Alhamdulillah (all praises be to God), there was no COVID-19 cluster although the students had to take exams in person in the midst of the pandemic.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The 2022 National Selection for State University Entrance (SNMPTN) began on Tuesday, head of the Higher Education Entrance Test Administrator (LTMPT), Mochammad Ashari, informed here on Tuesday.

"The first stage of SNMPTN, which is filling out the student database (PDSS), will be conducted by the schools from January 4 to February 15, 2022," he said.

To fill out the PDSS, the school officers must make an LTMPT account by registering on

Students can also make their own accounts on the portal to register for SNMPTN and the Computer-Based Exam for State University Entrance (UTBK-SBMPTN) from January 10 to February 15, 2022.

The assessment for SNMPTN will be based on academic scores and other achievements made by the students during their school years, Ashari said.

The cost of the selection will be borne by the government, he informed. The minimum quota for accepted students will be 20 percent in each state university (PTN), he added.

Meanwhile, the assessment for UTBK-SBMPTN will be based on the test scores of students in a number of subjects, as well as other criteria set by the PTN, he continued.

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The cost will be borne by each participant and subsidized by the government, Ashari said. The minimum quota for the accepted students will be 40 percent in each PTN, he added.

The number of PTNs participating in the selection for 2022 is 125, comprising 75 regular PTNs, 11 State Islamic Religious Universities (PTKIN), and 39 state polytechnics, he disclosed.

"In 2022, the state polytechnics, especially the ones which have applied science undergraduate majors, are taking part in the selections," the LTMPT head said.

Meanwhile, acting director-general of higher education, research, and technology at the Education, Culture, Research, and Technology Ministry, Nizam, aid he was grateful that the previous national selections in 2021 had been conducted smoothly in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Alhamdulillah (all praises be to God), there was no COVID-19 cluster although the students had to take exams in person in the midst of the pandemic. Although the virus transmission is getting lower in 2022, we must still stay vigilant," he remarked.

He said he hoped that while making their selection, students will choose their future majors according to their interests and talents.

In addition, the PTNs can also conduct an independent exam for student selection, with a maximum quota of 30 percent, he said. It can be fully managed by each PTN and they will be allowed to include the scores gained in UTBK-SBMPTN.
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