Joint Admissions Exercise

The Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) is conducted annually by the Ministry of Education (MOE) to allow Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level holders to apply for courses offered by Junior Colleges, the Millennia Institute, Polytechnics and Institute of Technical Education (ITE).

For Who?

You qualify for the JAE, if you are a:

Note: Applicants under the JAE must not have been enrolled at any of the local polytechnics before.

Application Process

You can apply online through the Joint Admissions Exercise Internet System (JAE-IS).

Current 'O' Level holders who are eligible to participate in the JAE require the JAE PIN to access JAE-IS. The JAE PIN is stated in Form A, which you will receive from your secondary school or by post (for private candidates) on the day of release of the 'O' Level results.

Applicants with previous years 'O' Level results, who are eligible to participate in the JAE, will require a SingPass to access the JAE-IS. You are required to submit a request for the system to generate a list of eligible courses, which you will receive 6 hours later before submitting an application.

Understanding Form A

Here’s a quick guide to interpreting your Form A.

Making the most of your 12 choices!

In your JAE application, you are given 12 choices. Here are some tips on how you can maximise your choices.

Pick the courses that you’re most passionate about.
Pick what you’re interested in and stand a good chance of getting into. These courses should have a JAE ELR2B2 of around your aggregate score.
Pick the less competitive courses that you clearly qualify for – for example courses with an ELR2B2 score well above your score.
Pick the courses that you’re most passionate about.
Pick what you’re interested in and stand a good chance of getting into. These courses should have a JAE ELR2B of around your aggregate score.
Pick the less competitive courses that you clearly qualify for – for example courses with an ELR2B2 score well above your score.

Important Dates

The 2016 Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination results will be released tentatively between 11 and 13 January 2017. You may submit your application for courses under JAE through the JAE Internet System (JAE-IS) within 6 calendar days after the release of the Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination results.

The outcome of your JAE application will be released via the JAE-IS or SMS (if you provided your mobile number in your application) in the first week of February 2017.

Upon receiving the JAE posting results, if you wish to appeal for a transfer to another polytechnic course, you may do so by submitting an online appeal via the JAE Appeal Exercise for polytechnic courses. You do not need to submit separate appeal to the individual polytechnics.

Direct Admissions Exercise

If you have Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level qualifications but cannot participate in the JAE, you can apply through our application portal via the Direct Admissions Exercise (DAE).

Admission is based on academic merit and subject to available vacancies our diploma courses.

DAE applicants can be further assessed for admission. Shortlisted applicants are required to attend an interview, where they will be assessed based on their talents and aptitudes.

Find Out More

If you need more information about this exercise, visit the Republic Polytechnic's website.