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Posting of applicants to JC/MI/Polytechnic/ITE takes into consideration their Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination results, indicated choices and vacancies available in the schools.
Applicants are posted to a course based on merit according to their net aggregate scores (taking into account the various bonus points for which applicants are eligible for). Applicants with better net aggregate scores will be considered for admission first, subject to the availability of vacancies in the selected course. If there are no vacancies, the applicants will be considered for their next choice course.
In situations where there are two or more applicants with the same net aggregate score vying for the last place in a course, they will be posted based on their citizenship status in the order of Singapore Citizens, Singapore Permanent Residents and then International Students. If there is still a tie, for example between two Singapore Citizens with the same net aggregate score, the one with the better gross aggregate score will be posted to the course first. If there is still a tie between the two citizens with the same gross aggregate scores, posting to the course will be determined by a computerised ballot where each candidate is given an equal opportunity.
Applicants who are not posted to any of their registered choices will be posted as follows:
- to a JC course with vacancies, if applicants have indicated a JC course as their first choice;
- to a MI course with vacancies, if applicants have indicated a MI course as their first choice;
- to a polytechnic course with vacancies, if applicants have indicated a polytechnic course as their first choice. This is subject to applicants meeting the course’s minimum entry requirements;
- to a Higher Nitec course with vacancies, if applicants have indicated a Higher Nitec course as their first choice. This is subject to applicants meeting the course’s minimum entry requirements.
Nursing Courses in Nanyang Polytechnic and Ngee Ann Polytechnic
For posting to Nanyang Polytechnic’s Diploma in Nursing (C97) and Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s Diploma in Nursing (N69), interest is considered too. Priority will be given to eligible applicants (i.e. met the minimum entry requirements) who have indicated these courses as their first choice. Please refer to Section 3 page 15 of the JAE Information Booklet for details on priority posting and Section 6b and 6c for details on the minimum entry requirements for the nursing courses.