THE Form Three Assessment (Pentaksiran Tingkatan 3 or PT3) results will be released on Dec 22.
The Education Ministry said in a statement, that students can pick up their results from their respective schools.
More than 450,000 candidates sat for the PT3 assessment which was held last month.
The PT3 was held for the first time this year. Form Three students previously sat for the Penilaian Menengah Rendah, which was abolished at the end of last year.
The ministry said those who wanted to apply for entry into residential schools in 2015, could do so through its website at www.moe.gov.my from Dec 1 to 30.
Those interested could start filling in the results of their physical activity, sport and co-curricular assessment, school assessment, and psychometric assessment from Dec 1, while they could add in their PT3 results from Dec 22.
The ministry said the criteria to enter residential schools was obtaining Grade A for six subjects including Science and Mathematics, but excluding additional languages such as Arabic, Chinese, Tamil, Iban, Kadazandusun and Punjabi.
For Bahasa Malaysia and English Language, the oral and written assessments will be considered as two different assessments. Students also need to obtain a minimum Grade B for the other subjects.
For those wishing to apply for Pure Science Islamic Studies (Agama) stream and Professional Islamic Studies (Agama Ikhtisas) stream, a Grade A in Islamic Studies (Agama) and a minimum Grade B in Arabic Language are required.
The ministry also said the school assessment results will be considered together with 10% coming from a student’s physical activity, sport and co-curricular assessment.
The psychometric assessment will be used to determine a student’s suitability for the streams they should be in (eg, arts or science stream), as well as to gauge their abilities and interests.
The ministry will also consider the academic, sports and co-curricular merits of a student, student’s family’s socio-economic status and the location of the student’s original school to determine if they are accepted into a residential school.
Applicants must be Malaysian citizens and currently studying in government or government-aided schools.
Students can check their application status and their placement starting from Jan 30, 2015 via www. moe.gov.my, the ministry's Residential and Cluster School Division counter or by calling the hotline at 03-8321 7400.
They could also contact the nearest State or District Education Office. Successful applicants will also be informed via SMS. Registration into residential schools will begin on Feb 23, after the Chinese New Year holidays next year.