Q1: What are the subjects in the CLP Examination?
A: There are five (5) subjects in the CLP Examination as follows:
• Civil Procedure
• General Paper
• Criminal Procedure
• Professional Practice
Any application to be exempted from sitting for any of the abovementioned subjects shall not be allowed.
Q2: When is the CLP Examination held?
A: The CLP Examination is held twice a year; the Main Examination is held in July each year while the Supplementary Examination is in October.
A: Applications for new candidates are open in October each year.
A: Candidates must pass all five (5) subjects as abovementioned in one (1) and the same Main Examination. Candidates who fail one (1) subject in the Main Examination will be given a conditional pass and is able to repeat the subject in which the candidate failed in the Supplementary Examination. If the candidate passes the re-sitting of that one (1) subject in the Supplementary Examination, the candidate would then pass the CLP Examination. Candidates are allowed only two (2) attempts to re-sit the single paper in which they have failed.
A: The Registration Fees is RM3,000/-. The Examination Fees for a candidate sitting for the Main Examination (for 5 subjects) is RM1,000/-. Hence, the total amount of RM4,000/- must be paid within thirty (30) days from the date of the letter of offer issued by the Director of the CLP Examination to the candidate to register for the CLP Examination.
A: A candidate who is repeating the CLP examination (i.e. all five (5) subjects) is required to pay the Examination Fees of RM1,000/- each time that he attempts to re-sit the CLP Examination up to a maximum of four (4) attempts (including the first Main Examination). A candidate who is repeating one (1) subject in the Supplementary Examination is required to pay RM500/-.
A: The Office of the Board is in the midst of implementing an online application system and e-payment for the CLP Examination. In the meantime, payment can be made by the usual mode of a Bank Draft/ Banker's Cheque/ Cashier's Cheque in the name of “ Qualifying Board (PSAG) ” and crossed “ Account Payee Only ”.
A: Upon being registered as a candidate in the CLP Examination, a person is allowed four (4) attempts (including the first Main Examination) in the Examination. Re-sitting one (1) subject in a Supplementary Examination would be counted as one (1) attempt. A candidate who has exhausted all four (4) attempts can re-register for the CLP Examination on condition that the Registration Fees and Examination Fees amounting to RM4,000/- is paid again.
A: No, you are not.
A: There are other qualifications which are accepted as equivalent to the SPM and STPM. Please refer to the “New Guidelines”; “Clarification On Specific Areas In The New Guidelines” and “Guidelines For Recognition Of Australian And New Zealand Law Degrees”. Please note that for purposes of registration for the CLP Examination:
A: Yes, there is. Please see Rule D, Part I, “New Guidelines”; “Statement On Six Core Subjects” issued on 17 June 2005; and Rule 3, “Guidelines For Recognition Of Australian And New Zealand Law Degrees”.
A: The law degrees from universities and institutions which are recognized by the Board is as listed in the “ Press Release: New List of Recognized Law Degrees (LL.B) from the United Kingdom ” and “ Guidelines For Recognition Of Australian And New Zealand Law Degrees ”.
A: Please refer to Rule 5 on “Joint Degrees” in the “ Guidelines For Recognition Of Australian And New Zealand Law Degrees ”.
A: Yes, there is. The maximum period is seven (7) years from the date that the candidate first registered for the B.Juris program until the date that the candidate is awarded the B.Juris degree.
A: Yes, there is. Candidates must complete the LL.B external London degree within seven (7) years upon successful completion of the Intermediate Examination or a referral thereof.
A: No, a person who has registered with the University of London (External) Law Degree Programme after 31 December 2001 is eligible to take the CLP Examination only if he has obtained at least a Second Class Lower law degree in that Programme. Please refer to the Press Release dated 26 December 2001.
A: The CLP Convocation is usually held in March. Invitations to graduates are normally issued in February. Please check the Portal for announcements and updates regarding the Convocation.
A: The CBC Committee established by the Board is in the midst of drafting the course module, curriculum and manual that would meet the desired standards to equip law graduates with the relevant minimum legal skills required for practice. Since work is still in progress, announcements on the CBC will be made by the Board in due course.