Failed Your Driving Slope Test? Read This.

Approximately 150 – 200 candidates sit for their Practical Test for cars (Kelas D) in most institutes each week.

Taking my institute as an example, some 25 – 30% of candidates Fail their slope test. These candidates will then have to repeat this portion of their test in the near future. This not only wastes Time but incur extra expenditure as well.

With this short article it is hoped will assist some of you candidates to go through this problematic episode of the test.

i) You are given 3 minutes.

ii) Should you fail to go up the slope or your front tyres miss the designated yellow lines (which is as thick as your front tyres itself) you are given a second chance. You are allowed to reverse down the slope up to behind the white line (starting point) to take your second chance.

iii) Ideally, both front tyres should reach the line designated. If one’s car is crooked, then only one tyre will touch the line. The result is then you will fail.

iv) One should also bear in mind, that tyres should reach the yellow lines a 100%, 75% or 50% to secure a Pass.

v) Candidates putting their hands out of windows to ascertain their performance should under no circumstances reverse down the slope for their second chance. Let the tester be the one to give you the direction to do so.

vi) One reaching the designated yellow lines, pull up hand brake tight and put up your Right hand.

vii) The tester will then ask your name and your number (each student is given a number during the test).

viii) When the tester then gives you the permission to proceed up the slope, accelerate slightly, leave up the clutch slowly and when the car begins to jerk, accelerate a bit more, release the hand brake and go up slope.

If you fail to go up the slope, then a candidate is considered as having Failed. He or she will then be disallowed to proceed to the “Side Parking” and “3 Point Turn” aspect of the test. The tester in charge will then request the candidate to sign the Computer Test form.

However, failing this section, does not mean you have failed the entire test. You will then proceed for Part 3 of the practical test, which is the Jalan Raya test.

Results of Part I (Slope, Side parking and 3 Point Turn) and Part II (Jalan Raya) are valid for 1 year.

Some candidate would like to change the venue of their test from one institute to another. It should be mentioned, you are allowed to do so.

Get the institute to attest your candidacy there, attach the required letter in your next test application to the J.P.J.

Do study the advice provided hereby. Hopefully it would be able to get you through the “Slope test”.

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  1. wamaz July 26, 2009 at 12:39 am - Reply

    The time for slope test actually 3 minutes not 5 minutes. For your information the latest procedure from JPJ Wilayah made compulsory for the test candidates to wear seat belt during Part 2 test ( Slope, side parking and 3 point turn). tq

    • admin July 26, 2009 at 2:08 pm - Reply

      Dear En Wamaz,

      Thank you for pointing out to us the latest updates from J.P.J. I have already made the necessary amendment.

      ‘Will Yap

  2. test May 12, 2010 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    Dear Mr. Yap:

    During my driving test, i followed all the instructions i learnt during my practices. I accelerated only until 2.5 on the meter and this works fine EVERYTIME i do the slope practice.

    However it did not work on the JPJ testand i failed the bahagian 2. all my other friends who used this same method also failed the slope test. but those who just stepped on the gas peddle like there’s no tomorrow passed!

    MY question is: how much should i accelerate? and is it true i should wait for the car to have a ‘sinking’ feeling before i know that its time to let the handbrake go?

    • Cikgu Yap May 17, 2010 at 4:13 pm - Reply

      Stepping the tachometer to 2.5 isn’t the best method to teach a student how to go up a slope. No wander why you and your other friends failed to go up the slope.

      Each instructor has his own way of teaching slopes. Yes, during slope test, leave the clutch up until you feel the clutch jerk slightly, control it and step on the accelerator a little bit more before finally leaving up the clutch to allow the car to move forward.

  3. Seow May 26, 2010 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    I’ve juz failed my 3 point turn for bahagian II… So Is it that Im goin to repeat the whole bahagian II ? Or juz the 3 point turn only??

    • Cikgu Yap May 28, 2010 at 5:00 am - Reply

      You have to do all 3 parts of Bahagian II.

