Approved Dictionaries

Download the approved dictionary list for the respective examination levels. 


Application for Approval of Dictionary for use in National Examinations:

Distributors / vendors who wish to obtain approval for a dictionary (including e-dictionary) for use in national examinations will need to download the application form and submit to SEAB between 7 June to 6 August. Applications received after 6 August will not be considered.

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

Approval for use in national examinations is valid only for 5 years for a specific edition/version starting from the examination year following the year of application. Vendors need to apply for an extension of the validity period of the approved dictionaries between 7 June to 6 August on the year of expiry date and an administrative fee of $107 (including GST) will be applicable for each printed dictionary or e-dictionary.

Vendors will be informed of the outcome of their applications by 30 November.

All applications are to be submitted personally to:

Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board

Exam Operations & Logistics Department

Tiong Bahru Examination Centre

No. 8 Lower Delta Road

Singapore 169198

Attn.: Ms Sally Siew