MARA Interview (PILN) 2012

by Yani on May 11, 2012 · 67 comments in Personal

Assalamualaikum wbt and Hi. πŸ˜€

So I bet some of you had Google-ed this for some infos on how MARA interview will be right. Hehe.

This morning I went to MRSM Kuala Terengganu for this MARA interview. I reached there 1hour earlier bebeh! Fuuhuuu. So, I just waited for the registration since they need to settle those who had their interview at 9am. Mine was at 10am.

After registration, I wait for a while then they asked 7 of us (It’s supposed to be 8 candidates in each group but mine was 7 only) to wait near the interview room. Waiting again for those candidates (who had their interview at 9am) to finish their interview.

Group discussion

Then, whoaa. My group was called to enter the room, we sat according our number (they’ll give you a tag). On the table there was a slip about our study case. My group got study case B if I’m not mistaken. It was about on opening a business when you have RM100,000. There were also 8 positions for each of you like CEO, marketing manager, business secretary and forth.

We discussed, discussed and discussed. Zzzz. My minds keeps on asking, “Bila nak habis niii ya Allah.” LOL. Until at one moment, one of the panels said, “You have 5minutes left.” But my group members keep on discussing the products, the cost and whatsoever. I was like, “Hey we only have 5minutes more!” Tapi dalam hati jelah kan. And once again the panel said, “You have 1minute more, and get your conclusion.” Yeah something like that. And they still keeps on discussing without even start to get the conclusion except this one guy, I could see he tried to jump into a conclusion, and I joined him. Lastly I challenged myself to conclude about our discussion. LOL LOL LOL. They all agreed with me. And the end. Kihkih.

One to one IV

Later, in the same room with the same panels, one of the panels asked a question to each of us, based on our discussion.

I cant recall much, but here is the questions (for my group)

I got, “What do you learn from this discussion?” Other than that, “Do you think you are a good CEO for your company?”, “If there is much more time, what do you want to discuss about?”.Β Nahh. This is what I remember lah.

After that, the panel asked us if we have a question to ask them. Yeay! The end.

Some tips for MARA Interview

Nak bagi tips apa eh? Haha. Bajet je. Phuii.

  1. Okay first macam biasalah, biasa orang akan cakap malam tu tidur awal tapi tak silap, aku tidur dekat pukul 2, tak tenang duk fikir benda alah ni. LOL.
  2. Your attire, is a must to be neat and clean. Hihi. First impression lah katakan. For girls, baju kurung would be okay, or if you have any casual/office attire, put on your blazer, much more okay! Hihi. If you’re wearing make ups, just put on light make ups. Hey, make ups give you more confidence! Trust me. Eheh.
  3. And remember everyone is nervous to death! Not only you. Keep calm and recite surah Al-Insyirah. InsyaAllah tenang.
  4. Do not focus too much on your grammar. Since this may decrease you confidence level to give your idea. Just speak out what’s on your mind. Kalau terdesak sangat tak tahu perkataan dalam Bahasa Inggeris, Bahasa Melayu pun jalan laahhh. But make sure not too frequent.
  5. If you’re in a group discussion, try not to object other people’s idea. Instead, you can improve their idea, like, “Hey you got such a brilliant idea, but what about if we bla bla bla (improving their idea)”
  6. After giving your idea, do not agree with your idea just like that, try asking you group members’ opinion, like, “So what’s about my opinion? Can we proceed with it? Or maybe you have another idea?”
  7. Talk out loud! Do not afraid! Show that you are a confident person! Hehe.
  8. And if the panel asked you if you have any question to ask them. ASK THEM! This will show that you are eagerly want the scholarship (or convertable loan to be exact)

Nahh what else, I dont know. Korang tambah lah sendiri. Oh hey I just realised for these recent 3 years MARA had changed their concept of interview. Here, a blog about MARA interview 2010 for last two years and this for MARA interview 2011 last year.

You see the different right. Hihi. But I think this year is more like last year punya interview. But we dont have projek bina membina tu lah.

