Information on AEIS Centralised Test

The AEIS centralised test for each level will comprise English and Mathematics and will assess the applicants’ English literacy, numeracy and reasoning ability.

Use of Optical Answer Sheet (OAS)

For multiple-choice questions, applicants are required to use a pencil to shade the answers on the Optical Answer Sheet (OAS). The OAS will be issued to applicants together with the test papers. Please click on the image below for a sample of the OAS and instructions on the use of the OAS.

Test Format

Primary 2/3 English

The AEIS Primary 2/3 English test comprises 34 multiple-choice questions on comprehension and language use. Applicants will be given 1 hour to complete.

Comprehension and language use

34 compulsory multiple-choice questions

  • Comprehension (based on two passages) - 6 items
  • Comprehension cloze (based on two passages) - 10 items
  • Vocabulary - 5 items
  • Grammar - 5 items
  • Spelling - 8 items

Primary 2/3 Mathematics

The AEIS Primary 2/3 Mathematics test comprises two parts. Applicants will be given 30 minutes to complete Part 1 and 1 hour and 20 minutes to complete Part 2. The use of calculators is not allowed.

Section Format Number of Items
Part 1 Multiple-choice questions 34 items
Part 2 Short-answer questions 34 items

For short-answer questions, applicants will have to show the method of solution (working steps) clearly and write the answer in the space provided.

Primary 4/5 English

The AEIS Primary 4/5 English test comprises two parts. Applicants will be given 2 hours to complete Part 1 and Part 2. The paper is taken in a single sitting.

Section Format
Part 1 Writing

Two topics are set, one of which comes with a picture. Applicants choose one topic and write a composition of at least 100 words on it.

Part 2

Comprehension and language use

50 compulsory multiple-choice questions

  • Comprehension (based on two passages) - 10 items
  • Comprehension cloze (based on two passages) - 12 items
  • Vocabulary - 14 items
  • Grammar - 14 items

Primary 4/5 Mathematics

The AEIS Primary 4/5 Mathematics test comprises two parts. Applicants will be given 40 minutes to complete Part 1, and 1 hour and 40 minutes to complete Part 2. The use of calculators is not allowed.

Section Format Number of Items
Part 1 Multiple-choice questions 36 items
Part 2 Short-answer questions 16 items
Open-ended questions 12 items

For short-answer questions, applicants will have to show the method of solution (working steps) clearly and write the answer in the space provided.

Open-ended questions generally require longer and/or more complex method of solution as compared to short-answer questions. For open-ended questions, applicants will have to show the method of solution (working steps) clearly and write the answer in the space provided.

Secondary English

The AEIS Secondary English test comprises two parts. Applicants will be given 2 hours and 10 minutes to complete Part 1 and Part 2. The paper is taken in a single sitting.

Section Format
Part 1 Writing

Two topics are set for Sec 1, and four topics are set for Sec 2 and Sec 3.

Applicants choose one topic and write a composition on it.

  • Applicants sitting for Sec 1 will write 200 - 300 words.
  • Applicants sitting for Sec 2 will write 250 - 350 words.
  • Applicants sitting for Sec 3 will write 300 - 400 words.
Part 2

Comprehension and language use

50 compulsory multiple-choice questions

  • Comprehension (based on two passages) - 15 items
  • Comprehension cloze (based on two passages) - 15 items
  • Vocabulary - 10 items
  • Grammar - 10 items

Secondary Mathematics

The AEIS Secondary Mathematics test comprises two parts. Applicants will be given 30 minutes to complete Part 1, and 1 hour and 45 minutes to complete Part 2. The use of calculators is not allowed.

Section Format Number of Items
Part 1 Multiple-choice questions 34 items
Part 2 Short-answer questions 20 items
Open-ended questions 10 to 15 items

For short-answer questions, applicants will have to show the method of solution (working steps) clearly and write the answer in the space provided.

Open-ended questions generally require longer and / or more complex method of solution as compared to short-answer questions. For open-ended questions, applicants will have to show the method of solution (working steps) clearly and write the answer in the space provided.