University of Indonesia Requires UTBK Scores for 2024 Admission

The University of Indonesia (UI) has announced changes to its 2024 admission process, including mandatory UTBK-SNBT scores and new exam format. Prospective students must carefully review requirements to secure a spot at this prestigious institution.

Ayesha Mumtaz
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University of Indonesia Requires UTBK Scores for 2024 Admission

University of Indonesia Requires UTBK Scores for 2024 Admission

The University of Indonesia (UI) has announced that it will require Computer-Based Written Exam (UTBK) scores for admission through its Entrance Selection (SIMAK) process for the 2024 academic year. The UTBK-SNBT exam, which is used for admission to undergraduate (S1) and vocational (Vokasi) programs, has undergone several changes for the upcoming cycle.

One significant change is that graduates of the SNBT exam will no longer be eligible to register for the Mandiri (independent) admission track at any public university in Indonesia. Additionally, candidates can now choose up to four study programs, with a maximum of one academic program and three vocational programs, or two academic programs and two vocational programs.

The UTBK-SNBT exam format will also include short-answer questions, in addition to the existing question types. The exam content remains the same as in 2023, covering the Scholastic Potential Test, Indonesian Language Literacy, English Language Literacy, and Mathematical Reasoning.

Why this matters: The changes to the UTBK-SNBT exam and admission requirements at the University of Indonesia reflect the shifting terrain of higher education in the country. As one of the most prestigious universities in Indonesia, UI's admission policies have a significant impact on prospective students and the overall education system.

The UTBK-SNBT exam will be held in two waves, from April 30 to May 7 and May 14 to 20, 2024, with two sessions per day. The results will be announced on June 13, 2024. Other requirements for SIMAK UI include being a high school graduate from 2023, 2022, or 2021 for S1 programs, or without year restriction for Vokasi and D4 programs. Applicants must also meet specific criteria, such as not being color blind for S1 science programs, being physically and mentally healthy, and being drug-free.

The SIMAK UI exam covers Basic Abilities, including Basic Mathematics, Indonesian Language, and English, as well as Academic Ability Measurement, which includes Verbal, Quantitative, and Logic sections. Prospective students must carefully review the requirements and prepare accordingly to maximize their chances of admission to the University of Indonesia.

Key Takeaways

  • UI requires UTBK-SNBT scores for 2024 SIMAK admission.
  • UTBK-SNBT exam format changes include short-answer questions.
  • UTBK-SNBT graduates can no longer apply for Mandiri track.
  • Applicants can choose up to 4 study programs (1 academic, 3 vocational).
  • SIMAK UI exam covers Basic Abilities and Academic Ability Measurement.