30, 2018, the "Lembaga Peperiksaan Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia" (the Examination Board of the Ministry of Education Malaysia) uploaded the "Surat Siaran" on the "Format Pentaksiran Tingkatan 3 bagi Mata Pelajaran KSSM mulai Tahun 2019". (PT3 Format for Form 3 KSSM Subjects starting from 2019)

2019 is the year when the first batch of KSSM students will sit for the PT3 examinations.

Let's have a look at some of the differences in PT3 for KBSM and PT3 for KSSM.


PT3 subjects in the past under KBSM syllabus
  1. Bahasa Melayu (Ujian Bertulis)
  2. Bahasa Melayu (Ujian Lisan)
  3. Bahasa Inggeris (Ujian Bertulis)
  4. Bahasa Inggeris (Ujian Lisan)
  5. Sejarah
  6. Geografi
  7. Bahasa Arab
  8. Bahasa Cina
  9. Bahasa Tamil
  10. Bahasa Punjabi
  11. Bahasa Iban
  12. Bahasa Kadazan dusun
  13. Pendidikan Islam
  14. Matematik
  15. Sains
Technical Subjects
  • KHB Kemahiran Teknikal
  • KHB Ekonomi Rumah Tangga
  • KHB Pertanian
  • KHB Perdagangan Dan Keusahawanan
KSSM was started  in 2017 and Asas Komputer Sains and Rekabentuk dan Teknologi was introduced replacing "Pendidikan Sivik Dan Kewarganegaraan (PSK)" and  "Kemahiran Hidup Bersepadu" (KHB). 

Note that it was up to the school to decide whether to offer either Asas Sains Komputer or Rekebentuk dan Teknologi or both. 

PT3 subjects under KSSM with effect from 2019
  1. Bahasa Melayu
  2. Bahasa Inggeris
  3. Sejarah
  4. Geografi
  5. Bahasa Arab
  6. Bahasa Cina
  7. Bahasa Tamil
  8. Bahasa Punjabi
  9. Bahasa Iban
  10. Bahasa Kadazandusun
  11. Bahasa Semai
  12. Pendidikan Islam
  13. Matematik
  14. Sains
  15. Seni Visual
  16. Seni Tari
  17. Seni Muzik
  18. Seni Teater
  19. Asas Sains Komputer
  20. Rekabentuk dan Teknologi
We noticed that  "Lisan" (Oral Tests)  is no longer a subject on its own for Bahasa Melayu and Bahasa Inggeris.

In addition to Asas Sains Komputer and Rekabentuk dan Teknologi, we noticed other new subjects including Bahasa Semai, Seni Visual, Seni Tari, Seni Muzik and Seni Teater. Art, Dance, Music and Theater.
Note that the comparison of the above subjects refer only to subjects tested in PT3. Form 3 Students also learn other subjects in school which are non-PT3 subjects.

The arts subjects are probably for students from Sekolah Seni as these are the subjects offered by these schools.


Previously, before PT3, students in form 3 sat for PMR. PT3 was first introduced in 2013. History and Geography was fully 100% project based with no written examinations for PT3. Based on the documents that were uploaded, it appears that History and Geography for PT3 2019 will now be 80% written examinations and 20% project based. A whopping 80 marks for both History and Geography is allocated for subjective questions. 


Previously there were two English subjects. Written English Paper (100 marks) and Oral English (50 marks total) which comprise of Speaking Test (30 marks) and Listening Test (20 marks).

It appears that English is now one comprehensive paper with written and oral sections combined as follows:

Written English Paper 1 - 40 Marks (Weighted average 25%)
Written English Paper 2 - 40 Marks (Weighted average 25%)
Speaking Test - 20 Marks (Weighted average 25%)
Listening Test - 25 Marks (Weighted average 25%)

With 50% weightage for written and 50% weightage on Oral (Speaking + Listening), the student must be equally good in oral or verbal communication.

The Speaking Test is "berpasangan" ie in teams of two. Previously it was on individual basis.

