Information on S-AEIS Centralised Test

The S-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 S-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 S-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 English

The S-AEIS Primary 4 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 Mathematics

The S-AEIS Primary 4 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 S-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.

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 S-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.