Release of 2018 Singapore-Cambridge GCE O-Level Examination Results and 2019 Joint Admissions Exercise
7 January 2019
1. The results of the 2018 Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level (GCE O-Level) examination will be released on Monday, 14 January 2019.
2. School candidates may obtain their results from their respective schools from 2.00pm on 14 January 2019.
3. Private candidates will be notified of their individual results by post. The result slips will be mailed on 14 January 2019 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 the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board website
(www.seab.gov.sg) from 2.00pm on 14 January 2019.
Joint Admissions Exercise
4. Students who wish to apply for admission to Junior Colleges (JCs), Millennia Institute, polytechnics, and the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) may do so via the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) using their GCE O-Level examination results.
5. JAE registration will open from 3.00pm on Monday, 14 January 2019 to 4.00pm on Friday, 18 January 2019. Eligible applicants who sat for the 2018 GCE O-Level examination will receive Form A2 on the day of the release of the examination results. Applicants are strongly encouraged to use the course application worksheet (provided in Form A or the JAE information booklet) before submitting
their online application via the JAE Internet System (JAE-IS) at
6. For more details on the JAE, applicants may refer to:
- the JAE Website at https://www.moe.gov.sg/admissions/joint-admissions-exercise; or
- Frequently Asked Questions at http://bit.ly/MOE-iFAQs-JAE or Ask Jamie at https://www.moe.gov.sg
7. The posting results of the JAE application are scheduled for release on Thursday, 31 January 2019 through the following modes:
- JAE-IS, which is accessible through the JAE website;
- SMS to the Singapore mobile number provided by the applicant during registration.
8. Applicants posted to Junior Colleges and Millennia Institute are to report to their posted institutions on Friday, 1 February 2019. Applicants posted to polytechnics and ITE will receive a letter from their respective institutions on the enrolment details.
Direct School Admission – Junior Colleges
8. Students who had accepted offers through the 2018 Direct School Admission – Junior Colleges (DSA-JC) Exercise will be admitted to their chosen JC if they have met the eligibility criteria for admission based on their GCE O-Level examination results. Students admitted to a JC through DSA-JC will not be eligible to participate in the JAE.
9. Students who do not meet the JC admission criteria may take part in the JAE to apply for courses which they are eligible for. More details on DSA-JC can be found at https://www.moe.gov.sg/admissions/direct-admissions/dsa-jc
Early Admissions Exercise – Polytechnics
10. Students who had accepted conditional offers to a polytechnic course through the Early Admissions Exercise (EAE) in 2018 and have their offers confirmed based on their GCE O-Level examination results will not be eligible to participate in the JAE. Their EAE offers are confirmed if they meet the following criteria:
- A net ELR2B23 score of 26 points or better for the GCE O-Level examinations; and
- Minimum Entry Requirements for the respective polytechnic course.
11. Students who do not meet the above criteria may take part in the JAE. More details on the EAE can be found at https://eae.polytechnic.edu.sg
Progression Pathways for Secondary Four Normal (Academic) Students
12. Secondary 4 Normal (Academic) [N(A)] students who have sat for O-Level subjects in 2018 can use their O-Level results for these subjects to apply for a place in the Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP) and Direct-Entry-Scheme to Polytechnic Programme (DPP).
Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP)
13. The PFP is an alternative to the Secondary 5 N(A) year. It is a one-year foundation programme at the polytechnics that offers a practice-oriented approach to prepare students for entry into the relevant diploma courses.
14. From 2019, students are eligible to apply for the PFP if they have obtained a raw ELMAB3 aggregate not exceeding 12 points, (up from 11 points previously4), and met subject-specific requirements for their chosen course.
15. PFP-eligible students will receive a copy of Form P from their respective secondary schools when they collect their GCE O-Level results on Monday, 14 January. Each copy of Form P contains a unique password. Interested students should use the respective passwords to submit their applications online via the PFP website at
https://pfp.polytechnic.edu.sg/PFP/index.html. More information on the eligibility requirements for the PFP, as well as how O-Level results are considered in the computation of the ELMAB3 aggregate, can be found on the PFP website.
16. Applications for the PFP will be open from 2.00pm on Monday, 14 January 2018 until 4.00pm on Friday, 18 January 2019. The PFP posting results will be released at 2.00pm on Tuesday, 22 January 2019 through the PFP website. Students will be required to indicate whether they wish to accept, reject, or appeal for a change of course by 4.00pm on Thursday, 24 January 2019.
Direct-Entry-Scheme to Polytechnic Programme (DPP)
17. The DPP prepares students for progression into selected polytechnic diploma courses via a two-year Higher Nitec course at ITE. Students are eligible to apply if they have obtained a raw ELMAB3 aggregate not exceeding 19 points and met the subject-specific requirements for their chosen course. More information on the DPP can be found at https://www.ite.edu.sg/wps/portal/definitely-dpp/
18. Secondary 4 N(A) 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
https://www.ite.edu.sg/wps/portal/intake/. The final application phase for the Direct-Entry-Scheme to Polytechnic Programme (DPP) will open at 2.30pm on Monday, 14 January 2019 and close at 11.59pm of Friday, 18 January 2019.
19. The DPP posting results for applications made under the final application phase will be released at 9.00am on Tuesday, 22 January 2019 through the DPP application portal. Students will be required to indicate whether they wish to accept or reject the DPP offer by 11.59pm of Thursday, 24 January 2019.
For successful PFP and/or DPP applicants
20. Students who have been offered a place in the DPP under the final application phase should report to ITE on Thursday, 24 January 2019, upon acceptance of their DPP course offer.
21. The last day of school for Secondary 5 students who have accepted a place in the PFP will be on Friday, 25 January 2019. Students will be informed by the respective polytechnics on the enrolment dates for the PFP.
22. Students who accepted a place in the earlier application phase of the DPP in December but have now decided to take up a PFP offer will need to apply to ITE to withdraw from the DPP first, before they are able to take up the PFP offer.
1 Private candidates can visit www.singpass.gov.sg to find out if they are eligible for SingPass, and to activate their SingPass Two-Factor Authentication
if they have not done so.
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
3 The ELR2B2 aggregate comprises English Language, 2 relevant subjects for the polytechnic course applied for and 2 other best subjects which could be elective subjects.
4 The raw ELMAB3 aggregate comprises English Language, Mathematics, and the student’s three other best subjects, and excludes CCA bonus points. CCA bonus points will be taken into account during posting.