The Enterance Selection of Universitas Padjadjaran (SMUP) for the S-1 level (high school graduate) ready to be carried out on Sunday, June 7, 2009. The Committee has prepared SMUP resources from supervisors, instructors, and coordinators to the issue that is ready to be distributed to each location of the test.

Said Coordinator of Testing SMUP 2009, Bambang Hermanto, when found in the Secretariat Room SMUP, Jln. Dipati Ukur 35 Bandung, Tuesday (2 / 06). He said that some preparation is done to reach the implementation of SMUP can walk smoothly.

“In two days we will inform the assignment to each supervisor. We will also hold a meeting coordinator for the sector to discuss the preparation tasks in each test location. We will also discuss the possibility of requesting a special room for the emergency conditions at the location of the test, “said Bambang.

Bambang explained, the location of the test will be conducted in three regions ;Jatinangor, Bandung, outside Bandung. Jatinangor area will some room in the Faculty of Medicine (FK), Faculty of Dentistry (FKG), Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (FISIP), Faculty of Letters (FASA), Faculty of Communication Studies (FIKOM), Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (FMIPA), and Faculty of Nursing (FIK).

While the Bandung area covers two places, namely the campus Unpad from Jln. Dipati Ukur to Jln. Dago and a number of universities in the area Jln. PHH Mustopa, including the National Institute of Technology (Itenas) and Buana University. Location of the test is also done in Tasikmalaya, Cirebon, Bekasi, Bogor, Tangerang, Cilegon, Jakarta, Padang, Riau, Batam and Jakarta.

“All the test location is already listed in the card each participant, so that participants can be expected to undertake a one day implementation of the exam,” said Bambang.

Participants SMUP 2009 Card printing service (Photo: Dadan Q)

In that opportunity, Bambang also informed a number of things that is needed by participants in the SMUP. Bambang said that for participants who have not been able to download the card, the committee provides SMUP card printing in the New Building Floor Rectorate Campus Unpad 1, Jln. Dipati Ukur No.35 Bandung. The services opened during working hours since Monday (1 / 06).

“Participants are summons to continue to try to access the card. However, if not, do not hesitate to come to the committee so that we can help. The applicants only required to bring proof of pin or deposited the payment to the committee, “suggests Bambang.

Bambang stressed that prospective participants can take advantage of this service well, so they will not get the difficulty on the exam. This is important because the participants must show the card in front of the supervisor before the exam begins.

Important notice

He said that the applicants who take the exam in the area Jatinangor has a certain travel time between Bandung and Jatinangor. In normal conditions the distance of this region can be within one hour. However, the implementation of the tests that fall on Sunday caused the traffic jam in the same time with Jatinangor “pasar kaget” that was held in the region Unpad campus and surrounding areas.

“Although our security and the team has been coordinating with Unpad coordinator ‘pasar kaget’ to counteract the activities in Unpad region, but it cannot guarantee Unpad condition. So, we summon to the participants to leave early, especially for those who have not had time to see the location of the test one day before, “said Bambang.

The traffic jam also often occurred in the Bandung area. Every Sunday morning until noon, the road around the Gasibu market will change into traditional market. For information, Gasibu toward Jln. Dipati Ukur and Jln. Mustopa PHH, is not the only way. Therefore, applicants are also advised to avoid the area and leave early.

Applicants also have to bring tools to write and breakfast before departing to the location of the test. “In fact, because the duration of the test of time, about four to five hours, the better candidate to bring the provision of food to the test location,” Bambang added.



On Saturday and Sunday (23th & 24th May 2009), Unpad will conduct the written entrance examination for the level of S-2 and S-3 at the same time. On the first day, it will conduct English Ability Test (TKBI), which will take place in the Faculty of Letters Unpad Jatinangor at 08.00 WIB. Meanwhile, on the the second day Test will be held the Learning Ability Test in Unpad Campus 35 Dipati Ukur Street Bandung at 08.00 WIB. Besides the two tests, the test participants will follow the special tests and interviews appropriate with selected study program.

Chairman of year 2009 SMUP, Prof. Dr. H. Ponpon S. Idjradinata, dr., Sp.AK. met in the Faculty of Medicine Building Unpad 38 Eyckman Street Bandung, Wednesday (20/05) explained that the selection made in this year consists of two common tests, namely English Capability Test and Learning Ability Test; special tests and interviews. According to Prof. Ponpon, in principle, the selection this year is the same as the previous year. Only in this year, the tests conducted are more standardized and measured in its materials.

“In the last year, participants may attach a certificate of English test and learning ability test or academic potential test from institutions anywhere, but this year is not because Unpad creates its own material tests,” Prof. Ponpon explained. The TKBI is made by the Faculty of Literature and TKB is created by Unpad Psychometric Team.

