PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Examinations Syndicate has announced the dates for the 2022 Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) and Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) exams.

In a statement on Friday (Dec 30), it said that the SPM exam would take place from Jan 30 to March 15 in 2023 and the STAM from Jan 16 to Feb 2.

it also said the Ujian Pencapaian Bahasa Antarabangsa examination would be held on Feb 16, 2023.

The examination schedules can be downloaded from its official website at

On Dec 28, the Education Ministry said students in Johor, Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu would start their 2022/2023 (third term) school session on Jan 1.

Schools in Melaka, Negri Sembilan, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Penang, Sabah, Sarawak, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan would start their session on Jan 3.

School holidays for schools in Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, and Terengganu would be from Feb 18 to March 18 next year, while the rest of the states would have their school holidays from Feb 18 till March 19.

The Education Ministry said the postponement was to allow for the SPM examination to be carried out smoothly.