Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility to Participate in JAE

For 2020 Joint Admissions Exercise, the following candidates are eligible to participate except those who have been successfully admitted to a school through the Direct School Admission-Junior Colleges (DSA-JC) Exercise/Polytechnic Early Admissions Exercise (Poly EAE)/ITE Early Admissions Exercise (ITE EAE).

  • All Singapore Citizens (SC) or Singapore Permanent Residents (SPR) with valid Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination results from any year.
  • International students studying in a Government School, Government-Aided School, or an Independent School in Singapore with valid 2019 Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination results.

Candidates who have been successfully admitted to a school through the DSA-JC/Poly EAE/ITE EAE will not be able to participate in the JAE. They will be informed of their allocated schools together with the release of the GCE ‘O’ Level Examination results. Unsuccessful students will be able to participate in JAE and they will receive JAE Form A containing courses that they are eligible to apply for.

Candidates who are current JC, MI or polytechnic students or who were previously admitted to a JC, MI or polytechnic will not be eligible for the institution in the same category through JAE (e.g. if you are currently studying in a JC or you have studied in a JC before, you will not be eligible for JC in the JAE).

Current Higher Nitec students who wish to seek readmission to ITE, should approach ITE directly instead of participating in the JAE. Students who left their ITE courses due to disciplinary reasons within the past 2 years and recent Higher Nitec graduates who graduated on or after 1 May 2019, should not apply for Higher Nitec courses under 2020 JAE. Any JAE posting of these students/graduates to ITE could be invalidated by ITE.

Eligibility for Admission to JC/MI/Polytechnic/ITE

To be eligible for admission to JC, MI, Polytechnic or ITE courses, candidates must first meet the admission criteria for the respective institutions and the minimum entry requirements of that course. For details, please refer to Section 6 of the Information Booklet.

The eligibility to JC/MI/Polytechnic/ITE courses for 2020 Joint Admissions Exercise is generally based on examination results achieved at:

  1. 2019 Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination or
  2. a combination of one past year and 2019 Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination