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     Direct Admission Exercise for JC in 2007

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DSA-JC Exercise

The exercise will be conducted in 2 phases as follows:

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 selection exercises.

Students/Parents can also call MOE Customer Service Centre at 6872 2220 for further clarifications or refer to the MOE website at 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 University.


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Annex C

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 reference.

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 ( Additional information on the specific admission criteria for each school is available on the respective schools¨ websites.


Source: Press Release 22 May 2006