UNAIR NEWS – Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (Kemristekdikti) has set the policies related to the selection of State Universities 2019. The policy is related to the national standard selection process by referring to the principles of fairness, transparency, flexibility, efficiency, accountability and technological developments information in the digital era.
Regarding the various policies, UNAIR Rector Prof. Nasih said that in principle, the regulation regarding the selection process between 2018 and 2019 were not very different. There are still three channels, State University National Admission Selection (SNMPTN), State University Joint Entrance Test (SBMPTN), and Independent Admission channel.
“It’s just that, for the 2019 SBMPTN, it will use one test method, Computer-Based Written Test (UTBK). There are no more tests using paper, “he said. “In the past, prospective students registered beforehand, including choosing a program. This year, prospective students are given the opportunity to take the test first, “he added.
Furthermore, Prof. Nasih also added that the tests will be carried out gradually. Probably there will be twelve tests within a period of approximately two months every Saturday and Sunday.
“So there is no mass gathering at the same time,” he said.
After doing the tests, the participants will choose the program they want. Previous years, the test was done simultaneously in a same day and the students had already chosen the program.
“That’s the difference. However, the registration will be done simultaneously, “he stated.
By knowing the results of the test, according to Prof. Nasih, prospective students will be able to measure the result with the program they choose. Regarding the location of the exam, Prof. Nasih said that the exam would be held in all state universities in Indonesia.
“In 2019 there will be no Local Committee system anymore, all will be centralized by the Higher Education Entrance Test Institute (LTMPT),” he said.
Regarding quotas in each path, Prof. Nasih added that UNAIR’s quota would not be much different from the previous year. For this year’s regulation, SNMPTN is 20% minimum, SBMPTN 40% minimum, Independent admission 30% maximum.
“The quota of admission at UNAIR will be around these percentages,” he concluded.
Author: Nuri Hermawan