Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for admission to a JC course, applicants must satisfy the criteria specified in Table 1:

Table 1: Eligibility Criteria For Admission To Junior Colleges

Aggregate Range for L1R5 excluding Bonus Points
For details on computing the aggregate, please refer to Table 3.
Meet Requirements as specified in Table 2?
Yes No
≤ 15 Eligible Eligible for Conditional Admission
16 – 20 Eligible for Conditional Admission only if students have grades of ‘A1’ or ‘A2’ in all the R5 subjects

Table 2: Requirements on Core Subjects

Subject Requirement
English Language A1 to C6
Mother Tongue Language:
Chinese Language, Malay Language, Tamil Language * A1 to D7
OR Higher Chinese Language, Higher Malay Language, Higher Tamil Language A1 to E8
OR Chinese Language ‘B’ Syllabus (CLB), Malay Language ‘B’ Syllabus (MLB), Tamil Language ‘B’ Syllabus (TLB) Merit or Pass
Mathematics:
Mathematics A1 to D7
OR Additional Mathematics A1 to D7

* Or non-Tamil Indian Languages (viz. Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu) and Asian/Foreign Languages (viz. Arabic, Burmese, French, German, Japanese and Thai) approved by the Ministry of Education in lieu of an Official Mother Tongue Language. These subjects may be considered in lieu of the Mother Tongue Language in deciding admission eligibility.

Table 3: Computation of Aggregate

L1R5: For JC Course
L1 First Language – English / Higher Mother Tongue
R5 Relevant Subject 1 – Humanities / Higher Art / Higher Music / Malay (Special Programme) / Chinese (Special Programme) / Bahasa Indonesia
Relevant Subject 2 – Mathematics / Science
Relevant Subject 3 – Humanities / Higher Art / Higher Music / Mathematics / Science / Malay (Special Programme) / Chinese (Special Programme) / Bahasa Indonesia
Relevant Subject 4 – Any GCE ‘O’ Level subjects excluding CCA and Religious Knowledge
Relevant Subject 5 – Any GCE ‘O’ Level subjects excluding CCA and Religious Knowledge