Re: Program Biasiswa Ijazah Berkembar Jepun [jad]
Hi. It seems like the interviews take place at different times each year. 2011 applicants had their interviews in June whereas this year, it was just recently in April. I've just gone to my interview and I'm really anxious to know the results. Looking at the dates of the people who posted before me, I'm guessing that results are released 2 months after the interviews? But when I asked the interviewer when the results would be released, he said that successful applicants would start their studies in the middle of May which is, like, next month.
For future applicants, a word of advice: don't apply if, somewhere in your heart, you'd like to become a doctor. They warn you in the briefing that this is not the place for doctors and it put me on edge because in my application for MARA I asked for medicine. And just my luck, during the interview, they asked me if I had applied with any other agencies and what course I had applied for. Maybe good liars out there can avoid this tricky situation by lying but I am a terrible liar so I told the truth. They really put me in a tight spot and right then, I felt doomed. I'm not going to get this scholarship, I thought. I'm left hopeful by the end of the interview though because the interviewers seemed to relax (although it might have just seemed more relaxed because they suddenly switched to Malay) and it was almost as if we were having a normal conversation.
I hope other applicants can avoid being put in such a tight spot.
I think YPM might get their offers rejected a lot or might have students who drop out in favour of a medicine course offered by MARA or JPA because they were asking me to promise that I wouldn't abandon them if they offered me the scholarship.
There are 20 objective questions in the written exam consisting of 5 English questions where you have to fill in the blanks with the most suitable word, 5 add maths, 5 chemistry and 5 physics questions. I would suggest revising because it's all things we learnt for SPM. I didn't but I was able to rely on memory. I found the add maths questions very hard. We're not allowed to use calculators. During the interview, they will ask you 3 questions as well. I found this more difficult by far because I was so nervous I couldn't think straight. They asked me 2 physics questions and then if I knew about the Look East Policy.
Good luck! And remember, only apply if you are focused on becoming an engineer.