To ensure students are placed in the appropriate language course, CELPAD administers four tests:
- English Proficiency Test (EPT)
- Arabic Placement Test (APT)
- Tilawah Placement Test (TPT)
- Bahasa Melayu Placement Test (BMPT). BMPT is administered upon request.
English Proficiency Test (EPT)
The English Proficiency Test is used for student placement in the English language programmes. It comprises of Reading (Paper 1) and Writing (Paper 2). Students who do not achieve the minimum basic score as required bytheir Kulliyyah will be placed in the appropriate level of the English language programmes. Students who achieve the minimum basic score in EPT as required by their Kulliyyah will be exempted from the English Language programmes.
Arabic Placement Test (APT)
The Arabic Placement Test (APT) is designed to ensure proper placement for students in Quranic Language levels. It applies to all undergraduate students regardless of specialization, and to postgraduate students who intends to major in programmes with Arabic Language as the medium of instruction. Students who achieve the minimum basic score as required by their respective Kulliyyahs will be exempted from Quranic Language courses. Students who do not achieve the minimum basic score will be placed in the appropriate levels of Quranic Language (LQ courses) in CELPAD. LQ courses for IRK, TAASL, ISED AND LLB (SHARIAH) are kulliyyah requirements while LQ courses for HS, ECON, LLB, ENGIN, MBBS, SCIENCE, PHARM, AED, ICT, TESL, GUIDE (EDU) are graduating requirements.