So for the upcoming years I just dont have any idea if MARA is going to change the concept every year. LOL. And for the upcoming candidates, just be prepared with all these concepts of interview lah! Hihi. Goodluck!

Ohh before I forget, about all the files, your certs, Β resume and forth, this year they said there’s no need to bring those stuffs except for certain programmes. But I just bring it along, yeah just to feel like I’m going for an interview maybe -__-‘

All in all just..

Be Confident for MARA InterviewJYEAHH! πŸ˜€

And suddenly I felt like I’m boasting myself with this post, bagi tips bagai. Naahhh. Macam dah dapat je. Kihkih. But this is sincerely from me, kalau dapat tolong mana-mana ke siapa-siapa ke. Who knows. Heh.

Ohh btw I’m applying for Medic to Jordan! Do pray for me! If dapat, Alhamdulillah! If not, I know He’s planning a much more better plan of continuing my studies. Hehe. Just, Alhamdulillah for the bad and good.

{ 67 comments… read them below or add one }

1 syafiqah May 11, 2012 at 12:48 AM

thanks friend πŸ™‚
saya pya sabtu ni.. fuh2! cuak.. da la speaking xda la terer sgt..
nyway, nak tya soalan apa kat dorang?


2 Yani May 11, 2012 at 1:00 AM

Tanye lahh pape pun. HAHA. Bila tahu result ke, berape org yang apply, berape org yang MARA nak and so forth. Hihi. Goodluck!


3 syafiqah May 11, 2012 at 1:26 PM

thanks yani.. u help me a lot! πŸ™‚


4 Yani May 11, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Welcome! πŸ˜€


5 zee May 11, 2012 at 1:12 AM

hey can u give me more detail about the group discussion.
Btw thanks.


6 Yani May 11, 2012 at 1:19 AM

What do you want to know about?


7 zee May 11, 2012 at 1:23 AM

The case task.


8 Yani May 11, 2012 at 1:33 AM

There are a few. I’m not that sure what are other case study. But mine was about opening a business like I’ve wrote in this post.


9 muazfaris May 11, 2012 at 1:22 AM

Moga berjaya jadi doktor Muslim. Im looking forward that .. haha.


10 Yani May 11, 2012 at 1:34 AM

Fuhh fuhhh ameen. Ingat daku dalam doamu tau. Hikhik.


11 siti zahri'iyah May 11, 2012 at 1:24 AM

assalamualaikum:)) yani,after group discussion ,panel tanye sorang 1 soalan ke ?


12 Yani May 11, 2012 at 1:30 AM

Waalaikumusalam πŸ™‚ Aah. Saya punya, panel ada tanya 1 soalan setiap orang, based on apa yg kita discuss tu lah. Tapi ada jugak kot yang panel tak tanya. Depends on panel la.


13 siti zahri'iyah May 11, 2012 at 1:34 AM

btw,thank you very much .hehe :).pray for me for this coming interview.huu πŸ˜€ thanks.


14 Yani May 11, 2012 at 1:36 AM

Ohh okay. Best of of luck!


15 atengg :) May 11, 2012 at 3:24 AM

hi azyani! thanks a lot a lot a lot, hahaha.
hahaha, btw, mind asking.
time group discussion tuu.
what’s its all about? what kind of business they want?
ke. its our own choice nk buat business ape?
andd. kita choose sendiri ke position tu?


16 Yani May 11, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Hi Atengggg! Ohh, it’s all depends on you and your groups members.


17 luqman May 11, 2012 at 9:47 AM

wat did u answer 4 the question?? wan 2 check myself weither im at normal ppls lvl of tinkin or not.. heheh the 1st n 2nd question if possible… about the business… can u xplain further more bout the quwstion… just 2 brush up my brain.. tq


18 luqman May 11, 2012 at 9:54 AM

oh yeah … n the conclusion.. does everybody need 2 present their conclusion? after the group iv


19 Yani May 11, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Have you ever heard about try to tonjolkan diri? Hihi. Like I’ve wrote above, I challenge myself to come out concluding the discussion. Hihi. But do kindly ask your group members first. If they are agree with you or not. Goodluck!


