Best SPM results since 2013, says Education DG

PUTRAJAYA: There's been an overall improvement for the 2023 Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examinations compared to 2022.

Education director-general Azman Adnan said the National Average Grade (GPN) for 2023 is 4.60, compared to 4.74 in 2022.

A lower GPN score indicates better performance.

"A total of 349, 297 (93.5%) of the candidates qualify for the SPM certificate," he said when announcing the SPM 2023 results analysis on Monday (May 27).

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"This has been the best results since 2013 when Bahasa Malaysia (BM) and History became compulsory passes in order to qualify for the certificate," he added.

Azman said 3.1% (11,712) of the candidates did excellently, scoring A+, A- or A in all the subjects they took, an increase from the 2.7% in 2022.

The Subject Average Grade (GPMP) for all the STEM elective subjects for pure sciences (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) and Additional Mathematics improved.

A total of 395,870 candidates sat for the national examination last year.

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