The first batch who took this exam were the candidates sitting for the UPSR year 1997.
After the completion of all exams, the examination papers will be brought to centres across the country to be evaluated.
After completion the examination of all papers, the marks will be registered into an online system.
A council will be called to ascertain the specific marks for the grade of each subject (the standard mark for an 'A' grade is 80 and above, however, should the year's cohort perform badly, the marks may be lowered to 70 and above for an 'A'). The results are then printed and distributed to the education department of every district.
Usually, the results are announced on the last Thursday of the school year (it is the second-last day of school for all states except Terengganu, Kelantan, Kedah and Johor where it is the final day of school for the year), but in some years, it is published during the school holidays.
A new grading scheme was introduced in 2016 as below: A: 80-100 B: 65-79 C: 50-64 D: 40-49 E: 0-39 Grade E is the only failing grade for all subjects.Below shows what do the Section A and Section B test on.Section A: Multiple choice questions On 10 September 2014, the Examinations Syndicate had made a statement stating that instead of the Science paper(018, 028, 038) being sat the next day, it would be postponed to 30 September.Questions that are frequently asked in this exam are fractions, subtraction, multiplication, division, addition, area and volume, mass, perimeter, decimal points, average, data, digit numbers, percentage, money, time, date and duration.Starting from 2016, the science examination is divided into two papers,paper 1 and paper 2. For paper 1, students are given 40 multiple choice questions with a weight of one mark each. In the subjective paper, there are eight questions and each question has 3 to 5 sub-questions which carry 1 to 3 marks depending on the question. When one adds the score of both papers, that person must multiply it by 1.25 to get the grand total.Primary School Achievement Test, also known as Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (commonly abbreviated as UPSR; Malay), is a national examination taken by all students in Malaysia at the end of their sixth year in primary school before they leave for secondary school.It is prepared and examined by the Malaysian Examinations Syndicate (Lembaga Peperiksaan Malaysia), an agency that constitutes the Ministry of Education.Starting from 2016,the exam is one hour long for each paper.Paper 1 is a multiple choice paper and consists of forty questions, all have a one-point score value. There are 15 questions here in total, the first five questions have a three-point score value, questions 6-10 have a four-point score value, and the last five have a five-point score value.The suggested time to answer this section is 15 minutes. Occasionally, however, pictures might not be provided and to substitute that, candidates might be asked to write sentences about a graph, a mind map, multiple images, or a time table.For this section, candidates must write a review about the stimulus given to be written on the UPSR paper.