20 Yani May 11, 2012 at 11:30 AM

I cant recall much actually. Haha. But I did answer about the importance of time management, and how to use money wisely. Yeah sort of that. Hey just relax!


21 HanisR May 11, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Assalamualaikum. So I did google this morning and i found yours πŸ˜€ wanna know smtg? We got the same case study! Hihi.


22 Yani May 11, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Waalaikumsalam. Oh really? Well, maybe you can also answer all of these questions for this post! Hihi.


23 HanisR May 11, 2012 at 1:45 PM

No lah. Yani lg arif bab-bab interview ni. Siap pnah g educamp tu woah πŸ˜€


24 Yani May 11, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Pulak dahh. Hahaha. Mcm kelakar je dapat pergi eduquest campt tu. Haha.


25 ina May 11, 2012 at 3:24 PM

thanx yeah ! wish u the best of luck … my interview is this saturday ! ouhh god, i;m really worried. please pray for me.


26 Yani May 11, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Oh welcome! You too all the best!. Just relax and be confident! Jyeahh πŸ˜€


27 mierazainon May 11, 2012 at 6:03 PM

salam πŸ™‚ sorry, do you have any idea for me to prepare interview for pure science course ?


28 Yani May 11, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Wslm. Err, may I know what interview you will go for? Sorry, me too dont have any idea with it. Hihi.


29 alwi May 11, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Salam.can you elaborate more about your group in what product that u guys come up with? and if every each of us have a post then must we voice out our responsibilities and how we can contribute in the business??


30 Yani May 11, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Wsalam. Ohh. We come out with frozen food business. Hihi. No worries dude. It’s all depends on you and your group members to voice out your responsibilities or not, to explain how you would contribute to the business or not. Just as simple as that, its all depends on you. The panels wont disturb you at all.


31 alwi May 11, 2012 at 8:27 PM

owh i see πŸ™‚ i think this is the most challenging task compared to the others.but the way you respond seems that this task is quite simple long as the team can cooperate and discuss about the businees that we are dealing wit.rite? anyways thank you πŸ™‚


32 Yani May 11, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Yes, absolutely. πŸ™‚ Welcome.


33 alwi May 11, 2012 at 8:32 PM

by the way if you are asked a question like this: how can you contribute to MARA? what will you answer?

just trying to seek out for ideas.kinda blank –‘


34 Yani May 11, 2012 at 8:40 PM

LOL. Before I went for this iv, me too keeps on thinking what to answer if I were asked bout this question. Hahaha. Actually me dont know either. Hikhik. Sorry.


35 luqman May 11, 2012 at 8:42 PM

jap2… on wat panel r u?


36 Yani May 11, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Panel 4. Why?


37 alwi May 11, 2012 at 8:43 PM

HAHA.i cant figure out what to answer seriously.anyway thanks again πŸ˜‰


38 Zarif May 11, 2012 at 9:43 PM

so have you been asked on what to contribute to mara in the future? if so do you have any idea on what aspect? and do i need to bring resume if mine was engineering?


39 Yani May 11, 2012 at 9:59 PM

For the first question, the answer is no. About resume, do take a look at you offer slip, if it was stated there for you (your code programme) to bring it, the you must bring it laah. If not, it’s up to you.


40 Nez2806 May 12, 2012 at 1:12 AM

thanks a lot for this post! i’m going this Saturday evening. I really glad to found this, πŸ˜€ by the way my sister study at Jordan in islamic banking. she also had a lot of friends who taking medic there.wish me luck^^ and yeah i sure you will get this scholarship πŸ˜‰ thanks for sharing may Allah bless u always


41 Yani May 12, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Ohohhh welcome. All the best! And thanks too for the wish! May Allah grant it all the way πŸ˜€


42 eyla May 12, 2012 at 1:57 PM

offer letter tu kna print colour ke?…hehe…sorry kalo question cm funny sket..


43 Yani May 12, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Mana mana pun boleh.


44 eyla May 13, 2012 at 8:42 PM

tq πŸ™‚


45 alif May 12, 2012 at 4:03 PM

yani…dia bagi berapa minit untuk group discussion tu???


