The Singapore international Primary School Examination (iPSLE) is the international version of Singapore's Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE), an examination offered to all pupils at the end of Primary Education. The iPSLE was introduced in 2005 with the aims of providing certification and benchmarking for overseas schools which are interested to benchmark against Singapore's standard. It provides a recognised certification of the knowledge and achievement that pupils have attained.
EXAMINATION ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Currently, iPSLE is offered to schools outside Singapore. There is no restriction on the maximum age for pupils
taking iPSLE. However, pupils who intend to seek admission to secondary one in a Singapore school should note
that they must be AT LEAST 12 years of age as at 1st January of the year of admission.
The following subjects are available in the iPSLE: English Language, Mathematics, Science, Chinese Language, Malay Language and Tamil Language. Pupils may sit a maximum of 4 subjects.
FORMAT OF EXAMINATION
The standards and testing requirements of iPSLE are similar to the Singapore PSLE.
Examination results are usually released in November of the examination year.
Results will be reported in the form of subject grades:
A*, A, B, C, D, E
The overall performance of a pupil is reported in terms of an Aggregate Score. This aggregate score is derived from the T-scores
(i.e. Transformed Scores) in all the subjects sat, which must include the three subjects - English Language, Mathematics and Science.
Candidates who achieve a grade E or better for at least ONE subject will
receive an iPSLE certificate awarded by the Singapore Examinations
and Assessment Board (SEAB).
Candidates applying to sit the examination are to register with the appointed overseas examination centres.