Last Updated: 27 August 2022

School Placement Exercise for Returning Singaporeans-Secondary (SPERS-Sec)

The 2022 SPERS-Sec will be conducted on Friday, 23 September 2022. Applications have closed.

Returning Singaporeans who are unable to return to Singapore for the SPERS-Sec tests may participate in the Supplementary Placement Exercise.

1. Overview

What is SPERS-Sec

SPERS-Sec is a centralised merit-based placement exercise conducted for Returning Singaporeans (RS) who wish to join a secondary school at Secondary 1, 2 or 3 at the beginning of the next academic year. It is not compulsory and does not guarantee admission to your school of choice. It is intended for those who prefer the convenience of a centralised placement exercise.

  • In view of the COVID-19 situation, the conduct of the SPERS-Sec and SPE exercises will be aligned to the national safe management measures leading up to and during the actual test dates. All applicants are required to comply with prevailing guidelines as announced by the Ministry of Health prior to the test date to ensure the safety of our applicants and examiners. MOE will keep applicants updated should there be any changes or cancellation of these exercises. In this regard, we encourage RS students who are seeking a secondary school place near their Singapore residence to make use of the Assured School Placement service.
  • The Assured School Placement service is a convenient admission route whereby we will guarantee your child a place in a school with vacancies as near to your residential address as possible, even before your child returns to Singapore. Your child need not sit for any centralised test, although the school may conduct school-based assessments, interview, or both, to determine the level and course for your child. Learn about it.

Key Dates

From Thu, 30 Jun 2022

Create account

Create an account for your child in the Candidates Portal (CP). Find out more here.

Wed, 6 Jul to Fri, 26 Aug 2022

Apply

Submit your child's application online through the CP.

By Fri, 9 Sep 2022

Receive entry proof

If your application is approved and payment is successful, you will receive an email informing you to retrieve your child’s entry proof from the CP.

Fri, 23 Sep 2022

Take tests

Your child will take tests for English and Mathematics in Singapore on Friday, 23 September 2022.

Fri, 18 Nov to Tue, 22 Nov 2022

Select preferred schools

Based on your child's performance in the tests, you will receive an email on Thursday, 17 November 2022 with the list of schools that they are eligible for. Submit your child's school choices using the SPERS-Sec Internet System (SPERS-Sec IS) by 5pm on Tuesday, 22 November 2022.

Tue, 13 Dec 2022 (tentative)

Receive posting results for Sec 2 and 3 students

View your child's posting results by logging in to the SPERS-Sec IS. Your child has to report to school by Friday, 30 December 2022.

Wed, 21 Dec to Fri, 23 Dec 2022 (tentative)

Receive posting results for Sec 1 students

View your child's posting results by logging in to the SPERS-Sec IS. Your child has to report to school by Friday, 30 December 2022.