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Note: The 2023 JAE has ended. Details of the 2024 JAE will be updated by October 2023.

3. How to apply

The Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) is conducted in January after the release of the O-Level results. You may submit your application online through the JAE Internet System (JAE-IS). 

What you need to know before applying for your courses

  • Use the JAE Worksheet (85kb) as a template to prepare the relevant information, before accessing the JAE-IS.
  • You may choose up to 12 courses from different institutions in your application.
  • You may combine O-Level results from any 2 years to apply for your courses.
  • You may amend your submitted choices via JAE-IS only during the JAE registration period.

Steps to apply

If you sat for the most recent O-Level exam

  1. Log into JAE-IS with your Singpass.
  2. Alternatively, you may use your JAE PIN (found on Form A (144kb) that you would receive on the day of the release of O-Level results).
Note: You can find step-by-step registration instructions in the JAE-IS User Guide.

If you sat for the O-Level exam in earlier years
  1. Apply for a Singpass before the start of JAE registration.
  2. Access JAE-IS using your Singpass.
  3. Submit a request for a compilation of eligible courses. This service is not available on the last day.
  4. Log in to JAE-IS 6 hours later to check the courses you are eligible for.
  5. Choose your courses and submit your application.
  6. If you are eligible for JAE but did not receive any replies to your course compilation request, contact MOE CSC.
Note: You can find step-by-step registration instructions in the JAE-IS User Guide.

If you are unable to register via JAE-IS

You can use the JAE Request Form if you are unable to access JAE-IS to submit your registration, or update details such as residential address or CCA grades. Learn what requests you can submit through the JAE Request Form.

If you are unable to submit the JAE Request Form, you can nominate an adult aged 21 and above to submit your registration on your behalf using the proxy form (109kb) and submit it online with these supporting documents:

  • Your NRIC, CCA record and O-Level results slip
  • NRICs of parents or guardian, and proxy
Note: All registration must be completed by 4pm on Tuesday, 17 January 2023.

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