Press Releases


6 January 2016

1. The results of the 2015 Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level (GCE O-Level) examination will be released on Monday, 11 January 2016.

2. School candidates may collect their results from their schools at 2.00 pm on 11 January 2016.

3. Private candidates will be notified of their individual results by post. The result slips will be mailed on 11 January 2016 to the address provided by the candidates during the registration period. Private candidates who are eligible for SingPass1 can also use their SingPass account to obtain their results online via the internet Examination Results Release System (iERRS) on Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board’s website at from 2.00 pm on 11 January 2016.

Joint Admissions Exercise

4. Students who wish to apply for Junior Colleges, Millennia Institute, Polytechnics or the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) may do so through the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) using their GCE O-Level examination results.

5. JAE registration will open from 3.00 pm on Monday, 11 January 2016 to 4.00 pm on Friday, 15 January 2016. Eligible applicants who sat for the 2015 GCE O-Level examination will receive Form A2 on the day of the release of examination results. Applicants are strongly encouraged to use the course application worksheet (provided in Form A or the JAE information booklet) before submitting the online application via the JAE Internet System (JAE-IS) at

6. For more details on the JAE, applicants may refer to:

  1. JAE Website at; or
  2. MOE Customer Service Centre at 6872-2220 during the hotline operating hours3.

Results of Application

7. The posting results of the JAE application are tentatively scheduled for release on Thursday, 28 January 2016 through the following modes:

  1. JAE-IS, which is accessible through the JAE website;
  2. SMS to the mobile phone number provided by applicant during registration.

Joint Polytechnic Special Admissions Exercise

8. In addition, students can also participate in the Joint Polytechnic Special Admissions Exercise (JPSAE). The JPSAE complements the JAE, by allowing Polytechnics to consider applicants based on a broader measure of merit beyond academic performance in the GCE O-Level examination. Through the JPSAE, Polytechnics may admit students who have demonstrated a strong passion or aptitude for the course applied for, such as through work attachments and sustained involvement in course-related projects, or students with outstanding talents or achievements in leadership, community service, entrepreneurship, sports, and artistic and creative areas.

9. The JPSAE will be conducted concurrently with the JAE. A student may apply to both JPSAE and JAE. Successful applicants may be offered a course under the JAE, and the same or another course under the JPSAE. Students who are offered courses under both JAE and JPSAE should accept only one of the two offers. More details on the JPSAE can be found at and on the respective Polytechnics’ websites.

10. The posting results of the JPSAE are tentatively scheduled for release on Friday, 29 January 2016.

Progression Pathways for Secondary Four Normal (Academic) Students

The Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP)

11. Secondary 4 Normal (Academic) students who attempted the Normal (Academic) Examination in 2015 and obtained an ELMAB3 aggregate not exceeding 11 points and met subject-specific requirements4 will be eligible to apply for the Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP). The PFP is an alternative to the Secondary 5 Normal (Academic) year. It is a one-year foundation programme at the Polytechnics that offers a practice-oriented curriculum taught by Polytechnic lecturers.

12. On Monday, 11 January 2016, students eligible for the PFP will receive a copy of Form P from their respective secondary schools, inviting them to apply for the PFP. Each copy of Form P contains a unique password. Students should use the respective passwords to submit their applications online via the PFP website at

13. Application for the PFP will open from 2.00 pm on Monday, 11 January 2016 to 4.00 pm on Friday, 15 January 2016.

14. The PFP posting results will be released at 2.00 pm on Tuesday, 19 January 2016 through the PFP website. Students will be required to indicate whether they wish to accept, reject or appeal for a change of course by 4.00 pm on Thursday, 21 January 2016. More details on the PFP can be found at

The Direct-Entry-Scheme to Polytechnic Programme (DPP)

15. The final application phase for the Direct-Entry-Scheme to Polytechnic Programme (DPP) will open at 2.30 pm on Monday, 11 January 2016 and close at the end of Friday, 15 January 2016. Secondary 4 Normal (Academic) students who are newly eligible after taking into account their O-Level examination results should submit their DPP applications online via the DPP application portal at

16. The DPP posting results for applications made under the final application phase will be released from 9.00 am on Tuesday, 19 January 2016 onwards through the DPP application portal. Students will be required to indicate whether they wish to accept or reject the DPP offer by the end of Thursday, 21 January 2016. More details on the DPP are available at

For successful PFP and/or DPP applicants

17. Students who have been offered a place in the DPP under the final application phase should report to ITE on Friday, 22 January 2016, upon acceptance of their DPP course offer.

18. The last day of school for Secondary 5 students who have accepted a place in the PFP will be on Friday, 29 January 2016. Students will be informed by the respective Polytechnics on the dates of enrolment for the PFP.

19. Students who accepted a place in the earlier December application phase of the DPP but have now decided to take up a PFP offer will need to apply to ITE to withdraw from the DPP course in order to take up the PFP offer.

1 Private candidates can visit the SingPass website at to find out if they are eligible for SingPass.
2 Form A will list the applicant’s GCE O-Level examination results, the courses which he/she is eligible to apply for under the JAE, and his/her JAE-PIN (i.e. a personal password for the applicant to access JAE-IS).
3 The hotline operating hours are Mondays to Fridays from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm, and Saturdays from 8.00 am to 1.00 pm.
4 The ELMAB3 aggregate comprises English Language, Mathematics, and the student’s three best other subjects. Students will also need to have met the subject-specific criteria for either Group 1 or Group 2 courses. More details can be found at