Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Contact Info

Centre for Languages and Pre-University Academic Development (CELPAD) International Islamic University Malaysia Jalan Gombak, 53100 Kuala Lumpur.

Phone Numbers:

  • Office of The Director 03-6421 4902/4917 (general line)
  • Office of The Deputy Director 03-6421 4907/4911
  • Office of The Heads of The Division:
    • English Language Division 03-6421 4909
    • Quranic Language Division 03-6421 4905
    • Tilawah Division 03-6421 4936
    • Bahasa Melayu Division 03-6421 4920
  • TEMU Office (EPT/ APT/ TPT) 03-6421 4918
  • Fax: 03-6421 4865

Email Address:

  • General email: celpad@iium.edu.my
  • TEMU office (Placement test-EPT/APT/TPT): temu@iium.edu.my
  • English Language Division: eldcelpad@iium.edu.my
  • Quranic Language Division: qld_celpad@iium.edu.my
  • Tilawah Division: tilawahcelpad@iium.edu.my
  • Bahasa Melayu Division: dbm@iium.edu.my

Mailing Address:

Centre for Languages and Pre-University Academic Development (CELPAD) International Islamic University Malaysia P.O. Box 10 50728 Kuala Lumpur.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Q: What is the purpose of APT?

A: To place students in the appropriate Arabic language levels.

Q: Who must sit for APT?

A: Undergraduate students: All undergraduate students MUST SIT for APT. 

Postgraduate students: 

  1. All postgraduate students who intend to pursue a program with Arabic as a medium of instruction MUST SIT for APT.
  2. All postgraduate students who are allowed to write their research/ thesis in Arabic from art/science based program MUST SIT for APT.
  3. Others: NO NEED to sit for A

Q: Who can be EXEMPTED from sitting for APT?

A: Exemption from APT (for postgraduate students) may be given to:

  1. Students who graduated from IIUM in a program with Arabic as the medium of instruction.
  2. Students who have undertaken regular programs of studies and graduated (with Bachelor or Master degree) from Arab countries that use Arabic as the medium of instruction.

*Arab countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates & Yemen.

Q: What is the procedure for exemption from APT (for postgraduate students)?

A: Please come to Testing & Measurement Unit (TEMU) Office at Level 2, CELPAD with the original document and a copy of: 

  • Offer letter from IIUM
  • Bachelor/Master certificate 
  • Full transcript.

Q: What is the entry requirement for postgraduates students?

A: Click HERE to view the entry requirement.


Q: Who is eligible for TPT for Public?

A: - Students who miss eligibility for TPT New Intake.

- Students who are not able to finish Tilawah Courses during the stipulated time.

Q: Who are the requirement for the test?

A: - Must have registered in Tilawah Courses at least once.

- Not barred from the class during the existing semester.

Q: When will TPT for Public be conducted?

A: Upon request by students.

Q: Where will it be conducted?

A: Will be informed by the office of TEMU, CELPAD.

Q: What will be tested?

A: - Recitation (Oral Test: Surah al-Imran).

- Memorization (Oral Test: ad-Dhuha to an-Naas)

- Tajwid Rules (Written Test: NunSakin, Mim Sakin, Madd)

Q: What is the procedure?

A: 1- Collect form from TEMU office.

2- Send a letter to Head of Tilawah Division asking for approval.

3- Pay RM250 to CELPAD account.

4- Complete the form, submit to TEMU office.

5- Sit for exam.

6- Take result from TEMU office.

7- Update status with Deputy Director's office.