In regard to the interview stage, Prof. Ponpon explained that the test is carried out by each program study. In the interview, the participants will be given questions related to academic issues, financial and time availability. “Many of the people who register for the S-2 and S-3 are already have job. Do not because of the rush of work, thus dormant the course. Therefore, we need to ask the availability of tis time to the participants. If the participants are too busy, it is better to give the oppurtunity to other participants who have the time to study,” Prof. Ponpon explained.

For the test implementation later, Prof. Ponpon urges the participants to prepare themselves well, find out the location before the test and come on time. “The Committee will not provide tolerance to the participants who come late,” Prof. Ponpon firmed. He also added, when there is a participant has not the participant card, he/she is expected to bring a PIN and barcode as proof of PIN purchase to the SMUP officials to follow the test. “As long as taking the PIN and barcode, officers will serve participants who do not have the participant card,” Prof. Ponpon explained.

The Rising of SMUP Applicants
S3 SMUP Coordinator, Dr. Ir. Tb. Benito A. Kurniani., Dipl. Est., said that the number of participants this time has increased almost twofold in comparation to last year. For S-2 and S-3 Programs. In years of 2008 ago, only about 800 people the S-2 and S-3 who registered. Meanwhile, this year, up to date of 16th May 2009, recorded the PIN purchase is 1,181 person for the S-2, and 447 person for the S-3.

Chairman of 2009 SMUP Prof. Dr. H. Ponpon S. Idjradinata, dr., Sp.AK. explained that the increase in the number of SMUP participants for S-2 and S-3 is due to the registration that starting this year is conducted online. With this online system, the information spreads more quickly and thus can be accessed anywhere. “This eases the applicants from outside Bandung to obtain information and register from their local area without the need to go to Bandung,” Prof. Ponpon said.

So far, he added that with the online registration, the data collected is expected to be more complete and faster. Currently, according to Prof. Ponpon what become obstacles in the implementation of the program SMUP especially for S-2 and S-3 are more technical obstacles. The biggest obstacle is the number of participants who have not completed the administrative papers until now. Although the SMUP committee always spread the information via the website. Therefore, he urges the participants to check back through the website any information relating to this SMUP.

Here is the schedule of interviews and written tests for some courses. For S-3 and S-2 of Professional Faculty of Psychology TKBP will be held on Monday (25/05) at 08.00 WIB. While the interviews will be held on Tuesday (26/05) at 08.00 WIB. For S-2 Science (Human Resource Social Development) interviews will be held on Monday (25/05) at 08.00 WIB. TKBP and interviews will take place in the Masters of Professional Psychology Unpad (BPIP) 438 B Ir. H. Juanda Street Bandung.

For S-2 and S-3 Faculty of Agriculture, the interviews will be held on Monday (25/05) at 09.00 at the Faperta Jatinangor Campus. For S-2 and S-3 Faculty of Animal Husbandry, interviews will be held on Monday (25/05) at 10:00 WIB on Fapet Jatinangor Campus.
For program study for Master of Notaries (MKn) Faculty of Law, interviews and written tests MKn profession will be held on Monday (25/05) at 08.00 in the Master of Notaries Campus 2 Cimandiri Street Bandung. While for the S-3 FH, interviews will be held on campus FH Unpad 35 Dipati Ukur Street Bandung, Monday (25/05), at 13.00 WIB.

For S-2 and S-3 Faculty of Economics (FE), the interviews will be held on Sunday (24/05) at 14.00 WIB in the FE Unpad Campus 35 Dipati Ukur Street and the Master of Management (MM) Campus 46 Dipati Ukur Street Bandung.

For S-3 Faculty of Medicine (FK), the interviews will be held on Thursday (28/05) at 08.00 WIB. For S-2 FK, interviews will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday (26 & 27/05) at 08.00 WIB at Graduate Building FK Unpad 38 Eyckman Street Bandung.

For S-3 Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, the interviews will be held on Sunday (24/05) at 14.00 on the Postgraduate Building Unpad Floor 2, 35 Dipati Ukur Street, Bandung. For S-3 Faculty of Dentistry (FKG), interviews will be held on Monday (25/05) at 08.00 at the FKG Campus Sekeloa Selatan I Street, Bandung.

For S-3 and S-2 FISIP, interviews will be held Monday (25/05) at 09.00 WIB on FISIP Unpad Postgraduate Campus 25 Bukit Dago Utara Street, Bandung. For S-3 Faculty of Letters (Fasa), the interviews will be held on Monday (25/05) at 12.00 WIB on Fasa Campus Jatinangor.

For S-3 and S-2 Faculty of Communication Studies (Fikom), interviews will be held Sunday (24/05) at 14.00 WIB in Unpad Postgraduate Building 35 Dipati Ukur Street, Bandung. For S-3 and S-2 Faculty of Geology Engineering, interviews will be held on Saturday (23/05) at 14.00 in the FMIPA Campus 4 Ir. H. Juanda Street, Bandung.