  4. xxbaby June 21, 2010 at 12:33 am - Reply

    i failed my slope test
    retaking it tmr morning
    i just wanna ask a question

    Normally, what we are taught for the slope test is :
    1) Accelerate slightly
    2) Release clutch till u feel the car jerk forwards /movement
    3) Increase acceleration (press more oil)
    4) Release hand break

    But, my other friends who have been driving for some time taught me this:

    1) Release clutch till u feel car jerk forward/ movement
    2) Press accelerator/ Increase more oil
    3) Release handbreak.
    ** This is where they skipped the 1st part (Press accelerator a bit like what im taught by driving instructor)

    I tried several times what my frens taught me and it works.
    I wonder if this is applicable to kancil during the test as well?
    As in i straight away release clutch only increase accelerator, then handbreaks.

    Pls advise

    • Cikgu Yap June 22, 2010 at 2:17 pm - Reply

      If what your friends taught you appears suitable, use it by all means.

  5. Mee July 8, 2010 at 3:42 pm - Reply

    I went for JPJ test but was unable to release the handbreak and the car went backwards. This caused me to failed the test. I’m wondering is it because i pulled the handbreak too hard when i park on the slope which cause the handbreak stuck. Can this happen Cikgu Yap?

    • Cikgu Yap July 10, 2010 at 11:58 am - Reply

      You have done rightly. You instructor should have taught you, in the event of such incidents, you should apply the double hand method of releasing the handbrake. I believe that is “stuck”. Your instructor should know it.

  6. GNEX September 10, 2010 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    Hi Cikgu Yap,

    When i am doing my slope part and park on the slope, both my teacher and I both realized that I am not strong enough in pulling up the handbrake and releasing it. This caused me to slide backwards many times. I am just wondering, is it okay for me to use both hands to pull up the handbrake? what about using my both hands when releasing it? will the examiner regard me as “failure” since both my hands are on the handbrake instead of having one hand on the steering? thanks for answering my query.


    • Cikgu Yap September 15, 2010 at 2:39 pm - Reply

      Yes, perfectly alright to use 2 hand to pull up handbrake. Releasing the handbrake is also allowed. It will not be regarded as failure.

  7. Nik December 18, 2010 at 9:05 pm - Reply

    Thanks Cikgu, your tips were very helpful. I failed my first time because even though I revved the engine like there was no tomorrow, the clutch failed to ‘bite’ the gear because I didn’t release it enough and as a result, the car rolled backwards. I tried your method of pressing the accelerator first then releasing the clutch on my instructor’s familiar Kancil and got great results. I hope to pass my Bahagian II this coming Monday.

    • Cikgu Yap December 21, 2010 at 4:04 pm - Reply

      Glad that my suggestion has helped you. Hope you’ll get through your test.

  8. online driving practice January 11, 2011 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    Thanks mr…

    I really appropriated that you have given this valuable information through this article on the blog. Most of people do their test without knowing anything. And this id the good way to aware the people who prepare for the slopy test it makes so easy for them.

  9. iamsad January 31, 2011 at 2:04 am - Reply

    mr yap, i would like to ask for suggestion.i failed my slope test that my tyres didn’t reach the yellow line. i feel so awful but i dunno why during my practise I can make it but when it comes to the real day of test I failed by not reaching the yellow line. what should I do? my instructor uses different car from the test so is it a cause of the problem ?T.T. hope u would reply me and give me suggestion.thanks alot.

    • Cikgu Yap February 7, 2011 at 4:56 pm - Reply

      Using different car on test is something normal. You appear not well taught by your instructor. I suggest you get more lessons.

  10. Chee February 18, 2011 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    cikgu yap,when i drive on slope i fully pull up the handbrake(3click) but the car still moving backward slightly after i release my brake…what should I do>?

    • Cikgu Yap February 22, 2011 at 3:23 pm - Reply

      Pull on the handbrake harder.

  11. heyahala March 30, 2011 at 3:56 am - Reply

    your articles about slope test really helpful. thanks for writing about them!

  12. Hannah March 30, 2011 at 11:43 am - Reply

    Cikgu yap, on going up the slope, i would have to accelerate until i reach the top and then to stop precisely at the yellow lines, do i have to pres the clutch and the brakes and then pull my handbreak?? please help.

    • Cikgu Yap April 4, 2011 at 12:14 pm - Reply

      Looks as if your instructor has ill prepared you for the slope test. Anyway to assist you, your front tyres should rest on the yellow or white line on top of the slope. After reaching the line, press your clutch and pull up your handbrake tightly.

      • Gabriel August 4, 2014 at 3:29 am - Reply

        Hi Mr Yap,
        I want to ask whether do I need to press the brake and clutch togethet when I reached the yellow line or just clutch itself before i stop the car and pull the handbrake?

        • Cikgu Yap August 5, 2014 at 6:39 pm - Reply

          Ideally step both clutch and brake. Then pull up handbrake.

  13. Sandy April 12, 2011 at 10:24 am - Reply

    Hi Cikgu,

    I’ve passed my JPJ test and already got my P, but I’m still scared to drive around bukit area, espcially during traffic jam. The car would roll backwards. I would panic and ask my friend to switch place with me. I tried using the slope test method for JPJ test but it doesnt work. Any tips?

    • Cikgu Yap April 20, 2011 at 11:44 pm - Reply

      Get a good friend or family member to provide you further training.

  14. Alice April 27, 2011 at 4:35 pm - Reply

    Thank you for your very helpful website. I just passed my slope test. In the slope test, when driver has reached the top, i suggest to set the gear to neutral aside from pulling the hand break. This is so that you wont accidentally raise your foot from the clutch to check if you reached the yellow line.

    When the tester orders to proceed, fully press the clutch, switch to gear 1, press oil, release clutch to biting point, release handbreak, press more oil and slowly release the clutch.

  15. Taqwa July 1, 2011 at 3:35 pm - Reply

    Hello cikgu,

    I already followed the steps, pull the handbrake, accelerates and releasing the clutch. The thing is I do not know when to stop release and steady the clutch. I also cannot determine at which point should i release the handbrake. Usually, when i release the handbrake, the engine died. My instructor once told me that i release the handbrake too soon. But when I waited long to release the handbrake, the engine also died.
    What should i do?


    • Cikgu Yap July 5, 2011 at 12:13 am - Reply

      It looks as if your instructor will be the only on to assist you with your problem of going up the slope.

  16. Bintu Zahra July 31, 2011 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    Cikgu Yap..saya gagal buat ujian bukit ni semasa pra-ujian.Tapi saya tak tahu saya gagal sebab apa.Sebab semasa naik ke bukit tu ( tekan minyak hingga 30 ke atas kemudain clutch saya lepaskan perlahan-lahan) saya berjaya letakkan roda kereta di tengah-tengah garisan kuning.Semasa di bukit tu pula saya berhenti dengan cara menekan clutch dan brek kaki sekaligus.Kemudian tarik brek tangan dan free gear.Saya tengok kat luar dah masuk garisan kuning,kemudian saya angkat tangan.Semasa saya nak turun,saya lepaskan brek kaki perlahan-lahan tetapi kereta saya bergerak sedikit ke belakang.Bergerak ke belakang 2x.Walaupaun pergerakan tu sedikit tapi itu buat saya risau.Brek tangan saya tak cekam sangat.Kemudian masa tu saya betulkan semula brek tangan saya.Kemudian bila dah ok,saya tekan minyak sampai paras 3,clutch hingga paras 2..kemudian tekan minyak semula hingga paras 3,terasa seperti kereta sedikit terangkat saya pun dengan kedua-dua belah tangan saya tutunkan brek tangan.Saya yakin saya dah buat dengan betul.Tapi saya gagal.Salah di bagian mana tu Cikgu Yap.Harap Cikgu Yap boleh bantu.Minggu depan saya akan ada ujian dengan JPJ.

    • Cikgu Yap August 5, 2011 at 4:41 pm - Reply

      Nampaknya anda gagal sebab undur semasa naik bukit. Meskipun, apa pihak institut sepatutnya beritahu anda kesilapan anda gagal.

