A total of 32,606 participants took the UGM Enrollment Examination, Sunday (5/6), simultaneously in four locations, namely Yogyakarta, Pekanbaru, Balikpapan, and Jakarta. The number of participants who took the exam increased by 14 percent over last year which was 28,603 participants. Location with the most participants was Yogyakarta with 27,930 participants, followed by Jakarta with 2,602 participants, Balikpapan with 1,716 participants, and Pekanbaru with 358 participants.
UGM Rector, Prof. Ir. Dwikorita Karnawati, M.Sc., Ph.D., said that the students who will be accepted at UGM through Enrollment Examination has 30 percent of total capacity. "As high as 40% of UGM new students are accepted through SNMPTN selection, 30 percent through SBMPTN selection, and the remaining 30 percent through this enrollment examination," Rector told reporters in the Faculty of Engineering.
The Rector explained that this exam is conducted by UGM as last admission program among other types of selection for undergraduates and the first wave for the Vocational School. Previously, UGM has conducted student selection through the National Selection of State Universities (SNMPTN) and the Joint Selection of State University (SBMPTN).
Specifically for the Enrollment Examination, the entire process is managed by UGM. Starting from the registration process, test production, implementation, up to the monitoring when the exam is taking place. "This test is an independent test conducted by UGM, the test is made by UGM itself," she said.
The enrollment test in Yogyakarta was held at UGM and 25 schools in the city of Yogyakarta and Sleman regency. At least, there were 72 locations with 992 rooms being used for the test with 2,950 were involved as invigilators consisting of 742 lecturers, 1,651 employees, and 558 teachers. "We work with 25 schools, then we also ask teachers, all have been trained to supervise," said the Coordinator of Enrollment Exams, Prof. Iwan Dwi Prahasto.
Carla Mayasni, 52, one of the invigilators at the Physics Department, Faculty of Engineering, said she supervised two participants with special needs. She oversaw and guided the two deaf people using sign language. "We help them by giving cues in whether they get their exam papers in full or not, when to start to fill the data and when to start the test," said the teacher from the School for Special Needs in Bantul.
UGM Director of Education and Teaching, Dr. Sri Peni Wastutiningsih, said that there are 10 participants with special needs who take the test.