Release of 2022 Singapore-Cambridge GCE O-Level Examination Results and 2023 Joint Admissions Exercise
5 January 2023
1. The results of the 2022 Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level (GCE O-Level) examination will be released on Thursday, 12 January 2023, 2.00pm.
Results Release for School Candidates
2. Arrangements have been made for school candidates to receive their results from their secondary schools from 2.00pm on Thursday, 12 January 2023. Parents/guardians may accompany their child/ward to their school to collect their GCE O-Level results. Details on the collection arrangements will be shared by the respective schools.
3. School candidates who are unwell or self-isolating due to a positive COVID-19 test should not return to school to collect their results. They should access their results online1 via Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board's (SEAB) Candidates Portal at www.seab.gov.sg from 2.45pm on Thursday, 12 January 2023 to 11:59pm on Thursday, 26 January 2023. 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 Monday, 9 January 2023.
4. School candidates who are unable to collect their results in person can also appoint a proxy to collect a physical copy of their results on their behalf from the school. 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 who are eligible for Singpass can use their Singpass account to obtain their results online via SEAB's Candidates Portal from 2.45pm on Thursday, 12 January 2023, similar to the arrangement for school candidates. Private candidates who are not eligible for Singpass can view their results in the portal using the account that they have created during the registration.
6. Hardcopy result slips will also be mailed on Thursday, 12 January 2023 to private candidates at the address that they had provided during registration.
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 2022 GCE O-Level examination will receive Form A2 when they collect their GCE 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 school candidates are not able to collect their Form A from their schools or appoint a proxy to do so by Monday, 16 January 2023, they may contact their schools for assistance. Alternatively, all 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 Thursday, 12 January 2023, to 4.00pm on Tuesday, 17 January 2023 for students to submit their course choices through the JAE website at www.moe.gov.sg/jae. 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 www.moe.gov.sg/jae or the 2023 JAE information booklet distributed to GCE O-Level students. A soft copy of the booklet is available at www.moe.gov.sg/jaebooklet.
10. The posting results of the JAE application are scheduled for release on Thursday, 2 February 2023 through the following modes:
- Short Message Service (SMS) to the Singapore mobile phone number provided by the applicant during registration
- JAE-IS, which is accessible through the JAE website
11. Applicants posted to JCs and MI are to report to their posted institutions on Friday, 3 February 2023. If students are unable to report to their posted JC or MI on the first day of school due to valid reasons, they should contact their posted school directly to confirm that they are taking up the place, and the school will reserve the place for them.
12. Applicants posted to polytechnics and ITE will receive an email or package via mail on the enrolment details by end-February 2023.
Direct School Admissions - JCs
13. Students who had accepted offers through the 2022 Direct School Admission – Junior Colleges3 (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 other courses which they are eligible for.
Early Admissions Exercise – Polytechnics
15. Students who had earlier accepted conditional offers to a polytechnic course through the Polytechnic Early Admissions Exercise (EAE)4 in 2022 will have their offers confirmed and will not be eligible to participate in the JAE, if they meet the following criteria:
- A net ELR2B25 score of 26 points or lower for the GCE O-Level examinations; and
- Minimum Entry Requirements for the respective polytechnic courses.
16. Students who do not meet the above criteria may still apply for polytechnic admission via the JAE for courses which they are eligible for.
Early Admissions Exercise – ITE
17. Students who had accepted conditional offers to an ITE course through the ITE EAE6 in 2022 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.
Progression Pathways for Secondary Four Normal (Academic) Students
18. Secondary 4 Normal (Academic) [N(A)] students who have sat for GCE O-Level subjects in 2022 can use their GCE 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 ELMAB37 aggregate of 12 points or lower, and meet the subject-specific requirements for their chosen course.
21. PFP-eligible students who had taken GCE O-Level subjects will receive a copy of Form P from their respective secondary schools when they collect their GCE O-Level results in person. 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 GCE O-Level results are considered in the computation of the ELMAB3 aggregate, can be found on the PFP website indicated above.
22. Applications for the PFP will be open from 2.00pm on Thursday, 12 January 2023, to 4.00pm on Tuesday, 17 January 2023. The PFP posting results will be released at 2.00pm on Thursday, 26 January 2023 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 Tuesday, 31 January 2023.
Direct-Entry-Scheme to Polytechnic Programme (DPP)
23. The DPP8 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 of 19 points or lower, and meet the subject-specific requirements for their chosen course.
24. Eligible Secondary 4 N(A) students may submit their DPP applications online via the DPP application portal at
www.ite.edu.sg/apply-for-ite-courses. Applications for the DPP will open on from 12.01am on Thursday, 12 January 2023, to 11.59pm on Tuesday, 17 January 2023.
25. The DPP posting results for applications made under the final application phase will be released at 9.00am on Thursday, 19 January 2023 through the DPP application portal. Students will be required to indicate whether they wish to accept or reject the DPP offer by 11.59pm on Wednesday, 25 January 2023.
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 Wednesday, 25 January 2023 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 Friday, 27 January 2023. 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 decide to take up a PFP offer now must withdraw from the DPP first before they are able to take up the PFP offer. DPP-enrolled students should check with their ITE class advisor for more details on the DPP withdrawal process and deadlines for withdrawal.
Education and Career Guidance (ECG) services
29. Students who would like guidance on their education pathways can approach their teachers or ECG Counsellors supporting their schools. Students can also refer to the following websites to find out more about the range of education and career pathways available to them:
30. To complement the ECG services provided by schools, students can make an appointment for online or phone counselling with an ECG Counsellor from the ECG Centre at MOE (Grange Road) via the e-Appointment system at
https://go.gov.sg/moe-ecg-centre, calling the ECG hotline at 6831 1420, or emailing MOE_ECG@moe.gov.sg. The MOE ECG Centre will offer online or phone counselling from Thursday, 5 January 2023 to Saturday, 21 January 2023, 9.00am to 5.00pm (Saturdays: 9.00am to 12.00pm).
1 School candidates viewing their results online can still contact their schools and teachers for consultation on their next steps.
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).
5 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.
7 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.