      • Bintu Zahra August 5, 2011 at 10:31 pm - Reply

        Cikgu Yap..saya ada lagi satu soalan.
        Boleh ke kalau saya gunakan kedua-dua tangan saya untuk tarik brek tangan tu ke bawah?Semasa saya nak turun bukit biasanya saya gunakan kedua-dua tangan saya untuk turunkan brek tangan sebab ianya tersekat.Adakah semasa ujian dengan JPJ ia akan dikira sebagai gagal kerana menggunakan kedua-dua tangan untuk menurunkan brek tangan tu(semasa nak turun bukit).

        • Cikgu Yap August 7, 2011 at 9:20 am - Reply

          Gunakan 2 belah tangan untuk melepaskan brek tangan di izinkan oleh JPJ.

  17. Stephyl August 2, 2011 at 9:08 am - Reply

    I have question. When driving slope, is it okay if the car spinning when test driving?

    • Cikgu Yap August 7, 2011 at 9:21 am - Reply

      A limited amount of wheel spinning is allowed during test.

  18. lisar September 17, 2011 at 9:59 pm - Reply

    Mr. Yap. I failed my driving slope test, but passed my Jalan Raya test. During my test, I reached the yellow line on the slope. My car tires were fully on the yellow line and I was asked to proceed. So I continued, step fully on the clutch, switch to gear one, accelerated and slowly release a bit of the clutch at the same time, pulled down my handbrake after I heard the “uhmmm” sound. Sadly, my car moved backwards and the engine died. What was wrong? If I pressed fully onto the clutch, changed to gear one, release my clutch slowly while stepping onto the gas pedal 80%-almost 100%, and pull down my handbrake, would that comfirm my car to move forward without dying although it is not a proper way of doing it?

    • Cikgu Yap September 20, 2011 at 7:34 pm - Reply

      Your method of going up the slope appears to be correct. Your car has moved backwards because you have not lift up the clutch far enough. Leave the clutch a little bit more and control the car so as not allow the engine to die off. Finally, accelerate a little and then leave down the handbrake.

  19. MEISYA October 18, 2011 at 9:52 am - Reply

    cikgu yap, saya dah fail 2x dibahagian bukit,(kereta berundur)saya dah ikut step yg cikgu sy ajar, masalahnya, bila sy guna kereta cikgu tak ada apa masalah..kenapa sesetengah keta apabila sy dh releasekan clucth perlahan2 dan dlm masa yg sama tekan minyak tapi tapi kereta berundur kebelakang.semasa belajar saya dapat rasakan kereta bergegar nak kedepan, tapi sewaktu test, saya x dapat rasakan…adakah kerana clucth saya x stabil?( cluctch tak balance dgn minyak)

    • Cikgu Yap October 20, 2011 at 10:47 am - Reply

      Kaedah naik bukit yang di ajar anda nampaknya betul. Sebenarnya, selepas lepaskan clutch sehingga kereta bergegar memangnya betul. Sebaik-baiknya, kereta itu hendaklah di izinkan bergegar sebanyak 2 kali kesemuanya. Kawal kereta dengan baik. Jangan biarkan kereta mati engin. Selepas gegaran clutch kali kedua, baru saja lepaskan clutch. Dengan cara ini, saya yakin pasti kereta anda akan naik bukit dengan berjaya.

  20. Chong November 14, 2011 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    DEAR Cikgu Yap,

    I have already failed my slope test TWICE. I’m planning to retake for the third time.
    I was being taught like this:

    1. Land on the yellow line and pull handbrake and off the aircond.
    2. Accelerate abit.
    3. Release Clutch abit until ‘sinking’ occured.
    4. Accelerate abit more.
    5. Release handbrake.

    Practice time, no problems at ALL.
    When come to exam, you are asked to go into a BRAND NEW car without even letting you to adapt to the car first but straight asked to go up to slope.

    Dear Cikgu Yap, any ultimate solution to increase my chances of passing because I FELT SO HOPELESS and dying already…

    Some more questions HERE:
    1. How much do i need to release the clutch?
    2. How much do i need to press the accelerator before releasing the handbrake?

