The Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia or SPM , or the Malaysian Certificate of Education , is a national examination taken by all fifth-year secondary school students in Malaysia including me . It is set and examined by the Malaysian Examinations Syndicate . The SPM provides the opportunity for me to continue my studies to pre-university level which is matriculation . This year , the examination for SPM takes place around November and lasts for more than 3 weeks. From now on , I have to be serious and befriend with all my books becauseSPM is just around the corner .