|CAMABA of UMM Medical shows the participant card. (Photo: Rizki / PR)|
A total of 2600 candidate new students (CAMABA) at the University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) took the selection test of regular 1, Saturday (11/5) morning. They competed to get seats as undergraduate level students and a diploma in White Campus. The exam was centred in Campus III UMM, which were in Gedung Kuliah Bersama (GKB) I to IV, and the UMM BAU Auditorium Building.
In this first test, the Faculty of Medicine was still a favourite of the examinees. Around 850 participants chose the Medical Department. Even, to anticipate fraud, UMM had mobilized officers from the police and internal security. This was done to avoid the practice of jockeying which was by conducting a search into each class.
Dr. Saiman, M.Sc. as the head of UMM New Student Admissions (PMB), the ceiling of acceptance in the first batch was between 20 and 25 per cent while second and third batch, between 25 and 30 per cent. Especially for the medical faculty, the implementation of selection test of the third batch did not accept the selection participants and some Departments that had fulfilled the quota.
Besides that, UMM Rector Dr. H. Fauzan, M.Pd also said, for the next UMM entrance test, a Computer Based Writing Examination (UTBK) system would be conducted to keep abreast of the current developments. "This is the last year for UMM to carry out the entrance examination using the conventional method (write, red). Later, UMM will use the Computer-Based Writing Test," he explained.
UMM already has around four hundred computers to prepare UTBK which are planned to be implemented in the third batch. Later, the test will be divided into several shifts, depending on the number of participants who register and the capacity of the place. "In addition to following the development of technology, it conducts to anticipating fraud during the entrance examination," explained Fauzan in the Rector building.
After receiving CAMABA from the achievement selection and first batch, UMM will again hold the regular test registration for the second batch from May 9 to July 10, 2019. While the registration of the third batch starts from July 11 to August 16, 2019. The UMM CAMABA are encouraged to monitor the information about PMB UMM at the channel pmb.umm.ac.id and registers at online.umm.ac.id. (Win)