    I really hope Cikgu Yap can give me answers IN DETAIL :(
    because i feel like committing suicide each and everytime i take this test.

    Thank you and have a pleasant day!


    • Cikgu Yap November 17, 2011 at 4:37 pm - Reply

      Firstly, the air con should not be on. Method 2 and 3 correct. Except for no.3. When the clutch is released the 1st time and the car jerks, control it properly and do not allow the engine to stall. Then release the clutch a little bit more. Finally, accelerate gas a bit further. Release the handbrake and the clutch. Your car should have no problem going up. Try out my suggestions and do not despair. I’m sure you can do it.

  21. Chong November 29, 2011 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    And one more question here,

    After ‘sinking’, if I want to secure a 100% chance of passing the slope test, do I press accelerator hard or press accelerator just a little bit?

    How do I know if I have press enough accelerator after ‘sinking’ occured? And what’s 2000rpm in tachometer? And one more thing, after i released handbrake, I have to release the clutch as well?

  22. JJ November 29, 2011 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    Hi Cikgu Yap

    I failed my slope test this is what I did:
    When I reached the top (and my mirror is perfectly aligned with the pole), and handbraked and raise my hand. When I released the step brake, the car started to roll down, and I was told I failed :(

    How do I ensure that my car doesn’t roll down, because sometimes when I handbraked the car still roll down…..Its so frustrating as I’m confident of passing but because of this I can’t take side parking and 3 point turn also.

    But I passed my road test. Gonna retake the PART 1 test soon. Any tips to prevent these from happening? Thanks alot.

    • Cikgu Yap December 1, 2011 at 10:58 pm - Reply

      I suggest you delay your retest to enable you to learn up your slope, side parking and 3 point turn properly.

  23. Kevin December 3, 2011 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    Hi Cikgu,
    I bought a brand new manual car last week and new to driving. I am now okay with a few classes but the reverse gear is what freaks me out. I feel I am out of control even if I manage it to do it very very slow. What is the best way to improve on reverse parking technique? Thank you and have a great day.

    • Cikgu Yap December 4, 2011 at 10:30 pm - Reply

      I assume you have a license. If you are weak, get an instructor / friend to help you. Reverse parking take lots of practice.

  24. Darren Francis April 7, 2012 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    hi cikgu yap,
    just wanted to know if i overshoot the yellow line but let the car roll back and stop the car perfectly on the line is a fail or a pass?

    • Cikgu Yap April 11, 2012 at 7:53 pm - Reply

      Unfortunately, you’ll fail.

  25. Jeff May 11, 2012 at 6:25 pm - Reply

    Dear Mr. Yap,

    I have just retaken the Part 2 test last week and passed the road test earlier on. About the Part 2 test, reverse parking and 3-point turn I’m well versed. The only problem is the slope. Practice time no problem. Come test scared and panicked like seen a horror film. Any tips on that ?

    Another thing. You mentioned that the wheels can touch the yellow line at >50% to pass right ? Last week the tires touched at 50% but the officer failed me. Why is that ?

    • Cikgu Yap May 16, 2012 at 10:41 am - Reply

      You appear lack of confidence. So take more lessons, that’s all.

      Your 50% tyre on the yellow line may not be exactly at 50%. Thus you failed. Next time, at 50%, go down the slope to do the 2nd attempt. Only take up your hand if your tyres are 100 % or 75%.

  26. jenny August 27, 2012 at 11:12 pm - Reply

    Dear Mr. Yap,

    I took my pre-test a few weeks ago and had to go over my slope test numerous of times all the while being preached by the examiner, saying I should not step on the clutch anymore right before I lower the handbrake to go downhill. The problem is my instructor deliberately told me I control it when it is at 1 and NEVER to release it, step on my accelerator until the meter reaches 2 and do the rest. I was the only one who had failed that day but I was only doing everything as I was taught. I learned from everyone else that depending on the meter isn’t a very good method of taking that test but we are not allowed to switch instructors and now I don’t know what to do for my JPJ test.

