Eligibility Criteria

 

 

 

 

 

 

International students who fall under these two categories should approach the Ministry of Education's (MOE's) Customer Service Centre for assistance.

  1. Those who were formerly studying in MOE's mainstream schools; and

  2. Those who have sat the AEIS or S-AEIS previously and were offered a school place will not be allowed to apply online again.

The following lists the eligibility criteria for an applicant to sit for AEIS. The applicant should sit for the test appropriate for his/her age. Please select the applicant's intended education level (Primary or Secondary) to see the tests available.

Primary (for ages 7 to 12+ years)
Secondary (for ages 12 to 16+ years)

If the applicant is seeking admission to a primary school, he/she must:

Take the relevant paper-based Cambridge English Qualifications (CEQ) test run by Cambridge Assessment English (CAE).

The test must be taken within 12 months before the month of submission of the AEIS registration. For example, if the submission of the AEIS registration is on July 2022, the applicant must have taken the CEQ test on or after August 2021.

  • Meet or exceed the required Cambridge English Scale (CES) score (listed below) in the CEQ test before the applicant applies to take the AEIS-Primary Mathematics test appropriate for their age. 
  • Relevant Tests

    The applicant must generally be of the age listed below as at 1 January of the year of admission.

    7 to 7+ years old
    • CEQ test to sit for: A2 Key for Schools
    • Required CES score: 100 and above
    • AEIS test to apply for: Pri 2 Math
    • Content tested: Pri 1 Math
    • Possible outcomes: Pri 2, Pri 1 or unsuccessful
    8 to 8+ years old
    • CEQ test to sit for: A2 Key for Schools
    • Required CES score: 120 and above
    • AEIS test to apply for: Pri 3 Math
    • Content tested: Pri 2 Math
    • Possible outcomes: Pri 3, Pri 2, Pri 1 or unsuccessful
    9 to 9+ years old
    • CEQ test to sit for: A2 Key for Schools
    • Required CES score: 130 and above
    • AEIS test to apply for: Pri 4 Math
    • Content tested: Pri 3 Math
    • Possible outcomes: Pri 4, Pri 3, Pri 2 or unsuccessful
    10 to 10+ years old
    • CEQ test to sit for: B1 Preliminary for Schools
    • Required CES score: 140 and above
    • AEIS test to apply for: Pri 5 Math
    • Content tested: Pri 4 Math
    • Possible outcomes: Pri 5, Pri 4, Pri 3 or unsuccessful
    11 to 11+ years old
    • CEQ test for IS to sit for: B1 Preliminary for Schools
    • Required CES score: 140 and above
    • AEIS test to apply for: Pri 5 Math
    • Content tested: Pri 4 Math
    • Possible outcomes: Pri 5, Pri 4 or unsuccessful
    12 to 12+ years old
    • CEQ test to sit for: B1 Preliminary for Schools
    • Required CES score: 140 and above
    • AEIS test to apply for: Pri 5 Math
    • Content tested: Pri 4 Math
    • Possible outcomes: Pri 5 or unsuccessful

    For admission to secondary schools, the applicant can choose to apply for the Secondary 1, Secondary 2 or Secondary 3 test.

    The applicant should not be more than 2 years older than the appropriate age for that level.

    Relevant tests

    Your applicant must generally be in the age range listed below as at 1 January in the year of admission.

    12 to 14+ years old
    • Test to apply for: Sec 1
    • Content tested: Pri 6
    • Possible outcomes: Sec 1 or unsuccessful
    13 to 15+ years old
    • Test to apply for: Sec 2
    • Content tested: Sec 1
    • Possible outcomes: Sec 2 or unsuccessful
    14 to 16+ years old
    • Test to apply for: Sec 3
    • Content tested: Sec 2
    • Possible outcomes: Sec 3 or unsuccessful