The following groups of applicants are eligible to
participate in the JAE:
a. All Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents
with valid GCE ¡®O¡¯ Level Examination results.
b. Foreign applicants studying in a government
school, government-aided school or independent school in Singapore
with valid 2005 GCE ¡®O¡¯ Level Examination results.
The JAE registration period is for 6 calendar days
(including Sunday), starting from 3.00 pm on Friday, 10 February
2006 until 4.00 pm on Wednesday, 15 February 2006.
Applicants are to submit their application online
through the JAE Internet System (JAE-IS). The JAE-IS is
accessible through the JAE website at
a. For eligible applicants who sat for the 2005 GCE
¡®O¡¯ Level Examination: Applicants will receive ¡®Form A¡¯ on the day
of the release of examination results (i.e. 10 February 2006). Form
A will list:
i. The applicant¡¯s GCE ¡®O¡¯ Level Examination
ii. The courses which they are eligible to apply for
under the JAE; and
iii. Their JAE-PIN (i.e. a personal password for the
applicant to access the online internet registration system).
b. Applicants are strongly advised to complete the
course application worksheet (provided in the JAE information
booklet) before submitting the online application on the JAE-IS.
Applicants who have completed their worksheet prior to logging on to
the JAE-IS should be able to complete their applications on the JAE-IS
in less than 15 minutes. Applicants are required to use their NRIC
or FIN number, together with the JAE-PIN that is provided in their
Form A, to access the JAE-IS. Unlike the 2005 JAE, a SingPass is no
c. For Singapore Citizens/Permanent Residents who
did not sit for the 2005 GCE ¡®O¡¯ Level Examination:
This group of applicants are required to use their
NRIC and SingPass, to access the JAE-IS.
Alternatively, they may register their applications
personally at MOE Customer Service Centre during the JAE
registration period. To do this, applicants are required to bring
along their original identity card, their GCE ¡®O¡¯ Level Examination
certificate/results slip and their Secondary School report cards.
During the registration period for the JAE, all JCs,
polytechnics, MI, ITE and secondary schools will also make available
computing facilities for their students to make their applications
An application fee of $7 will be charged for the
first application, and $10 for amendment of choice(s) to the
submitted application. Only one amendment is allowed. Unlike last
year, JAE applicants will NOT need to make their fee payment online
during the JAE period. All JAE application fees will only be
collected after the exercise, by the institution (i.e. JC,
polytechnic, MI or ITE) that the applicant is eventually enrolled
Changes to Ensure Smoother JAE Experience
The Ministry has made several improvements to the
JAE application process and JAE-IS to make 2006 JAE a smoother
experience for the anticipated 40,000 applicants:
a. Application process made more convenient for
i. Applicants will be provided with personal JAE-PIN.
A personal JAE-PIN will be issued to eligible
applicants who sat for the 2005 GCE ¡®O¡¯ Level Examination, shown in
their Form A, as the primary means of access to the JAE-IS. Unlike
the 2005 JAE, a SingPass is no longer required.
ii. Applicants do not need to make online fee
Unlike the 2005 JAE, applicants will only need to
pay the 2006 JAE application fees when they report to the
institution they are eventually enrolled in. No online payment is
iii. Non-school applicants have 2 options for
Applicants who did not sit for the 2005 GCE ¡®O¡¯
Level Examination are given two methods of application during the
2006 JAE. They can either access the JAE-IS using SingPass or come
personally to MOE Customer Service Centre for assisted registration.
iv. Internet PCs made available for applicants¡¯ use.
All JCs, MI, polytechnics, ITE and secondary schools
will make available computing facilities for their students to make
b. JAE procedure and JAE-IS improved to speed up
i. Increased system resources.
The computer resources available for the JAE-IS has
been doubled to cater to the projected demand during the peak
periods. The system can now take on 4,800 concurrent sessions. If
the students' average usage time is 15 mins, the system would be
able to handle about 19,000 transactions within an hour.
ii. Simplified the online application process.
The internet application process was simplified
significantly, reducing the number of pages most applicants have to
go through by half, from 10 pages to 5 pages.
iii. Provided applicants with their Course
Course eligibility information will now be provided
in hard copy (Form A) to all students who sat for the GCE ¡®O¡¯ Level
examination in 2005, instead of online, for ease of reference.
iv. Encouraged applicants to use the application
Applicants are strongly advised to complete their
application worksheet before they access the JAE-IS. A copy of the
worksheet is provided in the JAE information booklet1, which will be
distributed together with Form A on the day of the results release
to all students, who sat for the 2005 GCE ¡®O¡¯ Level Examination.
This worksheet will help applicants to plan their choices before
going online and ensure a smooth application process for all
Results of Application
The results of the JAE application are tentatively
scheduled for release on 3 March 2006 through the following modes:
a. JAE-IS, accessible through the JAE website at
b. MOE Hotline, at Tel: 6691-2131
Joint-Polytechnic Special Admissions Exercise (JPSAE)
The JPSAE2 will be conducted, together with
the JAE, from 10 February 2006 to 15 February 2006. A student can
decide to apply concurrently to both the JPSAE and JAE. Successful
applicants may be offered a course under the JAE and the same or
another course under the JPSAE. Students who are offered courses
under both JAE and JPSAE can decide to accept one of the two offers
and exercise it during the enrolment period set by the polytechnics.
The JPSAE complements the existing JAE, by allowing
polytechnics to consider applicants based on a broader measure of
merits beyond performance in the GCE ¡®O¡¯ Level Examination results.
Under the JPSAE, each polytechnic will be able to admit up to 5 per
cent of their annual intake of students based on their special
talents and aptitude. Each polytechnic will have the discretion to
determine its modes of assessing applicants¡¯ talents and
achievements, including portfolios and interviews, among others. The
polytechnics will set their own respective selection criteria to
ensure that only applicants who are able to cope with the rigours of
a diploma education are admitted. Details on the JPSAE is posted on
the respective polytechnics¡¯ websites.
For more information on the JAE, applicants can
- JAE Website at www.moe.gov.sg/esp/schadm/jae
- MOE's Customer Service Centre at 6872-2220
during office hours
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
SINGAPORE EXAMINATIONS AND ASSESSMENT BOARD
6 Feb 2006
1 The worksheet is also obtainable
from the online information booklet on the JAE website.
Admissions Exercise will be introduced from 2006.