7 Ways to Improve SPM Objective Paper


Have you ever thought that, you should start to improve your SPM objective paper result? In our SPM examinations, objective questions stand up to 20 or 30 %. Subjects like Mathematics and Prinsip Akaun do require us to get high marks on objective question. One student in Twitter told me that she always get low marks in Paper 1 of Sejarah. This seriously affects the overall grade of her paper. Hence, I would like to tell you the 7 Ways to Improve your Objective Paper result in SPM.

#1 Answer All the Question

You must always try to answer all the question, even if you really not sure about the real answer. In this case, just try to circle the answer which is most possible. Maybe you can really get a few more marks because of that. I do really saved my A+ in Sejarah Paper before this! I guessed correctly for two unsure questions, and, that got me a 90 marks in the sejarah paper.

However, if you just leave the answer blank, you would gain nothing.

#2 Understand the Keyword

Understand what the question wants. For instance, read through the question asked in Mathematics or Sejarah paper. Then, highlight the keywords found in the question. You can easily check back your selected answer later on, by just reading the keywords highlighted. Furthermore, you can avoid careless mistakes made in the SPM or Trial SPM examinations. This improves your efficiency in answering the objective question.

#3 Choose the Best Answer

Make sure you have picked the best answer for every question. We do really undergo few times of dilemma in just one paper, if we prepare our examinations last minute. What’s more, the KBAT or HOTS trend comes out in the year of 2014, which requires us to think more. So, better think twice before choosing the answer, especially in your spm.

#4 Do not Spend All Time in One Question

What if, you really can’t pick the most suitable answer for each question? I used to spend a lot of time to answer one question, if I am not sure about it. I regretted once I failed to finish the whole Biology paper. Hence, I found a more effective way to answer my Science paper before SPM. Skip those hard questions first, then return for them after you have completed the whole paper. This tip can ensure you to finish the SPM paper on time! What’s important is that, you won’t left out any questions again!

#5 Manage your Time Wisely

Time management is a crucial part to excel in your SPM or Trial SPM. Let’s see the chart below:


Time Given

Average time per question

Sejarah Paper 1 1 hour 1.5 minutes
Mathematics Paper 1 1 hour 15 minutes 1.9 minutes
Prinsip Perakaunan Paper 1 1 hour 15 minutes 1.9 minutes
Science, Physics, Biology, Chemistry 1 hour 15 minutes 1.5 minutes
Pendidikan Sya’riah Islamiah 1 hour 15 minutes 1.9 minutes
Ekonomi Asas 1 hour 15 minutes 1.9 minutes
English for Science and Technology 1 hour 2 minutes
Pengetahuan Sains Sukan 1 hour 15 minutes 1.9 minutes


Surprised? You have only less than 2 minutes to answer each question. So, how should you spend your time with care?

We spend most time to answer Mathematics Paper 1, make sure you divide the time into 3 parts. First, finish all the question you are confident with it. This part would take 30 to 35 minutes. In the second part, answer those questions which are more difficult, which should only spend about 15 to 20 minutes. Also, spend 10 to 15 minutes for reviewing the answer.

By applying this method, you would find it easier to get your paper done.

#6 Check your Answer

Check your answer at least twice before the end of paper. For example in Mathematics paper, we always make careless mistakes, like adding or subtracting wrongly. This is a deadly error to be made in big exams like SPM as a lot of marks would be deducted due to this. Remember, check through the question and your answer again before hand in the papers.

#7 Checking Details is also a way to Improve SPM Objective Paper

Do remember, check your OMR paper also. OMR paper is the one you use to blacken the final answer. Make sure you have blacken all of the answers correctly. Once in a while, you would find that, you have blacken B in OMR paper but the answer in question paper is A. This is a serious mistake to be avoided.

Remember, make sure your Name, I/C and Angka Giliran are provided correctly on the paper.



Although the ways to improve SPM objective paper result may seem trivial, make sure you have applied these steps in your examinations.

You would see some improvements throughout your SPM examinations. Wish you Good Luck.

Are you using the ways above when answering the objective question? Let me know by commenting below.



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