When applying for jobs with the Public Services of Malaysia, the most fundamental academic qualifications would be needed. This means that you will need to obtain the basic relevant entry requirements to be considered for any postings within the ministries and departments in Malaysia in order to be considered and processed.

In Malaysia, working with the Public Service means that you will be accorded with a wide range of benefits and remunerations which differs from the public sector. To apply for any jobs within the government of Malaysia, you will have to first visit spa.gov.my and submit your registration. This is where you need to fulfill all the important requirements which are needed to facilitate your application and the most basic qualification you should have is the SPM (Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia).

Once you have registered an account with SPA (Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam), you will need to take note of the interview sessions which are held throughout the year at the respective SPA offices nationwide. It is important that you are fully prepared for these sessions where additional information can be obtained from the SPA website.

If you are applying for jobs within the entry level positions, the most important academic qualification you must possess is SPM. Applicants who are looking for postings in this level must at least pass 6 subjects in SPM. It is compulsory that you have a pass in the national language, Bahasa Melayu. In total, your results must have at least 2 Credit and 4 Passes in any of the 6 subjects in one seating.

However, in a situation where you have not passed 6 subjects in one seating, you can apply if you have obtained 2 Credits and 4 Passes in 2 seatings which were taken in the course of 3 years. This must including Bahasa Melayu.

Depending on the job scope required, you must obtain Credit in specific subjects while the requirement for Bahasa Melayu is at least a Credit point. If you are applying for positions like Pembantu Keselamatan Gred KP17, Pembantu Pertahanan Awam Gred KP17, Pambantu Kesatria Gred S17 or Pembantu Penguatkuasa Gred N17, you are exempted from the above mentioned requirements if you held a Corporal or above position previously with the Police Force or in the Army.