Qualifying Examination to Practice Pharmacy

The Qualifying Examination to Practice Pharmacy is pre requisite for registration with the Pharmacy Board of Malaysia (PBM).


The following groups of applicants are eligible to sit for the examination:

  1. Pharmacy graduates who are the citizens of Malaysia and wish to register as Provisionally Registered Pharmacists (PRP) 
  2. Pharmacist who are the citizens of Malaysia with a qualification recognized by the PBM and have been registered in a foreign country and intend to get registered in Malaysia as Fully Registered Pharmacist (FRP)
  3. Registered pharmacists who are non citizens of Malaysia and have been registered as pharmacist in the country of origin with a qualification recognized by the PBM and intend to apply for Temporary Registration in Malaysia. (refer https://pharmacy.moh.gov.my/en/content/application-temporary-registratio...
  4. Third and fourth year of pharmacy students from a recognized pharmacy program who are citizens of Malaysia.


  1. 100 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) in open book format.
  2. All questions shall be answered within 3 hours and 30 minutes.
  3. Each question has four (4) options with a single correct response only.
  4. The passing mark is 50%.
  5. This exam contains negative marking. Right answer carries one mark and 0.25 negative mark for each wrong answer will be deducted. No marks will be deducted for questions not attempted.
  6. Candidates are allowed to refer to the relevant acts/regulations, Code of Conduct for Pharmacists and Bodies Corporate, references regarding Malaysian National Medicines Policy and Good Governance for Medicine.


  1. Malaysian Laws on Poisons &Sale of Drugs includes of:
    • Poisons Act 1952 & its Regulations
    • Sale of Drugs Act 1952 & its Regulations
    • Registration of Pharmacists Act 1951 & its Regulations
    • Medicines (Advertisement and Sale) Act 1956 & its Regulations
  2. Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and its Regulations
  3. Code of Ethics for Pharmacists 2018
  4. Guidance on the Code of Ethics for Pharmacist 2018
  5. Malaysian Nasional Medicines Policy (DUNas) 2017-2021
  6. Good Governance for Medicine (GGM)




Examination Date

Opening Date for Application

Closing Date for Application

Date of Issuance of  Examination Result

27th  March 2024 (Wednesday) 

1st January 2024

31st January 2024 (Wednesday)

26th April 2024 (Friday) 

31st July 2024 


1st May 2024

31st May 2024 (Friday) 

30th August 2024 (Friday)

27th November 2024 (Wednesday)  

1st September 2024

30th September 2024 (Monday)

27th December 2024 (Friday)




For any inquiries on the examination, please contact:

  1.  Datcayani a/p Ramadoo, 03-78413317, datcayani@moh.gov.my
  2.  Puan Azlira binti Ilias03-7841 3319,  azlira@moh.gov.my