    Also, I would like to ask if there are any tips for me to reach the yellow line on the slope? I am very inconsistent with it no matter how I try – Sometimes I either go over it or do not reach the line at all.

    • Cikgu Yap September 1, 2012 at 4:58 pm - Reply

      Permit me to ask you one question. Why was it you were the only one to fail your parking while other passed? Do you blame your instructor entirely? Shouldn’t you take stock of your own abilities and spare your instructor the blame? My suggestion is, learn up a few more lessons. Be prepared the next time around. Be positive.

  27. Lina April 22, 2013 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    Hi Sir,

    I just had my test today- I flunked my Slope test so I couldn’t proceed to the “3 point marker” and “Parallel parking” however I passed the Road Test. I’m only 17 years old(not yet sitting SPM) so everyone(even the Examiner for the Road Test) tells me that I still have a lot of time and I’ll be able to do it someday(whether it be a week from now or a year later), however, to be honest I was completely and utterly disappointed. I practiced incredibly hard but I still couldn’t grasp the technic. Could you help recommend me a very good instructor who is able to help me master the “Parallel parking” and “Slope Test”?

    Thank you so much,

    Also, your site has been very helpful and informative aswell as fun to read.

    • Cikgu Yap April 23, 2013 at 9:58 pm - Reply

      Your road test result lasts for one year. Don’t give up that easily. Get a good instructor. Learn up your part 1 as soon as possible. Appear for the above soonest possible. Thanks for your comments.

  28. woon August 27, 2013 at 11:14 pm - Reply

    how much i need to pay when retest part 1 pls reply cikgu yap rm150? rm180? rm230? which one

    • Cikgu Yap September 6, 2013 at 10:04 pm - Reply

      Business transaction differ vastly from driving school to driving school. Basically, retest cost differ from RM120 – RM160. Some even offer you extra lesson too.

  29. Azrai June 9, 2014 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    Hi Cikgu Yap,

    Kalau enjin mati secara mengejut ketika di bukit tetapi berjaya menuruni bukit boleh dikatakan Lulus atau Failed dalam ujian bukit

    • Cikgu Yap June 12, 2014 at 5:57 pm - Reply

      Saudara Azrai,
      Daripada penjelasan anda, nampaknya anda harus lulus!

      • Ahmad October 22, 2014 at 10:25 am - Reply

        cikgu to press and depress clutch by the correct way..thankz in advance..

        • Cikgu Yap October 24, 2014 at 11:38 am - Reply

          Dear Ahmad, Use your instep and ideally place your heel on the floor-board. Take up your toes only, placing constant pressure on the clutch mechanism.

  30. Sarah March 9, 2015 at 6:52 pm - Reply

    Hi Cikgu Yap. I just sat for my test today and i failed the slope. My question is am i allowed to ask for a car change before i do the slope test? Because nearly everyone who had the same car failed the slope test due to the inability to feel the clutch. Cikgu Yap, i could go down but couldn’t come down. My car did not roll back when the handbrake was up and the brake released but it rolled back when i pressed on my accelerator, released my clutch a little and put down the handbrake? What should I have done? How can I tell when the clutch and accelerator is balanced?

    • Cikgu Yap March 16, 2015 at 12:27 pm - Reply

      Yes, you can ask for another car. Your instructor has not taught you well enough to face the slope.

  31. Zaid April 3, 2015 at 9:27 am - Reply

    Hi, Cikgu Yap
    Isit correct to look at the meter while stabilizing your accelerator to make sure it stays the same while you release your clutch slowly?
    Do I have to change to free gear while braking or can brake with first gear on the slope?

    • Cikgu Yap April 6, 2015 at 9:57 pm - Reply

      No harm looking at meter. After stopping, free and pull up handbrake.

  32. Nisha Lor June 10, 2019 at 5:34 pm - Reply

    Hello Mr Yap
    If I fail bahagian II but pass bahagian III , Do I have to retake the entire thing again from bahagian II & III .Because different people has different answers , and I cannot find any answers in the web . 😊

    • Cikgu Yap June 10, 2019 at 9:37 pm - Reply

      In your case, you only do Bhg. 2 (Parking).

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