Published: Thursday September 13, 2012 MYT 9:36:00 PM
MES: Aptitude test error won't affect UPSR results
PETALING JAYA: An error in Thursday's Aptitude Test will not affect pupils' UPSR results.
The Malaysian Examinations Syndicate (MES) said the answer sheets provided pupils with options of A, B, C and D for questions 41 to 61.
However, the question paper provided pupils with another option, namely E.
The MES has directed invigilators in all state education departments to "hand score" all answers where pupils should have marked E for the relevant questions. The paper was held at 2.30pm.
"The results of the Aptitude Test will not affect pupils' UPSR results and is also not printed there," the MES said in a statement.
Since 2009, all Year Six pupils have sat for an Aptitude Test on the last day of the UPSR examination.
It tests pupils on thinking skills, problem solving and decision-making, and interests.