46 Yani May 12, 2012 at 7:27 PM

30-40 minutes, kalau tak silap.


47 samanosuke_04 May 15, 2012 at 1:25 AM

wah2.. dah interview ke? siap bagi tips2 interview lagi nie.. nampak cam excited jer.. haha, pakai tak tips buat lawak aku dalam interview tue?


48 Yani May 16, 2012 at 12:39 AM

Tu ah. Aku macam bajet pulak. Hahaha. AKu tak tahu ah weh pakai ke tak tips ko, tapi ada lah gelak2 masa discussion tu :3


49 samanosuke_04 May 16, 2012 at 12:40 AM

haha, bila tau result weyh? nie interview untuk fly ko? ko amek course ape eh btw?


50 Yani May 16, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Tak tahu ah MARA dia cakap usha web dia 15hb, tapi takde pape pun. Ntah. AKu mintak medic Jordan. Hihi πŸ˜€


51 TMTI August 6, 2012 at 10:23 AM

Assalamualaikum , hmm , i want to ask something about this interview. nak tanye ape dekat pihak panel akhir sekali?


52 Yani August 9, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Waalaikumusalam. Try to ask something that will show you really want that offer. Macam saya, sy cuma tanya bila result interview tu akan keluar. πŸ™‚


53 titan August 14, 2012 at 12:40 AM

bab-bab interview ni, aku memang fail.


54 Dila January 19, 2013 at 12:43 PM

Assalamualaikum kak. Saya pelajar SPM 2012, baru je abis spm. Nak tanya skit. Kalau nak apply Biasiswa MARA ni, macam mana eh? Pergi ke portal MARA slps keputusan spm sbnar dikeluarkan eh? Harap mendapat maklum balas drpd akak πŸ™‚


55 Yani January 30, 2013 at 4:24 PM

wslm. nanti dah dapat result, selalu lah usha web mara :’)


56 situ April 13, 2013 at 12:14 AM

salam akak…if kita nak tukar tmpat kita blajar time interview tu bleh tak.thanks


57 kjsfkh April 13, 2013 at 2:35 AM

hi, saya nak tahu, dalam interview tu, dia group interview saja ke? dia takda individual interview before that?


58 sofea April 13, 2013 at 8:29 PM

Assalamualaikum kak..thanks for the interview is this tuesday..i just want to know,is there a need to write an essay?some of my frens said,we need to write an essay..really?and ths year they ask to bring 2b pensel n eraser..any idea what it will be use for?omr questions?is that possible?sory i have lots of questions..thanks..:)


59 Me :) April 13, 2013 at 11:18 PM

Assalam, nak tanya. Tahun akak tu, diorang ada ke suruh bwak pensil and pemadam? πŸ™‚


60 faiz April 14, 2013 at 9:43 PM

mohon untuk dicopy paste n print…
:).. thanxss…


61 Nadia April 15, 2013 at 1:40 AM

Salam. Hi. Tomorrow i’ll go for mara interview in KPTM bangi. Well, pray for me yeah! Im apply medic in ireland. So scared right now πŸ™


62 Hain April 15, 2013 at 10:39 AM

sis, i wanna ask u about the ‘slip’. the first that we oready applied, but, I didnt print it, is it important to them?..


63 Amirah Jasmi April 15, 2013 at 10:58 PM

assalam. thanks ye kak. my interview is on wednesday. day after tomorrow. sama dengan akak. medic jordan. btw, thanks for the information. so, akak di jordan ke sekarang ?


64 Yani April 24, 2013 at 3:12 AM

wslm. yes, saya di jordan sekarang πŸ™‚


65 muhaimin April 16, 2013 at 12:32 AM

salam…did the interviewers ask bout the recent news?if yes,how frequent it was?and what were the aspects they stressed the most?..tq


66 seungri December 8, 2013 at 11:19 PM

tq so much cause you share about your experience go to interview… so much πŸ˜€


67 Huangzilu December 13, 2014 at 10:32 AM

Akak, yg ni interview tingkatan 4 ke? Klau ya, sme tak mcm tingkatan 1?


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