Postgraduate candidates need to graduate on time (GOT). Failure to GOT among postgraduates is a loss to the nation. GOT should be analyzed from the postgraduate candidates’ perspectives. Therefore, this paper explores postgraduate students’ perspectives about their postgraduate studies. An adapted questionnaire survey was utilized to delve into the postgraduates’ perspective. This quantitative study involved 66 postgraduate candidates from public institutions of higher learning in Malaysia. Initial findings revealed that the candidates rated their supervisor at a higher rating compared to the skills they possessed. Besides, the correlation between critical reading skills and conceptual with research skills is moderately high.