About Malaysian University English Test (MUET)


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MUET is valid in Malaysia and Singapore


It is held thrice a year


The MUET test is valid for 5 years


Malaysian University English Test or MUET is a mandatory English Language proficiency test for students interested in studying in colleges in Malaysia. The test is set and run by the Malaysian Examinations Council (MEC). MEC also runs the Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia examination, which is largely recognized in Malaysia and Singapore (only).


MUET is a pre-requisite for admission to all public & private universities and colleges in Malaysia as well as National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University and Singapore Management University. 
All universities set different target band scores for different courses. For example, students who want to pursue Law will be required to obtain a Band 4 in MUET, while students who want to pursue Medicine will be required to obtain a Band 5. MUET is also compulsory for graduating from a local university. 
Listening, Reading Comprehension and Writing components are usually tested on the same day with the same paper nationwide. The Speaking component is tested both as an individual task and in groups of up to four, usually with different papers for different groups.

Registration Process

Students planning or interested in taking the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) will have to register via their institution, while private candidates will have to register with their State Education Department with a small registration fee of RM 101. They can also register online. 
 MUET is critical if you want to study in Malaysia or Singapore. We suggest students to prepare well for MUET exam so that they acquire the requisite Band for their desired college. On an average, there are about 85,000 takers of MUET for every exam. 


What is MUET?

MUET or Malaysian University English Test is a test for English proficiency conducted by the Malaysian Examinations Council for admission to public and private universities in Malaysia and Singapore.


Who should take the MUET test?

STPM candidates, students with Class X degree, diploma and pre-university students who wish to pursue a first degree programme in Malaysian universities.

When is the MUET test held?

The MUET test is held thrice a year in March, July and November.


How long is MUET test score valid?

The MUET scores are valid for 5 years from the date of result.


How can I register for MUET?

You can register online at any of these websites -  http://www.mpm.edu.my or http://www.mesp.gov.my/Online 


What is the fee for registration for MUET?

The registration fee for MUET is RM125.


What does the MUET test consist of?

There are four exams under MUET which are mentioned below:

  • Paper 1: Listening (800/1)-45 marks
  • Paper 2: Speaking (800/2)-45 marks
  • Paper 3: Reading (800/3)-120 marks
  • Paper 4: Writing (800/4)-90 marks


How will I be scored under MUET?

MUET’s scores (maximum 300) are divided into six bands. Brand 1 is the lowest and Band 6 is the highest:

Band 1

Band 1 will refer to extremely limited user who scores below 100. It will depict a person’s poor command over English and inability to use it to express ideas.

Band 2

101-139: refers to limited command over English. Lack of expressiveness, fluency and appropriate usage.

Band 3

140-179: refers to modest command over English but with noticeable inaccuracies.

Band 4

180-219: Satisfactory command over English with occasional inaccuracies.

Band 5

220-259: refers to good command over English with minor inaccuracies.

Band 6

260-300: refers to very good command over English with accurate usage of language.


Which Band is most preferred by a Malaysian University?

Most local universities in Malaysia prefer Bands above 2.

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