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Release of 2021 Singapore-Cambridge GCE O-Level Examination Results and 2022 Joint Admissions Exercise

5 January 2022

1. The results of the 2021 Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level (GCE O-Level) examination will be released on 12 January 2022, 2.00pm.

Results Release for School Candidates

2. Arrangements have been made for school candidates to receive their results from their secondary schools in their respective classrooms from 2.00pm on 12 January 2022. Only school candidates collecting their results will be allowed into the school premises, and they will be expected to observe the Safe Management Measures (SMMs) in place.

3. School candidates issued with the Ministry of Health's Health Risk Warning will be allowed to collect their results in person if they test negative using the Antigen Rapid Test (ART) on the day of the results release before going to school. School candidates who are unwell or are required to self-isolate due to a positive COVID-19 test result should not return to school to collect their results. These students may check their results online via Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board’s (SEAB) Candidates Portal at from 2.45pm on 12 January 2022. School candidates who are eligible for Singpass can use their Singpass account to access SEAB’s Candidates Portal. School candidates who are International Students will receive their system-generated username via email from 7 January 2022. SEAB’s Candidates Portal will be accessible from 12 to 26 January 2022.

4. School candidates who are unable to collect their results in person should inform their schools and can appoint a proxy to collect a physical copy of their results on their behalf. Proxies are required to produce the relevant documents for the school’s verification when collecting the results. School candidates may contact their schools for assistance if they are unable to appoint a proxy, or if they have not received their system- generated username for SEAB’s Candidates Portal.

Results Release for Private Candidates

5. Private candidates will be notified of their individual results by post. The results will be mailed on 12 January 2022 to the address that private candidates had provided to SEAB.

6. Private candidates who are eligible for Singpass can also use their Singpass account to obtain their results online via SEAB’s Candidates Portal, similar to the arrangement for school candidates. Private candidates who are non-Singpass holders will receive their system-generated username via email.

Joint Admissions Exercise

7. Students who wish to apply for admission to Junior Colleges (JC), Millennia Institute (MI), polytechnics, and the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) may do so via the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) using their GCE O-Level examination results.

8. Eligible school candidates who sat for the 2021 GCE O-Level examination will receive Form A1 on 12 January 2022, when they collect their O-Level results in person. Private candidates who are eligible for JAE will continue to receive Form A via post sent to the address that they had provided to SEAB earlier. If candidates are not able to collect their Form A from their schools or appoint a proxy to do so by 14 January 2022, they may contact their schools for assistance. Alternatively, candidates eligible for JAE may download a copy of the Form A from the JAE-Internet System (JAE-IS) using Singpass during the registration period.

9. The JAE-IS will be accessible from 3.00pm on 12 January 2022, to 4.00pm on 17 January 2022 for students to submit their course choices through the JAE website at Applicants are strongly encouraged to use the JAE worksheet (provided in Form A or the JAE information booklet) before submitting their online application. The JAE-IS can be accessed using Singpass or the JAE PIN (found in the hard copy Form A). For more details on the JAE, applicants may refer to the JAE website at or the 2022 JAE information booklet distributed to GCE O-Level students. A soft copy of the booklet is available at

Application Results

10. The posting results of the JAE application are scheduled for release on 4 February 2022 through the following modes:

  1. Short Message Service (SMS) to the Singapore mobile phone number provided by the applicant during registration
  2. JAE-IS, which is accessible through the JAE website

11. Applicants posted to JCs and MI are to report to their posted institutions on 7 February 2022. If students are unable to report to their posted JC or MI on the first day of school due to valid reasons, they may contact their posted school directly to confirm that they are taking up the place, and the school will be able to reserve the place for them.

12. Applicants posted to polytechnics and ITE will receive a letter from their respective institutions on the enrolment details.

Direct School Admissions - JCs

13. Students who had accepted offers through the 2021 Direct School Admission – Junior Colleges (DSA-JC) 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.

14. 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

Early Admissions Exercise – Polytechnics

15. Students who had earlier accepted conditional offers to a polytechnic course through the Polytechnic Early Admissions Exercise (EAE) in 2021 will have their offers confirmed and will not be eligible to participate in the JAE2, if they meet the following criteria:

  1. A net ELR2B23 score of 26 points or better for the GCE O-Level examinations; and
  2. Minimum Entry Requirements for the respective polytechnic courses.

16. Students who do not meet the above criteria will still get another chance to apply to polytechnic via the JAE.

Early Admissions Exercise – ITE

17. Students who had accepted conditional offers to an ITE course through the ITE EAE in 2021 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 subject-specific Minimum Entry Requirements for the course. More details on ITE EAE can be found at

Progression Pathways for Secondary Four Normal (Academic) Students

18. Secondary 4 Normal (Academic) [N(A)] students who have sat for O-Level subjects in 2021 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)

19. 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.

20. Students are eligible to apply for the PFP if they obtain a raw ELMAB34 aggregate of 12 points or lower, and meet the subject-specific requirements for their chosen course.

21. PFP-eligible students who had taken O-Level subjects will receive a copy of Form P from their respective secondary schools when they collect their GCE O-Level results on 12 January 2022. 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 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.

22. Applications for the PFP will be open from 2.00pm on 12 January 2022 until 4.00pm on 17 January 2022. The PFP posting results will be released at 2.00pm on 21 January 2022 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 25 January 2022.

Direct-Entry-Scheme to Polytechnic Programme (DPP)

23. 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 obtain a raw ELMAB3 aggregate not exceeding 19 points and met the subject-specific requirements for their chosen course. More information on the DPP and eligibility requirements can be found at

24. 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 The final application phase for the DPP will open on 12 January 2022 and close on 17 January 2022.

25. The DPP posting results for applications made under the final application phase will be released at 9.00am on 19 January 2022 through the DPP application portal. Students will be required to indicate whether they wish to accept or reject the DPP offer by 21 January 2022.

For successful PFP and/or DPP applicants

26. Students who have been offered a place in the DPP under the final application phase should report to ITE on 24 January 2022 upon acceptance of their DPP course offer.

27. The last day of school for Secondary 5 students who have accepted a place in the PFP will be on 28 January 2022. Students will be informed by the respective polytechnics on the enrolment dates for the PFP.

28. 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 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).
2 More details on Polytechnic EAE can be found at
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.