Route to Jatinangor Unpad Campus:
From Bus Terminal of Leuwi Panjang:
Damri Bus Elang-Jatinangor (Route: Rajawali-Garuda-Sudirman-Soekarno Hatta Cibiru-Cinunuk-Cileunyi-Jatinangor)
From Bus Terminal Cicaheum: Damri Bus Dipati Ukur - Jatinangor (Route: Cicaheum-Ujung Berung-Cibiru-Cileunyi-Jatinangor)

From Unpad Campus Dipati Ukur Street:
Dipati Ukur Damri Bus-Jatinangor
- Via toll (Route: Dipati Ukur-Supratman-Laswi-pelajar Pejuang-BKR-Mohammad Toha Purbaleunyi Tol-Cileunyi-Jatinangor)
- Via Cicaheum (Route: Dipati Ukur - Panatayuda - Suropati - Sentot Ali B - Diponegoro - Supratman - A. Yani - Cicaheum Term. - Ujung Berung Raya - Raya Cileunyi - Jatinangor)

From Angkot Terminal Kebon Kelapa:
Damri Bus Kebon Kelapa-Tanjung Sari (Route: Kebon Kelapa - Pungkur - Moh. Ramdan - Karapitan - Lauk Mas – Buah Batu - Banteng - Elephant - Buah Batu - bypass Sukarno Hatta - Cibiru - Cileunyi - Jatinangor)

From the Kebon Kawung Railway Station:
City Transport (angkot) St.Hall - Gedebage down on the Bypass (Jl. Soekarno Hatta). Continue with the bus ride Damri Kebon Kelapa- Tanjung Sari down in the Jatinangor.



About 1376 participants of Padjadjaran University Entering Selection (SMUP) education level of S2 and S3, followed the English ability test in the complex of Padjadjaran University Faculty of Letters, Jatinangor, Saturday (23/05). The test was conducted in two sessions, the morning session started at from 09.00 to 11:00, and afternoon sessions began at 13:00 and ended at 15:00 WIB.
” English Ability Test (TKBI) for SMUP participants is held in the Faculty of Letters Unpad because the faculty has a language center that has a competent and adequate infrastructure and facilities for conducting this kind of tests,” said Dr. Rieza Dienaputra, the Vice Dean I of the Faculty of Letters I who also served as the General Coordinator of TKBI implementation.

TKBI materials were specially designed and consisted of listening comprehension, structure and written expression, and reading comprehension, which were must done within 110 minutes. Special for listening material, the deliverance was conducted parallel from the central laboratory to the provided classes. Dr. Rieza also stated that TKBI was created in the standardized system with the same standards for all levels of postgraduate study programs.

“For the Faculty of Letters, implementation of TKBI in here is an extraordinary trust from the university. Indeed, as the same test implementer is not the first, but as the TKBI SMUP in large numbers like this is the first time,” Dr. Rieza continued.

In conducting this test, Faculty of Letters preparing 1010 seats divided in 21 rooms. Rooms were managed into two sectors which are sector B and sector C. Each sector was led by a Sector Coordinator. In each session the test was monitored by 52 supervisors with the ratio of the 20 participants monitored by 1 supervisor. Total supervisors worked were 104 people.

In the process of execution, it does not appear to have a constraint which means that, except for participants who come late and do not have the test participant card or. In efforts to anticipate this, the parties of Faculty of Literature and SMUP have prepared a services table of card printing and the spare room (emergency class) which is the Hall of Center for Japanese Studies.

In connection with this, Prof. Dr. Ponpon Idjradinata, Chairman of the SMUP Committee, expressed the appreciation on the Faculty of Letters for its response in preparing emergency class. “System emergency class should be applied also at the time of the learning ability test for providing good service to the participants,” Prof. Ponpon said.
In addition of exam room preparation, also prepared the security team, both from the internal Faculty of Letters and additional security team from the university as much as 15 people. To anticipate the problems of health, the committee also provided a health room as well as a team, and one unit of ambulance car. In the implementation of the second test session, there was SMUP participant who have blind disability interested to take a Master of Law Science course and were given special services with the help from a reader.

For participants SMUP S2 and S3, besides to follow TKBI on Saturday, they also must follow the Learning Ability Test (TKB) which would be held the next day, Sunday (24/05), starting at 08.00 at the campus of Iwa Koesoemasoemantri (center Unpad campus), 35 Dipati Ukur Street, Bandung. To prevent undesired things, such as delays, SMUP Committee suggested that the participants found an alternative way other than the Gasibu field, because it can be ascertained that in the region there would be a bottleneck due to “street market” that usually held in Sunday.

Special to TKB implemented in the next day, the Committee required the participants to bring decanted 2B pencil and eraser for the test. Participants were suggested not to come late from the specified time because it would disrupt the schedule of the TKB which the method was done in such a way following the instructions of the instructor. *
Source : Unpad