Important Examinations

Important Examinations


AEIS Examination

The Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS) is a centralised admissions exercise conducted by MOE around September or October each year for new international students who wish to join our mainstream primary and secondary schools in January of the following year. The results are announced in December. Unsuccessful students can try again the following year in the February S-AEIS examination.

Registration Period

AEIS registration is held approximately between July to August and S-AEIS registration is held in January.


Permissable Age Range

Applicant must be between 7-15+ years old (as at 1 January of year of admission) to register for AEIS examination.


AEIS Test Format

Secondary 1
Part 1: Composition writing, choose 1 from 2 topics, 200-300 words.
Part 2: 50 multiple-choice questions on vocabulary, grammar, and close comprehension.

Secondary 2
Part 1: Composition writing, choose 1 from 4 topics, 250-350 words.
Part 2: 50 multiple-choice questions on vocabulary, grammar, and close comprehension.

Secondary 3
Part 1: Composition writing, choose 1 from 4 topics, 300-400 words.
Part 2: 50 multiple-choice questions on vocabulary, grammar, and close comprehension.
Secondary 1/2/3:
34 multiple-choice questions, 20 short answer questions, 10 to 15 open-ended questions.

Singapore Cambridge GCE 'O' Levels

Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level Examinations, GCE “O” Level in short, is co-organised by Singapore Ministry of Education and University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate. It is the examination taken by all Secondary 4 students in the Express stream or Secondary 5 students in the Normal (Academic) stream. The examination is held once a year and recognized by the commonwealth nations. Candidates can apply to Junior Colleges and Polytechnics in Singapore or pre-university courses in other commonwealth nations.

“O” level examination registration period is usually around March, the examinations are held in November with some in June.


Singapore Cambridge GCE 'A' Levels

Singapore-Cambridge GCE “A” Level is part of the entry requirements for 4 of the government-funded universities. The certificate is recognized by the commonwealth nations. It is conducted jointly by the Singapore Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB) and the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES). The examinations are held every November.


International Baccalaureate (IB)

Universities around the world, including those in Australia, U.S.A. and Canada, recognize IB diploma. As the IB curriculum is much more rigorous than most of the local curriculum in other countries, many universities welcome IB diploma holders to apply to their school.

IB is an internationally recognised pre-university qualification. IB diploma holders can continue their studies in almost any country in the world and skip the English language proficiency tests for entry (provided they obtain a pass in Language A(English) ).