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Examination

Examination Date:
Every year on 31 August.

Venue:
Nationwide.

Aim:
Encourage and promote the Buddhists on Buddhism and to increase awareness of the interests of Buddhism.

Malaysian Buddhist Examination - Scope of Exam

PRELIMINARY STAGE

PAPER CODE 01

  1. There will be ONE paper of ONE hour duration.
  2. The paper consists of 50 questions of the OBJECTIVE type.
  3. The questions will be set on the recommended text incorporating the Life of the Buddha, the Dhamma and the Sangha and Buddhist Practices.

Malaysian Buddhist Examination - Scope of Exam

JUNIOR STAGE

PAPER CODE 03

  1. There will be ONE paper of 1½ hours duration.
  2. The paper consists of 75 questions of the OBJECTIVE type.
  3. The questions will be set on the text recommended incorporating the Life of the Buddha, the Dhamma, the Sangha and the Suttas, and Lay Disciples and questions on Buddhism and Buddhist Practices.
  4. Candidates for the Junior Stage are expected to know the subject matter for the Preliminary Stage in addition to the following:-

Malaysian Buddhist Examination - Scope of Exam

SENIOR STAGE

PAPER CODE 05

  1. There will be ONE paper of TWO hours duration.
  2. The paper consists of two sections:
    • Section I: OBJECTIVE TYPE (20 Questions)
    • Section II: LONG QUESTIONS (4 Questions)
    Questions will be set on each of the following groups:-
    1. The Life of the Buddha and the History of Buddhism.
    2. The Dhamma and the Suttas.
    3. The Sangha (Arahants) and Lay followers.
    4. General Buddhist Practices.

Malaysian Buddhist Examination - Scope of Exam

HIGHER STAGE

PAPER CODE 07

  1. There will be ONE paper of THREE hours duration.
  2. The paper consists of Six Parts grouped under Three Sections namely:-
    • Section A:
      1. The Life of the Buddha.
      2. The History of Buddhism in India.
    • Section B:
      1. The Dhamma and Suttas.
      2. The Sangha (Arahants) and Lay followers.
    • Section C: General Buddhist Practices.