PERMATApintar: Unleash the potential of gifted students

Currently, PERMATApintar National Gifted Centre is Malaysia's first and only centre of excellence responsible to identify talented and gifted students throughout the country and give them the opportunity to develop their talent and potential. The special programme is developed, executed and monitored by the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).

Online tests


In order to search for potential talented and gifted students, the centre developed IQ screening tests called PERMATApintar UKM1 and UKM2 tests. The two tests have been criterion validated with Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-IV) and Raven's tests.

UKM1 test:

Target group: children aged 8-15

Availability (Online): January until end-June each year [*Subject to change]

This test can be accessed here:

In 2013, the test is open from February 1 until May 31.

UKM2 test:

Target group: Only offered well-performed candidates in UKM1

Availability (Selected locations): July until end-August each year [*Subject to change]

Those who perform well in UKM2 will be invited to join the school holiday programme which is normally held from 27th November until 17th December each year.

PERMATApintar school holiday programme


Jointly developed by UKM and Johns Hopkisn University - Centre for Talented Youth (JHU-CTY), the programme consists of 13 courses. All of the courses are aimed the help students develop their creativity and potential as well as to identify students who will be offered to study at the institution.

PERMATApintar Education Programme (The High School Programme)

The full boarding high school is situated at UKM. It has 40 academic staff teaching various courses. A total of 62 UKM senior lecturers and professors act as the high school's research mentors. The high school has three academic tracks:-

Accelerated track: Focuses on National Curriculum, SAT, TOEFL

National track: Focuses on National Curriculum

O-level track: Focuses on British education

Compulsory courses:

- 2 Mathematics courses offered by the Faculty of Science and Technology

- 2 foreign languages offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences Humanities

Tuition fee is around RM1,500 a year. 

Now, there are 224 gifted and talented Malaysian students studying at the school. Students graduating from the high school will receive their high school diploma from UKM.

For more information, please contact:

Pusat PERMATApintar Negara

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia,

43600 UKM Bangi,

Selangor Darul Ehsan.

Tel: +603 89217501/ 7502/ 7503

Fax: +603 89217525


E-mail: [email protected]

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