Tuesday, 12 June 2012

JAD YPM Interview 2012

Assalamualaikum and Hello everyone.

JAD YPM stands for Japanese Associate Degree by Yayasan Pelajaran MARA - a subsidiary for MARA.
This is the website > http://www.jadypm.edu.my/
*To juniors out there, don't forget to fill up the online application. You get it or not, that's the second thing you should consider. Try first. Who knows you might have luck :)

In my online application, I chose to attend the interview in Royale Bintang Hotel , Seremban if I got selected for it.
So, I travelled by train with my mum as early as 5.30 am. My dad dropped my mom and I at KL Sentral so we could ride a one-hour train to Seremban. I went there with a face half sleepy half nervous. Hehehe. Well, some of my friends that already attended the interview a few days before me told me that the interviewers were Malays and also Japanese. I would be dead if they ever asked me anything in that language since I never learned Japanese, Don't have any basics of the language, Don't even remember the four types of writing systems in japanese.

Okay, going back to the interview thingy.

We had a math&english test for 30 minutes. There were 20 questions all together (english+mathematics). Quite difficult. No calculator was allowed. They gave you a 2B pencil and an eraser.

After the test, we were asked to sit down and wait for our interview turns to come. I was candidate number 5. Phew~

So, the interview was quite tough, really. You see, they asked you the common questions as always (I'll write what I got down here) followed by two mathematics-physics questions!! You ought to solve one of the questions AND explain how you'd solve it to the interviewers. There were two interviewers in that room.

The questions:
#Tell me about yourself
#Why JAD and not Bursary*?
#Why choose Japan when you don't even learn Japanese? Wouldn't it be difficult for your studies?
#What other values do you have that can convince us to choose you as one of our scholars?
#So, since addmath and physics are your favourite and good subjects, please try solve one of these questions [They decide for you]

*Bursary is a scholarship for pre-U ONLY given by government to SPM 2011 leavers that got 9A+ and above. For the degree scholarship, you'll have to RE-APPLY through JPA and you'll have to attend interview and an educamp. If you apply for overseas universities, you have to gain admission by Top 10 Universities in UK&US (for medic/pharmacy/dentistry) and Top 50 Universities (for engineering etc etc) that are provided by government on the Universities list. AND, one more thing. You're not fully guaranteed that you'll get the scholarship. It's all depending on your performance during the interview, apart from your exam results and household income.


And the question I got was....

Explain to us how this formula is derived please..

O-oh. I was like, "Darn it, what on earth is he talking about?". I never learned it [to derive formula] at school before!
But then, I tried hard to, and still failed. Actually it was pretty difficult, you know to come out with an answer while you're standing right in front of the interviewers and you freaking know they're looking straight at you. Haha. And they provoked me a lot since I already said math&addmath were my good subjects so how come I couldn't solve a simple question like this . Then, they asked me to solve sin 60, cos 180 and tan 90. Alhamdulillah, I could explain those things quite well :D LALALA.

That's all. Oh! The other question was the SPM Physics syllabus about Tension (Takal & gravity).

A bit tips from me:
#Learn some Japanese too, to play safe - basic greetings will do.
#Find as much as you know about Japan - including the interesting facts about that country. Try to google it.            
                                                                 You would want to impress the interviewers with your passion,  
                                                                 right?
#Do math&english exercises - You don't wanna be dumbfounded during the 30-minute test, ain't you?

Hmm, my memory about what happened after the interview was a bit cloudy. But, it doesn't matter anyway :| So.. Take a moment to digest the info!

Goodluck! Ganbatte Kudasai :)
*Oh, pandainya Miza cakap Jepun. Woah*

48 comments:

  1. haaaaaaaa, it looks quite difficult right.. how many student were choosen?

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    1. Hi :)
      It was tough, but bearable! The toughest question would be about explaining how a formula is derived. So go through your AddMath & Math SPM revision books again.

      And, please remember values for these common angles.
      Sin/ tan/ cos of 30, 60, 90, 180, 270 and 360.

      How many where chosen? For interview, I am not so sure since the interviews were conducted at a few places. Might be up to 200 candidates. Those who were offered the scholarship - umm, maybe around 100 something.

      In case you dont know, JAD is a twinning program, where you will complete your 3-year diploma locally at Kolej Mara Beranang, and spend two to three years doing Degree in Japan.
      Language used: English + Japanese (first semester), fully Japanese(starting on the second sem and so on).

      Hope this helps. Apply je okay :)

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    2. For the values of Sin/ tan/ cos of 30, 60, 90, 180, 270 and 360,did they ask you to explain it?

