Primary School Achievement Test also known as Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah 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, students in national schools are required to take six subjects. Students in Chinese and Tamil national-type schools are required to take two additional language subjects, totalling eight subjects.
Multiple choice questions are tested using a standardised optical answer sheet that uses optical mark recognition for detecting answers.This exam is held annually on the first Monday of September. The score is calculated based on a bell curve, thus the passing grade is reflected by the yearly performance.