UNAIR NEWS – In the future, it is possible for entrance test to state universities (PTN) conducted with android, especially for State University Joint Entrance Test (SBMPTN). The statement was delivered by the Rector of Universitas Airlangga, Prof. Moh Nasih in a press conference in front of the press on Monday, March 5, in rector’s room.
In 2017, SBMPTN exams are conducted in two ways, computer-based and paper-based. In 2018, there was a change of terms for both exams, computer-based written exam (UTBK) and print-based test (UTBC).
On that occasion, the rector also said that the existence of the android-based test plan is still discussed by the central committee because there are many aspects to be considered, including, the possibility of a hacker. Therefore, this aspect should be well considered. The reason, many things can happen when the exam uses the internet as a medium.
“The central committee is making preparation for the mechanism, so everything will run smoothly. Unfortunately, there are hackers who can break down the system. If there is no obstacle we will use the computer. In fact we are reviewing android based tests, “said the rector.
In 2017, there were 23 thousand students in Indonesia who took computer-based test. This year it is targeted to reach 10-fold, at 200 thousand. For Surabaya, there was 1000 participants who can take the computer-based test in 2017.
Regarding the SBMPTN test preparation, on that occasion, Prof Nasih appealed to all SBMPTN candidates to be careful in doing the questions. Moreover, careful in filling the biodata column.
Because, a little mistake will be a problem. Moreover, SBMPTN value will be used to register through Independent path, if they fail in SBMPTN.
“If you go to UNAIR please join SBMPTN. Please be careful in SBMPTN, do not make any code mistakes, birth date, or other identity that can obstruct the result, “said rector. “Once SBMPTN if there is an invalid score, then they will lose the opportunity to register on the independent path,” he added. (*)
Author: Binti Q. Masruroh
Editor: Nuri Hermawan