School Placement Exercise for Returning Singaporeans – Junior Colleges/Millennia Institute (SPERS-JC/MI)

The 2020 SPERS-JC/MI will tentatively be conducted in mid-November 2020 and application will open in July 2020. This webpage will be updated by April 2020 with more details.

What is SPERS-JC/MI?

The School Placement Exercise for Returning Singaporeans - Junior Colleges and Millennia Institute (SPERS-JC/MI) is a centralised placement exercise conducted in November each year for Returning Singaporeans who wish to join the Pre-University 1 level at the beginning of the next academic year. Application for SPERS-JC/MI opens in July each year.

How is SPERS-JC/MI conducted? 

Admission to JC/MI is merit-based and your child can sit for SPERS-JC/MI tests comprising English, Mathematics and General Ability tests. Based on your child's performance in the SPERS-JC/MI tests, he/she will receive a list of JC/MI where students with similar abilities are already studying. You are encouraged to discuss with your child and approach any of the JC/MI on the list to apply for admission.

SPERS-JC/MI is conducted in two phases:

Important Note:

SPERS-JC/MI is not compulsory and is intended for Returning Singaporeans who return at the end of the year and prefer the convenience of a centralised placement exercise.

If you require flexibility in timing or have preferences for a specific JC/MI, you may approach your preferred JC/MI directly, before January of the academic year of admission.

Returning Singaporeans who wish to pursue the pre-university course in a JC/MI should note that the pre-university course is a rigorous course and only those who have been assessed to be suitable for the course will be offered a place.

Participating in SPERS-JC/MI does not guarantee admission to a JC/MI, as it depends on your child’s overall performance in the SPERS-JC/MI tests.

spersjc flowchart


For more information, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions.