Guidelines for SPD Admission Examination

Guidelines for SPD Admission Examination

 

  1. Applicants are required to prepare for the interview session and for a written test.
  2. In the written test, applicants are advised to prepare themselves by reading news of social issues and problems.
  3. Questions on the written test require applicants to write in essay format.
  4. Questions require formulated ideas where students can argue and provide evidence for their case.
  5. Questions emphasize analysis and constructive critique.
  6. Applicants are also asked to provide summaries of excerpts or of numerical charts in order to convey to examiners that they understand English and the content presented.
  7. Usually the social issues covered on the test concerns current issues, for example Thailand’s development problems in areas of inequality and injustice. Issues cover a wide range including poverty, education, gender, health, corruption, environment, migration, etc.
  8. Answers that score high points usually demonstrate critical thinking, analysis, and proficient English usage.
  9. Students should manage their time efficiently by allocating specific time in answering each questions.
  10. There are usually 3-5 questions in the whole written test.
  11. A total of approximately 3 hours are allocated for the written test.
  12. Students should write legibly so that examiners can read their handwriting.
  13. Students are not allowed to use any electronic devices while taking the test.
  14. SPD Programme withholds privacy right in not reporting the raw scores of the test to the public. Raw scores will only be used for university assessment of the admission process.
  15. For the interview session, applicants will be asked general questions regarding their background and interest in the SPD Programme. Applicants will also be asked questions regarding their statement of purpose.
  16. Applicants are also advised to research on a social issue of interest for their interview.
  17. Applicants may wish to present a compiled portfolio.
  18. A panel of interviewers seek to examine how well the applicants can communicate in English. Examiners are also seeking applicants who can share their interests in social issues.
  19. Interviews take approximately 15 minutes.
  20. Results of the admission process are reported according to university deadlines, approximately two months thereafter of the completion of both written test and interview.
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