Approved Dictionaries

Download the approved dictionary list for the respective examination levels.

Approvals for dictionaries to be used in the national examinations

Distributors/vendors seeking approval for new models of dictionaries and e-dictionaries to be used in the national examinations will need to submit their applications to SEAB between 13 June to 12 August 2022. Applications received after 12 August 2022 will not be considered.

Please note that there is an application fee of $642 for each printed dictionary and $963 for each e-Dictionary (inclusive of 7% GST).

Each approval that is awarded to a specific edition or version of a dictionary/e-dictionary is valid for only five (5) years. The five-year period starts from the examination year following the year of approval.

Distributors/vendors wishing to extend the approval period for the current list of dictionaries and e-dictionaries that are only valid till the end of this year, should also make the application between 13 June to 12 August 2022. An administrative fee of $107 (inclusive of 7% GST) will be charged for each reapproval.

Distributors/vendors will be informed of the outcome of their 2022 applications by 30 November 2022.

Please contact Ms Sally Siew at 6970 6132 or at if there are further enquiries.