Test Details

 

 

 

 

 

Please refer to MOE's website for the AEIS test schedule.

Successful applicants have to arrive at least 45 minutes before the test and be seated at their assigned desks at least 15 minutes before the start of the test. The following documents are required for verification of identity:

  • A photocopy of the applicant's passport data page.
  • A photocopy of the applicant's entry proof issued by SEAB.
Safe Management Measures (SMM) for AEIS tests

In view of the COVID-19 situation, the conduct of the AEIS exercise will be aligned to the prevailing national safe management measures leading up to and during the actual test days. This is to ensure the safety of all applicants and examiners. MOE will keep applicants updated should there be any changes or cancellation of the exercise. 

Preparing for AEIS test

For AEIS-Primary, the applicant needs to be familiar with the Mathematics topics taught in MOE's mainstream schools for the level preceding the one that he/she applied for.

For example, if the applicant wishes to seek admission to Primary 3 and is assigned the Primary 2/3 test, they should be familiar with Primary 2 content.

For AEIS-Secondary, the applicant needs to be familiar with the English and Mathematics topics taught in our mainstream schools for the level preceding the one that they applied for. 

For example, if the applicant wishes to seek admission to Secondary 3, they should be familiar with Secondary 2 content.

Refer to MOE's primary school syllabus  and O-Level syllabus for more information.

Test Details

Pri 2/3 Test

Mathematics test

The Mathematics test comprises 2 parts. The applicant will be given 25 minutes to complete Part 1 and 40 minutes to complete Part 2:

  • Part 1: Multiple-choice questions (29 items)
  • Part 2: Short-answer questions (17 items)

The use of calculators is not allowed. For short-answer questions, the applicant will have to show the method of solution clearly by writing his/her working steps in the spaces provided in addition to providing the final answers. 

The applicant will need a pencil to shade his/her answers for the multiple-choice questions on the Optical Answer Sheet (OAS) (140KB).
Pri 4/5 test

Mathematics test

The Mathematics test comprises 2 parts. The applicant will be given 35 minutes to complete Part 1, and 50 minutes to complete Part 2:

  • Part 1: Multiple-choice questions (30 items).
  • Part 2: Short-answer questions (8 items) and open-ended questions (6 items).

The use of calculators is not allowed. For short-answer and open-ended questions, the applicant will have to show the method of solution clearly by writing his/her working steps in the spaces provided in addition to providing the final answers. 

Generally, open-ended questions require longer and more complex method of solutions as compared to short-answer questions.

The applicant will need a pencil to shade their answers for the multiple-choice questions on the Optical Answer Sheet (OAS) (140KB).
Sec 1, Sec 2 and Sec 3 tests

Mathematics test

The applicant will be given 2 hours 10 minutes to complete the test which comprises 2 parts:

Part 1: Writing

2 topics are set for Sec 1 test, and 4 topics are set for Sec 2 and Sec 3 tests. 

The applicant has to choose 1 topic and write a composition on it:

200 to 300 words for Sec 1 test.

250 to 350 words for Sec 2 test.

300 to 400 words for Sec 3 test.

Part 2: Comprehension and language use

50 compulsory multiple-choice questions comprising:

Comprehension based on 2 passages (15 items)

Comprehension cloze based on 2 passages (15 items)

Vocabulary (10 items)

Grammar (10 items)

Mathematics test

The Mathematics test comprises 2 parts. The applicant will be given 30 minutes to complete Part 1, and 1 hour 45 minutes to complete Part 2:

  • Part 1: Multiple-choice questions (34 items).
  • Part 2: Short-answer questions (20 items) and open-ended questions (10 to 15 items).

The use of calculators is not allowed. For short-answer and open-ended questions, the applicant has to show the method of solution clearly by writing his/her working steps in the spaces provided in addition to providing the final answers.

Generally, open-ended questions require longer and more complex method of solutions as compared to short-answer questions.

The applicant will need a pencil to shade their answers for the multiple-choice questions on the Optical Answer Sheet (OAS) (140KB).