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    3. how to explain those?

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  2. Berapakah keputusan spm paling minimum untuk biasiswa ini. Sekiranya fizik dan kimia A- adakah masih diterima?

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    1. Hello :)

      Untuk syarat minima, boleh tengok sini http://www.jadypm.edu.my/.
      Basically dia kata, dia nak at least semua paling rendah pun, A..

      Tapi sebenarnya, rezeki ni hak Allah kan. My advice would be, apply je. Submit application online tu. Orang straight A+ pun ada jugak yang tak dapat pergi interview tau.. Dia tgk jugak awak punya aktiviti kokurikulum.

      Belum cuba belum tahu :) All the best okay.

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  3. Hi. I got the offer. But, I am seriously conflicted whether I should go or not. You got it too, right? May I know why didn't you accept it?

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    1. Yup, I got it. Alhamdulillah. Please consider these things when u make ur decision:
      1) Do you like to learn Japanese and are you prepared to learn EVERYTHING in japanese?
      2) 3 years in malaysia (diploma) and only 2 years in japan (degree)

      For me, I got the offer from petronas before this offer came, so i already signed contract with petronas. so yeah...

      All the best okay. May Allah bless you!

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  4. Assalamualaikum, Nak tanya soalan sikit.

    Akak, nak tanya akak apply untuk program ni lepas dapat result trial ke?
    Ada requirement untuk result trial ke kalau nak apply?
    Result trial akak berapa time akak apply untuk JADYPM ni?

    Thank you kak :)

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    1. Waalaikumsalam! Hai.

      Kita guna actual result spm. Time kita dulu, rasanya dia tak pernah offer guna result trial. Hee :D Jangan risau sangat pasal result trial.. Apply je, then doa bebanyak okeyh! Takde requirement untuk result trial.. rasanya dia kata nak A math dgn addmath, and b. melayu for spm, tapi ada je orang yang dpt offer even tak A.

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    2. ohh.. camtu.
      Alright, terima kasih banyak kak! :)
      saya nak try apply lepas dapat result trial.

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    3. Goodluck ya! Kalau nak tanya apa2 lagi, tanya lah ya. Kalau kita dapat tolong, insyaAllah kita jawab.

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  5. Salam. Nak tanya sikit.

    1) Bila boleh apply program ni ?
    2) Bila dia akan panggil untuk interview ?

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    1. Wasalam. After result spm keluar. Permohonan dia bukak, like, right after result spm keluar and it's only for a week. so make sure apply cepat2. Check website dia selalu kalau nak tahu exact time sebab setiap tahun dia mungkin berubah.

      Dia panggil interview dalam 2 minggu after kita apply. Dia akan call and email and kita boleh check dkt website jadypm jugak untuk tahu. Senang cerita, selalu lah check2 email semua eh. Goodluck!

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  6. Salam. Nak tanya. Selalunya, kalau interview tanya pasal diri kita. Apa yg perlu diberitahu? Ada tips2 tak? Terima kasih.

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    1. Wasalam. Heheheh. Tak tahu membantu ke tak jawapan ni, tapi selalunya explain briefly about background kita mcm asal mana, parents kerja apa, sekolah mana, club apa yg pernah join (kalau ada wakil apa2 competition and menang lagi bagus). Tapi jangan lah list banyak2 macam riak lah pulak. Satu dua aktiviti je cukup :) And bgtahu any talents/ passions that you have.

      For me, jangan explain "kenapa saya nak pilih bidang ni".. Sebab tu jawapan kepada soalan yang lain. Selalunya dia akan tanya lah nnt pasal knp pilih bidang tu, lepas dia dah suruh awak perkenalkan diri. Pendek2 je. Dia sebenarnya nak test confidence kita je mula2 tuh. Tu kan mesti soalan pertama time interview. Bukannya dia tak leh tengok info peribadi kita dalam borang application tu.. :) So no need to worry too much.

      Sorry kalau tak membantu :/

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  7. salam,hai kak miza !
    wahh bestnyaa interview experiences akak .Cuak pulak rasanya :O
    Btw,nak tanaya ap je scholarship yg bukak before SPM result eh ?

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    1. Wasalam. Hellooo :)

      Hmmm jap. Yang bukak before SPM ni sikit je selalunya, tapi try lah MNRB scholarship (course econs, finance etc). Kalau tak minat pun try je hehe.

      Check dekat sini http://www.malaysiascholarships.my/

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  8. interview ni fully in english or what? ada talk in malay ka? lama tak interview tu? say morning until evening ke?