Get the complete format for English Subject for PT3 2019 including samples for speaking and listening test here:

Format Instrumen Pentaksiran Tingkatan 3 (PT3) Bagi MP Bahasa Inggeris Mulai 2019

We noticed that this format has the logo of Cambridge Assessment English together with Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia


Similar to English, previously the Bahasa Melayu subjects was tested as two separate papers ie Written exam (Ujian Bertulis) and Oral Test (Ujian Lisan). In 2019, it appears that Bahasa Melayu written and oral tests are combined as one subject paper. As with the English paper, in the past, the written paper was 100 marks while the Ujian Bertutur was 30 marks and the Ujian Mendengar was 20 Marks making it a total of 50 marks for Ujian Lisan overall.

In 2019, the Written Exam Paper 1 is 60 marks, Paper 2 is 40 marks, total for Written Exam is 100 marks. Meanwhile for the Oral exam, the Ujian Bertutur is 30 marks, Ujian Mendengar is 20 marks, total of 50 marks. There is no mention of weighted average. Ujian Bertutur is in a group same as previously.


From the format that was uploaded as shown below, reka bentuk dan teknologi appears to be 70% written exam and 30% practical/project based.


From the format that was uploaded as shown below, Asas Sains Komputer appears to be 70% written exam and 30% practical/project based.

Seni Visual is a practical project paper with one individual project and one group project.
Previously under KBSM, the kids did Pendidikan Seni Visual and Pendidikan Muzik but they were non-PT3 subjects. Under KSSM, Pendidikan Seni Visual (PSV) was combined with Pendidikan Muzik (PMZ) into a single subject called Pendidikan Kesenian. So, we're not sure how this is going to pan out. Will the students be required to sit for Seni Visual and Seni Muzik or just Seni Visual? Or perhaps there is no need to sit for them because the Seni Subjects including Seni Visual, Seni Tarian, Seni Muzik and Seni Teater are subjects offered by Sekolah Seni.


Previously students sat for 10 papers in PT3. They are.
1. BM
2. BM Lisan
3. BI
4. BI Oral
5. One optional language paper or Pendidikan Islam
6. Sejarah (100% project based)
7. Geography (100% project based)
8. Maths
9. Science
10. Kemahiran Hidup

How many papers will candidates sit for in PT3 2019? This is a guesstimate. We await further news on this.
Based on the subjects, below is a possible scenario:
1. BM (with Lisan)
2. BI (with Oral)
3. One optional language paper or Pendidikan Islam
4. Sejarah (80% written exam + 20% project)
5. Geography (80% written exam + 20% project)
6. Maths
7. Science
8. Asas Sains Komputer or Rekabentuk dan Teknologi (70% written exam + 30% practical/project)
The 4 Seni papers ie Seni Visual, Seni Tari, Seni Muzik and Seni Teater could be papers for Sekolah Seni

Download links:

The above is an extract from the Format Pentaksiran Tingkatan 3 bagi Mata Pelajaran KSSM mulai Tahun 2019 Format for the rest of the subjects can be found in this link.

So far only the Format Instrumen Pentaksiran Tingkatan 3 (PT3) Bagi MP Bahasa Inggeris Mulai 2019 has been uploaded. We await the rest of the uploads by the Lembaga Peperiksaan.

Disclaimer: We have tried to be as accurate as possible by comparing the old format with the new. However, it is subject to interpretation and confirmation by the school and the authorities. If you notice any discrepancy, please inform us. If you notice any other changes to the PT3 2019 format which is not mentioned here, do let us know in the comments. Thank you for reading.

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  1. Hi! Thanks for your effort. Surprisingly, literature component is no longer in the exam. Is that true ? What are the students going to do with the literature which they had learnt in Form 1 and 2 ? How about Form 3 literature ?

  2. Knpa jga kmu tkr tkr format ni? Kmu ka yg duduk exam? Bukn kn cba rsa dlu prsaan student dgn maths lgi tmbh ni lgi psv pn msuk??? Kmu pndai ja tkr tkr tp tida tau mcm mna kmi bljr... Tkknla dunia tmbh modem exam on mau ksi upgrade... Not trying to be rude but everyone complaining about this

  3. Can ka pt3 is just the last one... No spm cuz pt3 pn ardy got psv laa.. Poss la

  4. sejarah dgn geo nk kena ulangkaji balik ka dari form 1 punya silibus?

  5. Aiyoo why sejarah and geo still have written exam oh?why not projet sja...this so stress out lah better project sja we still have chance to get an A but it will need a lot of efforts

  6. Susahlah.....Pt3 next year.we can need lot of effort


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