Key Activities and Milestones





Secondary (for ages 12 to 18+ years)






Create account on the 
Candidates Portal

  • User Guide on Account Creation
  • This can be done before the SPE application opens
  • Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents must use NRIC or Birth Certificate Number to create an account.

  • Apply for SPE

  • How to apply

  • Login to Candidates Portal 

    Note: Status of approved applications will update from “Pending” to “Registered” at least 4 weeks from day of application; Useful Information can be retrieved from 'Getting Ready for Exams'

    Receive an email to retrieve entry proof from Candidates Portal, after application has been verified

    SPE Tests 

  • Applicants will need to be familiar with the English Language and Mathematics topics taught in mainstream secondary schools
  • Test details
  • Reminders: 
  • Arrive by the reporting time stated on entry proof;
  • Sit at the assigned desks at least 15 minutes before the test begins;
  • Bring along your entry proof and identification document (e.g. NRIC or birth certificate)

    Select preferred schools

  • Based on your child's performance in the tests, you will receive an email with the list of schools that they are eligible for.
  • Submit your child's school choices through the SPE Internet System (SPE-IS).

  • Receive posting results
  • There will be no release of test results.
  • Please refer to this page on how you can check the release of school offers. Once you have received the outcome, you may report to the offered school.