The exercise will be conducted in 2 phases as
Please refer to Annexes C and D for the details on
the exercise and flowchart of the processes respectively.
For Further Information
Students who are interested in participating in the
DSA-JC Exercise should approach any of the participating
institutions or visit their websites for more details regarding the
Students/Parents can also call MOE Customer Service
Centre at 6872 2220 for further clarifications or refer to the MOE
http://www.moe.gov.sg/esp/schadm/dsa_jc/ for more information
regarding the DSA-JC Exercise.
The Ministry of Education (MOE) has been giving
schools, polytechnics and universities greater flexibility in their
admission of students to allow a more diverse range of student
achievements and talents to be recognised.
Since 2004, MOE has introduced a phased plan to
provide greater flexibility in the secondary and junior college (JC)
school admission system. The plan includes:
a. allowing schools with the Integrated Programme
(IP) full discretion in admissions;
b. enhancing the autonomy of Autonomous Schools (AS)
and Independent Schools (IS) by:
i. increasing their level of discretionary places to
10% and 20% respectively, and
ii. allowing them to adopt their own merit-based
admission criteria for these places;
c. extending discretion on admissions to mainstream
secondary schools that are able to develop strong niche programmes;
d. giving discretion on admissions to all JCs.
This has been accompanied by increasing the
flexibility of the admission system for the five polytechnics,
National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
22 May 2006
Details on DSA-JC 2006
1. Students who wish to apply for elective
programmes (e.g. Language Elective Programmes, Humanities Programme)
should do so directly at the institutions. Students should check
which elective programmes are offered by each institution.
2. When a student accepts a Confirmed Offer, he is
required to complete two copies of the DSA-JC Acceptance Form, which
come with the Confirmed Offer, and bring them to the institution for
endorsement. The institution will retain a copy, while the student
will retain another copy (duly endorsed by the institution) for
3. Each student is allowed to accept only one
Confirmed Offer at any one time. If a student is found to have
accepted more than one Confirmed Offer, he will be disqualified from
the DSA-JC Exercise 2006.
4. If any student wishes to change his mind after
having accepted a Confirmed Offer from an institution, he must
cancel his earlier acceptance by formally submitting a Cancellation
Form at the MOE Customer Service Centre at
1 North Buona Vista Drive, Singapore 138675 during
the cooling off stage for phase 1 and before the end of acceptance
stage in phase 2.
5. Students who have previously accepted a DSA-JC
offer but who would like to participate in the centralised posting
exercises, either the Provisional Admission Exercise (PAE), the
Joint Admission Exercise (JAE) or the Joint Polytechnic Special
Admission Exercise (JPSAE) would have to submit their withdrawal
from the DSA-JC Exercise. They can submit their withdrawal no later
than 6 October 2006 at the MOE Customer Service Centre.
6. More information regarding the DSA-JC Exercise
2006 will be available on the MOE website (http://www.moe.gov.sg/esp/schadm/dsa_jc/).
Additional information on the specific admission criteria for each
school is available on the respective schools¨ websites.
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