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    1. Interview fully English. Tak lama pun... dalam 20 minute per person sebab interview tu sekali dengan kena prove equations mathematics depan diaorang.

      Kalau nak kena interview awal, datang la awal.. So habis test english+math tu, dia akan panggil nama awak dulu. Tapi kadang2 ikut nasib jugak sebab maybe dia panggil ikut alphabet.. So yeah, just be prepared to be there from morning till 6 pm.

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    2. ok thanks. about the maths exercise, nak kena revise spm/ upper level maths? derived formula tu actually kena explain to them macam mana nak guna formula tu ke? if laaa,, kita stuck nak fikir jawapan.. just diam or kata tak tahu?

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    3. English is not essay. Dia just tanya grammar and fill in the blanks, options dia are some high level english words yg kengkadang tak pernah dengar pun sebelum ni.

      derive formula tu maksudnya macammana formula tu boleh terjadi... As in contohnya F=ma, mana datang formula ni? Kena prove kan equation tu betul. Kalau tak tahu, cakap tak tahu. hehe. Or kalau nak power sikit, tanya dia soalan lain hahaha.

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  9. Thank u so much for answering my questions. Ok one more thing i want to ask u, the physic/maths/chem test based on spm level or upper level. Like in the exxonmobil test they use major upper level maths. Is it differ?

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    1. Math JADYPM considered senang jugak lah compared to Exxonmobil..

      Aah, JADYPM dia tanya SPM level punya math je :)

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  10. time interview kene bawa resume n sijil sua er?

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  11. Akak mmg boleh ckp 'tak tahu' ja ka klu mmg kita tak boleh jwb soalan math yg interviewer tu kasi?

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    1. Well, kalau dah mmg tak tahu, takkan nak tunjuk tahu pulak kan? Hehe. Nanti sendiri yang malu.

      Umm, dulu kita memang cakap "Saya tak tahu". Tapi, kalau nak nampak mcm jenis yang tak mudah give up and bersungguh2, cakap lah yang "Saya mungkin takleh jawab soalan ni, tapi insyaAllah saya akan cuba jawab kalau encik ada soalan lain". That's what I did :)

      Hope this helps!

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    2. Time nak masuk jmpa interviewer tu kna bawa alat tulis apa2 ke?

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  12. akak tolong cerita sikit macam mana akak terangkan yg sin cos bagai tu. Dia tanya jawapan ke, atau dia tanya jawapan dan terangkan sekali?

    Saya konfius sbb dekat sekolah tk pernah belajar mcm mana nak derive formula dan terangkan formula... Anyway, blog akak sgt2 membantu. Thaanks :)

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    1. Dia suruh terang mcm mana you can come up with that formula and dapat jawapan.
      Hmm susah nak terangkan guna words haha. Nak buat video sendiri explain, memang kekok habis dpn camera. But I found this video that really explains all you need to know about that. InsyaAllah senang faham. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Cb-XzSMXo4

      Btw, sama2! Goodluck! :)

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  13. mmg interview nie dalam bahasa Melayu ke???

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  14. akak, kalau bukan dr boarding school. Agk2 bole dpt x?

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    1. Sekolah asrama bukan segala2nya, dik.... You'll never know if you dont try :)

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  15. Resume is a need ke kak? Salinan2 yg mereka minta, kena letak dalam fail or just dalam sampul surat?

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    1. Resume? It depends on the interviewers. But to play safe, just bring a copy of it masa interview in case dia tanya.

      Salinan - samput surat coz they would want to keep all the certs.

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  16. akak,i have never learned japan language before n are they provide us japan language class ?

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    1. Yup, they will offer intensive japanese language class

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  17. akak bawak handbag ke waktu interview?

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  18. Kakak.after u went to the interview..how long did u have to wait to know that u were chosen for This programme.?

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  19. I got the offer as well, and actually attended the 3 months course just to fill my post-SPM-freetime haha. Mine was in 2008 i think. It was really fun;). Lots of new things you'll learn i tell'ya. Not just the language, maths and physics, but you will also be introduced to their culture and we even had Japanese dance lesson.

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  20. kenapa tak boleh semak keputusan untuk calon SPM 2013 ? sebelum ni bila klik bahagian semak result, dia tulis "Keputusan akan diberitahu kemudian." Tahu tahu sekarang ni bahagian nak semak tu dah tak boleh klik . memang takde ambilan untuk sesi 2014/2019 ke ?

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  21. when does the japanese language course starts and around what time is it,so for now shold i go through back my spm syllabus again.pls tolong.....

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